(Closed) DIY Makeup vs Pro Makeup

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How should I do my makeup for my HOT HUMID July wedding?

    DIY by going to Sephora and getting high quality makeup and a lesson

    Pay for airbrushing

    Pay for a high-end makeup artists that uses finishing spray

    Just pay the salon/stylist a bit more

  • Post # 3
    3060 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If you’re not a makeup person then I would not recommend doing your own makeup. You’ll likely be spending $100 or more on makeup products anyway and if you won’t use them up after the wedding it’s kind of a waste. I would recommend having a professional do it. Airbrush makeup is very good! It will photograph nicely, feel light on your face, and can easily look “natural”. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @carolyn.sp.79:  Hire a makeup artist! Especially if you are not a makeup person. Buying all the makeup to DIY can get extremely expensive and like 

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    @6598731ssfse3: said, would be a waste since you probably won’t use the makeup after the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I am doing airbrush because I like you am not a makeup person. Now I wear make up everyday but only the essentials (foundation and powder because I break up), minimal eyeliner and mascara. I don’t do anything special.

    On my wedding, I want to look perfect and airbrush made me feel that way (I just had my trial last week). Every flaw on my face was hidden. You may also want to consider airbrush because if its hot and humid, it’ll probably hold up better than regular make up running off from the humidity. 

    Post # 6
    9048 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I hired a makeup artist.  I just didn’t want that additional stress on the day, and like other posters have said, figured I’d spend just as much on product as just getting the to do it.  i definitely did a trial though, and was glad I did because I didn’t like what she did the first few tries.  It was a little much for a daytime garden wedding, and it took a couple tries to scale it back.

    Post # 7
    8031 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @carolyn.sp.79:  If you’re not a makeup person (i.e. don’t own much makeup) and going to Sephora to buy makeup, you’ll be spending a LOT more than $100. It isn’t a cheap store.

    $100 isn’t much to look good on a wedding that (I’m assuming) is costing thousands of dollars.

    If you want to do your own makeup, keep it natural. Primer, light foundation, blush, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick. Don’t get too fancy.

    If you want something humidity proof I’d probably see a pro.

    Post # 8
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I budgetted £120 for new, good quality make up to do my own for my wedding. Over the 2years of engagement…oh god I really don’t want to say this … it’s probably going to be nearer £400. That’s through trial and error with products, I won;t be using them all on the day!  It’s so easily done though when a good primer is £25 and a good foundation is £25 and I’ve ended up buying 2 eyeshadow pallettes which were £30 each + a couple of £10 little pots from MAC….yeh makeup is pricey business!

    Also I like doing my makeup, I don’t really like other people touching my face and I don’t trust MUAs to match my skin well enough. However if you are not used to doing your own then don’t do it! I have literally had years worth of practice and trialing and erroring- you don’t want an error on your wedding day

    Post # 9
    14090 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I hired a makeup artist so I wouldn’t have to worry.  I don’t want any added stress the day of the wedding!

    Post # 10
    3038 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    So my wedding is kind of off the grid in northern Sweden, so I highly doubt I’ll be able to get hold of a makeup artist. First I felt a little disappointed that I would have to do it myself, but then I remembered that the times I’ve had it done professionally – it always felt like they put on too much makeup. I felt a little like a stiff faced clown. Not exactly what I’m going for on my wedding day! That made me feel a lot better and I’m now planning to go to Sephora for a 45 min session. I think it might be a good idea if you did that first, before scheduling a makeup artist – just so that you get a sense of what it looks like when someone else does your makeup.


    Post # 11
    4277 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am SO glad I splurged and had airbrush done by a MUA. My face looks flawless at the end of the night after being 80 degrees all day, dancing, crying, etc.

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