(Closed) DIY make up : samples for wedding ?

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@NauticalDisaster:  Go to Ulta and ask them to match you for a foundation.  Then ask if they have any samples you can test to make sure you like the foundation.  They should give you 1 or 2 small samples.  I was able to get 2-3 good uses out of one sample bottle, and I used that on the day of my wedding.  Apply with a brush, not a sponge, and you’ll use less product! 

 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@NauticalDisaster:  I’m planning on using samples for stuff that isn’t part of my daily routine.  I never, ever wear full-coverage foundation, for example, and I’ll definitely be collecting a sample of one from Sephora the day before my wedding.  I spend plenty of money there and I don’t feel bashful about it in the slightest!

Just make sure to test out your products before your wedding day!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@NauticalDisaster:  Go to sephora, tell them you’re looking for some new products for your wedding day and they will happily give you samples.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The only thing you can really get a sample of is foundation.  You could go to a Sephora or counter and ask to get colour matched, then ask for a sample to take home and try out before purchasing.  You can’t really get samples of eyeshadow, powder, eyeliner etc.

Sephora has a Black Friday sale and there is usually a Stila palette that comes with several eyeshadows, a cream blush, and a lip gloss for $10.  The one I got last year was very neutral and would work well for a wedding look, not sure what they will do this year.  Although trying to buy their BF deals on their website is usually a disaster, and it’s much better if you can go in store.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NauticalDisaster:  I use (and used for my wedding day) Revlon Colorstay foundation, which is about $10-12 per bottle. It’s coverage is buildable. I did use high quality power, bronzer/blush, eyeshadow and finishing spray (Urban Decay). My eyeliner and mascara were both Revlon and L’Oreal, lipstick was Covergirl. So you CAN get a great look and coverage with drugstore quality products, but you need to test around to find what works with your skin and how it wears throughout the day. I went through a few drugstore foundations before finding the Colorstay covered well and stayed in place.

And an image of doing trial makeup leading up to the wedding, that hasn’t been retouched or photo shopped.

Best of luck to ya!!

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

tagging myself here so I’ll remember– LOVE the idea of using samples!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

@NauticalDisaster: I think it’s a good idea to get samples. I bought really fancy foundation / primer and powder for my wedding, and literally never used it again. I ended up giving it to my sister. it was so expensive.

I know you are in Canada, but will you have access to a Nordstrom anytime before the wedding? all of their makeup counters have little containers they will fill with anything you want for samples. maybe some Canadian stores will do that too. 

also, I disagree with getting your makeup done at the makeup counter. I have never ever liked what they did to me (not at sephora or at a department store). I usually walk away looking like a drag queen.  these people are not makeup artists, they are just girls who are really into makeup enough to get a job selling it. 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@The_Future_KB:  oh congrats!! your look turned out awesome, i remember you from previous DIY posts! 

edit – was too busy admiring your make up and just noticed your dress –  i LOOOVE it too!!

 

also a fan of the revlon colour stay!  and can also recommend the new maybelline 24hr waterproof powder 🙂  it certainly does what it claims – wore it out last weekend and my drink splashed up a little in my face from the straw…  my friend said to me a few mins later – whats that on your face?? it was a bead of water lol…  

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@NauticalDisaster:  I used my basic everyday stuff (foundation, blush, eyeshadow & lipstick) but the extra stuff I did get sample sizes of and I have still reused them just not often (things like HD powder, setting spray, and primer)… Not much of a choice for me either as I live 4 hours away from any makeup store besides walmart & target =(

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@NauticalDisaster:  The Colorstay Normal/dry skin formula is much thinner than the combo/oily skin formula IMO. You can get a primer (elf makes a cheap one, Ulta has one for about $6) but I’ve started buying Monistat chafing gel and using it as primer. Sounds weird but it works just as well as any other primer I’ve bought!! This will give your foundation a base and help it hold throughout the day. It makes a big difference for me.

I also use a beauty blender and apply using the stipling method instead of smearing it across my face. This pushes the foundation more into your pores to help it hold. You can find a million youtube videos about this application method. If you already do this then it’s a moot point! 🙂

The finishing spray I thought helped, but I only use it for big events. Urban Decay has a travel size that was about $10 I believe. No need to get the full size bottle. Ulta sends out coupons pretty frequently so you can use it for that.

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@deedeelicious:  Thank you!! My makeup turned out better than I expected and I was very pleased with it. I put a lot of time into watching tutorials and practicing! My DH thought it was weird when I showed up to random outings with full bridal makeup on lol. And my dress was from David’s Bridal as a clearance find. Bought the last one in the state for a little over $200. Talk about a win!!

Also, if you are looking for some new drugstore items and want to try somethign out, keep your receipt b/c I know Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, Target and probably Walmart will refund/exchange them for you. But you have to have that receipt!

The bees here are all so helpful too. I did two trial runs and posted pictures and asked for constructive criticism, pointers, thoughts. Helped me tweak a few details. 🙂

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@NauticalDisaster:  You’re welcome!! The combo/oily skin formula is more creamy and holds much longer. I bought the dry skin formula when they didn’t have the oily in stock and I’ve not liked it nearly as much as the oily combo formula.

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone (1.2%) is in Monistate CHAFING GEL (not the yeast cream!!). It’s a purple tube. I got mine at walmart in the feminine product section. It’s the same ingrediant in most primers that I’ve used. I use it daily and really like it.

I’ve never used hairspray on my face before. I think it would be much heavier and stickier than an actual setting spray, but I’m not sure. I wear contacts so I’m really careful about what I get near my eyes. And hairspray sounds like a no-no for me!

Definitely watch the videos and practice! Do it on a day you have a lot of errands to run or somewhere to be so you can check it throughout the day to see how it’s lasting, what may need to be touched up, etc. I take pictures of my makeup indoors and out in natural light b/c it will look differently. It’s all about trial and error!!

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