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

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thanks Sasha2011!  p.s.  the temperature was 85F and 90% humidity…

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did my own. Everyone asked me who did it too. I already owned most of the products since I wear makeup every day.  I even did a trial and took pictures just to make sure I could pull it off:

Here I am at the wedding, obviously it’s not as close up

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am doing my own makeup, but don’t have any pictures since I haven’t gotten married yet!

I have this ONE piece of advice–which might sound crazy. Before you put your makeup on use Monistat chaffin relief poweder gel as your primer. I know, it’s gross. it’s anti-chaffing gel from monistat. but I promise you it is the most amazing primer you will ever use, and it makes your face feel baby smooth. your makeup will last ALLLLL DAY!

also, make sure that you use a cream  base for your eye shadow. I use  a base from MAC. if you don’t use one your eye make up will crease and come off quickly.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really wish that I had done my own makeup. My MUA didn’t really listen to anything I wanted and just did her own thing. When I got back to the hotel, I pretty much redid my entire face anyway…ugh!

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@heatherrobyn: I used the monistat too! Someone else had suggested it to me and it was perfect the night of it kept everything in place too.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did my own makeup and it turned out great. Bonus, waaaay less stressful to do it yourself on your own time and not have to worry about making it to an appointment, or what happened to my friend, the makeup artist being an hour late and making the bride an hour late to her own wedding. Holy run-on sentence, Batman!

Anyway, I went and had a consultation at Sephora. The makeup “expert” picked out products that would look good in photographs and help my makeup stay put the whole day. She did a trial look for me, and I did look a little drag-queenish, but I really liked the products so I bought a bunch and practiced at home. On my wedding day I looked like myself but more polished and “better,” which is exactly what I was aiming for.

I really recommend Make Up Forever’s HD line. It’s expensive, but does exactly what it claims to, which is make your face look airbrushed with a minimum amount of time and effort, and it looks great in photos.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did 1/2 and 1/2.  My ceremony was on Friday and for that I had my makeup done professionally.  My reception was the next day and for that I did my own makeup.  Here are the results:

The professional makeup:

And the makeup I did myself:

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t dare pay someone to do my makeup unless I knew them very very well. I get compliments on my make up everyday so I figured I can handle doing it on my big day. Plus I either look chalky or too dark when I have had someone do it so better to be safe than sorry and save money! I’m pumped MAC lipglass, foundation, press powder, blush, fake eyelashes and shimmery eyeshadow! My everyday look turned up a bit.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did my own makeup on the wedding day and I thought it turned out great.  I don’t wear makeup on a day to day basis either.  My gown was light gold too.

A month or two ahead of time I went to Sephora to have a bridal consultation.  They did a free makeup trial on me and taught me what to use.  I bought some of those products and the makeup brushes and then I practiced everything they showed me a few times before the wedding, including once the week of the wedding.  

Everything went fine on the day of.  You just have to remain calm and give yourself extra time in case anything goes wrong!  Nothing went wrong for me luckily.  

All I can say is practice makes perfect.  Practice a lot ahead of time and if you are confident it will turn out fine.

 

Here was my makeup, just after I finished applying it:

 

PS – Read Ms. Rainbow’s archived posts on the blog.  She has some amazing makeup secrets and tutorials!

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m not doing it myself.  its a splurge but I want to feel relaxed and pampered on the big day.  My cousin used the same MUA and she was gorgeous so I’m pretty confident.  However my best friend recently got married and she diy’d her make up and it was still great.  Just practice a lot– she did it every day for months to make sure she knew how her products would wear for 8 hours, to get the liquid eyeliner flawless, etc.  She’s a regular make up wearer though.  If you’re looking for tutorials, Youtube has hundreds.  Just type in bridal make up tutorial in the search box and sort by most views.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

I did my own makeup and I’m really happy that I did.  No pics yet, but once I have them they’ll be up on the blog.  Also, yay Toronto!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did my own makeup, and the biggest tips I can give you are:

1) Use a brush to apply foundation–it makes a HUGE difference, and even my massive stress breakout was more or less invisible.

2) Less is more when it comes to blush and eyeshadow (unless you like a really intense look). However, feel free to load up on mascara as long as you comb through your lashes (to avoid clumping). 😉

Both days, I went for a very soft look. I used light bronze and taupe for the lids, dark green eyeliner (which is a godsend, I swear–brown doesn’t show up and black is too harsh), black mascara, and a lip stain. Just a touch of blush. Don’t forget to fill in your brows, too! The foundation I used was L’Oreal True Match in N1, and I used a basic mineral powder to finish.

Post # 31
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Helper bee

I did my own makeup. I had a couple of consultations at Sephora that helped me figure out what I wanted, but I also chose some products based on reviews on the Bee. I have to say, the makeup really stressed me out because I was worried about picking colors that photographed well and products that lasted all day. In the end, I wish I would’ve relaxed about it and not worried so much about whether or not something had minerals or SPF or whatever in it. Anyway, keep in mind that photos tend to give face a blanket effect where all of your features kind of blend in to one another, so it’s good to define your eyes and cheeks. Also, apply the makeup a little heavier than you normally would (but not drag queen style!) so it will show up in the pictures.

Sorry, my pictures aren’t uploading for some reason, so here’s the link to our teaser pics. Feel free to skip through all the ones that aren’t makeup related 🙂

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