(Closed) Did you do makeup your self?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m doing my own make-up following this Bee’s blog

Ace Your Face

My difference are:

I don’t mix in my moisturizer b/c it makes my face too oily

I’m using Smashbox Foundation & Powder

And Smashbox concealer (it works best for me)

I’m using my Bare Minerals Warmth with a touch of Stila convertible color (lillium)

I DO use her tip for primer & I LOVE it! My make-up lasts all day (even after my Sunday afternoon naps) and it takes me a whole 15 minutes (tops) to get it on.

Check it out =)


Post # 4
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went to three makeup trials and after each one, my mother, brother and friends told me they didn’t really like it. Finally, my mom said to me, “Why don’t you just do it yourself? You always do a nice job and look pretty.”

I did my own makeup after carefully prearation and experimentation. For about three weeks before the wedding, I tried a different look each day and took a photo and listed what products I used and how I used them. I looked back through the photos and then was able to create the look I desired.


  • Do not switch cleansers/moiturizers, etc. within 2 weeks of your wedding. You don’t want to risk ay negative skin reactions
  • Get your skin in the best condition possible. Exfoliate regularly, moisturize religiously and don’t be lazy—completely remove all makeup every night before bed
  • Use primer. It really helps to even out your makeup application and set your makeup for the day/evening. If you’re frugal (like me), instead of Smashbox, try Soothing Care Anti-Chafing Powder Gel. You can get in the drugstore (CVS, Walgreen’s, etc) in the “feminine care” aisle. It gives you and incredibly smooth foundation for your makeup and makes makeup go on smoothly and stay on, with less oilyness and need for retouching
  • Do your eyes first. That way, if you need to make a correction, you don’t have to re-do your foundation
  • Take photos in various lighting before the bif day so you can see how it looks in all types of light
  • Use a long-wearing lipstick with a colored gloss over it so that as it wears off, you still have color on your lips.
  • Visit your local MAC, Bobbi Brown, Sephora or Ulta and get advice from the consultants there

Best of luck to you!

Post # 5
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Definitely on the chaffing gel! that’s the primer I use and it’s 7 bucks for a big tube!

Also, Target’s Studio Brusdes are really good for alot less than other brand name brushes

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Ka393:  I’m going to do my own makeup.   I’ve got a list of concealers/foundations that photograph well and am going to test them out then do a few trails until I get it right.   

I’m going to do false lashes, and a very natural fresh looking face.  It shouldn’t be too difficult. 

At the moment I wear all mineral makeup and it IMO photographs very well but I’ve been told that anything with SPF does not turn out good in photograhy.


Anyway here is a list of products recommended for anyone interested: 
revlon photo ready

cover fx

cinema secrets



nars sheer glow

Atelier (film industry)

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