- 4 years ago
I don’t think you HAVE to use a MUA if you don’t want or can’t afford, but regardless of how good you are at doing makeup, the MUA will do a better job. Don’t forget that you’re going to want this makeup to last, and look amazing for a full day and night. You’ll be getting lots of professional photos and lots of candid shots as well. MUAs know not only how to make your makeup last through the day/night but also the best products to use to minimise shine, and to stop you looking washed out in photos.
Also, as PPs have mentioned, there is that ‘pamper’ factor. The morning of your wedding you are likely going to be stressed out trying to organise everything. Having a MUA come in forces you to sit and relax for 45mins while someone else worries about helping you look good!