Post # 1
So we are having a small ceremeony with immediate family (a total of 12 people including 2 kids) on a weekday afternoon. I’m not the type of chick who wears makeup often, just when I go out (dinner or party with frieinds). Never to work or church or anything like that. That being said I did want to look good for my pictures so I was going to go to a makeup counter and get a makeover the morning of my wedding. unfortunate I’m getting married at Noon and the earliest any of the makeup counters schedule appointments is 11. So…I ask how bad would it be if I didn’t wear makeup at all?
ETA: OK It seems most think you need a little something and I agree. If i’m paying for photagraphy I might as well look my best. I just don’t know what to do. My plan of getting a makeover at a makeup counter has fallen through( their earliest appt is 11am and my wedding is at noon). I don’t think I can afford a MUA, but I haven’t contacted any. Was my assumption wrong? how much is a MUA?
Post # 3
I totally understand not wearing makeup on a daily basis, however in pictures you want to look your total best and enhance your features since the camera washes out so easily.
Have you thought about having a more makeup savvy friend doing your makeup for that day? You could also consider just hiring a MUA. It’s one thing that I don’t think anyone regrets is their hair and makeup artist. It really does make a huge difference!
Post # 4
I would never consider not wearing makeup for my wedding. If you wear it to go out for dinner, IMO you should wear it for your wedding given the significance of the day and the fact that you’ll have the photos forever. I wouldn’t tie myself to a makeup counter (plus I find that they always put too much makeup on people). I’d suggest looking into hiring a makeup artist.
Post # 5
Are you going to be ok with how you look in photos if you don’t wear makeup? If you wear it to a dinner or a party, I would wear it to a wedding – even if you do it yourself…
Post # 6
@luvmesumhim: You could pay someone to come to you to do your make-up.That is what im doing.It shouldnt be too expensive.
Post # 7
Can you do you own make-up? I would at least put a little effort into my look – a little cover up, mascara and lipstick never hurt. But if you’re comfortable going au naturale, then go for it sister!
Post # 8
If you’re paying for professional photography then it’s worth it to find someone to do your makeup, but find someone who is willing to do natural looking makeup so you’ll just look like the best version of you in the photos 🙂 I wear makeup approximately 11 times a year and I hate the way it feels on my face so I told the MUA that and she did an awesome job of keeping it natural and light but pretty.
Post # 10
Totally fine not to wear makeup, of course!
But if you WANT to wear makeup (sounds like you do?), why not just go get a makeover at a makeup counter beforehand, get the stuff you need, and do it yourself? That way you can also tone down the look, if you want. The few times I’ve had makeovers done at counters they go reeeaally heavy on the makeup — might be too much if you’re going for a light look.
(Edit: and by “beforehand” I mean like a few days/weeks before the wedding.)
Post # 11
@stillme: because I do not do a good job applying makeup. I could never replicate what they do
Post # 12
@PacificMrs: I don’t think I can afford a MUA. I have a friend of a friend I’m going to call tomorrow. I wanted to go to the MAC counter at the mall they only make you buy $50 worth of product, but they don’t accept appointments before 11. I’m getting married at noon on a thursday so I don’t think any of my friends could do it. My mom and my sis don’t wear makeup either (where do you think i got it from?) so they won’t be much help. SIGH…
Post # 13
how much is a MUA? my whole wedding is less that $1500 including everything (venue, flowers, food, attire, hair, rings, photag, etc…)
Post # 14
@MxH13: I could probably handle lipstick, mascara and some light eye shadow…I guess thats better than nothing.
Post # 15
@stillme: that’s A very good idea and something a couple of my friends did.
A point to add: there are certain make upd that are longer lasting and ones that look better in photographs. I would do a little research into that. For example, my friend has oily skin and in her photographs her skin looked shiny. That can be avoided with the right make up. Getting your make up done professionally may work out cheaper than buying a whole load of make up you won’t wear again..
Edit: just saw the last couple of comments. If you really don’t have much to spend focus on having a goodfoundation, blusher and natural Lippy. You can do it so you don’t even look like you have any on but it will improve skin tone under harsh lights.
Post # 16
I have no idea what you look like or how you photograph. I personally can’t tell when I’m wearing makeup in photos vs. when I’m not, but not everyone is the same way – some people really benefit from just eyeliner & mascara and some colour on the cheeks. It doesn’t have to be the full Monty – you. can get a lot of mileage out of ten minutes of work. But if you’re happy with the way you look in photos without makeup, then go for it.