Post # 1
Wedding is in less than 2 weeks!
I was going to get my make up professionally done, but the salons that do make up near the wedding do not have any availability! That’s what happens when you figure out your wedding date last week!
I am getting my hair done though. The rate to have someone drive in from the city (1.5 hours away) is $200 on top of the services. I’m not going to opt for that.
I am left with doing my own makeup.
I only have Bare Minerals stuff. (foundation, blush, PrimeTime eye lid stuff, mineral base)
What is the MUST HAVE product for the wedding day? I’m willing to buy a product or two. Or even if you can name what the items is (under eye concealer, etc).
Also, even though I wear sunscreen all the time, I still have some marks on my back from a month ago (I guess that sunscreen was old, I threw it out afterwards). Try some self tanning lotion in the 2 weeks left, or just go for a spray tan?
2 weeks people!
Post # 3
I know tons of friends who have done their own make up and it looked great. My trial was awful and so was it the second time. I am getting married abotu 3 1/2 from where I live so cannot use my normal hair dresser as she would be the make up one too.
What she suggested to me yesterday was go to a Sephora counter or some where similar that you trust, have them go through a bunch of things with you. I am horrible with that myself, but they teach you and can tell you about what to buy.
I bet they would also know a good tannign product.
Post # 4
I am doing my own hair and make up, my staples are Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadow (I have both 1 and 2) Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara.
ETA as far as self tanning, I love the St Tropez mousse
Post # 5
I’m doing my own make-up too. I’m using Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation and primer (my two must haves), Urban Decay eyeshadow and setting spray, DiorShow waterproof mascara, Nars blush, and Dior lipstick.
I don’t like the Bad Gal Mascara mentioned by the PP. I found it to crumble a lot and it leaves marks on my lower lids (but I have super long lashes so that might contribute). I also don’t like Makeup Forever HD foundation. I found it to be drying and didn’t live up to the hype.
I tried pretty much every high rated product at sephora because I wanted to look “perfect” lol.
Post # 6
I will be doing my own makeup and hair too. I only use “Cover Girl” stuff! Reason? Just because Cheryl Tiegs was the model! Isn’t that silly?
Post # 7
@happyface: LOL! I used to love her when I was a kid!
OK, I’m getting a bit overwhelmed now. I don’t make up at all, so this is probably over my head, even with suggestions! I don’t even feel like figuring it out but I really need to get some kind of plan!
Post # 8
check out craigslist or websites. there are TONS of makeup artists that work freelance and not in salons. usually they will come right to you!
Post # 9
@sienna76: Lol I was overwhelmed too. I don’t wear a lot of make up and I really didn’t want to go shopping for any. I went to the mall 6 times and walked (more like ran) pass Sephora too afraid to go in. I don’t really like sales people and the place was just not my scene. It took me 4 visits and hours of stalking their site to get everything I needed just right. The last visit was so much easier because I just waltzed in and asked the girl to help me pick out a lipstick. She found some for me to test out, I liked one, bought it, left, and wore it a couple of times to get use to wearing a lip color. It seemed so scary on the outside looking in but now I kind of like it lol. I wouldn’t mind going back now.
Post # 10
Thanks for that story BrokenBuscuit! Sounds like I can do this then! Walking past a store 4 times sounds like something I would do too. LOL There are no Sephoras near me however. We have a make up counter in Dillard’s in the mall though. That is probably it.
I did have an eye tutorial done at my local salon for everyday eyes. They use all Bare Minerals makeup. They charge $15 for event eyes, so maybe I’ll have to go again and get a tutorial for that. But it will have to be with Bridesmaid or Best Man products.
I found more freelance MU artists but everyone does charge to get to my location since it’s not near any towns.
Post # 11
@Broken Biscuit: Yeah, I don’t like Bad Gal, either. I got the waterproof one, and the girl at Ulta was like, “Oh it’s amazing, it’ll withstand a hurricane!” It flaked and smudged pretty quickly, so $20 down the drain.
I use mineral foundation (was Bare Minerals, but I just ordered some Everyday Minerals jojoba foundation!), and everything else I use is basically just ELF brand (love their mineral shadows and glosses!). Look up pictures on Pinterest; lots of them have tutorials or are linked to Youtube videos!
Post # 12
Urban Decay Naked Pallette..AMAZING!!! The colors are awesome for a wedding and stay on all day:) My friend got eyelash extensions from a Groupon deal and they were AWESOME!! I am thinking about getting them for my wedding. She didn’t have to worry about any mascara smudging or anything! Good luck!
Post # 13
@sienna76: Do you like youtube?! I suggest you check out these pages on youtube- pixiwoo, pixi2woo, gossmakeupartist, lisaeldridgedotcom. I learn so much from them. HUGE help!
As far as make up goes, mineral makeup doesn’t photograph nicely at night when the flash is important. They reflect the light making people look like a ghost! Happens to me with SPF in makeup too.
Have you considered trying drug store makeup? Revlon Photoready is a great foundation. Revlon Colourstay is also really nice. Did you have a look in mind you wanted to create? I just know that people say to add a little bit more blush and mascara than you would normally do daily since your being photographed!
Post # 14
I have been watching many a YouTube videos! I’ll visit those poster’s pages for sure.
Our photographer is only from 4-7pm – in daylight. Would you still go get some liquid foundation? I only have the BE powder stuff at the moment. I haven’t worn liquid stuff since I was in high school.
“Did you have a look in mind you wanted to create?”
Not really. Just no smoky eyes. That doesn’t work with my face or my glasses. I guess natural day light beauty if that is even such a thing? LOL
Post # 15
I totally know what you mean!
Something like these? Maybe minus the bottom eyeliner though!
I think your bare minerals should be okay! What I have done with diff foundation is take my pic in the afternoon with my camera flash on, in the sun. Just to see how it looks and if it matches my neck.
I found this too that has tips for gals who wear glasses!
Post # 16
Damn! Your in Utah, I’m in Denver, otherwise I would help a sister out! Things you need to keep in mind…I moonlight doing hair and makeup, mostly weddings but also boudour shots for the local photogs in town. Keep in mind, Bare Minerals looks great to the naked eye, on digital camera, it shines! I would find a matte finish foundation, Nutrogena is a good option if you’re senstive to makeup, if not, I would get Too Faced Magic Wand Foundation, it takes the guess work out of things, they also have a primer called Shadow insurance that doubles as an undereye concealer, fabulous stuff since it keeps your eyeshadow from creasing or smudging too. Use your mineral veil as a powder finish and keep that with you throughout the day to combat shining, give yourself time and quiet or ask a friend whose good with that kind of thing to help out…that’s how I got started! Good luck!