Wedding Makeup

tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
I have a few wedding makeup questions.

I was just wondering if most people had their make-up done for their wedding or if they did it themselves? Did you go for a different look then your everyday makeup? How did it look in the photos?

Would you looking back do it differently?
Erin
2B with one lonely 3A
recovering Flat Iron Addict

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  • BlondieCurlBlondieCurl Posts: 108Registered Users
    I did my own makeup. My biggest challenge was that we got married in Hawaii-major humidity!! I used a bit more eye liner and mascara. Probably the biggest difference was I used a long wear lipstick. I tired several before the wedding. (I can't stand long wearing lipstick. I'm much more of a lip gloss girl!) I ended up using Almay. It definitely stayed on and looked good in the pictures. The only makeup related photo issues I had was looking a bit dewey in the humidity!

    It would have been fun to have someone do my makeup. At the same time I would have been afraid of it all melting off. Since I did it myself, I used all the hard-core, long wearing, need paint thinner to take it off formulas I could find.
    Somewhere between a 2-3a, Currently loving Innersense Quiet Calm Curl control cocktailed with L'Oreal Melting Gel.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're not supposed to wear shimmer if you're having photos taken. Supposedly it will look like you're sweating!

    I did my normal makeup. I didn't want to look too made up, so I kept it somewhat natural. I made sure I put on plenty of blush so that I would look like I had color - but that isn't different from every day!
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Posts: 791Registered Users
    Another thing to consider is the type of pictures you are going to order. If your lipstick (or gloss) is dark enough, it can come out looking almost black in black and White photography.

    Personally, I would spend the extra $$ to have my make-up done. People often forget that doing everyday makeup is different than doing make up for film (tv or photography).
    Long, blonde, 3a/mostly b hair.

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  • tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
    Thanks ladies. I appreciate the advice. I never realized that the wedding would be this much work and planning. So many decisions about details! :shock:
    Erin
    2B with one lonely 3A
    recovering Flat Iron Addict
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    tnkrbll23e wrote:
    Thanks ladies. I appreciate the advice. I never realized that the wedding would be this much work and planning. So many decisions about details! :shock:
    .



    Are you kidding?! The day of my wedding I was so sick of everything that I didn't care what happened, I just wanted it to be over!! :lol:


    I always wanted to elope.......if I could do it again I would have!
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • An AkashaAn Akasha Posts: 175Registered Users
    I'm doing my own makeup for my upcoming wedding.

    I didn't like any of the makeup artists I tried out. I want a natural look, but most of the MUA's just don't get it. It was such a waste of my time. I was expecting a lot better.

    I do not want to look like a Vegas Showgirl on my pictures! :x
    BSL of thick 4a/ 3c coils.
    Member since 1999.
  • DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
    An Akasha wrote:
    I'm doing my own makeup for my upcoming wedding.

    I didn't like any of the makeup artists I tried out. I want a natural look, but most of the MUA's just don't get it. It was such a waste of my time. I was expecting a lot better.

    I do not want to look like a Vegas Showgirl on my pictures! :x

    Congratulations An Akasha on your upcoming wedding!

    Could you keep us posted on the brands of makeup that you finally decide to use and how they held up?

    I'm getting married next year, and I'm now starting to look into everything including makeup.

    I'm definitely with BlondieCurl on the longwearing lipstick. I don't like it for everyday use (after awhile it breaks me out) but for my wedding, it's going to be used.

    Once again congrats to you as well as all of the other curlies who'll be getting married :D
    Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
  • An AkashaAn Akasha Posts: 175Registered Users
    Doc wrote:
    An Akasha wrote:
    I'm doing my own makeup for my upcoming wedding.

    I didn't like any of the makeup artists I tried out. I want a natural look, but most of the MUA's just don't get it. It was such a waste of my time. I was expecting a lot better.

    I do not want to look like a Vegas Showgirl on my pictures! :x

    Congratulations An Akasha on your upcoming wedding!

    Could you keep us posted on the brands of makeup that you finally decide to use and how they held up?

    I'm getting married next year, and I'm now starting to look into everything including makeup.

    I'm definitely with BlondieCurl on the longwearing lipstick. I don't like it for everyday use (after awhile it breaks me out) but for my wedding, it's going to be used.

    Once again congrats to you as well as all of the other curlies who'll be getting married :D

    Thank you! And congratulations to you, too.

    I'll let you know what works best for me.

    I'm still doing funny test runs on makeup--like putting on the makeup, then working out to see how it holds up under REAL stress.

    :lol:
    BSL of thick 4a/ 3c coils.
    Member since 1999.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I did my own makeup and it was just fine. I was worried about looking too made up also. I used Smashbox Photo Finish under my foundation, which worked very well. I also didn't use lipstick, I used gloss instead, but then again, I really prefer my own lip color.

    My makeup turned out great. The only problem I had with the way that I looked was my nose was red and my eyes were a little puffy from all the crying I was doing!!! Not much I could do about that!
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    An Akasha wrote:
    I'm doing my own makeup for my upcoming wedding.

    I didn't like any of the makeup artists I tried out. I want a natural look, but most of the MUA's just don't get it. It was such a waste of my time. I was expecting a lot better.

    I do not want to look like a Vegas Showgirl on my pictures! :x

    It is tricky finding a really good one. I had one supposed makeup artist do a test run on me and turns out all she wanted was to sell me products, plus the look she gave me was terrible. However, by chance I found one at a beauty salon and she did an absolutely fantastic job--she made me feel like Cinderella on my wedding day. I wasn't confident enough in my abilities to make myself look extra special on my wedding day so I was really happy with my decision to use a makeup artist. Anyway, if you decide to do that, definitely have a trial run before the big day and make notes about what colors etc. were used.
    I have 3A hair. I've discovered Jessicurl shampoo and Too Shea conditioner and I'm thrilled! Long-time LA Looks sport gel user.
  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Posts: 791Registered Users
    Usually make-up artists who work at a department store counter are also trying to sell you something.

    I don't know if you have these stores in the States, but I know for a fact that the MAC makeup artists do amazing work on brides. I've had several friends get their wedding makeup done at MAC and they were all so pleased with the results.
    Long, blonde, 3a/mostly b hair.

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  • tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
    I am looking into a few people that were rec's from other girls in the area. I intend to talk to them all and set up some trials with a few. Part of my problem is that my wedding is at 10:30am and so they would have to be willing to work outside salon hours.

    I think I am going to get someone. No matter how I try and do my make-up I always feel like it comes out the same. I want to look special, plus I am not sure what is best for photography. I want my album (and me) to be stunning. :D

    Thanks all!
    Erin
    2B with one lonely 3A
    recovering Flat Iron Addict

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