(Closed) Did you do your make up yourself or not??

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Hire a make-up artist or DIY?
    Make-up artist : (23 votes)
    66 %
    DIY : (12 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had originally planned to do my own, but my hairstylist does make-up as well, and included it in the ‘bridal package’ so it was at a discount 🙂 

    Do you guys have a department or make up store with a person at the counter who can do your make up or give a tutorial?  I believe those are free and you can get a good idea of how to apply it and what looks good on you vs what doesn’t.

    Post # 4
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I think makeup lessons are a good idea because you have sensitive skin and know what works best for you, how terrible would it be to have a bad reaction to makeup on your wedding day!  Eye shadow can be tricky, but if you’re going natural AND have lessons, I think you’ll be ok.  Be ready to invest in new colors, brushes and the like though, it may add up to the same cost as a makeup artist!

    Post # 5
    38 posts

    A makeup artist should cater to what you want/need. They deal with clients who have sensitive needs all the time. MUA help to create a flawless look that does not make you look washed out in looks. My advice is to speak up on what you like/dislike, need/want and also maybe bring a picture or two for reference.  I was thinking of DIYing myself but I really want a clean look and I think that is best left in the hands of a professional. I also want to try the airbrushing- which is something I cannot do on my own. Cheers 🙂

    Post # 6
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had the girl use my own product and she had no problem with it (you may need to buy a few extra things if you don’t normally wear much makeup). Absolutely do a trial before hand though.

    Post # 7
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had intended to do my own make-up, but changed my mind as I wanted something extra special and as I have a habit of doing a really rubbish job if I’m stressed/rushed! I was really glad I did in the end. Where are you based? I’m in NW England and would definitely recommend my MUA.

    Post # 9
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I want to have a flawless complexion and a very heavy eyeliner/fake eyeslashes and I don’t think I could achieve the look on my own.

    Post # 10
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had never had my makeup done by a professional before so figured my wedding day was the perfect reason to do so.  The makeup artist and hair stylist came to the condo I was staying at for my DW.  It was relaxing actually, she had set up her stuff right by these huge windows overlooking the ocean so that she would have natural light.  So I got to look at the ocean while getting airbrush makeup done(which I highly suggest…my face looked flawless until late into the night).


    I did a trial the day before(only because it was DW) so I was able to figure out what worked and didn’t work and let her know the next day.  I would highly suggest doing a trial and going out that night to see how it lasts. 

    Post # 11
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I did my own, but I’m a makeup-oholic.  If you’re not super comfortable achieving the look you want (and have done so on your own several times) then I would suggest a makeup artist!

    Post # 12
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @dream_angel:  I did my own make-up.  I personally decided that I would rather spending the same money it cost for a Make-Up artist for one day on having loads of new make-up.  I suggest you go into Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis, all those stores with makeup counters and ask for lessons at the counter – you can then test out the makeup and get some hints.  You may get charged or have to buy a product, so if you have in mind your favourite brand I’d go directly to that counter .  The best buy for me was  the Loreal Resurfacing primer, which controlled shine all day.  I love makeup but I don’t like wearing too much foundation so this was a godsent.

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