Post # 1
I don’t wear make up normally, and I am not sure what to do about the whole wedding day look. When I DO wear make-up, it’s usually just a bit of eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow.
I would do my own but it’s been hard for me to find a brand that doesn’t irritate my eyes while also not smudging on to my eyelids with just normal blinking. I’m not even sure if a makeup artist would be able to remedy that.
Should I look for a makeup artist and have them figure it out? Are makeup artists worth the cost if I only want very minimal makeup??
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
Honestly I think you should just hire a makeup artist. This is coming from someone who is basically a makeup addict. You’ll need to be able to apply your makeup [heavier] so that it shows up in photography which would be tricky for someone who normally doesn’t wear makeup. So even though it will look very minimal in photos, that actually won’t be the case. I would just find some inspiration photos of natural looking bridal makeup and email a few makeup artists in your area and see how much they would charge. The ones I’ve talked to all required a minimum amount of $$$ for you to book them so you should keep that in mind.
As far as makeup that irritates your eyes I can’t really help with that since I’ve never experienced that.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I am very sensitive to makeup as well, so what I did was hire an artist but I provided my own products. For me it was worth the cost because i’m not very good at applying my own stuff, and she did a fantastic job!
Post # 4
I would definitely hire a MUA. I’d go in and do a couple trial runs too, so you can make sure that certain brands of makeup don’t irritate you. PP is right though, you’ll probably need to have your makeup done a little heavier than what you’re comfortable with just to have it show up properly in pictures and truly last all day you know?
Post # 5
I think not wearing much makeup on a daily basis is even more reason to hire a makeup artist on your wedding day. Why deal with the stress of trying to figure out how to apply makeup yourself when you can have an expert make you looking camera-ready? I’m sure a trial would do you wonders to get product suggestions from her, and to make sure you are on the same-page going for a natural look!
Post # 6
I can’t wear waterproof mascara, it drives me crazy and makes my eyes super super itchy. I also find that eyemakup smudges and creases. I use a liquid liner pen and that generally stays put. I’ve also found using a shadow primer (i’m partial to smashbox) works really well.
I would suggest hiring a pro. I don’t usually wear much makeup, eyeliner and mascara and I’m out the door. My sister is a MUA and she did my look for the wedding. If I hadn’t had her, I would have paid someone.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone. I’m not looking forward to it, but you’re all probably right that it would be best to let a pro have at it haha. I’ll look into liquid liner pens again, and good primers.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA
I have VERY sensitive eyes, and i find that Mary Kay’s eye liners and Mascaras do not bother my eyes at all! They also have GREAT primers
Post # 9
Hire a pro. Your hair and make-up will be something you see in all of your photos. It’s worth it to make sure it’s done right. Plus, it’s one less thing for you to stress over on the wedding day.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t let her “have at it” though! I did that when I was a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding and hate
how I look in her photos. She’s happy though so it’s fine. But I saw my then-fiance for the first time at the reception afterwards and he was like “hi….who are you?” hahaha, noted sir. For subsequent weddings (including my own) I had a much bigger say in what I wanted done!
Post # 12
MAC is great for people with sensitive eyes and it doesn’t smudge. Cirque du Soleil’s synchronized swimmers use it in the water and it does not move! If one is close to you then I would see what they recommend. I am sure they can recommend MUA to make your day less stressful.
Post # 13
I would hire a MUA and have a trial. See how you react to the make up he or she uses and go from there. They can give you the look you want. A good MUA artist will have top of the line products that will last you the entire day. Only thing i recommend is taking your own mascara if you have one that already works for you. Idk what the issue is you have but you may be able to avoid it with false lashes. That’s another good reason for the trial you can see if you like them.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada
My makeup artist only uses natural products. Maybe try to find one in your area that does too? Also you can schedule a trial with them before booking so that you can see if you like what they do/if it irritates your eyes before committing to booking.
Post # 15
Have you tried BareMinerals? It’s suppose to be for people with sensitive skin. I’ve tried their foundations and concealers and they haven’t irritated my skin. Find a makeup artist that can work with products like that. And tell them you want it very natural looking, not a lot of makeup.
Post # 15
As a MUA, I would suggest a trail 🙂 Girls that usually do not wear a lot of MU sometimes freak out at things like lashes or end up loving it.