Doing my makeup on the wedding day?? (+poll)

posted 1 month ago in Beauty
  • poll: What shall I do?
    Get porcelain makeup regardless, it willl look perfected all day. : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Do your own makeup with good quality products. You know your face better. : (35 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 2
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    3636 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I did my own makeup. I’ve been doing my own practically every day for years. I watched a few YouTube videos on contouring and getting a specific eyeshadow look but that was about it. Anytime I’ve ever had my makeup done, I’ve never felt like me. I dont like the feeling of heavy makeup no matter how well it photographs. If you’re comfortable doing your own, go for it.

    Post # 3
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    If there isn’t someone availabe to you that could ‘do it better’ then do it yourself. Even if someone does relatively good on your makeup (porcelain or not) I know I would find ways to nit pick it anyway. My issue would just be that I suck at makeup haha. But if you got skills, use them girl, you know exactly what you’re going to want your makeup to be like, and you can save money too so win win I think haha.

    Post # 5
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    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I’m decently good at makeup, I’ve been doing my own every single day since I was 13.

    I got a MUA for my wedding, partly because there was a good package with the hair, and partly because I just wanted to make sure it was perfect in photos and would stay on all day. 

    That being said the sound of “porcelain makeup” would definitely throw me off too as that is not a look that would go with my face. Since you’re not happy with this artist’s instagram and DIRTY tools (ew!) I would suggest either doing it yourself with a few practise trials beforehand, or find someone else. 

    Post # 6
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    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    I’d definitely do it myself. 

    It sounds like you have an idea of the design you want to do, and how you want to look, and being talked into thick makeup is a horrible experience!

    if the goal is to take perfect photos that look like Instagram models, it’s one thing- but my personal (vehement) feeling is that on my wedding day, I want to look like myself – because when I’m an old lady, I want to remember the day and see what *I* looked like, not go “oh yes,.. there is that makeup mask thing.” 😂😂

    plus, I imagine it might be relaxing to have a moment to yourself putting your makeup on, getting ready for this important day. ❤️

    Post # 7
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    547 posts
    Busy bee

    betyl :  In defense of the makeup artist who offered to do your makeup, I wouldn’t want to apply makeup to a client who thought I looked like a bad Instagram model. Yikes. If I were as talented as you, I would want to do my own makeup, and have a friend photograph me in similar lighting to what your venue will be. You can find different ideas from Pinterest or YouTube. The photographer may be able to take a few test shots the day of your wedding after you’ve applied your makeup. You can always play up features that aren’t photographing as well as you’d like. 

    Post # 8
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    2700 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am usually team MUA, but in this case I would do my own. Make sure you don’t use any products with SPF or silica to prevent flash back. 

    Post # 9
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I plan to do my own makeup even though I’m by no means a makeup guru. If you’ve got the talent DO IT!!! Maybe watch a few video tutorials and get a few new products? That’s what I plan to do! I’m also gonna get eyelash extensions so I can make sure my eyelashes look good. That seems to be the hardest part for me. I suck at puttin gon fake lashes! 

    Post # 11
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    betyl : Oh man that is my fear!! I have a lot of freckles, and I worry if I ever had someone do my makeup they would just put tons of foundation that would hide my freckles and I would look so weird!! I think you know in your heart you want to do it yourself, you know it will be done right and you don’t have to stress about someone messing up something so important for your big day!! Post pics of your makeup when the day comes though I want to see!!

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