(Closed) DIY hair & Makeup? Yay or nay…?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m doing my own makeup (not my own hair as I don’t even know how to curl).  I have super sensitive skin and have to order special makeup online, and I’m also a super perfectionist.  It is very likely that I would touchup the makeup once I’m home.  It just seems too much money when I still would have to buy the makeup for my sensitive skin and I’m already pretty good at makeup


Post # 3
8437 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did my own make-up, but not my own hair (I don’t even own a hair brush lol).  My only tip is to wear more make-up than you think and take a few pictures to see what it looks like in photos.  I felt like I was wearing a lot of make-up (I normally don’t wear any), but when I got my engagement photos back you could hardly tell I was wearing anything.

Post # 4
323 posts
Helper bee

I’m definitely doing my own make-up, I’ve had it done professionally before and hated it! I might try some smokey eye tutorials beforehand though. Not sure about the hair, make-up can be fixed easily but hair disaster would be nightmare on wedding day, especially if you have long hair, if you do decide to do it yourself just make sure you practice the style several times before your big day!

Post # 5
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m doing my own makeup, but someone with two broken hands could do hair better than me so I have no problem paying someone for that!

Post # 6
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I am particular with my makeup and haven’t been satisfied with anyone so I’m doing my own. I’m also doing my hair bc I’m just curling it and putting a hair flower clip in.

Post # 7
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m doing my own hair and makeup. I had a make up tutorial at Blue Mercury to give me an idea of products that might work, and I’m not nervous at all about the makeup.

The hair… well, that will be okay too but I’m a bit more nervous. I’m just doing simple curls with hot rollers. Here’s a good tutorial: http://vimeo.com/22514990

I thought I might want to put it up for the reception, in which a gibson tuck is SUPER easy and still looks fancy. You basically just roll your hair around the headband you are already wearing or a roller.

Post # 8
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

There is no way I’m doing my own.  I am horrible at doing my hair, I can’t even curl it for a night out!!  I want to look my best on my wedding so for sure hiring a professional to make me look great. 

Post # 9
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had both of mine done professionally and wish I had just done it all myself. One of my biggest regrets.


Post # 10
2838 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Hozzelbear:  DIY make up = YAY but DIY hair = NAY for me.


ETA: I had both done professionally. While my make up was nice, I would’ve liked it more had I done it myself.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by  howtobeawife.
Post # 11
207 posts
Helper bee

I am! I had a friend who went to MAC school help me learn how to do my make up (I’ve always been a mascara only type of girl). We went to Sephora and I got some “good” stuff, I’ve been practicing and I’m so glad I’m going this route. We are having a Destination Wedding and I was afraid of using a resort salon. I don’t have any pictures of the make up, though.

My Bridesmaid or Best Man is going my hair. Here’s a pic of our first hair trial. Round two will include more volume up top, we forgot to tease, oops. And a little better (less messy) curl placement.

ETA: Not sure why the pic is so squished, but if you right click “view image” it will show you what it should look like.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by  FutureMrsM87.
Post # 12
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Hozzelbear:  I think either way is fine.  It’s just going to depend on which you’d rather prefer. If you’re particular about makeup and hair and/or you’re comfortable doing both on your own, I would totally go for DIY. 

I wanted to go the DIY route for engagement photos to save some money, but since I don’t wear too much makeup or style my hair on a daily basis, I was clueless on how to pull it off. I ended up watching YouTube for tutorials and recently bought new makeup and hot rollers.  I’m currently practicing and experimenting for the shoot that will take place in a week and half.

I hired a MUA and hair stylist for the wedding though.  I definitely want a more polished look that I know I could never achieve on my own, plus wedding days are hectic enough as it is, so I want to be able to just sit back and relax.

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