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

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I hired people to do hair and makeup and I’m really glad I did. I wanted to be pampered on my wedding day and while I can do my own makeup, I wanted to sit and receive. I was really happy with the results.

Also- Kate Middleton is a great example of someone who should have hired a makeup artist for their wedding.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

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TwilightRarity :  “Also- Kate Middleton is a great example of someone who should have hired a makeup artist for their wedding.”  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA — I do think she looked lovely but I have always kind of agreed. Too funny! 

I use to do bridal makeup and pretty picky about my own makeup so I will most likely do my own. I think it will calm my nerves when getting ready. 

 

 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

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zzar45 :  I hired a pro. But I am also horrendous at doing hair/makeup. Plus I knew I’d be a ball of nerves so I didn’t want to stress about that too. 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

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zzar45 :  Also I too wanted to look like myself but plus something extra. I told my MUA no falsies and no contouring l. It looked great and lasted all day! 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

A friend of mine hired a pro to teach her how to do her wedding makeup. She bought the essential products and wrote out the directions, in addition to having practised before the wedding. It was a good middle option for her and she came out of it with extra makeup skills! 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

When I got married the first time, I had someone do my makeup and I regretted it. It didn’t look good at all… I also don’t like random people touching me. I will be doing my own this time around. 

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Although I’m pretty confident with makeup I paid for it… but I did do my own hair. I was worried but my texture is unique and the trial I had in salon was AWFUL.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI

I will be getting mine professionally done. I’m very good at doing my own makeup and wear a full face with contour 24/7 but I definitely want my makeup to stay perfect all day.

I’ve had my makeup profesisonally done before (I get airbrush) and it’s amazing what a difference it makes. It lasts all day and even if you sleep in it it looks damn good still the next day! Makeup artists know exactly how to do your makeup correctly for it to look perfect in photos and last all day long no matter the weather. I would recommend going professional.

All of my bridesmaids and even my mom and Future Mother-In-Law are getting their makeup professionally done (some barely even wear makeup!)

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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zzar45 :  If you are confident that you can pull this off without stress crying your way through it (or re-doing it 5 times until you’re blotchy and late), then go for it!

A PP suggested upgrading some of your products to professional quality. Think of the cost/benefit of this. Are these products you’ll use again? If not, is the cost of buying them greater than having someone do it for you?

I had my makeup done at Ulta and I was so happy ($45/session). I flew in on a Wednesday, did my trial on Thursday and came back on Saturday to the same girl. The staff at Ulta are usually makeup junkies and they have access to the whole store. I had a great time interacting with her and I got exactly what I wanted and I felt great!

Post # 26
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Honey bee

Meghan needs to confiscate Kate’s black liner.

Post # 27
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Worker bee

“If Kate Middleton can do her own makeup, then I can too” is my EXACT argument for doing my own makeup on my wedding day. She looked gorgeous, as usual. I wear makeup everyday. I have very oily skin and if I don’t take the proper precautions, my makeup will slide off my face. I’m sure professionals know what they’re doing but I think I’ll feel more confident if I do it myself. I also find it relaxing.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I only wear eyeliner and a bit of concealer under the eyes every day, so I’m going with a professional for full-face makeup for my wedding. She’ll also be doing my hair because I usually only leave it down and can’t even tie a straight ponytail. Other than my lack of skills and confidence, I also own ZERO PRODUCT for anything fancy! By the time I figure out what I like and buy a whole new set of everything, it will probably come to the same price of the professional stylist.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I was certain that I was going to do my own makeup as I am pretty decent (not to sound cocky).

 

However, I know myself. With a little bit of pressure and if one thing on my face goes wrong I will stress out and it will ruin my day. So its worth the money for someone else to do it, no matter how little or a lot I plan on having. 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee

For my first wedding, I had my hair and makeup done and I wish I hadn’t. The girl just didn’t do a good job.

That said, for my next one, I’m doing my makeup myself but will still have someone do my hair. Hair is really hard to do on yourself for a big event if you don’t do it all the time, and even if you do it’s easy to miss small pieces for curling, etc. Makeup, though, you can totally do yourself if you’ve ever done makeup before or do it on a decently regular basis.

If you do your own makeup, I highly suggest looking up Tati on YouTube and finding her makeup trial for her wedding. They talk about all the products they use, which you can go get yourself, and show you how they apply it and why they like what they’re choosing (long-wearing, etc.)

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