Post # 1
I know the trend is to always have the hair and makeup professionally done. While I will be able to swing a trusted hairdresser to go with me (he’s a friend), I will not have that luxury with a makeup artist. I’ve already tested out the “go to the salon with your fingers crossed” strategy for other photos done near the location- it did not work out at all! I was unhappy with the results. And I will not have the opportunity to do trial runs at the location beforehand.
Has anyone here found success with makeup lessons with a pro, and doing their own makeup on the big day? Did you end up having to buy a lot of product that is specifically for the camera, and end up spending more on product/lessons than you would have on a MAU?
Post # 3
You definitely don’t need to go pro for your wedding day makeup! I did a post about it on the blog (5 million years ago when I was blogging here ;), but I did my wedding-day makeup and was really happy with it. The key is to practice before hand and get used to seeing yourself in slightly more makeup than most people wear on a day-to-day basis. I’m also a wedding photographer and you really don’t need to buy special products or anything for the camera. Just practice on yourself and try out some new techniques (maybe watch some youtube videos). Sepphora will show you how to put on makeup, but they do require a $50 minimum purchase for their “trial.” Still, that could be a good investment. Just some thoughts. 🙂
Post # 4
I won’t have the luxury of a makeup artist either, but I plan to go to go Ulta to have them show me how to do makeup for my wedding day as I generally don’t wear that much. Also, I have been using primer and have a makeup setting spray to help make it last through the day.
Post # 5
MAC has a similar policy as Sephora. My best friend and I are going to a MAC counter on a Sunday morning (they recommended that as a non-busy time). For a $50 purchase of makeup, they will do a full consulation and teach my best friend how to do mine. I’m excited!
Post # 6
We went the Sephora route. My mom, myself and two of my bridesmaids went there we all got some makeup (I got a full set because I had pretty much nothing). On the day of I did almost all of it myself, I had one of my BMs do my eyeshadow and mascacra because that’s what I have the least experience with (didn’t use eyeliner).
In the end, we would have spent the same if not more for MAU and by buying new makeup allows me stuff that matches me now.
Post # 7
I did my own make up and even though i was nervous and a little unsure about it, i ended up loving it. I really didn’t have a choice as my wedding was held on a tiny island with no beauticians!
I purchased a few new products from the Nars counter and the girl showed me some tricks. I totally recommend inventing in a great moisturizer, a great primer, and a high quality bronzer. I thought it was a good investment. I’m still using it!