(Closed) DIY Makeup?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did my own. I don’t wear a lot of make-up generally, so I went to the clinique counter to get help finding the right products and shades. I watched tutorials on eye make-up to get ideas. I felt good about my make up on the day. I ended up spending about $75 on make up but I am still using it.

Post # 4
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I am doing my own make-up for our wedding, and my friend is doing my hair as her gift to me; she’s not a professional, but she likes doing it for fun, so she’s going to help me. 

I have very sensitive skin, so my makeup options are somewhat limited– but this is what I’ll be wearing: 

Bare Minerals Foundation (starter kit) $20:http://www.bareescentuals.com/Try.-Believe.-Love./USmastertrylove,default,pd.html?start=3&cgid=BM_GETSTART

Bare Minerals Eyeshadow, Cupcake $14

Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara, Jet Brown: $15

Clinique Different Lipstick, Tenderheart: $15

So, my total cost for all of my day-of makeup is: $64.  

But, this is only because I’m allergic to many of the less expensive brands– I would be just as happy using mabeline or cover girl for the eye makeup– they look just as good, but I can’t stop rubbing my eyes when I use them. 

ETA: I wear the clinique items every day anyway, and I use the foundation for most special occasions, so that money isn’t just for that day either– I’ll be using this stuff for a full year or more. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m doing my own. I’ve had my makeup done by a professional before, and I hated it. I didn’t look like me. There is just no way that they can do exactly what you want: you’ll always want to change something. Plus, you get to save some money and feel completely in control of what goes on your skin! That being said, I’m trying new products out and am planning on wearing more than I usually do. I was really nervous about false lashes, thinking they are better left the pros, but with some practice, they aren’t bad at all!

I’m trying out a lot of different looks, so I can figure out what looks best on me (something that would be very expensive to do with a professional) I will still have my hair done professionally, since I’m not very good at getting the back of my hair looking decent.

Post # 7
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mrs.alwaysandforever2013:  That is actually why I ended up doing my own. I went for a trial and felt awful. Like, just WAY TOO MUCH and it didn’t look pretty to me and I didn’t feel pretty. I told her I wanted a more natural look, but I could actually see my pores crying out for mercy!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I spent about ~$150 on my make-up, and I usually don’t wear any. I used (sorry it’s not more specific; I’m not with the products right now):

MAC foundation and blush (went to the counter and they recommended colors)

Bare Essentuals Eyeliner and Eyeshadow (a quad so the colors worked together)

Maybelline WaterProof Mascara

YSL lip stain (recommended by the MAC counter)

plus I bought some new brushes and stuff

I used this tutorial as the basis: http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/12/29/helpful-series-ace-your-face-pt-1/

And here’s a pic (don’t have my pro ones back yet):

 

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