Post # 1
I’m a minimalist when it comes to make up – a bit of eye liner, mascara, and eye brow pencil. Occasionally some pink lip gloss. I think most of the time you can’t really tell I’m wearing makeup.
I had my makeup done once for my brother’s wedding and it was awful. I washed it off and did it myself in the little time I had 🙂
Anyone else not having their makeup done?
Post # 3
@MrsBlah: I had my makeup done, but only because I’m a makeup noob – I totally admire brides who do their own makeup! I say, rock it girl! 😀
Post # 4
I was a bridemaid in a friend’s wedding last year, and she did her own makeup and looked totally beautiful! She’s kind of a minimalist too. 🙂 The only advice I’d give is that even if you’re a minimalist, you may want to step up your usual routine just a bit for your wedding day so it makes more of a difference in photos, but that’s totally up to you!
Post # 5
I did my own makeup for my wedding. The girl who did mine was a bit heavy handed (on purpsoe of course) but it wasn’t “ME”. I couldn’t walk around with that face at my wedding and feel comfortable.
I went and bought some new stuff, practiced on the look I wanted, got eyelash extensions, and bought a really cool product at sephora called
hourglass, ambient lighting powder
you pick the lighting you look best in and it just worked so well, I can’t rave enough about it. ( I got radiant light)
Post # 6
I wear very little makeup. But I’m still getting my makeup done. But by my sister. She was a makeup artist for a while so she knows what she’s doing. And she knows me, so she can stay true to my makeup style. If it wasn’t for her I would’ve considered diy makeup.
Post # 7
@Gemstone: Maybe I’ll practice a little…extra…before hand. I’ve been doing my makeup the same way for like 15 years lol. But it’s not dated, just plain and subtle. I’ve experimented with tons of different makeup but I’m never happy with anything else. I don’t feel like ME
Post # 8
@MrsBlah: I did my own makeup 🙂
Post # 9
I did my own and am so glad I did! I got a lot of compliments on it too which was cool because I am no pro. I think it’s great!
Post # 10
I came here to start a thread asking if any other brides are also doing their own makeup and what reactions they’re getting. I’m so glad others are in the same boat! I used to work a part-time job at Ulta and had the opportunity to learn lots of cool techniques from the product reps and makeup artists. I did my own makeup when I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my friend’s wedding and intend on doing my own and helping any of my BMs for my wedding. Of course, if my BMs want to have someone at the salon do it, they’re welcome to, but I don’t really think it’s necessary.
I would suggest going to a Sephora or Ulta to get a good foundation, maybe something a little heavier than what you normally wear and have one of the associates help you with some different looks. If you’re looking to buy the makeup for you’re wedding there, they are more than happy to help you try different looks and learn how to use the products. the nice thing is that they’re really not supposed to give you a total face makeover. They should do half of your face and teach you what they’re doing, then let you try it yourself on the other half. This gives you a chance to practice with supervision! You can also ask them when their product reps will be in, they are usually makeup artists who work for the various makeup companies and visit the stores to promote their particular line.
I’m also kind if a minimalist from day to day, and it’s not uncomon to see me out without any makeup at all. However, I do have quite a healthy makeup collection and can do some cool stuff when I want to. I think a lot of people don’t realize that I’m a bit of a closet makeup fiend and give me strange looks when I say I’m going to do my own for my wedding. Is anyone else getting those reactions?
Post # 11
@MrsBlah: I’m planning on doing my own make-up and another bee on here suggested make-up trial saturdays. I usually don’t wear any make-up, plus I hate people touching my face, so it’s just all around more comfortable for me to do my own make-up. Just remember that your make-up looks much more subtle in pictures. I wore what I thought was a ton of make-up to my boudoir shoot, and it barely showed up.
Post # 12
I spent quite a lot of money on good quality makeup (but still less than a pro makeup artist charges, LOL!) and have been practising every day. I like my new look much better than the normal “bridal” look I’ve seen before on some brides. That said, I still haven’t worked out how to hide my terrible spots without piling on the slap.
As time goes on, I find I’m using less and less makeup and it looks better. I put on far too much when I first started experimenting.
Post # 13
I’m doing my own makeup, using Lisa Elridge’s videos as a guide.
I’m planning on using MakeUpForever for my foundation/concealer/highlighter, and Chanel for most of the rest (Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner and probably a CoverGirl mascara).
On a typical day I usually just wear sunscreen or a BB cream.
Post # 14
I don’t wear any make-up, so I am only looking for the barest of looks for our wedding day. To top it off, we’re having a late morning ceremony then lunch reception, so I definitely don’t need to go nighttime glamorous. I’m slowly figuring out the make-up I like and learning to apply it myself. My Maid/Matron of Honor wears make-up and will be helping me that day, too.
Post # 15
I’m planning to do my own. I have bought some items and gotten samples to use of the more expensive items. I’m going to photograph the looks until I’m happy with it!
Post # 16
I ended up doing my own makeup because I missed my appointment. Which was fine because my hair was just perfect. I got so many compliments on my look and hair. Yeah, getting my makeup done probably would have added an extra something. But I actually think my DIY makeup was fine and worked well. I can’t wait to get picturea back.