Married Bees who did your own makeup

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wanted to comment so many of these posts but I couldn’t stop reading and looking at the pictures so by the time I got to the end I decided to just say THANKS to all of you for sharing.  Absolutely beautifully done and I have decided to do my own makeup. I decided it because of this post and I am very excited about it! I’m going to set up a “test” with Mac and if I like it, I will buy their products and do it myself.  Yay for us women who can take care of ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 33
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my own. I had a free trial at Sephora and I couldn’t stand how much blush she put on me – I’m fair-skinned and I think I look over-blushed pretty easily. Plus, the woman at Sephora insisted that I buy makeup two shades too dark since it was April and I was getting married in June and I’d have a tan by then. I returned the foundation and bought some from a Clinique counter the week before – in the fairest shade they make! I. Do. Not. Tan!

Anyhoo, I had pretty much NO time at all to do my makeup (running late!) and I’m still happy with how I look in pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 34
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did my own makeup, and I was really happy with how it came out.  I also didn’t wash it off that night, and the next morning it hadn’t budged!  Wink I did a lot of research and practiced, and it was no problem.  I would do the same if I had to do it over again.

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Post # 35
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@katrinab:I love your pictures!  You look gorgeous and your photographer is obviously fantastic.

Post # 36
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255 posts
Helper bee

I feel SO much more confident about doing my own make up now. Thank you married bees – you all look stunning!!!!

Post # 37
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I normally wear a mineral foundation that is light and looked ok in pictures.  About 3 weeks before the wedding, I went to the Clinique counter and tried out a full coverage foundation to go below my normal mineral foundation as well as try some new eye shadow.  It was actually a lot of fun!  I spent less getting some good products that I still use than I would have if I had hired a professional for one day. 

Post # 38
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1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Okay, so another question…

For those of you who did your own makeup and loved it, did you use foundation and/or airbrush makeup?  If so, did you think it was necessary?

I never wear makeup on my face (besides under-eye concealer) and I am really scared about looking too “cakey” on my wedding day.  I know it looks better in photos, but I want to look good (and real!) in person on my wedding day, too!

Does anyone have any advice?

Post # 39
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529 posts
Busy bee

@phatkat811: Ha! I am also really fair and heard the same thing from a makeup artist. I could not convince this lady that I NEVER, ever, ever tan! I walked out of the store without buying anything because she was so pushy. Glad you stuck to your guns.

Post # 40
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a bad trial experience and you ladies are inspiring me! I may well do my own makeup!! Thank you all so much for sharing your beautiful pics and words of encouragement.

Post # 41
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984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did my own make up! I thought it turned out pretty good! Some helpful hints from the ‘bee really helped me out a lot. Here’s some pro pics:

Post # 42
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313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my own make up ๐Ÿ™‚ But I am a make-up artist. I think as long as you’re someone who buys good quality make-up and knows how to apply it in a way that best compliments your facial features – then go for it! Still a good idea to watch some tutorials online and do a couple trials at home… take pictures in different lighting to get an idea of how it will look in your pro photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 43
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@septcabride: I used clinique superbalanced foundation. It didn’t look cakey at all and it evened out my skin tone. My advice is to check out the makeup counter and tell them you’re looking for a lightweight, long-wearing foundation for your wedding. I know at the clinique counter they let you try it on, and you can try it out at home and if it doesn’t work for you, they’ll let you return it. They actually make lighter foundation than what I ended up with, but I learned that really lightweight foundations soak into my pores (even with primer!)

I also don’t usually wear much makeup; what I did in the couple of months before the wedding was to try out different makeup combinations on a regular basis. I got used to wearing a little more makeup than usual (but not so much that I looked freakish!) In my pic, I really am wearing more makeup than I would on a regular basis – but not nearly as much as makeup artists tried to put on me – and I think I don’t even look like I’m wearing any!

Post # 44
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I want to see some more! I have gone to 2 trials and I am NOT impressed, and though I wouldve never thought Id do my makeup, now Im seriously considering it since Im pretty good at it.

Post # 45
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2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow all of you did such a great job, I got mine prof done because I was stressed mine would come off.

Post # 46
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2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@alaiyo:

I’m having the same thoughts exactly. All of my make-up trials have been a disaster! 

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