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

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 31
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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zzar45 :  I’m currently in the same boat and am so happy to find this thread! I think I’ll do my own since we plan to get married somewhere else and I wouldn’t be able to have a trial. Even if I could have a trial I think I would still prefer to do my own. I have had my makeup done professionally once before and I tend to prefer how it looks when I do it myself better. I just don’t think I “look like myself” when other people do it. I’m not a makeup guru but I’ve got quite a few products I use regularly and wear on a daily basis (foundation, eyeshadow, blush). My main concern though is I have such sensitive skin that new products freak me out. Sometimes I’m allergic to products that are supposed to be safe for sensitive skin (like BareMinerals). Can’t wait to hear what you decide! It kind of depends too what kind of look you’re going for! It would be super hard to do your own up-do but a more casual look with beach waves would definitely be doable! 

Post # 33
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I toyed with this also. It was a relief to just sit in a chair and let the pros handle it. Honestly it would not have come out half as good in the photos if a professional didn’t do my makeup, and I’m not a beginner at all. Plus I was shaking I was so nervous marrying the love of my life.

It was also nice throughout the day to have touchups available when needed not just for me but for my girls, our moms. Completely worth it. Everyone felt their best and it took the pressure off them to not lug around makeup all day and same for me

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