Post # 1
We are 3 weeks away from the actual wedding day.
In 2 weeks I will have a color touch-up and a bikini wax. I am more nervous about the color touch up but starting to get really nervous about the make-up. I typically color my brows with men’s mustache dye about once a week (they get way too light in the summer) apply mascara, lipstain and a little cheek color. And I consider this a lot of effort on most days.
However, my wedding is coming up in 3 weeks, or what feels like 3 short weeks as I will spend nearly 3 full days of travel to get to wedding location. I don’t have a lot of time and I am not having someone do my make-up, I can’t even imagine stepping into a salon in Adelaide the day of my wedding – however, it is starting to sound pretty good compared to planning of getting a make-up "trial" here before I leave since I live 5 hours from Portland.
Any secrets about from DIY’ers on makeup?
Or should I just bag the whole idea, get a lesson in Houston in the few hours I have for running last minute errands in Houston, or hire someone to do day of make-up in Adelaide, South Australia?
If I get last minute make-up, will they have smaller sizes I can buy? There is no way I will wear that much make-up until we have our reception 6 months later and I don’t want to buy the full size.
Post # 3
Do you have a friend that can help you out? I’m was always one of my friends go-to makeup "artists" for nights out in college. They’;d watch me do someone else’s makeup and be like "oh that’s how it’s done! etc" If i get around to it tonight I can give you a play by play of what I think might be good for you to get and have for the big day that you could reuse again. Is there a makeup counter you can go to? Then you could just buy one thing you like, like mascara.
It sounds like doing your own makeup, since you go pretty basic on a day to day, may stress you out like crazy. You want to be comfortable applying it, not ‘perfecting’ it every single little step of the way. I’d find someone for like $30 to just do it for you in Australia. Call the makeup stores and see who does faces on the side. In my experience, most of them do bridal makeup on weekends and evenings or definitely know someone who does. I think you might be calmer kjowing that someone else is taking care of it. You can always thumbs up/down it as you go, too. Trials are nice but not really necessary. They work magic i tell ya
Post # 4
Thanks. I am actually pretty stressed about these last details. I feel like throwing my hands up and saying, "whatever will be, will be" but then I remember, if I don’t schedule something it won’t get done.
I like the idea of leaving it be until Australia. However, I worry about the amount of application 🙂
So, it is decided. I am waiting until the day of to have make-up done, and we only arrive the day before 🙂
Dang, I can’t imagine how everyone else is doing this. Hopefully, most of you live much closer to civilization than me 🙂
Post # 5
This is actually working out well. I’ve received a few responses from Adelaide make-up artists. I think June is actually a slow wedding time being as it is like our December. It is also making me feel less stressed about it. Besides, for what I would end up spending on make-up at Sephora, this is way cheaper.