No professional makeup on wedding day? Pictures of lightly made up faces?

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 31
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

chillbee29 :  no, I mean it might be cheaper to pay a professional who has all the make up than buying a set yourself.. if you don’t wear much normally. 

Post # 33
2356 posts
Buzzing bee

Maybe try and find a makeup artist who does stuff like natural looking makeup for professional/corporate headshots instead of one who primarily does wedding makeup?  


Post # 34
1142 posts
Bumble bee

Yes indeed! I ruled out most of the makeup artists I found online because the makeups just look so heavy especially the eyes. The lady I booked had lots of natural looking wedding make up photos on her page and when I met her in person, she showed me some more and it looked nice. I would suggest looking up natural wedding makeups and see what you can find. misslucy :  

Post # 35
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I have a friend who never wears make up and didn’t for her wedding. She looked like her normal self and the photos are radiant. My sister wore just a light foundation, same results. 

Post # 36
827 posts
Busy bee

I would tell your makeup artist that all you want is a great base for photography.  Have them do a trial session with airbrush foundation, setting powder, blush, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick only. 

That’s a very basic look that should have you feeling natural and yourself, but completely finished with no strange reflections or blotchiness in photos.  I would recommend doing the trial makeup session for your engagement photos so you can see how the products look. 

Post # 39
2797 posts
Sugar bee

Laura Mercier is a brand that does great natural looks. Their makeup artists are usually fantastic.

Post # 40
28 posts

Have you heard of Maskcara makeup? It’s kind of a simple, all in one makeup. It’s easy to apply, looks great in photos! There’s lots of YouTube videos on it and I could send you my artists info!! 🙂

Post # 42
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

My usual day to day look involves moisturizer and some mascara so I knew I didn’t want heavy makeup on my wedding day. I was quoted almost $300 by makeup artists in my area for a “fresh and light look” which was definitely a no go. I ended up going with the basics and my moh applied it for me. She isn’t a professional but she did amazing on my wedding day. I went to Ulta and picked out a good foundation, mascara, and a lip color. Ulta has a great return policy and offers tons of product in trial/travel sizes which made the most sense for me. Product quality is important and you have to find what works for you personally. I ended up with Tarte Festival for matte lip color, benefit Happy in shade 1 for foundation, and l’oreal cat eyes mascara (no falsies needed!). Ultimately I spent $50 on good product and still felt like myself the day of. 

Post # 44
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

chillbee29 :  I totally had the same question as you and started this thread a few months back.

I got some amazing tips on there. 

At the end of the day I did my own very light make up and felt so great! I just loved feeling natural and “me” on my day!

Good luck to you, I’m sure you’ll look awesome no matter what you decide. 🙂

Post # 45
1435 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I’d get a Mary Kay rep. Let her figure it out. Then buy what she used. Offer to pay her to style you that day. Or offer to buy gift baskets from her if you need any wedding party gifts.

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