(Closed) Doing your own Wedding makeup?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s exactky what I did. I got ready at my mum’s house so while my BMs were rushing about getting ready I sat at one end of the room and did my makeup. It was nice to have some quiet time & the photographer got some amazing pics. I actually did my own hair as well whilst chatting to my BFF. Rather than it feeling less special it actually made me feel calmer. I also loved the results 

Post # 3
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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beb08:  I’m going to do my own. I wear makeup most days and comfortable doing it. I went to Sephora to buy a new foundation and they were great. I got color matched and given a “mini makeover”. I learned some new techniques and got recommendations on lots of products. So just ask at Sephora or at a makeup counter! 

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did my own makeup– had my hair done in sn updo.  It never even occurred to me to have someone else do my makeup.


I have no regrets.  I like seeing me when I look at my wedding portraits.

Post # 5
1541 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would reach out and get more quotes. 

Post # 6
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I did, and don’t regret it. I enjoy doing my make-up and feel I do a good job (and have been told that). Hair… that was done professionally!

Post # 8
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Look up Sharon Farrell on YouTube, she’s a makeup artist and she recently did a really in depth diy bridal makeup tutorial, and she has a few others on her channel. 

Post # 9
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I did my own makeup. I am a makeup addict, so I own a lot of makeup and really the only thing I had to go out and get especially for the big day was a foundation. I chose Dior’s Airflash foundation. It looked amazing. 

Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I decided I’m going do my own makeup!  I went to Sephora a few weeks ago and got a makeover where they asked me all about how I want to look and showed me how to apply my makeup correctly.  They don’t make commission at Sephora, so the woman doing my makeup was genuinely trying to find products I would like that worked for my features and did not pressure me into buying anything.  She did a color match of my skin and I ended up buying the foundation…I love it and use it everyday now!  I also bought eyeshadow primer, blush/bronzer, and setting spray.  The other items I’m going to use on my wedding day (face primer/BB cream, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow filler, finishing powder, lip stain) I already owned cheap drugstore brands that I regularly use and am happy with.  I’ve watched a few makeup tutorials on Youtube to try and learn the proper application of eyeshadow and blush/bronzer.  I’m not a makeup expert whatsoever, but I do wear the basics mostly everyday (foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara), so I’m semi-comfortable with doing my own makeup!

Post # 11
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Will there be any friends around who are good at makeup? I’m not much of a makeup girl but when I have an event I always have my sister do it because she is much more experienced than I am. She will likely do my wedding makeup.

Post # 12
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did my own makeup and I loved it. Most days I don’t wear makeup, so I don’t like a heavy look, and I’ve had my makeup done professionally before and Darling Husband doesn’t usually like it! 

I went to Sephora and had them help me pick out some products, but I didn’t want them gushing over me so I pretended it was for a cousin’s wedding not mine. I got some very nice products (:


Post # 13
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Big Catholic Church

I am doing my own makeup for my wedding also, but I’m so picky I can’t have anyone else do it, or else I might pick at whatever imperfections I see. But I’m a certificated makeup artist and licensed hairdresser. I can’t see the back of my head though so luckily my bestie who does hair styling for playboy magazine will do my hair.


If you aren’t too picky and want a more natural look I would if I were you invest in an airbrushing system. So simple and flawless. It’s pretty easy to get the hang of, and you can practice how far or close to aim on a paper. Then do eyeshadow with powder base shadow, blush powder based, etc. only bc it gets kinda tricky when you mix airbrush makeup, that is mostly water based, with oil based liquid or cream makeup. You don’t want any seperation of oils during your wedding.

Post # 14
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ll be doing my own makeup! Like you, I don’t wear a ton of makeup in my day-to-day life, so my wedding look will just be a slightly more fancy version of my every day look. 

It does help that I was on a dance team in high school, so I know some makeup tricks for making eyes look bigger, have experience applying false lashes, etc. 

But I would suggest finding some YouTube tutorials with looks you like and just make sure to practice a few times before the big day!

Post # 15
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Did my own as well. I’m not a makeup junky, so thank goodness for Pinterest and YouTube! My look was very natural though so felt like it was a piece of cake. 

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