(Closed) Doing your own makeup?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am also having a destination wedding and have the same dilema.  My stylist is a good friend and will be doing my hair but my makeup is another issue. Being west indian, finding the right makeup is an issue and I typically don’t wear more than eyeliner and lip liner and gloss.  My plan is to test out some make up with some trials and to practice what I want the look to be for my wedding.  I am also counting on my maid of honor to help out.  I use the Murad for my daily cleansing, Clinque for moisturizers, Iman because she understands women of color and Bobbi Brown because of the selection of colors. 

Post # 4
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Perhaps it might be helpful to have a few makeup trials before you go until you find one that you really like. Then you can buy the make up, ask the makeup artist to show you what to do and you know that you will like it and look good!

 Good luck!

Post # 5
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I recommend Armani foundation, it’s light, and makes your skin look great! For a good concealer i would use laura mercer. It has two shades so you can mix the perfect color! I know it’s going to be hot in India, so don’t forget your oil blotting tissue, and keep your compact handy to make sure your face is matte. I would also recommend something from smashbox to keep your face matte. Their primer should keep your make up on and matte your face. Make sure you get one of the counter girls to test it on your first and make sure you see yourself in natural sunlight.

Post # 6
44 posts

Have you thought about going for some make-up trials like missbean suggested?  I don’t want to deal with a make-up artist on the day of, so will be going for a few free make-up sessions at Sephora over the next few months, and having them show me how to do what they’re doing.  I’ll just buy the best of the products and plan on doing it myself on the wedding day.  Has anyone else done this?

Post # 7
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m doing my own makeup, and the makeup for all the bridesmaids for our destination wedding. I have taken "glamour shot" makeup courses, and we’re using Bare Escentuals. I love their makeup.

I can’t vouch for the colors for darker skin tones, but they do have a wide range of colors, and it’s completly returnable if you aren’t happy. I would give it a try if I were you.

For lipstick, I recommend Cover Girl TruStay. That stuff stays put even when you don’t want it to. I sometimes wake up the next morning with perfect lipstick. They also have a wide range of shades, and I’m sure you can find something that you like.

Good luck!

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