(Closed) Wedding Day Make up: DIY or paying?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you doing your own make up on your wedding day?
    Yes : (59 votes)
    43 %
    No : (77 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m doing it myself and maybe having my mom help a bit. I figure, I’ve been doing my own makeup successfully my whole life; I can do it for this day too. Save some money for my honeymoon.

    Post # 4
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    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Everyone seems surprised when I say that I wanna do my own makeup. The thing is, I HATE HATE HATE how I look when my makeup is done professionally. They seem to think that if you have freckles, you want them covered up. I hate that!

    Post # 5
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    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    im doing myself makeup no budget to pay somebody

    Post # 6
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    First of all, the poll is confusing, what’s YES and what’s NO? lol

    Ok, so anyway, I was thinking of DIY my makeup since I know what I like.. but then my FH said i should have it done by a friend or someone else (hmmm… is he hinting about something….???) But other people have said the same thing. My hairdresser is doing my hair for the wedding & she said she does makeup too, so i was going to ask her how much she charges and maybe go that way. It might be nice to have someone else do it.. Idk, we’ll see 🙂

    Post # 7
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    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m having someone do my makeup for me and my bridesmaids and the moms. She will be coming to our hotel room and will stay throughout the ceremony and part of the reception to do touchups for pics and things.

    I feel like I know how to do my makeup well but for my wedding day, I want a pro to do it and plus, I wouldn’t mind the pampering 😉 Also, I want to look into airbrush and I can’t do that by myself and won’t even attempt ha. I will, however, make sure at the trial that everything is to my liking because if not, she won’t be booked for the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I thought about getting it professionally done, but ended up being too lazy and too cheap to even start researching make-up trials. 

    My bridesmaids have been doing my make up forever, so I went with them and was very happy with the results. 

    Post # 9
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    still not sure – i never like the results wheni go to makeup counters etc, so i might do it myself but get tips from professionals?

    dunno though…

    Post # 10
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    For you DIYers, you should be aware that wedding makeup, while not stage makeup is different than regular makeup.  It has to have staying power and hold up to heat and photography.  Professionals usually lay it on a little heavier and use more expensive higher quality products.  Just a heads up.

    Post # 11
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i am def having someone else do my hair and makeup!  i feel like i do an okay job of this most of the time, but most of the time, i am not spending thousands of dollars to have someone take pictures of me!  for me, not getting a pro to do this would be like buying a brand new car, but not changing the oil…it is one investment that enhances another.  🙂  plus, i want some crazy, kim kardashian-on-the-runway hair!

    Post # 12
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    like @eileenmarie said, the main reason I’m getting my makeup professionally done is because when I do my own, it looks good for the first two hours, but then fades. I need it to last at least 10 hours on the day of!

    Post # 13
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I did my own makeup and if I do say so myself, I was really happy with how it turned out!  I did a lot of research beforehand and took time to plan and practice a few times.  I don’t regret doing it myself at all.  Even the next morning it was still almost perfect because I didn’t wash my face before I went to bed!

    However, I have a steady hand and am pretty good at doing my makeup.  Not professionally good, but I can get it done.  I also did my own hair, and I kind of regret that.  I wish I had sprung for a professional but I was feeling totally broke.

    Post # 14
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Deebstation: The poll is yes, you are doing your own makeup or no, you are not.

    Post # 15
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    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    getting mine done. i wanna look a lil more than the everyday makeup that i know how to put on. and not in the skanky going out dark raccoon eye look that i change it up to when i go out at night with the girls LOL. those are the only two styles i know how to do. plus i dont know how to put on fake eyelashes…

     

    Post # 16
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    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would do it ONLY if I were very good at it. As a matter of fact I am very good at it (every time there’s a party I have my gfs standing in line waiting for me to put makeup on them) but I’m too afraid my hands will be shaking that day!

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