Post # 1
So, the girl that is doing my wedding hair was supposed to do my make-up as well (and my girls’ make-up), however she has recently moved to a new salon. She no longer has the make-up resources like she did at her previous salon…so now I’m going to be a DIY make-up bride…not a problem, at least I hope not.
I have decided it would be a good idea to go to the mall or somewhere and do a make-up run through, see if I like it, buy the make-up and then practice. Good plan, I think! My question to you wonderful ladies is this: Where should I go to do this? I have heard a lot of good things on here about MAC make-up counters, Sephora, and other places/brands of make-up. What do you ladies suggest. Is MAC a good place to go? or would you go somewhere different like Sephora’s? MAC is in Macy’s in the mall, so do I call and make an appointment? or just show up and ask them to do my make-up? Also, I know prices vary depending on the part of the country you live in, but does anyone have any guidelines of how much it costs to go to a make-up counter in the mall to get your make-up done?
Thanks for all your help and advice. I really appreciate it!
Post # 3
I think DIY make up is a great idea! I am having my friend do mine but I will be using some samples from Mary Kay. I didn’t really want to buy a whole set of makeup that I will probably only use once.
Post # 4
@Samantha7: It shouldn’t cost anything if you go to a major department store. Be careful of which products you buy though–a perfect lipstick, blush, foundation or other signature item is fine, but don’t get pushed into buying simple things like eyeliner, transluscent powder, etc. if you can get it at the drugstore or already have it.
Post # 5
I personally don’t like MAC b/c I have found the coverage I needed without it feeling heavy.
They would be a great place to talk to about application though.
Day to Day and for the Big Day:
I myself wear Smashbox Photofinish Foundation
Monistat Chaffing gel for primer (it’s the same as Smashbox primer)
Smashbox concealer b/c it’s the best coverage I’ve found for my skin issues
Bare Minerals Foundation Powder for my loose Powder (i like the coverage better than a regular pressed powder)
Bare Minerals Warmth for my cheeks and bridge of nose
any ol blush for the apples of my cheeks.
MUFE HD Finishing Powder to set my make up (although I have heard the elf makes something similar for MUCH cheaper)
and Smashbox limitless long wear lipgloss
I bought my brushes from Target Studio Tools:
Foundation and Blush
CVS got another brush
Fluffy Powder Brush & slanted eye liner brushe that I actually use for my eyebrows
I follow Ms Rainbows Ace Your Face for application minus the moisturizer b/c it makes my face shiny and too oily
Have fun =)
Post # 6
@runsyellowlites: If you mix your foundation and the primer, what do you mix it on, a plate or something? I know that’s a dumb question, but I’m just wondering. Do I use a spoon, haha, or what?
Post # 7
I love MAC, and I had my makeup done for the wedding by the MAC counter at Macy’s. It was $40, but you get $40 worth of make-up so essentially it’s free. I would recommend making an appointment maybe even on a day that you are going to do something fun so you can go out and test your makeup.
Post # 8
@Samatha7 I mix it right on my hand…. I’m sure there are other ways but it doesn’t bother me… I usually have a little towl with my make-up to wipe of brushes and such so I’ll just use that to clean my hand =)