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

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 33
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


I would suggest that you go to Macy’s and all you have to do is purchase 20 worth in make up and get your makeup done go on a saturday and check out the makeup from each of the beauty consultants and book an appointment with that department.

Don’t tell them that you are going for a bridal makeup though maybe an evening dinner


Post # 34
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m planing on doing my own makeup.

My plan is to go to either Bobby Brown or MAC and book an appointment for them to do a full makeup – according to my brief. ususually that costs. But, the cost normally can be offset with the products you buy afterwards.

So get the pointers on how to from the professionals and then buy the stuff and DYI. I am going for a natural look for my outdoor wedding so the things I buy will get me through the following years of doing my own makeup.

I have already tried a makeover once and taken the tips on board and my fiance thinks I really improved my make up techniques already 🙂

good luck!

Post # 35
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did not do my own, but I had a friend (who used to work at a makeup counter) do it. For brides who are not makeup savvy but have a friend who is, that’s another option. My makeup savvy friend went shopping with me and told me what foundation, etc to buy because I did not have a clue. Because I bought all of this makeup it ended up being not THAT much cheaper than hiring someone, but at least I now have makeup to keep and [email protected]

Post # 36
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hello fellow Torontonian! We had our reception August 2010 (gosh it was way too hot)…i did my own make and hair (I made a mistake of interducing a new hair prodooct to my hair last minute it kind of back fired on me IMO)…here is a picture of me:)

Post # 37
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hello fellow Torontonian! We had our reception August 2010 (gosh it was way too hot)…i did my own make and hair (I made a mistake of interducing a new hair prodooct to my hair last minute it kind of back fired on me IMO)…here is a picture of me:)  I used the new Loreal studio primer i have always been afiraf of using the chafing gel since my skin is SUPPER senstitive..i really like the leoreal one thu it is expensive but worth it 🙂 theo nly hting i would change is i wish i used the darker lip color i had..it would have looked much better 🙂 but i wanted to be natural looking:)

Post # 39
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my own and I think it turned out great. It was a very hot summer day in the south and the whole event was outside, and it held up really well! It was a really easy decision for me to DIY my makeup because I enjoy doing my own makeup anyway. I did go to the MAC and Bobbi Brown counters and get my makeup done, and that helped me choose a lot of products I used. I also read a lot online, including here. One of the best tips I found was to use Monistat Chafing Gel as a primer!

Post # 40
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I plan on doing it myself also. I know how to cover my flaws and I am not confident in letting some one else do it plus I feel like it’s a waste of money if I already know how. I plan on looking at some pictures and deciding exactly what I want. There are some really good videos on youtube to look at too. Then just practice, practice, practice to make sure it all goes smoothly on the big day.

Post # 41
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I also did my own make up – I would go to Sephora and have them do a consultation, that way you can pick and choose the product lines and items in different price ranges…



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Post # 42
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I plan on doing my own makeup. I wear makeup every day and do an ok job with it. I don’t want to have to spend a fortune for someone to make me up like a clown.  I LOVE MAC products, especially the eye shaddows. They stay put, and are affordable. I found a really awesome website called makeupbytiffanyd.com. Tiffany gives great makeup application tutorials for all kinds of occastions. I’ve practiced some of her looks and I feel more confident now doing my own makeup for my wedding. 

Post # 43
3009 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was considering doing my own make-up because I am fairly good at applying my own.  I used to do make-up for photo shoots.  But, at the same time, I want to be spoiled and not have to worry about doing anything.  So, I think it may be a last minute decision.

Post # 44
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this is an old post…But I’m encountering some issue with a MUA.  I’m seriously considering doing my own makeup.  

I met with the MUA, she was nice at first, but when she realized I know how to do makeup and I know what look I want, her attitude 180…I said I wanted something natural but still glamourous…the trial makeup I got was as white as ghost…My normal day-to-day makeup looks better then this so-called professional!!  Did I mention she was also very very rude??

In the beginning I thought it will be less stressful to have someone to do my makeup…but now, I think it’s much less stressful by doing my own.  

Post # 45
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did my own (pardon the kissy face picture, but it was the most “close up” one I could find)

Post # 46
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I hired a MUA but i’ve done a DIY trial makeup and my friend told me, i would be better off not hiring one as i can do it myself well. But for me i don’t want to take the hassle of putting my own makeup on my big day, i just to relax and be pampered. Here’s a couple pics of my DIY makeup trial

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