Post # 1
Well, with five weeks left I have pretty much given up on trying to find a make-up person. This leads me to DIY-ing. I don’t wear make-up. EVER. So, the thought of doing it for the wedding makes me nervous. Does anyone have any tips or ideas as to what products I need to buy? Thanks!
Post # 3
I am the same way! I don’t wear make-up ever and I am terrible with it. I actually went to Sephora and told them what I was looking for and they helped me pick the right make-up and taught me how to apply it. A friend of mine who is fantastic with make-up ended up doing it on the day of, but after going to Sephora I felt like I could have done it myself if I had to.
Post # 4
I highly suggest spending some time on Youtube watching makeup tutorials. Most of them tell you what they ae using and how to use it. Kandee Johnson has a great bridal makeup tutorial. Do you have a Sephora anywhere near you? They do makeup lessons for a nominal fee.
Post # 5
I did the same thing as well. I went to Sephora. BUT i found they were pretty over priced.
I would suggest going to MAC, they also have a little face drawn of you and the put what makeup they used on the you, on the face so you can replicate it. Take one of your BMs with you so she can see how they did it and then she can help.
I bought primer, cover up, some eyeshadow from MAC, black liquid eyeliner, fake lashes and lipstick and I was good to go!
Post # 6
The youtube idea is great! Also get magazines and books! Bobby Brown makes a GREAT makeup moon that so easy to follow! http://www.amazon.com/Bobbi-Brown-Makeup-Manual-Everyone/dp/0446581348
She explains what to buy for your skin, how to apply every type of makeup, etc etc. its great!
Post # 7
I haven’t decided which way I’m going yet, but I would definitely check out an Ulta or Sephora. Tell them what you want, maybe take in some pics of the look you are going for. They will help you pick out the products you need and show you the proper application process. I would also bring a Bridesmaid or Best Man, just so there are two of you who know what’s going on. I went before my E-pics and they helped a lot. Also, I recommed getting a primer. They have foundation primer and eyeshadow primer that will help your make-up stay on all night.
Post # 8
@Baileyh: My Sephora did the same thing with the little make-up cards and products used. I didn’t purchase most of my products from them because I also thought they were expensive. I ended up getting the same products from QVC or other stores for a cheaper price for the same thing.
Post # 9
I would definitely suggest online tutorials from youtube or http://www.makeupgeek.com YOu can also go to a MAC store and ask them to give you a makeover and show you exactly how they do it. Then you can buy the products you think you will need.
Post # 10
- Watch some Youtube makeup tutorials, I have learned everything I know from them.
- If you don’t mind spending money I would recommend either a BH cosmetics palette or a Costal Scents Palettes. They start around $20, you get a tunn of different colors to try and it is good quality stuff. Once you decide on your official day of makeup do a few trial runs just to make sure you are comfortable with this.
- If you are using eyeliner, I recommend gel liner and a bent liner brush, I find it a lot easier than liquid eyeliner. Sometime a bent liner brush can be hard to find, but costal scents has them for less than $5 on their website under brushes.
Costal scents= http://www.coastalscents.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=122 BH Cosmetics = http://www.bhcosmetics.com/Products/
Post # 11
Would you trust a friend? Is there a friend that wears make-up that knows your style? They could do a trial run to see if it suits you. If you never wear make-up, then I would suggest practicing many times between now and then!
Post # 12
I would also recommend relying on a friend you trust! Even if they aren’t that great with makeup themselves, bring them along for all these other things the PP suggested, including watching the YouTube video and the makeup counters. That way, you can relax more while your makeup is still done for you. Or even have someone coach you through doing it yourself!
Post # 13
If you don’t ever wear makeup then you should probably wear a minimal amount of makeup on your wedding day. You want to still look like yourself on your wedding day!
Post # 15
I also suggest going to MAC. They have a sketch they can give you that shows you where to put what make-up, can show you how to do it in the store, and will spend as much time with you as you need to find the look you want. Plus, they’re make-up is fantastic. Does not wear off.
No, I don’t work for MAC, but I love make up!
Do you have friends in your bridal party that can help you the morning of?
Post # 16
Thanks ladies! I will definitely look into all of these suggestions!