(Closed) What ways are you doing your makeup without a pricey makeup artist?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1566 posts
Bumble bee

My mom works at a department store makeup counter, and she has a ton of girls come to her for wedding make-up. She asks them to buy a few products and then does their make up. She’ll make appointments ahead of time and do trials as well. She highly recommends this – honestly, if I didn’t have her as my own personal make-up artist, I would go to Macy’s and have it done there. 

The trick is to find someone ahead of time who’s been working there for a few years at least and go to her a few times to buy stuff and get your makeup done. And set up an appointment for the actual wedding day. Good luck! 

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think Sephora would be a great option. My sister happens to be really good with makeup, so I’m having her do mine. Do you have a friend that you would trust to do your makeup??

Post # 5
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Friendors! That’s the way my sister did it and it worked out great. My Future Sister-In-Law works at one of the top salons in Baltimore, so I’m hoping to pull some strings there when my time comes. 🙂

Post # 6
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Check out Sephora schedule a makeup consultation. They’ll make you up and write down all the products they use. You can do it multiple times if you don’t like what they do. They don’t work off of commission so it’s low pressure. Also check out Clinique, MAC, any other makeup counters, I know Clinque offered me a consult when I stopped by for foundation, and I’ll probably check it out before the wedding.

Post # 7
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

thanks so much for the info on here! i really hate having makeup on my face, so i would much rather put it on myself. do you just go to the store and ask to schedule an appointment there or is there another way to schedule an appointment? i’m so clueless about makeup! haha.

Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Definitely go to Sephora! I like that the artists who work there are not trying to sell you one specific brand- they pick their favorites from all over the store.

Also, I used to work as a makeup artist, here are things that I love for flash photography/wedding makeup:

1.  Use a highlighter across cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead and chin to emphasize great bone structure on your face.  (I like Stila’s All Over Shimmer)

2. Make sure that your lip color has some pigment.  If you go with a sheer gloss it can photograph white with flash photography.

3. Definitely try using lashes. I like MAC or Shu Uemora. Get the individual ones for a more natural look. Apply glue to the false lash base, wait 30 seconds for the glue to become tacky and then apply using a tweezer.



Post # 10
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, I’m debating on weather or not to get a professional make up artist to do my make up on the day of the wedding.

If I don’t get a professional make up artist, I plan to go to M.A.C at my local mall and have a make up artist do a trial run of my wedding make up. I plan on buying most of the make up they apply on me and practicing every time I have a date with my Fiance or something like that. 

I’m a bride on a budget and even $60 to do my make up seems a little pricey especially if I don’t get to have my own make up applied. 

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