(Closed) To DIY or not to DIY??

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Could she recommend some one else? For example, if a photographer has to cancel they will provide you with the names of a few colleagues to fill in for them. Ask if she has a similar policy. If not, if you’re confident in your make up applying abilities then I say DIY.

Post # 4
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Do you have any close gf’s or relatives whose makeup style you admire? Perhaps ask her to do a trial run with you or have her show you how to do it her way? Or if you’re already comfortable with doing your own: DIY, baby!

Well definitely use your own foundation since you know it works! Have you ever tried those blotting papers? You could use them periodically throughout your day to blot the oil so you don’t look shiny in photos. 

I personally think getting makeup done professionally is over-rated. It always looks different than what you described initially :S

Post # 5
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

As a PP suggested, will nyour make up artist give you any recommendations?  With your wedding just over a month away, you’ll probably have to work quick to find someone new and it may cost $$ to have more trials done. 

If you don’t feel 100% confident about doing your own make-up, I would try to find someone to do it for you.  Professionally done make0up always feels alittle unnatural, but it’s better for the cameras and your pictures will be flawless!  good luck!

Post # 6
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I suppose you don’t have a ton of time to find another artist and do another trial run.  

If you do your own makeup- do some practice runs.  On your day off or a day where you don’t have to do much… Do your makeup as if you were doing it for your wedding day.  See how it holds up through the day (take a photos right after you do it – then another photo halfway through the day and another photo at the end of the day).  Try to use natural sun light to take the photos in..(take the photo outside)

Take your makeup a step up from what you wear everyday. Make your eyes a little more dramatic then you normally would.  Also make sure to use a soft blush color to bring out your cheek bones and give you some color.  The reason you want to make it a little bit more intense then your day to day makeup is for the wedding photos.  

As far as foundations go – first of all make sure to prep your skin with a foundation primer (this helps hold your makeup on longer)  Make sure to do concealer under your eyes and around your nose and chin – these are the area’s that loose coverage the fasted.  Then use your foundation -I have heard good things about Clinique 16 hour foundation.   YOu want to set your makeup with some powder.  Make sure to have powder (MAC blot powder is great and doesn’t look cakey) on hand to touch up through the day.  Also oil blotting sheets are great if you have oily skin.  

I would recommend MAC’s pro longwear lip color – it holds up awesome! 

Maybe even write down what you did and have the photos on hand for your wedding day so that you can refer back to them in order not to miss a makeup step.

Good luck!! 

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