(Closed) Pro make up for e-pics?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
18654 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t do it.  I’m not a huge makeup person and I knew I was going to go all out for the wedding but I wanted to look more like myself for the engagement pictures.

Post # 4
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4485 posts
Honey bee

Some women get professional makeup done (usually at a dept store makeup counter which is inexpensive, if not free, which can also be used for wedding day makeup) and others do their own. There is no right or wrong since it’s personal preference.

Post # 5
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733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

I would say it depends on the style of your engagement pictures. Our photographer works in a style that focuses on expression (natural shots) rather than “portraits,” so it didn’t matter much. Still, I did spend quite a bit of time searching for the perfect makeup and making sure it was applied well.

Are you having bridal portraits? Maybe that would be a better time to have your makeup trial… it makes sense to have all the makeup on with the wedding dress. With engagement photo makeup, it will be tempting to try and match whatever you’re wearing that day, so it might not work well as a trial.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did this for my e-pics last year.  I think it’s a great idea, but I’ll be honest with you.  It was such a mistake for me.  I ended up going with a different makeup artist because my makeup was TERRIBLE for my e-pics, and now I don’t like my e-pics because of it.

With that being said, I think it’s a great idea to see how you’ll look on film because sometimes you need a lot of makeup on to look good on camera.  A professional makeup artist knows this and can really provide you with a realistic look.  And I think it’s nice to kill two birds with one stone.

Post # 7
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1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am not going to do it, I’ll probably just do my own but its completely up to you.

Post # 8
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423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it depends on how good you are at makeup, tbh.  I think (hope?) that I do my makeup well enough on a day-to-day basis, but I don’t like the way it looks in a lot of photos, and I don’t know how to make it more noticeable without crossing into clown territory.  So for me, prof makeup happens a LOT (whenever I am having pics done / going anywhere super-fancy etc). 

I really trust and like my makeup artist though – if you’ve never been to this pro, you may not like what they do, as pp have mentioned.  Definitely something to think about.

Post # 9
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had my makeup and hair trial done for my e-pics and I was very happy with the results.  It photographed really beautifully.  At first I thought the makeup was way too thick and smokey (I don’t usually wear that much makeup), but it photographed so well– I’m glad I did it.  🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i def want to get my make up done for our e-pics. i’ve been pricing out make-up artists and its really expensive.. i may go the make-up counter route ! we’ll see! we take then next month so i have to get movin!

Post # 11
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3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I mean, do it if you want. But I didn’t …I did my own makeup…which ended up looking like I had no makeup! lol.

Post # 12
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1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I used my photographer’s Mary Kay lady whom she highly recommended. Free of charge. It worked out well, but I’ll be using my (very affordable!) makeup artist that I’m using for the wedding when I get the bridal and boudoir pics done.

Post # 13
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got my make up an hair done for our e-pics. My make up was done very light with very ‘natural’ look that when captured on camera you can’t even tell – – It was worth every penny to me. My make up wasn’t done the way its gonna be for my wedding nor was my hair done the way its gonna be for my wedding…

Here are our pics so you can see how it looked – – the fake eyelashes were my favorite part, LOL

Post # 15
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No prolem, I’m glad you’ve decided to get it done. I know you’ll be happy with the results Wink

Post # 16
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had both my hair and makeup done–I’ve only seen a few of the pics so far, but I’m so glad that I had pro makeup. One thing that both the makeup artist and my photographer said was that appropriate makeup can help make sure that none of your features are lost or washed out. The photographer agreed that the pro makeup really made my eyes pop and gave me a clear complexion. My makeup looked more like evening makeup in person but I don’t think it looks unnatural in the photos. With that said, if you know what you’re doing you can totally do it yourself or stop by a makeup counter. I had an affordable option and the funds to do it and it helped me feel pretty and ready to be in front of the camera.

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