DIY Wedding Makeup?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

monsterly :  Thank you! It seems like MF is a favorite. I may try that powder too 🙂

Post # 18
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did my own makeup and most of my bridesmaids as well.  12141107_1078011012209062_4752053958549347160_o12094945_1078012418875588_1897850185404655975_o


I used BAre MInerals and had no issues with SPF containing foundation.  I used makeup I had, but I have a pretty extensive collection.  I just tried several looks in the months leading up.

Post # 19
1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I did my own make up, but I got my hair done since I cannot for the life of me do anything to my hair. I used a bunch of different make-up brands and gave myself lots of time (and took selfies every few mins to see how it would look in photos and to make sure it was even) to make sure I blended well and took my sweet time. 


Post # 21
1287 posts
Bumble bee

FrenchToastnCoffee :  Sally’s. I bought 20″ 100% real ash blond clip on. I bleached washed it, dried it, and then colored them at the same time as I did my hair. 

Post # 22
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I’m doing my own hair and make-up with my sister and FSIL’s help. I don’t see the point in spending money on something I feel like I’m capable of doing myself. I don’t normally wear eyeshadow (I just wear a shimmery eye primer), so I’ll be adding that and probably wearing lipstick instead of faintly colored chapstick. My hair is just going to be curled, and I’ll be wearing a headband.

Post # 23
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wildflowergypsy :  Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! I will be doing my own makeup for my October wedding, but I will be having my regular hairdresser straighten and curl my hair into loose waves. If I could do my own hair, I would…but it’s just too thick and time consuming! To answer some of your questions: I am choosing a hairstyle and makeup style that I’ve done a hundred times before. I am using makeup I already own. And I won’t need to take any classes or do any trials runs because I can recreate the look I want in my sleep in 15 minutes.

The reason I decided to do my own makeup is because I want to look natural and I want to look like me, and Fiance hates heavy makeup (don’t get him started about fake lashes…lol) and he loves it when I straighten my naturally curly, thick hair. Plus, we’re having such a small wedding that even paying $50 to get dolled up at MAC or Sephora seems like a waste. Xoxo



Post # 24
390 posts
Helper bee

I got my hair done (I’m hopeless with hair) but did my own makeup. I rarely wear makeup, maybe about once a month, so I know I wanted natural but not so natural it didn’t show up in pictures.

I did pay 20 dollars to have a makeup trial done “just to see” and HATED it so it solidified my choice to do my own makeup.

Go to sephora and ask for samples of certain things, also, don’t skimp on name brands!

I used:

-Makeup Forever foundation

-Smashbox primer on my face

-Urban decay eye primer 

-Naked Palette (watched a few youtube tutorials and just kind of tweaked to my liking)

-Normal black eyeliner

-Waterproof covergirl lashblast mascara

-A “setting powder” sample from sephora to put on my face

-MAC lipliner and lipstick (Lipliner is sooooo important!)

-Buxom blush

Everything was SOOO GOOD. A bunch of the stuff I got “travel sized” or “trial size” like the smashbox primers, a free sample of the urban decay primer, the blush, etc.

Don’t put on fake eyelashes if you don’t normally wear them, even at the makeup trial I did the lady said she doesn’t use them much on people who aren’t used to them because their eyes water and they blink a lot. Also, fill in your eyebrows JUST ENOUGH (if you don’t normally) so they show up better on camera. 

I probably could have gone a bit heavier on the eyeshadow but I felt good about it and overall it was enough makeup that I didn’t look dead in pictures which is what I was going for. Haha. 

I cannot for the life of me find any that really show off my makeup much, but heres a few random ones. I think having nice hair also makes up for the lack of heavy makeup. 

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Post # 25
1665 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m not having a bridal party at all (not even MOH) and I have a stylist coming out to my venue for my hair and makeup 🙂

I DID consider doing my own but after having a trial I couldn’t compare to how polished she made me look and it’s not worth the extra worry for me haha.  And I also suck at hair. Mine’s flat and thin and it took her an hour to style mine in the updo below. I don’t want the worry on the day if it’s not working. The makeup my MUA did also lasted like 10 hours before any signs of wear showed. Just me though 🙂

Here’s how I would normally do my makeup:


And here’s what my MUA accomplished at my trial:


Post # 29
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

wildflowergypsy :  I had planned to dco both my makeup and hair, but now i have a family member that is doing it. she went to school for comestology and her makeup skills are great. i will still be doing my hair though. I’m am wearing it down in loose curls. I’ve been curling my hair like this for years so Im pretty confident i can pull it off and if not, my family friend will be there to help. As for makeup, when i was planning to do it myself there are a few things i was concered about. these are the things i was planning on buying:

-new primer, eye primer and setting spray (i get really oily so this was really important to me)

-new SPF free foundation

-Waterproof mascara and eyeliner that wouldnt budge (since i get oily my liquid liner tends to smudged and magically disapear lol)

-new eyeshadow palette (this was going to be a gift to myself for working so hard lol)

i think thats all i planned to buy. i have a pretty solid routine as is, so i didnt need much improvement. as far new products definetly try them a month or so in advance. try them a few times to really see how your skin reacts to them. i will be doing this for my new stuff. i also check out a lot of reviews online for products. sephora will give you free samples. they once gave me samples of an entire skin care line, as i wasnt sure if it would work for me. dont be scared to ask for some. as far as planning a trial and having her walk you through it, you could do that. you could also try mac or sephora. I’m not sure if they charge or how much but i know that they do makeovers and are glad to help walk you through it. the products that monsterly mentioned are great. good luck!!

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