Post # 1
I’ve started looking into possibilities for hair and makeup, and I can’t figure out what to do. First of all, I’m definitely going to pay to have my hair professionally done…I’m not good with hair at all. But for my makeup, it just seems like a huge waste of money. The places I’ve found around my area charge over $150 just for the day-of makeup, and usually an extra $100+ per trial. I know it’s a special day and I want to look great in pictures, but I just can’t fathom paying someone hundreds of dollars to basically just do a better version of what I do every single day. I’m also worried that I won’t like what someone else does and would be better off doing my own. I’m hesitant to do a trial because of the extra cost, but it would be stressful to go into my wedding day completely blind as to how my makeup will look. If I do my own makeup, I’ll probably invest in some nicer makeup than the drugstore products I use right now, and I can do as many trial runs as I want to get the right look.
On the other hand, I like the idea of airbrush makeup and I don’t think there’s any way to do that myself. I’m prone to breakouts, especially when I’m really stressed, so it would be nice to have a professional to deal with my problem areas. What should I do??
Post # 2
in my area make-up will cost me $200-400-600 (+hairdo for $100-300), so I chose to make it by myself.
yes, it is a special day, but no way it is a reason to lose my mind spending not a little amount of money for tone and eyeshadows.
if you have no problems with spending money, and you are not good enought in make-up, and your skin is really problematic, maybe, you shoud really think about visiting a pro in your wedding day. but if not – think twice 😉
Post # 3
I’m planning to spend some time learning how to do my own makeup. If needed, I’ll have someone “tutor” me so that on my wedding day I’ll be able to do it myself.
Post # 4
Some places will do a makeover for you where they teach you how to do what they’re doing. At Sephora, for instance, they’ll do a 45-minute makeover as long as you buy a $50 gift card.
You might try going in and tell them that you’d like to learn how to do a special occasion look, or find a look you like on Pinterest and ask for something similar that suits you. Just make sure to tell them that it has to photograph well, as that’ll affect what kind of foundation would work, etc.
If you like the products they use, then use your $50 on those, and practice the same look at home. If you don’t like it, you can use the card on whatever normal makeup you’d buy anyway.
Post # 5
rubysparks: That’s a really good idea! I’ll look into it.
I thought I was the only one who didn’t want to spend a lot on professional makeup, but it’s good to know I’m not alone!
Post # 6
alexsquared: just remember that diy does not always mean cheaper, especially for makeup. I have known brides who diy’d makeup and regret it because of how it looks in every single pic. I did mine and loved the results- could not be happier w my makeup in pics. but, even for someone decently skilled at makeup, diy for your wedding takes a lot of time, practice, money spent on potential products, and tons of pictures in different light and after hours in the sun etc to make sure you’ve nailed it. It could easily cost over $250 to make sure your makeup is great for your wedding- in person and in pics. I diy’d my makeup not because it was cheaper but because I knew 100% that I’d like my pics and in person look best that way and it’d give me the day-of timing and feel that I wanted.
Post # 7
alexsquared: I did my own make-up because I hate people touching my face. However, I had a couple of free shoots included with my photography package, so I was able to do a few trial runs before my wedding day. I had my hair professionally done because I don’t own any hair styling tools (i.e. not even a hairbrush), so just buying all the items I would need would’ve been more expensive than paying a professional ($60).
Post # 8
I would say do your own makeup and practice practice practice. That’s what I have been doing. That way yo uknow what looks great on you and get the look you want.
There are lots of amazing tutorials on youtube “bridal makeup tutorials” that might give you some ideas on how to start
In the end it’s the best idea because in the end you not only get to keep the makeup but you know exactly how to achieve a flawless look yourself. I totally agree with perhaps going to sephora and have them show you techniques
Post # 9
I did my own makeup for my wedding
It lasted all day plus i got to keep all the wedding makeup. To see more pics check out my recap here
9.6.14 Intimate Wine Country B&B in Rural NY ** Pro Pic Heavy***