(Closed) DIY makeup help for a budget bride

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you’re looking for a budget doing your own makeup may not be the solution. It can cost alot of money to buy all the makeup you would need. You could instead go to a makeup counter like MAC where they will often do makeup for purchasing $50 of products. Since you don’t seem to be very experienced with makeup you will likely end up with a better result and and it will cost you much less.

Post # 6
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CrazyCatLady13:  Im a makeup artist and for what its worth I like Elf… but also Ive always liked rite aid too because they take anything back cosmetics wise if its the wrong color.  I tend to have oily skin, and instead of finding a foundation that is oil free… I recommend going to Target and buying Monistat chafing gel.  Use this on your skin after you moisturize as a primer.  Its the same thing as the expensive primers for 5 bucks.  Also Elf is good for those oil blotting papers.  They are only a dollar on there and keep them with you for touch ups so you dont have to powder or re apply. 

Post # 7
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think 20 at the local beauty school might be a good option. They would be using higher quality products and have some beauty experience.

Nothing wrong with ELF products either but with a 20 dollar budget, the amount of products you could get would be very limited.

Post # 8
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Avoid anything with SPF in it–that’s what doesn’t photograph well. Revlon Colorstay is a decent drugstore foundation with good coverage. I’ve also heard good things about their eyeshadows. NYX eyeshadows are also amazing and very well pigmented. 

Post # 9
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@CrazyCatLady13:  For foundation, Maybelline 24 hr. foundation is great, so it doesn’t contain spf to give a flashback in pictures. Wetnwild eyeshadows are amazing and the Elf blushes are really nice, too. I’ve linked a video to a youtuber that I really like that may be helpful for doing your own makeup for less. She also has several “dupe” videos if you’re looking for inexpensive alternatives to high end products. (:

Bridal Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSb9DPAejN4

MAC eyeshadow Dupes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YILFQeZZ5SI

MAC Lipstick Dupes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSsGOwGJLKM

High End Blush Dupes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OrEAemOLdE

Random Product Dupes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAZBoHw1aYI

High End Highlighter Dupes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQ6EsjwOm4 

Post # 10
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just bought all of mine at the store. Foundation, blush, eye shadow & liner, and mascara. I probably spent $20-$30 for all of it.

Post # 12
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m Indian too and what I find works the best with my skin, in pictures and otherwise, is CoverFX. I used to model and I hated the makeup I had to wear, and CoverFX allows my skin to breathe. It looks great in photos, and one compact of pressed powder usually lasts me like six-eight months.

Post # 14
1541 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Have you tried Mary Kay?

They also have little trial packs. Maybe if you contact someone about your budget, theyll sell you some makeup that you think you’ll use again and you can get little samples of lipstick/ eyeshadow to use on the actual day?


Post # 15
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CrazyCatLady13:  you dont have any friends that do makeup? Or that are into makeup and have a lot and will let you borrow it just for the day?

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