(Closed) Do own hair and makeup?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
44 posts

I went to Sephora and had a make-up ‘expert’ do mine several months ago (free!), then wrote down everything she did, bought some of the products, and will definitely be doing my own.  I think it’s a great idea, and if you prefer your own work anyway, would definitely recommend that you diy!

Post # 4
228 posts
Helper bee

Plenty of people have done their own hair and makeup for their wedding, so you’re certainly not alone.  I just chose a hairstyle that I’d done (and worn in public) before so I knew I was comfortable with doing it the day of, and knew people liked it.  Go for something simple so you won’t stress about it.  Can’t offer any advice about makeup from my own experience though- don’t normally wear any, and didn’t wear any that day either 🙂

Took me about 15min, with a friend to lend a hand for the last back part:



 Good luck, and don’t stress over it 🙂

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I am doing my own.  I have shoulder length hair, and am going to wear it fairly close to my normal style.  I also tend to end up unhappy when somebody else styles it, and I hate the styling product helmet thing – my hair has a lot of natural curl, and it’s completely possible to get it to look nice for hours without a lot of product, but try telling that to someone in a salon.

I think I will go out to Macy’s and see the nice ladies at the Bare Minerals counter sometime next weekend, as I’m intrigued by all the talk about that make-up.  I normally wear Clinique, and am happy with how it lasts, but I feel like I should at least try something new.  However, I have stacks of photos from past weddings and parties (at which I did my own makeup) and I am quite happy with how I look – so I don’t see any need to pay someone (or take the time) to have it done.  I have seen a lot of talk about the need to do makeup differently because of the photos, but unless you’re generally unhappy with how you look in photos, I don’t really think it’s necessary.

Post # 6
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I’m doing my own for many reasons including I don’t ever really feel like I look like "me" when someone else does my hair/make-up, added in that my wedding is on a Sunday, during Christmas and it will be near impossible to get a stylist.

I’m planning on practicing multiple times on the weekends leading up to the wedding by getting up and doing what I would expect to do on the wedding day so that I can judge how long it takes, and how long it will hold up.

I think if you practice you can see what you’re in for and decide whether you think you can handle it or not.

You should look like yourself on your wedding day. I hate it when I see brides so done up in a way that does not suit them.

good luck!

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i’m doing my makeup. my hair is going to have to be pro, but i felt comfortable in my skill with my face, so i’ve been practicing.

 i really like makeup so i’m getting a kick out of all the research i’ve been doing, and YouTube has been awesome in finding tutorials on how to do different makeup looks!

My faves: AskMeMakeup and Aboywearingmakeup (yes, he is a guy, but he has serious skillz!)

i think diy would be a perfect solution for you!

Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee

Yeah – I would definitely DIY – you can go get it done at like a MAC counter once, buy a bunch of stuff and then do it yourself on your big day. I think it also helps to check out beauty sections in magazines – sometimes they have neat ideas as well. I saw some great tips in the June issue of More Magazine for undereye circles and puffiness – I didn’t realize you could use preparation H to solve facial swelling!

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