Did you do your own makeup or go with a makeup artist?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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zzar45 :  I did my own, I don’t typically wear much makeup and just went with pretty much my everyday look. I do wish I would have gone with a professional. A girl I met recently is a MUA and over the weekend she did my makeup for a night out, I LOVED it and felt so pretty. Which ultimately made me wish even more that I’d gone to a pro.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I was really lucky because my cousin does wedding hair and makeup professionally, so she offered to do it for me, my bridesmaid, and my mum as a wedding present. She did an amazing job too! I wear makeup everyday too, but the difference between what I would have attempted and what she did was really significant. I’d definitely recommend going with a professional.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I guess it has a lot to do with how confident you feel at doing your own makeup. I for one, love makeup and wear it 5 days a week for work but I do not feel confident enough to do my own makeup for my wedding and maybe I don’t do it right and it shows on the pictures etc. If you know you are really good at doing makeup and can definitely pull it off then go for it. kiss

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’m not married but I will go with a professional 100%. I am good at doing my makeup and wear a full face daily, but a pro knows how to make you look best in photos and with different lighting etc. I know certain foundations look horrible on camera for example but a pro will have more experience with that sort of thing. I also feel like it’s one less stress on yourself the day of worrying about doing your makeup perfectly. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I would go with a professional because of the photography. But if you decide to do your own, research which products do and not cause flashback.

p.s. I don’t think Kate did a great job of her makeup. That bottom lid black liner was awful.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I got a professional for hair and for makeup. I don’t wear makeup every day, and I did NOT want the stress of getting my eyeliner to match on the one day it mattered haha

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I did my own makeup and I do not regret it. I did a lot of research on what makeup is best for photography, watched a lot of YouTube videos, and did a lot of practice on the weekends before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, my bridesmaids who were makeup savvy helped me blend in my highlighter and such. I think makeup is fun though. If you are comfortable with it, then you can totally go for it! It’s just a matter of if you think it was stressful or not. I personally did not find it stressful and had fun doing makeup with all of my bridesmaids. We all helped each other out with our hair and makeup (and some mimosas) and had a blast the morning of. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I will be doing my own makeup and hair – I did hair and makeup semi professionally for theatre, and I know what I’m doing. 

I hate strange people touching me, especially my face. I don’t want someone up close and personal with me on my wedding day, it will just push me over the stress ledge lol. Doing my own makeup is a stress reliever, plus I want to look like myself on my wedding day. I know what looks good on me and what doesn’t, I know what I like and what I don’t.

If you decide to do your own:

– do your own makeup trials. find a look you want to recreate, and practice so much you could do it in your sleep. Also…time yourself once you get comfortable doing it then add 30 minutes, and that’s the time you should allot yourself on your wedding day.

– splurge a little on professional makeup. if you have products that are your go to’s and you LOVE them, keep those, but for the products you kinda just get because you haven’t found something better, well now’s the time to experiment and find something better.

– DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use SPF or anything with SPF on your wedding day. It will reflect light in photos and make you look washed out and ghostly. That also goes for HD powders. Just don’t do it.

– Use waterproof mascara, even if you don’t like it normally. (Unless you’re getting lash extensions) That last thing you want are racoon eyes. Even if you don’t cry, you’re gonna sweat and eventually mascara will start running and crumbing.

– Invest in a heavy duty setting spray. I really like Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Sealer. You’ll feel it more than a typical setting spray, but it’s worth it.

– Do not skip contour and blush. You might think it looks like too much, but in photos, you will regret not doing it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’m a waiting be but will opt for professional hair and makeup. I’ve got an unusual skin color that needs very well done makeup to read well in colors and I’ve got hair down to my waist that I could never wrangle into something pretty enough to go with a wedding gown. If you do want to do your own makeup and hair I’d practice extensively and invest in professional products!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I did my own, and it was fine. The only thing I learned was, do not buy a new foundation and use it for the first time on the day, haha! The new foundation was too pale for me so I ended up washing it off and using my old one! Should’ve checked in advance! But after that it was all good. The photos came out well.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I hired a professional and I am extremely glad I did. Even though i’m decent at doing my own makeup, I didn’t want to stress. What if I couldn’t get my eyebrows right…or my eyeliner? I feel like my nerves would have made me a hot mess lol!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I did my own and it turned out great. I hated my hair and makeup trial so I got a makeover at Sephora and had her teach me how to do my own false lashes and everything and that was a big help. My hair did not turn out great the day of – there was a lot of humidity and my curls immediately fell out and went frizzy so I kinda wish I’d had my hair professionally done.

ETA: I also practiced my full look like 4 times and took extensive pictures inside and outside so I could see how it would show up in pictures. Really glad I did that because I thought I looked like I was wearing a ton of makeup but it barely showed up in pictures outside.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I got someone to do my hair and makeup

I’m good at basic day to day makeup, but only know the one look (and am not always consistent). Event makeup that’s good for photography can be a bit different and I wanted fake eyelashes which I suck at. PLUS I’m sometimes a nervous wreck and was worried I wouldn’t do it well that day and then would panic.

But if you’re consistently good at makeup and don’t have a tendency to panic in a way that makes you forget how eyeliner works, then go for it!

I’d practice with some youtube videos and try out the kind of makeup you want at some events coming up to see how it photographs and how well you do under pressure. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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zzar45 :  I had mine professionally done. I am so glad I did. I dont have a ton of experience doing my makeup and hair, and I am fine for most occasions, but I wanted something more polished for my wedding day. My MUA/Hair stylist actually used my side by side for her portfolio. Left is my wedding day, right is Engagement photos where I did my own hair and makeup. 26734178_1780845652220074_4288812727322672946_n

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