(Closed) Any brides do your own makeup and regret it?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 46
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680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.

 I didn’t do my make up, but still looled like myself, I wear make up, usually on weekends or if I’m out with my husband or friends. The only thing I never wear is the fake lashes, it was my first time. I loved it, I will get me some to wear in especial occasions. 

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Post # 47
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4241 posts
Honey bee

VictorianChick:  You definitely don’t have to wear a ton of makeup! Just a little bit will give you that polished look while still being a bit more glam than your usual self.

Something to even your skin tone (Sephora makes a great foundation that goes on light/sheer and is moisturizing…like a tinted moisturizer but one step up), some cream blush on your cheeks, neutral lip gloss (not as permanent of “thick” as lipstick), sweep on a neutral eyeshadow and mascara. If you want to go all out, lash extensions will add some oomph but they look pretty natural- your lashes but slightly more glam. A thin line of darker eyeshadow on your lashline if you want more defined eyes but not as dramatic as eyeliner.

Post # 48
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4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CakeSniffer:  Yes, and still wear it! It’s 3 colors, or 2 and a subtle blam.

It’s Kat Von D Agatha, then MAC Creme Cup, then Maybelline Whisper in One Size Fits Pearl.

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee

I’m going to do my own and just ask my bridesmaids to make sure I don’t look like a total mess, haha. I don’t live close to where we’re getting married and would not be able to do a make-up trial beforehand, and hiring someone sight unseen would make me too nervous. I’ve seen too many brides who looked like totally different people on their wedding days. :/

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

CakeSniffer:  if you’re going to go the natural route in regards to lip color, I’d really suggest checking out Aveda NourishMint lip glazes. 

They come in lots of different and natural looking shades. I’m doing my own makeup, and it gives me a natural lip color with just a tad of pop. I put on a base of Aquaphor instead of Chapstick, then the lip color, and that sucker stays put. The lip glaze is a tad on the heavy side, but won’t smudge off right away.

Rose Dusk is a good color

Post # 51
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Helper bee

CakeSniffer:  check out Elf cosmetics.  Very reasonably priced and you can get everything you need.  If makeup isn’t really your thing you won’t want to spend Sephora/name brand prices for a one day face.

Make sure you at least have the following:

FACE: primer, foundation, concealer, blush, any colour correction that may be needed, setting powder, setting spray.  Optional contouring.

EYES: primer, eyebrow pencil/gel/powder, eyeshadow (I would recommend a cream base with powder shadow over for longevity if you skip the primer), liner, lashes, WATERPROOF mascara!

LIPS: I would look to either colourpop, Jeffree Star, or Kat Von D for one of their liquid lipsticks and matching liner.  These lip products DO NOT BUDGE!  They are all kiss and food proof. 

Check out instagram, Pinterest and youtube for tutorials.  Practice your wedding day face and take pictures in different lighting so you can find the perfect face for you. 

I’ve never really loved my face when someone else does my makeup, but I am used to applying many different faces: natural, stage, photoshoot, date night etc.  

Practice makes perfect, good luck!!

Post # 52
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3015 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I did my own makeup – no regrets! I wanted to look like myself and not an over-countoured, cat-eyed alien princess like professional makeup artists tended to do for me.

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Post # 54
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356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’m not sure if it’s the same in the US but I recently did a makeup lesson at MAC. It cost me £30 for a hour of 1-1 make over and him teaching me how to do things as we went. I told him what kind of look I wanted and he did an awesome job showing me how to do it myself on the day. You also get the price of the lesson (£30 in my case) back to spend on products. So I effectively spent £30 on an hour of tuition and got £30 worth of my own choice of products free. They also give you a ‘map’ of what they did so you can’t forget.

It might be good for you to get an idea of ling lasting techniques and find makeup products for the day. 

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Post # 55
Hostess
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

CakeSniffer:  I did my own makeup and I was very happy with it. I di not like when others do mine. I can’t control anything but I can control my face! lol

As for lipsticks…my all time favorite go to is Maybeline “Warm Me Up” just enough color to make me look alive. lol I have very pale skin, blonde hair, blue eyes.

Post # 56
Hostess
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Me!! I consider myself to have “mad makeup skillz” so I wasn’t a bit worried about my wedding day. Wedding day arrives and I’m a complete ball of nerves. I forgot my magnifying mirror which I basically rely on. I’m used to doing my makeup sitting down, to rest my arm for balance, and had to do it standing in front of the bathroom mirror in the hotel. It was a disaster. I ended up having my hairstylist do my smokey eye for me, which I wasn’t 100% in love with, but by that time the photographer had shown up and we were running late.

I had 0 doubts about doing my own, and it ended up a near disaster. If I could change it, I would’ve hired a MUA for the day of the wedding!

Post # 57
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I used buxom’s hooligan lipstick for my lips with a touch of their dolly lip polish for shine.  My second runner up was bare minerals get ready lipstick.  It was a bit more pink.  

Post # 58
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3015 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

CakeSniffer: Haha, yes! I love over-the-top makeup… on other women. But it’s so not for me!

Post # 59
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CakeSniffer:  Agatha is a very nude color, whereas Creme Cup is a very light pink – so I figured using both would balance them out. The balm just added a nice sheen on top.

Post # 60
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901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

VictorianChick:  You can definitely make makeup look very natural! In your case, since you don’t wear ANY, I would definitely start with maybe primer (good for your face even if you aren’t wearing foundation/bb cream) and mascara and then go from there. 

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