(Closed) DIY make up

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did my own makeup and it looked great in photos, I was very nervous about it but went to the sephora counter and they showed me lots of great tips. I used:

  • Make Up For Ever HD liquid foundation
  • Stila Major Lash mascara
  • Stila lip color
  • Stila waterproof liquid liner


Post # 4
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used to have a problem with my makeup not staying on, but since I started using primer, it lasts a lot longer. I have used Urban Decay on my lids and it keeps my eye shadow on all day. Tonight I was at Ulta and the woman there used Benefit Porefessional primer and it was awesome. Maybe a lip stain on your lips, there are some of those out there that last 16 hours. Then when it is all said and done, use a makeup setting spray so that it lasts longer. I use the one from Urban Decay.

Post # 5
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have used a finishing spray like Urban Decay “Up all Night” when I was going out for a long night.  I also make sure to use a primer when I need makeup to stay on longer. I reccomend anything smashbox, urban decay or bare escentuals for make up primer.


Post # 6
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Revlon Colorstay foundation is the only thing I will use, day to day, and for special occasions. An eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion, Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer, or the elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer are all great primers that work just about the same, I’ve used all three and recommend them. The foundation stays on all day and has a medium to buildable full coverage. Both the foundation and one of the primers will be my essntials on my weddng day, along with waterproof mascara and elf cream eyeliner since it doesnt smudge at all. 🙂

Post # 7
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like MAC,smashbox,Bobbi brown. Make sure if you choose a liquid foundation to go over it with either a powder foundation or a matte translucent powder( so your skin isn’t shiny.)

Post # 8
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I use neutrogena healthy skin foundation.  I love it!  My skin is really dry and sensitive and it seems to be the only thing that doesn’t break me out. I’ve never had a problem with it not lasting.  My photog complimented my makeup’s staying power during my e-photo session…completely unexpected!  I’m used to paying a lot more for foundation, but this is great, $11.00 a bottle!

Post # 9
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Make sure you get a good face and eye primer. (I use monistat chafing gel on my face, its SO much cheaper and just as good as expensive primers, and Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyes)

Make sure you set liquid or cream foundation with a little powder.


There are a ton of good tutorials on youtube. A few channels I recommend: MissChevious, MakeupGeekTV, pixiwoo and MakeupbyTiffanyD all have some really nice, bridally tutorials.

Post # 10
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Revlon Colorstay foundation is great! I love anything Revlon Colorstay… I think that it lasts longer than any other drugstore make-up. I don’t think that you can ever go wrong with Clinique make-up either. Lets us know what you find that works for you!

Post # 11
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bells: I used almost all the same products you did, glad to know they turn out well in photos! I also used Cargo eyeshadows, but Tarina Tarantino stays on for a long time, too, 

Post # 12
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have done test runs with MUFE HD , revlon colourstay, cover fx, and estee lauder double wear to name a few for comparison. By far the best one for staying power is the double wear. I did my makeup and my sister’s bridal makeup along with the rest of the bridal party and mothers for her wedding this June. She got married in Iowa and it was quite hot, and it staying on through dinner and dancing.

Process i used:

1. use a light non-oil based moisturizer and allow to completely set – i used clinique DDML

2. spay face with urban decay- de slick makeup setting spray

3. apply estee lauder double wear with a MAC 187 duo fibre brush

4. apply blush (i layered cream and powder)

5. Apply a setting power and blend blush to create a natural flush.

6. spray again with urban decay de-slick setting spray

Tip: consider doing your eye makeup first so if there is any eyeshadow fall out you can wipe it away before applying foundation. Just hold off on the mascara untill after you are done spraying setting spray so it doesnt make the mascara run.

*the best eye showdow primer hands down is the urban decay primer potion. I have actually slept with eyeshadow on and it was still there in the morning.*

*If you use double wear foundation make sure to use a good oil based makeup remover to get it off as it is a very clingy foundation and can make you break out really bad if not properly removed  and no one wants a break out on their honeymoon(i recommend ponds cold cream)*

Post # 14
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow, I didn’t even think about makeup wearing off over the evening. Keeping tabs on this thread 🙂

Post # 15
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

@zippylef: I use the chafing gel too, its a lifesaver!  I was in a wedding last month and all the girls were giving me a hard time about putting monistat on my face.  But during the photos, they all needed to be touched up because they were sweating and shiney.  But my skin was still perfect!  (and i have naturally oily skin!)

Post # 16
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use Lancome’s Tient Idole Ultra Enduringly Divine Comfortable Makeup (14 hour) along with Smashbox photo finish primer. This makeup lasts all day without having to touch it up. My makeup looks the same at the end of the day as it did in the morning. I never have to worry about my makeup sliding off my face. I also plan on using Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray to set my makeup once I have applied everything (eyeshadow, blush, etc). I’ve heard really good things about it, so i can’t wait to try it out when it comes in the mail. It’s supposed to cut down the shine and prevent your makeup from melting in hot weather, and cracking in cold weather. You can purchase it at Sephora.

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