(Closed) How bad would it be if I don't wear makeup?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
90 posts
Worker bee

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
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 15
2652 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@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
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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. 

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