Post # 1
I am not a huge makeup person. I usually wear Pur minerals makeup on a daily basis, some brown eyeliner, mascara, and the occasional lip gloss. I am very comfortable in this, FI loves it. But, for my wedding day I know I’m probably going to need a bit more than the basic. I really want to do my own makeup, because we’re getting married in a very small town where FI’s family is from, and I don’t know where I’d go for makeup, and I also don’t trust a stranger to do it on my wedding day.
My biggest issue is I have no idea what types of products I need to change or add to my regular routine. What kind of foundation should I use? I have combination skin, and I’m fairly light, so I always have the issue of looking “orange” with foundations. Also, I know nothing about applying eyeshadow, and honestly any time I’ve tried to wear it it ends up making me feel like I’m getting specks of it in my eyes. The only thing I think I can safely handle on my own is the lipstick! lol!
Post # 3
Whatever you do, make sure you get a good primer. That will help ensure that your makeup lasts all day and doesn’t melt off. I used Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which I LOVE. I can’t really suggest a good foundation, because I only know the one I use and like, but that’s CoverGirl’s TruBlend Liquid Foundation. I also use a powder over that to kind of “set” it so it doesn’t look oily. For blush, I suggest NARS Orgasm, which looks good on EVERY skin tone. Just remember that when you do your own makeup, you probably need to put on a little more than normal, so that it shows up well in pictures. Good luck!
Post # 4
I am having a DW and have to do my own makeup. I would recommend either getting a makeup consulatation now, or having someone who works at a makeup counter do your makeup and help you out. I went to my local Laura Mercier counter and it was so helpful. I learned a lot and I only bought the products I didn’t already have. I don’t like a heavy finish, so I am using primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer and powder.
Post # 5
Agree with above post…go to a makeup counter. Might even be better if you call and make an “appointment” with them (I think they do that). That way you can get a foundation that definitely matches your skintone, and you can play around with eyeshadow and get some application tips.
Also, once you’re at the counter and she’s finished the makeup, walk over to the doors with a mirror so you can see yourself in natural daylight. The flourescent lights can be harsh in there.
Post # 6
I like the new Revelon Photo Finish Foundation. The biggest thing if you do it yourself is to practice practice practice and allow time throughout your wedding day for touch ups.
My MUA did really smokey eyes (which I never wear) but it looks fantastic in pictures.
I didn’t know of any good places to ask for an MUA but my salon recommended one and she was great. $150 for trial and day of including airbrush and eyelashes. See my bio for pictures.
Post # 7
Watch makeup application videos on youtube.com! That’s what I did, I used my laptop in my bathroom and followed the eye shadow/liner application…it was so fun and I learned so much. I still watch them!
Post # 8
is there a sephora near you? if so, i definitely recommend making an appointment for a wedding makeup consultation. it is a FREE service and the people who work at sephora are typically very knowledgeable and helpful at suggesting products and techniques. plus they are familiar with multiple brands and will know which product from which brand might work best.
if there isnt a sephora handy, definitely go to your nearest department store…laura mercier is a great suggestion, bobbi brown and trish mcevoy also seem like they would be a good makeup match for you, at least style-wise.