Post # 1
I’m wondering what other bees have decided, or did for their make-up? DIY or Pro? I was thinking of going pro, but I find 150 Euros a lot of bloody money for someone to put make-up on my face. I also don’t like the amount of makeup used by makeup artists here and want to go for a more natural look which they all seem to react with utter disgust when I mention (it worked for Kate Middelton didn’t it!)
So this has got me to think – DIY! I was going to ask a couple of friends to help me along and keep me topped up during the day (maybe come along for the photoshoot to powder me away)
If you are already married, what did you do and were you happy? And, do you have any pictures?
Post # 3
@Cariad: Im going PRO..yes it’s pricey but Im going to be photographed all day and I want to make sure everything stays put and also you don’t want to stress about it the day of your wedding.
BUT i know exactly where you’re coming from. I have only gotten pro makeup done before once when I was a bridesmaid and I ended up wiping off makeup. So I am going to have a few trials before I make my decision.
Post # 4
It’s the sheer volume of makeup they apply that scares me. I will go to a department store and get the full set and a little lesson before hand. Now don’t laugh, but having someone else applying my makeup makes me ticklish and I start to giggle… Hell I can’t even have massages!
Post # 5
i hated my makeup when I have had it done professionally.. I didnt think i looked like… myself I am going to do it myself…
Post # 6
I did my own.
I went to a friends wedding in Feb and the make up artist put so much make up on and insisted she looked great in a dark lipstick, she looked old and terrible. So I did my own.
I practiced plenty and tried out foundation combos that lasted all day at work.
Anyway i just put extra foundation on than normal, used mac paint pot in painterly as an eyeshadow base so it would not move and then lots of powder. It lasted all day and looked natural and I dont regret a thing, my photos look great too.
Tips for doing yourself: keep it matte and use plenty of powder, just practice and you will be fine.
Remember you only get one trial with a professional at best but you can make every day a trial if you do it yourself
Post # 7
I’m going for Pro. I dont want to have to worry about applying it the morning of and hoping that it stays. Plus, my everyday makeup is mostly the mineral kind which wont work for me in pictures on my day! I found a fantastic make-up artist that enhances natural beauty without overdoing it, so we’ll see how it goes!
Post # 8
I’m doing my own makeup except my sister is applying my fake lashes. I never quite got the hand of that. Since I am cursed with oily skin I will have to blot the whole day. =(
Post # 9
@Olive12: I recently purchased a primer from L’oreal because I tend to have a slippy face as well and it does really make a difference. This is the link
Post # 10
@Cariad: Thank you. I am using a primer by Smashbox but even after a couple of hours, I have to blot. I’ll definitely look into the L’oreal one you suggested. Hopefully, it will work better.
Post # 11
I’ve done a couple of practices now and I think I am quite happy to be doing my own makeup for sure. I looked up a few youtube videos and found a few useful blogs which has given me some inspiration. I need to get a finer powder and a better match to the foundation, but otherwise v. happy with how I’m going.
I will be tinting my lashes prior to the big day and wearing falshies so I don’t risk the dreaded panda-eye.
Oh and I found THE most AMAZING tip for making your make-up stay – Hairspray!! I tried it yesterday when we went out for lunch, and by the time it came to washing off makeup just before bed time I wasn’t looking half bad for someone who’d had a few glasses of wine!
Post # 12
I will be DIM (doing it myself) for the reasons you mention (I also hate the heavy look that many makeup people do) and also because my wedding will be in a relatively remote location where as far as I know there are no makeup artists, and even if there are I won’t have time for a trial ahead of time.
I like what a PP said about every day being a trial–this is so true! I plan to practice a LOT beforehand.
Hair is something I’m worried about, I’ll probably have to do my hair myself as well but just not nearly as confident about that.
Post # 13
This is the perfect video to watch if you want to DIY your own makeup, I am using it for mine!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex33wtqnNz8
I have a lot of pimples on my face like hers, and she hides everything! Her face is so natural looking, the skin part, I won’t put that much blush on my cheeks or that much eye makeup.
I am using the video for the technique to hide the 40 something pimples on my face, on my wedding day!
Post # 14
I apply makeup daily and am quite picky in how I like my makeup, but I am having a makeup trial for this reason. I am very tuned into how I like my makeup to look so I am going to tell her how I want it ahead of time (and take pictures of how I’ve done it to show her what I’m talking about). I like a dramatic eye (smokey-ish with purple shadow and shimmery overshadow), a medium coverage foundation with subtle blush and a stay-put gloss or light lipstick (pink nudeish). I know that I am going to be freakin’ out on my wedding day and there’s no reason for me to do my own makeup for that reason. I want to just chill out and relax….plus, my girl is doing my hair too, so she might as well do both. Why not, right? Even if you know what makeup works for you, work close with one person who gets to know you (whether it’s a pro person or one of your friends) and you should be OK. 🙂
PS> DO NOT use hairspray to have your makeup set. If you sweat at all (even subtly), it will make your skin feel really gross, make your eyelashes feel clunky and probably make you breakout. There are super affordable, great make-up setting sprays that you can buy (I’ve seen it at David’s Bridal, Sephora, even some pharmacies if you look). Good luck 🙂
Post # 15
I’m a pro and could do my own makeup if I wanted to, but I want to be spoiled for the day instead. I suggest finding an artist that listens to what you want and not hearing what they want to hear. If you want a light, fresh, natural look then that is what you should get. By The Way, any artist on “trend” should know that right now its all about flawless barely there skin anyway. I’ve never been a fan of heavy looking makeup. Take a few pictures of what you are looking for. Scout out reputable brands like MAC, Smashbox, etc. and see if you can find an artistist willing to freelance their services on their off time. Good luck!
Post # 16
I plan to do my own, but I will use it as an excuse to splurge on some higher-end products that I wouldn’t normally purchase. I don’t wear much makeup on the regular, so I will likely keep it really light and natural-looking; as such, I don’t really like the idea of paying someone else a sizeable chunk of money for that. I’ve been a hair show model, and I find that I don’t really like the work that makeup artists have done on me.
I totally understand why others would choose a professional, though.