@futuremrsk18: I tried airbrush and also didn’t like that. I think it’s just me personally. I like to be comfortable lol. I’m the girl who will be changing into sweatpants and a t-shirt on the way to our hotel our wedding night lol.
I personally like the DIY better. The professional one is very very pretty but a little much especially if you can feel it cracking on your skin when you smile. Yikes! 🙂 You’re going to be doing a lot of smiling so I’d say go for the DIY. It’s cheaper and you feel more comfortable 🙂
@Babyroni: Lol it was ridiculous! I kept having to smoothe out the cracks during my engagement photo session! It felt like when you’d have your face painted as a kid and it’d start cracking off. My face literally hurt that night after scrubbing all of it off lol. And at one point during the photo session, I scratched an itch on my face and it left an indention in the makeup!
I DIYed my makeup for my wedding for the same reason- I wanted my husband to see ME walking down the aisle (not my makeup) and I wanted to feel like myself. Looking back at the pictures, sure I don’t look perfectly airbrushed or professional, but I look like me and I like that.
I like the makeup you did. You have great skin! No need for caked on foundation! The one thing I would change is your eyeshadow. In the professional picture there is darker eyeshadow towards the outer half of your eyelids, and it draws your eyes up and out in a nice way. I would try to replicate that and find a happy medium that you are comfortable with. And like you mentioned, some blush would be good. I like the natural color of your lips!
This makes me feel even better about my decision to do my own makeup. I choose to do my own because I’m picky about make and don’t like too much. I much prefer the DIY makeup. The only thing I would change would be to add a little blush on the cheeks (but not as much as the pros did).
I understand that the pros are worried about the pictures, but I want to look great in real life too! I’d rather touch up my makeup before picture/ before the reception than have it pancaked on all day!
@dreamer1288: I did the Sephora thing where you buy $50 worth of product and they do a full makeup for you. Basically I made an appointment (the day of my shower) and went in and they did my entire makeup from cleanser to finishing spray. I had the lady write down all the products that she used and I took notes about how she applied them. I got a gift card for $50 and then went to my shower. I also found the professional application to be super heavy and a bit unnatural.
A few days later I looked up the cost for all the products they used and it was over $500. So I got on the fantastic bee and got adivce about what I could get for cheaper, what was worth the cost and what I could use from my present stock of makeup (for someone who doesn’t wear makeup much, I seem to have accumulated quite a bit). I ended up buying a good, long-lasting, foundation from Sephora and my concealer. I went to Target and bough cheaper versions of a ELF foundation brush, ELF a smudging eyeshadow brush, Olay moisturizer, ELF face primer, ELF eye primer, ELF eyelash curler, Maybelline Falsies mascara, Covergirl eyeliner, Covergirl Outlast lipliner and lipstick, and ELF finishing spray. I used my own blush, blush brush, bronzer, highlighter (I just used a light eyeshadow), eyeshadow quad, and eyebrow pencil.
Total cost was about $135. And I learned some valuable makeup skills! Pro MUAs work well for lots of people but I’m totally glad I went with DIY!
@JenGirl: Wow! Thanks for the ideas!! I’m sure many expensive products can be replicated with cheaper products. Other than my foundation and powder which are both Clinique, I use pretty cheap make-up overalll.
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@mgbser: Glad to know I’m not the only one! I think I’d like to remember the day for what it is supposed to be rather than remembering how uncomfortable and self-conscious my make-up made me feel!
@Holocene: Exactly! I want him to see all of me, not just the enormous amount of make-up on my face lol. I asked him the other night what he liked about the professional make-up and he said “No offense, but absolutely nothing.” Lol. I think it’s really important for him to think I look good the day of our wedding. And like you said, I’m not going for perfect – I’m going for “me.” Thank you for the compliment about my skin! I actually broke out really bad the few days after the pro make-up. And yeah, I’d like to practice a little with different colors in the crease of my eyelid to make my eyes pop a little. Thank you for the advice!! 🙂
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