Post # 31
I did my own makeup and no regrets. I keep seeing people say you need false eyelashes, but when I use them they completely change my eyes. Everything stayed on except lipstick, which I wish I had reapplied sooner, but really can’t tell since i went with neutral. I was so smiley that my eyes are squint in a lot of pics, too happy.
Post # 32
kwbride2015: Aww, smiling too much is never a bad thing! Your makeup looked great, and what a cute pic! Nice lipcolor too. Really suits you!
Post # 33
I did my own and am happy that I did. I love doing my makeup, and bascially did what I normally do – just went heavier on the eyes and had lash extensions on which helped my eyes look bigger tan they are. They can get really squinty when I smile. I also layered on my base (primer and foundation) a little heavier than usualy and used a setting spray when everything was done. The only thing I had to reapply was lipstick, which I used 2 kidns and a clean gloss/balm on top. I didn’t need to touch up at all the wntire day, which was odd since usually by noon it’s a mess! I think it helped that it was colder out, so it almost forze to my face, ha.
I have never had anyone do my makeup professionally, but didn’t want to not look like me and have them do something I may not like. Yes, I could tell them… but sometimes what you say and explain may be different than what they think.
Post # 34
I did my own and was pleased. 🙂 You can do it. 🙂
Post # 35
I am getting mine done, I can do makeup fairly well but I cannot contour at all, which is one thing I want, and I also want eyeliner to bring out my blue eyes which I also can’t do. I notice when I get home from work, my imperfections are coming through (haha) and my eyes get a little smudgy. I got my makeup done by my MUA for my e-photos (won a contest) and my makeup was on all day and all night. I just want something different for my wedding day and professional makeup can do that.
Post # 36
CakeSniffer: Depends how much you plan on wearing! Are you doing it all? Eyeshadow, brows, fake lashes, concealer, foundation, bronzer, blush, highlighter, lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss? Plus you have to take into account cleanser, moisturizer etc.
I set aside 1.5 hours. I would have liked 2 but again, I like to do it and relax and take breaks while I do it
Post # 37
I went to get a free makeover at Sephora and told them I wanted a look for an afternoon/evening wedding. I felt like I was wearing a freaking clown mask by the end of it. Trying to cut costs, I just did my own makeup. I don’t really regret that. I do wish I had someone do my hair. It ended up getting misty/foggy and my hair was a limp mess. Oh well.
Post # 38
I’m doing my own makeup. I did have one trial which was horrific. After that, I realized I could probably do a better job myself. I’ve been practicing… Lashes, contouring, etc.
Fiance told me to splurge on makeup because he didn’t want me looking not like myself (if someone else had done it).
Post # 39
Kacie209: You looked fantastic! Great job with the makeup. Do you remember what lip products/colors you used? I really like that subtle hint of color.
ClaudiaKishi: Hmm, maybe I should buget more time then. I’m pretty much planning to do the full face, although I might put my fake eyelashes on earlier that morning before I get my hair done since I figure I might want some extra time to get that right. I’ll also wash and moisturize before I head to the salon.
bibber: My Fiance feels the same way. When I start to stress out about how I’ll just look like I usually do he points out that he happens to like the way I usually look. It’s reassuring.
Mimiz: Oh no! Yeah, my hair has a tendency to get limp and fall flat, which is precisely why I know I have to pay to get it done. I have never been able to combat that.
Post # 40
CakeSniffer: If you’re having your hair done professionally, your stylist might also out your falsies on for you- that was the part I was most nervous about screwing up (because they were going on after all my eyeshadow), but my hair dresser for it for me and it saved me some time!
Post # 41
I would suggest lash extensions… usually you can find a groupon for like $40 or so and they will last like 2 weeks (though they look best the first week so get them like 3-4 days before the wedding IMO and don’t go for the biggest craziest ones if you want to stay “natural”)
you won’t have to mess with fake lash strips or individual bunches and you won’t see that line in photos either or have to worry about screwing up your makeup or having them come off during the day (which is what always happens to me with other fake eyelashes)
Plus I feel like they make your eyes look so big/good that even with just a little bit of makeup you look better than normal so you will already be “halfway” there
Post # 42
I’m definitely doing my own makeup. It never crossed my mind to hire a makeup artist. I am really good at makeup though. If you know it inside out, you won’t get it wrong. If you have any doubt just practice again and again.
Post # 43
I’m in the same boat. I’m going to get my hair done but the salon uses Aveda which isn’t ideal for events, the make up artist there confirmed that herself during a facial. I definitely have to buy everything though, nothing I own is long lasting. I booked an apointment at a mac counter but tbh I feel scared that theyll apply the products too heavily.
So I think I wanna do my own make up. Although I’m far from being an artist I feel like I know my face the best to make me feel comfortable in my own skin. I’m very clueless about how it would look like in photos so I’d definitely need to practice and take photos.
Anyone has tips for choosing the right products? I’m thinking I’ll probably need to spend a lot at sephora.
Post # 44
nlovesm: There are a ton of discussions on here about the topic. I know because I think I’ve read every single one of them in my obsessive desire to know as much as possible! Here are a few I found helpful and bookmarked:
Do a lot of research by reading other brides’ experiences and tips. Go to MAC, Sephora, etc. to ask for product suggestions (don’t feel like you have to stick to MAC products, somewhere like Sephora will let you shop various brands to find what you like), And then practice, practice, practice. I poked through Pinterest and have read dozens of tutorials and watched videos to help give me pointers. The basic difference between your everyday makeup and your wedding day makeup will be that it needs to be heavier than usual and last all day (things like primer, setting spray, and setting powder should be in your arsenal). If you do your research and get plenty of practice in I’m sure you’ll rock it!
Post # 45
Im scared to have someone else do it and I’m scared to do it myself!
I dont wear a lot of makeup. I don’t even wear eyeliner, eyeshadow of blush. I’m more of a natural gal. And I never wear lipstick. I just want to be natural and not dolled up to make it appear that its someone else before the camera. I’m unsure what to do. But I’m glad I’m not alone in this struggle.