(Closed) Is any other bride out there NOT wearing makeup?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Tell them it’d be awful for you to not feel like yourself on your wedding day or look like yourself in all the photos you intend to keep and cherish and pass down through your family for the ages.  I can totally understand where you’re coming from.  My makeup is usually very light and it will be the same on my wedding day (though perhaps I will add a little lipstick).

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Tell them thats your preference. Its your choice. Who are they to tell you?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Where I frequently don’t wear make-up on the weekends and just started wearing it on the weekdays a year or two ago (used to only wear it on very special occasions), I am wearing it on my wedding.  I have dark circles under my eyes and the occasional pimple that I would prefer to be covered. And I know that in a fancy dress, with beautiful accessories and my hair done. . . basically done all up to the 9s everywhere else, to skip make up might not make you look complete, you know?

But, if going make-up less makes you feel comfortable and beautiful and if your fiance will love that, than don’t do it.  Do what you want.  And if there are doubters, then either don’t mention it or tell them that you know what you’re doing.  Just make sure you have a little suntan lotion on to protect that face of yours!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, know that you will photograph differently on your wedding day. The lights are different and the cameras are VERY detailed compared to regular handheld cameras. Like LadyGoodman said, you may not feel ‘complete’ if you’re all dressed up with a plain face. A photographer’s flash will not be friendly to your skin, I will tell you that. You can still look like yourself with makeup on. Your features could get lost in your photos though….in trying to look like yourself, you may end up looking NOT like yourself, too. I’d do some trials.

Also, anything with sunscreen in it will make it worse. It’ll reflect your photographer’s flash (or any light, really) and wash you out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hardly ever wear make-up.  I actually HATE it and hate how I feel with it on! FH also hates when I wear it and says I “look funny”.

Although I do plan on wearing it for the wedding. For the reasons @ejs said. I don’t have flawless skin and I don’t want that highlighted or to appear washed out in our wedding pictures. I plan to wear the most natural looking make-up I can.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t think it’s necessarily true that you won’t feel like your outfit is complete or something without makeup.  I’ve gone to many formal events all decked out, but my makeup was the same as always, and it felt just right.  Pictures turned out just fine too.  OP should definitely try on her dress with all her accessories and ask herself if she feels like everything’s right or if a bit of makeup might actually make her feel better in her attire.  It definitely isn’t necessary.  I agree about the sunscreen though–if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding and need sunscreen, it might be best to work with a professional makeup artist about dealing with the shine because that CAN be disastrous.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I couldn’t imagine wearing a wedding gown without at least doing something to my hair and makeup to go with the formality of the occasion.  I would opt for some concealer and blush, mascara and lip gloss at the very least so you don’t look completely washed out for your photos which you will keep forever! Oh and yes powder for the shine!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I never wear makeup either, but for some reason people assume I’ll still wear some to my wedding as if that’s a given!  I recently started looking into the idea and trying out stuff.  My plan is to use just a little.  I don’t want to look like someone else on my wedding day by painting colors on my face, but at the same time I’d like to have smoother looking skin and darker eyes for the pictures.  I’ll probably stick to a little foundation/concealer where I need it, some neutral eye shadow, and mascara.

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