(Closed) DIY Hair & Makeup? Is this unheard of nowadays?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did my own makeup. I also like it a certain way and didn’t want too much on.

Post # 4
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AlicialovesJose:  I’m all about the DIY!

I couldn’t do my own hair to save my life but I’m 100% on board with DIY make up because I too am very particular about how I look in make up…. and I also think you should look like the best version of “you” on your wedding day so if you can enhance your features for the camera and still look like you/what you see – DO IT! 


I did my own make up, applied my own eyelashes, etc, etc and I couldn’t be happier to look like “me” and have not paid someone $250 to do me up like someone no one would recognize.


PS Princess Kate did her own make up as well!  She’s so cool…

Post # 5
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Britt_RN:  +1, I have sensitive skin, so I have to be careful of what I put on my face

Post # 8
9692 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@AlicialovesJose:  I wouldn’t want to be fussed with this on my wedding day. Plus, I want the make-up to look great in pictures considering I will be photographed all day. I also wouldn’t want hair that falls flat. On an important day, I would leave it to the pros.

Post # 9
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did my own makeup too. The onl ly tuing I changed is I went a little heavier on the blush and eye makeup. After the ceremony was over and family pics had been taken I added liquid liner. I wanted to put false lashes but forgot to practice beforehand 🙁 I wwas kind of nervous so I asked the photographer if she thought it was dark enough and she confirmed. I’m happy I look like myself on my day!

Post # 10
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I will be doing my own.

Post # 11
920 posts
Busy bee

I will be doing my own make-up (although I will pay to get my hair done).

Post # 12
2541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AlicialovesJose:  I’m doing my own hair & makeup. Partly because (as long as I have plenty of time & am not rushed) I really enjoy doing it and it relaxes me. We go out alot to shows at night so I get plenty of chances to try different things out.  Another reason is that I’m a cheapo & don’t want to pay someone a bunch of $$ and get nothing but hairspray & bobby pins out of it, i’d rather get things I can use again & again. Also, we are going to be in Mexico for the wedding and I’m super picky with sensitive skin & just don’t want to chance either being unhappy with the styles or having a weird reaction. 

Post # 13
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m doing my own make-up, but there are plenty of people who have been able to do amazing things with my hair in the past and I am not one of them. So that will be done professionally.

Post # 14
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@AlicialovesJose:  It looked quite good in pictures. More on the natural side for bridal make up, but not washed out at all.

Post # 16
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’m Pretty Sure The Duchess Used Bobbi Brown.



I’ll Be Doing My Own When We Get Round To It, I Love How I Do It Myself And I’ll Be Sure Im Gonna Get What I Want.




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