(Closed) Makeup trial done — is it worth adding makeup to the budget? [Pics]

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Very pretty…it does look like something you could possibly do yourself with the right products and some youtube tutorials or a tutorial from a Sephora counter

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think it looks really nice.  If your budget will allow for the makeup artist, then I would go for it.  Knowing someone else will be doing your makeup could mean one less sourse of stress for you.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I think it looks really great, especially in the first picture. Your skin looks really bright. While I do agree and think you could do this yourself with the right tools/products, that might end up costing you the same if you have to go out and purchase the makeup. I would just go with the professional.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It looks very beautiful and she/he did a good job but I also think that you could pull this off yourself. There are plenty of tutorials on how to apply make up that looks professionally done on youtube. If your budget allows for make up, then I would hire her/him, if not, try to do it yourself!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I love it!! If it isn’t something you want to budget then I would check hair salons. The salon where I’m getting my wedding hair also does makeup. It’s only 20 for makeup and 40 to have them airbrush the make up

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I love it!! If it isn’t something you want to budget then I would check hair salons. The salon where I’m getting my wedding hair also does makeup. It’s only 20 for makeup and 40 to have them airbrush the make up

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it looks like you could do it. However, (and I don’t mean this in a mean way) how much makeup do you have? I only ask b/c you said in teh one pic you have on only mascara and maybe foundation. I have no clue what all the makeup artist used, but I think it includes foundation, eyebrow pencil/powder (so perhaps also a brow gel?), bronzer, eye shadow, and mascara. Also, what sort of makeup brushes do you have? While you probably could create a similar look on your own, if you don’t  have enough makeup to do this look definitely think about how much the makeup artist would cost v. the cost of the products. While this doesn’t mean you would have to buy all Laura Mercier products, even stuff from Target can add up super quick. I’ve had plenty of friends say they’ll do teh makeup themselves and buy stuff from Sephora after a trial, but again, it adds up and if they’re not gonna use all that again, I say go for a makeup artist.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go for the makeup!  First of all, it looks REALLY good!  But seriously, makeup artists know a lot about time of day and lighting and how it will look in photos.  It’s worth spending the money for that expertise!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@jflindall:  I totally agree.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I would get it done. Not only will they have the right products/tools, but it will be less stressful for you, and it will be more likely to stay on throughout the day.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I usually wear minimal makeup, but I’m paying for a makeup artist for me and my two attendants. Because Carolyn’s a professional, she knows how much is needed to look good in pictures (more than what I would typically use- Maid/Matron of Honor recommended the trial, to get used to that much makeup on my face!)

I’m viewing it as another little pamper I’m giving myself. Could I do my mani/pedi the day before? Absolutely, but the results wouldn’t be nearly as good.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think she did a great job.  You look beautiful.  If you don’t think you could do this yourself, then I wold hire her for your wedding day.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I say go for it if you can make it work with your budget!  The trial looks great and to not have to worry about what you look like on the day of (or trying to get a shaky hand to apply liner or mascara lol) will be worth it’s weight in gold!

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