(Closed) learn to DIY, hire MUA OR go to makeup counter

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: what to do about makeup?
    learn to DIY : (4 votes)
    22 %
    hire a MUA : (12 votes)
    67 %
    go to local makeup counter the day of : (2 votes)
    11 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

    I’ve heard a good idea is to go to a store that can do your makeup (In Canada, there’s Sears..not sure about the States)…They can teach you how to do it and this way you save money AND know how to do it yourself for any time.

    Post # 5
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If you can afford it, I’d hire a MUA. It’ll save you the time and stress of going to a department store to get your makeup done.

    Post # 6
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am hiring a MUA… It’s a very special days with LOTS of pictures. I wouldn’t want to stress and drive around on my wedding day to a mall to get makeup done there.

     And I wouldn’t want to be doing my own makeup on my wedding day either.. it’s your day to be pampered! 🙂

    Post # 7
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    Counter, day of.  But make sure you go a couple times before to nail it down, and get the same person for each appointment.  And tip tip tip those people and buy some of the products while you’re at it 🙂

    Post # 8
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    If you don’t do your makeup on a daily basis wedding makeup can be intimidating. If it’s in your budget I would get a Make Up Artist. I do my own makeup on every other ocassion, but I am getting my makeup done on the say of because I don’t want the stress. 

    I have done counters the day of an event, and it’s worked out great once, and another time the girl left me sitting there for an hour and I looked terrible after. ANY other event  I would say teh make up counter is a great deal/idea, but for a wedding it’s a mixed bag and you aren’t quiite sure what you’re going to get. You don’t want to be stuck the day of the wedding.


    Post # 10
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    By going to the make up counter are you expecting them to do it for free as a trial of makeup they are trying to sell you? I was under the impression that they would only do one eye, etc so that they don’t get people taking advantage of them like that.

    Post # 11
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would hire a MUA in your situation. Counters do not specialize in bridal makeup and who knows what you’ll walk out with! I went for a “makeover” once with my mother and we looked absolutely ridiculous even though we told them what we wanted.

    Six weeks may be enough time to practice if you want to go with DIY makeup. Some excellent beauty gurus on YouTube are: LisaEldridge, PixiWoo, and GossMakeupArtist

    Post # 12
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Since you can’t do trials, I would suggest going to a counter, getting the look you want down, then buy the products used and do it yourself the day of.  Maybe bring a friend who’s also going to the wedding to help you out.

    (btw I voted hire a MUA before reading you can’t do a trial beforehand, so that should be -1 MUA +1 diy!!)

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