(Closed) Make up question?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did have a makeup artist for my own wedding. But now, after having had mine done for another wedding i was in (and didn’t look that great with it) and doing my own for another wedding, hands down I think I could have done my own for mine now. Practice practice!

I had a Clinique lady at Nordstrom do mine. She actually owns her own business. She did a GREAT job. I was matte ALL day and it was hotter than heck in Missouri in June. Extra humid (it had poured all morning).

I used the Sephora HD Forever for my friend’s wedding and many girls will tell you it was awesome! It was! I had Aveda for the other wedding (applied by a pro) and not only did i not have enough makeup on (for me, anyways..it was super minimalistic) but it didn’t feel good on my skin.

Go to Sephora and let them know you want to do your own weddng makeup. THey’ll do it for you in the store and show you the products and brushes (brushes are super important, don’t use your fingers on your foundation or you’ll grease up faster) and then you can buy and try it a lot at home. If you don’t like it, you can return the item, too. Sometimes a foundation feels great and 5 hours later I hate it. The HD stuff is nice, i like it and it is now my full face makeup for nice dinners, weddings, dates, etc.

Post # 4
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m thinking about doing my own makeup. I’ve never been too happy with the results from  a make-up artist (usually they apply too much and the colors are off). Like she said above though- practice practice practice. Also, I’m using this as an excuse to purchase really nice make-up and splurge when I usually wouldn’t 🙂

Post # 5
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was going to do my own, but then I made friends with a MUA two months before my wedding, how lucky was I?? I was really glad to have him do my makeup because I was so nervous before the wedding. I think keeping my hands steady would have been a real challenge for me. The whole day was a blur and I was happy that other people were in charge of things because I couldn’t keep anything straight!

Post # 6
25 posts

If you enjoy applying your makeup on a daily basis, and get comliments on your work, then there is no reason that you cannot do your own bridal makeup if you’d like. I believe strongly in DIY makeup, and created my line of cosmetics specifically for brides.

Start with an inspirational photo of a makeup look you really like. Ideally the model will have similar coloring to you own. Break down each of the colors used, the 2, 3 or 4 eyeshadows, the eyeliner, the blush, and the lips. Practice applying these makeup products and take a photo and notes after each session. Post them here on WeddingBee to get unbiased feedback.

Good luck!

Post # 7
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

If you’re good with your own make-up, I don’t see why you can’t do it yourself. Do your own trial run: do it the way you’d like to do it for the wedding, and take pictures throughout the day to see how it holds up.

I’m getting my makeup done because I am pretty much clueless/useless when it comes to makeup. 😉 I’d rather not reapply my eyeliner three times before I get it right!

Post # 8
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m also thinking about doing my own makeup, but my only concern is figuring out what makeup will for me and last all day.  My concern is that I will spend as much trying to figure it out as I would just hiring someone to do it for me…

Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I did my own makeup. I went to a makeup artist and told her what I was looking for & she helped me figure out what was best to do for my wedding day, including what colors to use, how to apply. If you’re thinking about buying the products, they can get expensive. But, if you’ll use them in the future, it might be worth it. Otherwise, it might be better to find a MUA that you like & get it done.

Like other people have said though, if you do decide to do it yourself, be sure to practice a bunch so you’re really ready & feel comfortable with it on your wedding day!

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