(Closed) Brides who are doing (or done) their wedding make up themselves?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I will be doing my own make up.  I would recommend going to a make up counter and getting a consultation with an artist.  Then you can purchase the products you’re interested in and practice on your own at home before the big day!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m debating it. i don’t wear much make-up usually but i do know how to put it on. i did it for my friend’s wedding and some of the other girls got theirs done professionally, and we agreed that mine actually looked better, even in pictures (but i think they had a bad MUA – they had to rub a lot of to not look like clowns). i’ve had my make-up done professionally a couple times and didn’t recognize myself. i think i’ll do a trial and see how it turns out, but also go to a make-up counter and get some advice there. i’m not against paying someone to do a good job, i’m more worried that i won’t like it and will end up washing it off and doing it myself.

Post # 6
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Nope, I’m in Alberta!  I’ve never heard of that product before, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it the next time I’m in a drugstore! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hello! I’m doing my own make-up too :). I’ve only liked a few makeup trials I’ve ever had done, and I always kind of feel like I look like a prostitute from the 80s. I’m sure there are a ton of great makeup artists out there, but I haven’t found one yet, lol.

My e-pic teasers just came back, and I think the makeup looks pretty good! I’ll switch colors a bit for the wedding, but the foundation and the basic idea will be very similar :).

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sasha2011:

I have and use that product in the summer when I go for a run. I believe I got it at an I.D.A. pharmacy… they are also affiliated with Guardian, Rexall, Pharmaplus… so maybe you will have luck at those stores. It is found next to the feminine care products. I never would have thought to put something from that aisle on my face!! I will have to try it…. have you heard how it is on skin with blemishes? Does it make it worse?

Post # 9
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@pb and j:The few times I’ve had my make up done, I’ve felt like there was a thick layer of color on me and I’ve felt like a clown too.  I agree that I’m not against paying the price for professional make up application, but worried about it not looking how I want it to.  I’ve played around with the products I’ve purchased and think I have a good idea on how I will be doing my make up the day of…just need to get more practice putting fake eyelashes on! 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Rancho San Carlos

I did my own, but it cost me a fortune in products!  Of course, I get to keep the products, and I learned how to do it myself….But I will say that this is one of the areas I felt the most pressure.

Post # 12
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think most makeup artists want everyone to look like drag queens. I just don’t trust ANY makeup artists. Am splurging on my own high end makeup and keeping it for myself 🙂

Post # 13
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501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

me too! i can’t yet say that mine turned out great cause my wedding isn’t till Feb. . .but I am hoping for the best on my big day! i had one consultation with a lady who just did a HORRIBLE job. and I figured, why not just do it myself? I will be more relaxed anyway.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My makeup habits sound alot like yours.  My normal makeup is a multi-step mineral foundation.  For the wedding, I put on the clinique full coverage foundation, did my normal routine but left out the more ‘reflective’ mineral veil.   It turned out fantastic!  I looked like me and didn’t have an over makeup’d look that many ‘professionals’ do.  

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