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Doing your own bridal make up?

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#1 Susan'n'Dean

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    Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:48 AM

    I have chosen to do my own make up on the day. I have spent an absolute fortune on Bobbi Brown make up and brushes etc. My FI is like you best look amazing on the day from the amount you have spent on make up lol.


    Has anybody else spent a fortune on products for their special day? Anybody else use the Bobbi Brown range?

    #2 rosieposie

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      Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:07 PM

      Glad I'm not the only one......I spent quite a bit on Dior, NARS and Bobbie Brown makeup...and a couple of new brushes from Sephora. Gonna have to do a few test runs to see how long it all takes and get used to putting it on    




      #3 niajs

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        Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:12 AM

        I'm going to get a professional in. I'm reasonably confident doing my own but I love having my makeup done and don't get a chance to do it very often so what better excuse than your wedding day?!

        #4 Nan

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          Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:09 AM

          I´m getting a professional in too. I think the overall final look has nothing to do with the make-up I normally do! I want to look my very best . And I also want it to look very natural.

          Nan and Erik forever!!!

          #5 niajs

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            Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:29 AM

            I want mine to look natural too. It actually takes a lot of work to make it look natural! When I do it myself it looks like I have none on, which woudl not be good for photos.

            #6 rosieposie

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              Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

              I completely understand wanting to look your very best for this very important day, I love getting my makeup done too but my confidence in unfamiliar makeup artists on my small single eyelid asian eyes and "yellow" skin tone is low.


              Actually, I'm an esthetician with a makeup background, a bit worried I will be nervous! But a couple of my BMs are in the industry too so I'm counting on them to make sure I don't draw my eyeliner all wavy.


              With lots of practice, trial runs, the right tools I don't see why gals that want to do their own makeup can't. No one knows your face better than you and remember to blend, blend, blend.


              Don't forget to take photos inside and out, close and far to make sure you get the results you want on camera!

              #7 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:09 AM

                I am going to have my son's gf do my make up, this will make her feel somewhat part of the wedding.  She puts her own make up on beautifully, so we can do some practice runs at home to find the perfect colours etc.

                July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

                #8 ReeRee

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                  Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

                  I am doing my own makeup too!  Like Rosieposie said, no one knows your face better than you and I am asian also and I just do not trust a resort makeup artist. 


                  So I did spent fortune on makeup products... Starting from buying Temptu Airbrushing Device from Sephora.... I kind of rationalized that that was also a birthday gift to myself....:)  I also went to MAC and bought a couple brushes, eye shadows, etc.   My wedding is about a week away and I still have to do some practice run before I leave on Wednesday!! 

                  #9 CanadianLindsey

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                    Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:09 PM

                    I've been a BM in 3 weddings and everytime the pro make up artist has put on way too much makeup for my taste(and my FIs). I'll admit it looks good in photos, but in person it is too heavy. Add that to the Mexican heat and I am afraid I will be really uncomfortable on my wedding day.  Also it is $80 to get a pro to do it at the resort!   It is bad enough I spent $100 on hair exentions plus the cost of my updo! I am thinking of getting one of my BM to help me out or just practicing lots and doing it myself.  I think I'll check out that air brush foundation from sephora too.

                    #10 ReeRee

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                      Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:02 PM

                      There's tons of makeup tutorial videos on you tube. Check out Makeupgeek and fafinette3x or something like that ... don't know exact spell..

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