(Closed) Are you hiring a makeup artist or doing your own makeup for your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

hmm, i decided that I’m going to have my hair and makeup done by a professional..i am the type of person who really doesn’t know how to apply the make up and on a daily basis, i hardly wear any, so i figure since it’s my wedding day, i’ll let the pros handle it and make me dolled up..

it’s really up to you though..if you think that you’ll be able to do it, then go for it! maybe one of your friends could do it for you??…good luck!!

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think I’m going to have my sister do it for me – she’s really good at makeup. If I didn’t have her, I would definitely be hiring someone!!!

Post # 5
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am going to be doing my own, I actually just did a trial run, and figured out how the front of my hair is going to look. I would hire someone, just because I LOVE having my makeup done, but I live in the sticks, and the wedding is at noon with the photog coming to the church at 10:15, so I will need to be ready early. I am still not sure what to do about my BM’s… ?

Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

the same guy who is doing my hair is doing my make-up. hes only charging me $65 for the whole shebang! i couldn’t pass it up! he’s doing the same thing for my bm’s too! im just going to keep a touch up kit nearby just in case

Post # 7
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m hiring a girl I went to high school with. She’s coming to us and is gonna do my makeup – the BM’s and she usually does the mothers too. I’m not great at doing my make up on a daily basis – usually just do mascara, foundation and blush – so I’m looking forward to having make-up that’s a big jazzier than that! I think if you can do it and love it then why not! My make-up artist is charging $65 so for me it’s worth it.

Post # 8
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I originally hired a make up artist, but the scheduling didn’t work out at the last minute.  I ended up DIYing my makeup, but it worked out just fine.  I’m kind of a product junkie, so I knew I’d be able to do it on my own.

I think if you’re used to doing makeup and you think it won’t stress you out more, it might be worth saving the money.  However, if you can afford it and think it’s better for you, go ahead and book the makeup artist.

Post # 9
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did my own. Everyone else makes me look like a clown and tries to put crazy colors on me, and I wear makeup every day so I know how to apply it (on myself, I’d be horrible at putting it on someone else) and felt comfortable doing it. I did practice and just looked at pics in magazines that I liked to try to copy them, but in the end, I ended up doing pretty basic makeup.

Post # 10
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. And even when I’m going to a dressier event, I might throw on some mascara and eye shadow, at most. So, I was strongly considering hiring a makeup artist. However, after Miss Scissors posted her absolutely fantastic and thorough tutorial, I’m considering doing it myself. The thing is – with what I would need to spend on stockpiling my own makeup (since I basically don’t own anything), it might actually be cheaper for me to hire someone to do it for me.

Post # 11
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Absolutely agree with redherring about it being cheaper to hire someone.  In the other thread (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/whats-the-best-make-up-brand-to-wear-for-the-wedding) I explained why it’s not necessarily cheaper…if department brands/professional brands have items at $20 per item (which is the low end, the cheaper stuff) but you need many items, things tend to add up quickly, and then there might be TRIAL AND ERROR involved – when you are trying something and it doesn’t work or doesn’t react well to your skin, you have to try to return it (in some cases they will not let you, and drugstore products definitely not!)

I am an artist myself and I still hired someone else! My reason being mainly the wedding day is stress to the MAX. It is like a tornado that hits you~ and suddenly it’s over.  lol~ I definitely NEEDED that 2 hours to sit down and take deep breaths to collect myself from worrying about all the things that can go wrong. I actually brought in many of my own products, like foundation and brow powder, lip gloss, etc.  But I definitely recommend anyone to hire a Pro.

You are the bride, the celebrity for the day! (Not the DJ!) and so I hope you would listen to your fiance and go with a pro~ because of the stress factor on the day of I mentioned, but also it could get hectic to try to learn and apply it yourself during this time of wedding planning and preparation – that’s a lot of time committment there already! 

Post # 12
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Riteaid (and maybe other places) has a satisfaction gauranteed return policy–if you try make up and don’t like it, you can return it. I’m sure there are some caveats, like a time limit, but my plan it to read reviews online, try out products from riteaid, find things I like, and do my own makeup (with help from friends).

Same thing for hair–my hair is short and pretty simple, and I just want curls, I can do that myself (with help). I just can’t stomach paying someone to do it for me.

Post # 13
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got a makeup artist and I’m so glad!  I’m really pathetic with makeup on my own so I wouldn’t have been able to do something that lasted all day.

Post # 14
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you have someone that is good with make up, you can always go to a MAC store and have them do a trial for you.  They will put everything on a face card and then you know what you need to buy.  I luckily have someone that is good with makeup and can work off of that card (plus I would take a pic when the trial is done).

I did this for a friends wedding and worked out perfect.  If you don’t wear MAC, you can always substitute for another brand because it could get spendy.  I wear MAC so I think I spent maybe $60 and still use the product.

Post # 15
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

For me paying $60 for my makeup is nothing compared to my sanity of knowing that it will be done right. I am awful at doing my own makeup.

Post # 16
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i suck at doing my makeup. but even if i was amazing at it, i’d hire someone. it’s the one day that i don’t feel bad about spending the money on it!

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