Post # 1
I normally wear a very small amount of make-up. A light powder, mascara and clear chapstick. Originially I was planning on just doing my make-up for the day as usual and adding lipstick and a small amount of eyeshadow as I normally would do for any special occasion (maybe a tad of blush too) but now I am second guessing myself. I just don’t want to be all barbie dolled up, looking nothing like myself. But I also don’t want to regret not having that nice “finished” look either. Plus I really don’t want to spend that kind of money on makeup. Is DIY enough?
Post # 3
DIY can be enough but IMO you’re just going to end up buying a lot of products for the day of, and it will probably just be easier to go with a professional. Have you considered airbrush makeup? It looks very smooth and feels lighter than traditional powders or liquids.
Post # 4
If you don’t normally wear a lot of makeup, then I say, be as close to your usual self as possible on your wedding day. Even out your skintone with some light foundation, maybe just a tinted moisturizer, and set it with some powder. Add some rosy blush, since the flash on the cameras will likely wash some of your natural coloring out. Put on a tiny bit of liner, some mascara, and maybe a tinted chapstick this time.
Post # 5
I rarely wear make up in my day to day life. I DIY mine, but wore more than I usually would. I went to Clinique and found a good foundation and concealer and I watched a few tutorials on how to apply eyeshadow. I was planning to have MAC do my makeup, but after I left the trial feeling like a drag queen, I decided that wasn’t a good idea. I wore: a good moisturizer, clinique even better foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyeliner, eye shadow, a good waterproof mascara and lipstick which came as a free gift with my clinique purchase. Here’s what I looked like:
and here is what I look like without makeup.
Post # 6
You looked great! And did a great job on the makeup, nice an natural.
Post # 7
Here’s a pro pic, for reference:
Post # 8
I think you need to wear a bit more makeup than you are describing to avoid looking washed out in pics. I would splurge for a pro because a natural look is very hard to achieve with makeup! Here are some inspiration pics: