(Closed) Make-up artist worth the extra expense?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it depends on 3 things: your budget, your skill/familiarity with makeup, and how bad your skin is/can get with stress.

For me, it was totally worth it. My mom covered it as her gift to me, I’m only so-so with makeup (normally don’t wear it), and I had a few red spots and pimples. My makeup artist worked miracles with my face – everything disappeared, and my makeup stayed put through tears and a barbeque dinner! The first thing my husband said when I made it down the aisle was a whispered “God you’re beautiful!”

So for me, it was totally worth it. But I’m sure there are plenty of people for whom it wouldn’t be worth it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going to find the budget for it, as it stands right now I don’t even OWN foundation let alone know what I’m doing with it. If I was good with make-up I probably wouldn’t pay the extra unless I wanted something super complicated I couldn’t handle on my own.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - county fairgrounds

i do my own makeup everyday and always did mine and all my friends makeup for special occassions over the years. I have a couple red spots from scars and a burst capillary but after practicing covering them up for so many years i’ve learned how to do it so you don’t see it but it doesn’t look like i have makeup caked on either. so I’m doing all my make up and my mama’s gonna do my hair so it’s not worth it to me to pay for it, but if you feel uncomfortable attempting it i’d totally go for having a makeup artist and hair stylist

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a make-up artist do mine for my wedding and, although it was expensive, I feel it was worth it. I went back and forth about whether or not to do it. I do my own makeup every day and even worked for a cosmetic company in college, but because I was getting married on the beach, I wanted my makeup just right for the lighting. The makeup artist actually airburshed my makeup which was amazing! It was light and felt like I had nothing on. I have a port wine birthmark under my nose and she completely covered it. It also didn’t run when I cried and looked great throughout the day. It was definitely worth the expense. She made it look very natural and appropriate for the beach. Good luck with your decision. I know it’s tough with all the other wedding expenses to know where to splurge and where to save.Smile

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it’s important to consider how many other things you are going to do “DIY”.

I know how to do my make-up and do it well. I originally wanted to buy a bunch of MAC, etc and do it myself. I thought I’d rather do that than use the money to pay someone. Plus, I could use the make-up after my wedding.

I am very budget conscious but shopped around and decided to hire someone. I am going to be stressed as it is. I am putting a lot of work and effort into my wedding. I figured I need to be easier on myself and allow myself to feel a little pampered. Pro hair and make-up it is!

To make myself feel better, I will do my own nails the night before. lol.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LuluInLove:  yep.

And also think about what you’re best at. I’m artsy but completely fail at hair and make-up so I’ll get someone to make me pretty but I can make things like invitations and centerpieces myself.

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