(Closed) Make-Up for the bride and BMs

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Asking the girls to have similar make up (with the vision described below) is:
    not asking for much. : (7 votes)
    70 %
    asking for too much. : (3 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    Bee
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I think it’s reasonable to give the girls an overall vision for their makeup.  If you’re not paying for it, or providing someone to do it, then you will have to allow them to have a little creative liscense, but if you explain your vision, I am sure they will not have a problem with it!

    Post # 4
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I feel like if you’re going to dictate too extensively how to wear their makeup, you should pay for them to have their makeup done. Does she normally wear bold makeup? Is red unusual? I think i’ts ok to subtly, once, mention some color palettes you were thinking of to maintain some cohesiveness in the party, but I’d only bring it up once. Did you say anything to her when she mentioned red lips? Or did you just stay quiet? Personally, my MOM wears this weird purple-red color of lipstick EVERY DAY. It looks good on her exotic skin tone with most outfits. While I preferred she go more of a red color (her dress was red) for my wedding, she was adamant about wearing her own lipstick. I mentioned it to the makeup artist and said, “what do you think?”, and walla! The makeup artist pulled out the PERFECT shade to go with mom’s dress that satisifed her need for bold lips and my need for something not purply (which clashed with red anyways). Sometimes it’s good to have a professional on your side for color tweaks. =]

    A few of my bridesmaids don’t normally wear makeup. EVER. I felt rude asking them to actually wear a full face of makeup for my wedding so I paid someone to do their makeup the right way. Otherwise I know they would’ve showed up with minimal makeup on or too much blush or who knows what. I showed the lady the swatches, photos of my dress, etc, and everybody looks cohesive and glam.

    Post # 5
    Member
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i dont think is asking too much… well if your not paying for makeup then you cant  tell them how you want them to do their make up, but u can just suggest that you would like them to have a soft and fresh make up for the wedding day..red lipstick is not much if she actually wears light make up on her eyes..they just need to balance it..if they want dark lipstick then they should go light on their eyes and vice versa… if you think they are doing a good job with their make up i wouldnt worry..just tell them to wear a fresh, fun and clean look..

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