(Closed) Doing Your Own Make Up

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


I’m on the fence as well.

We have two salons in city that actually specalize in that era and I’m a red head and my dress is champagne and blush- so I’m torn, given I’m quite the make up whore to begin with, BUT I also don’t know how to do make up that photographs well…so any input here to save some money would be great- I’d love the idea of having it done but not the 125 and up to have it done 🙁

Post # 4
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

1) Doing your own makeup will end up costing more in the short term, because if you don’t have all the products you need/want you will end up having to buy them.

2) Doing makeup that photographs well is not difficult; just try to avoid most SPF-containing powders and foundations, as well as use a light hand with any highlighters.  Also try to find long-wearing formulations.

3) Lisa Eldridge has some very good tips on her website for doing bridal makeup (including two looks).  http://www.lisaeldridge.com

4) Unless you know the makeup line you love and want to go with completely, get your makeup from different counters.  Not any one makeup line is perfect at everything.  Also, two or three months ago I was sure that I was going to do Bobbi Brown for my entire face.  Now I’m thinking I might not go with BB at all (huge waste of all the money I spent on that makeup, but I’ll end up using it all so I guess it’s not that big of a deal) – I’m thinking MUFE for foundation and powder, Laura Mercier/Clinique for concealer, Chanel for eyeshadow, blush, and lipcolor, L’Oreal for mascara.

Post # 5
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Are any of you familiar with Revlon Colorstay makeup?  If so what do you think of it? 

Post # 6
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I like Lancome for most cosmetics. Or you could go to Ulta or Sephora and have them recommend a variety of what’s best from each line.

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