(Closed) DIY Make-up VS Pro Make-up Part 2!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I also like the pro a bit better, but not by much – I think you’re right about adding blush (and a highlighter) and maybe doing something darker in the crease on the eyes as well.

If you didn’t like how she caked on the makeup, have you considered going with someone who does airbrush?

Post # 20
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 🙂

Post # 22
240 posts
Helper bee

You should add more blush and a darker eyeshadow in the crease.

Post # 23
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@dreamer1288:  Not a silly question, this is what highlighter is for;

Post # 24
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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! 

Post # 26
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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!

Post # 27
7112 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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!

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