- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2018
As I try to get a bit of a head start on things, I’ve been seriously considering the option of doing my own makeup. I’m not usually one to go crazy with my makeup, but I feel as though I can do pretty well with it, and with practice I could make it work. I’d rather spend money on makeup I get to keep than on a one-time thing that I’d be really uncomfortable with anyway. I’ve been doing tons of research on it, finding tips such as not using products with SPF, what kind of falsies to use, etc., but I know I still have a long way to go. I’m planning to take a day to go to Sephora/Ulta/Target (in that order) to hopefully get a bit of advice and a sample or two, see what’s out there, and compare prices, then hopefully start practicing and give it a real trial run for our engagement photos this January or February. But I’m hoping that a few of you bees who have done this can give me some advice!
Do you have any photos of your makeup that you did yourself on your wedding day? Have any of you done it and regretted it? And my big question for the moment: What products do you really “need” to get a slightly higher-end version of compared to using a drugstore version? I’ve heard some people say, for example, that there’s no reason to spend $40 on primer at Sephora when you can get a drug store version that’s almost exactly the same, and others say that it’s the base of everything else on your face, so it should be top-notch. While I don’t expect to save ALL of the money I would have spent on a MUA this way, I do want to be smart about it, and not spend any money unnecessarily. I know it’s different for everyone, but what products do you swear can’t be replaced by something from a drugstore brand?