(Closed) Makeup on wedding day – SO CLUELESS….help!!!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

At first, I had thoughts about DIY-ing my wedding makeup, but now I’m leaning towards having it done.  I’m fairly makeup proficient in daily life, but I’ll admit I really don’t know what photographs well and what doesn’t, and I don’t know how to make it last all day.  Probably the easiest way is to have it done at a salon/spa located close to your wedding site (maybe the place you’re getting your hair done).  I’ll do a trial before hand just to be sure I like what they do since I’m fairly picky and unaccustomed to having someone do my makeup. 

Post # 4
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know how to do my makeup for everyday, but when it comes to anything else, I’m absolutely clueless!  One of my MOH’s went to beauty school so she might help me or I’ll get it done professionally.  My only hesitation about getting it professionally done is that they’ll put so much on me that I won’t even recognize myself which is what I don’t want.  I don’t want to look back on my pictures and think, who’s that? hehe

Post # 5
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3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well I think I said this before on another post but heres my spin on it….as much money as we’re paying for the photog and the photos…I want to look flawless so I hireda makeup artist for me and my girls….she’ll be airbrushing us.

Post # 7
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@miss paisley – I’m not that worried about the brand of makeup they use, I figure at a higher end salon whatever brand they use will be fine if an experienced make up artist is putting it on me.

Post # 8
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3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yea I have a consultation and trial on the 16th…I’m so excited. She’s gonna do a full app. on me.

Post # 10
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had a trial with a makeup artist at a salon.  It turned out horribly.  (I had the trial on the day of my bachelorette party and my makeup looks terrible in all of those photos now – I hate looking at the photos.  Imagine if that had been my wedding day – I would have been pissesd!)  After that epic FAIL I went to sephora and had them do a free consultation on me.  They wrote down everything they did.  I liked how I looked after they did the consult.  I bought all the products they used and went home and practiced putting on the makeup many times following the directions they wrote down.  

I think it turned out pretty great on the wedding day.  And I didn’t have to deal with some stupid makeup artist who didn’t know what she was doing.  Plus, the makeup Sephora used was specifically for HD photos and it was long lasting.  

If you don’t know of any good makeup artists I recommend going to Sephora first and getting a free wedding consultation.  Then you can buy whatever products they recommend.  You could use those to do your own wedding makeup or you could bring them with to a makeup artist if you can find a good one.

Post # 12
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2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MissPaisley – Second the Sephora idea, but be careful.  Like most salespeople, they’re going to try really (really, really) hard to convince you that you need a lot of things that are probably unnecessary.  And it’s so easy to drop a ton of money in that place.  All the pretty colors…

Post # 13
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That is why a consultation and trial session is very crucial.  Good MUAs should have a pretty good idea the kind of coverage and look you are going for and target the best photo-friendly products for YOUR skin. I am a makeup artist but I still hired someone else. The wedding day is so stressful and it goes by in a whirlwind- it’s nice to have 2 hours of ME TIME to relax and take deep breaths. I don’t regret using any of my vendors (minus the DJ..he was truly awful and rude because my hubby gave him a set list to play and he chose to play radio songs! GRR! i digress!) I had a trial too, and I also brought my own products..but that’s only because that is my profession as well.  If you have not heard of the brands your MUA is using, don’t panic!!!! Other than famous/common department store/sephora brands, there are many brands that PROs use in television, film and print!  Just inquire about it!  What SHOULD alert you is if you are paying for a makeup artist a GOOD price (it depends on the market.) and he or she is using drugstore brands, you should definitely RUN. 

Yelp is a good place to start, but other websites like wedding wire or project wedding are also great places to look, since they have reviews.  It’s a good idea to do your research and compare the rates between vendors in your city/region. Prices vary greatly between regions so keep that in mind when you see that one bride is paying X amount in a small city versus X amount in LA or NYC.  When you compare budgets and prices with other brides, it is most valuable to compare it with a bride in the same city! Although there’s always a budget to consider, it is probably not a wise idea to only look at the most affordable, if you notice that the average price or most of the rates are a certain amount!

Post # 14
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As far as your worries about the makeup lasting, whether you DIY the makeup or hire a pro (going pro is what I would recommend), make sure you’re using a makeup primer for your eyes and face. I recommend Urban Decay Primer Potion for the eyes (I use it every day – wedding or no wedding LOL!). You can get it at Sephora. And for the face, try Model in a Bottle.

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