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Doing your own bridal make up?

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#21 Aumuller

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    Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:02 PM

    I really like your makeup, it looks amazing. I plan on doing my own makeup. Just going to go to MAC and get them to teach me how to do it and then practice a ton at home.

    #22 DiamondGirl

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      Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:58 AM

      Hi pink petals...


      Your makeup looks great!! well done. I too want the heavier makeup look for my wedding because i want to look different. If I go light, I really won't look so different. Also it's always recommended to go heavier because of the wedding pics. The flash from the photographer's camera can make you look as if you don't have any makeup on.

      #23 adcarter41

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        Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:35 PM

        Great info and Congrats! I can't wait to see pics!

        Originally Posted by ReeRee 

        Hi ladies,


        I just got back from my wedding and I did do my own makeup using Temptu airbrushing.   It turned out great! I used highlighter color Bronze to use as a bronzer because few days before my wedding I got a good tan on the beach, so the foundation color was a little too light, but the bronzer really did the trick.  I will upload some close-up pictures when I get home tonight, but here are the list of what I used:



        Temptu airbrushing system - foundation (natural), blush (sheer berry 404), highlighter (Copper) for undereye, highlighter (Bronze) as a bronzer. 

        MAC pressed power for a matt finish (the make up artist at Sephora actually told me to use loose powder such as makeup foever white loose powder, but I didn't want the finish to be too white and too mat, so I used MAC pressed power.



        Urban Decay primer potion

        MAC eyeshadows

        Loreal HIP black eyeliner in a jar (This is a great buy! Waterproof all the way!!)

        smashbox eyebrow powder

        Clinique undereye concealer


        Lash: I got eyelash extension called Eva Lash (combination of 10mm and 12 mm) at a local salon here in DC.  It was really uncomfortable first but I got used to it after a couple days and it looked great in the picture.  I paid $59 for it, I think it's well worth it if you don't have thick eye lashes.  Much more natural looking than fake lash you put on yourself.



        Tokidoki Lip Stain

        Smashbox lip gloss


        Will add some pictures soon!

        #24 adcarter41

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          Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:36 PM

          Beautiful! Are there any specific products you used that you would recommend?

          Originally Posted by Pink_Petals 

          I just got married last month in Dominican Republic and I did my own makeup. I got a free professional makeup appointment at Shoppers Drugmart because I spent over $75 on their makeup products (mostly Dior and Lancome). The makeup looked great and stayed on the whole time. Plus, you get to keep the makeup which you can keep using for a long time!

          I couldnt take the risk of having my makeup done at the resort spa; Ive read too many scary stories about the products and techniques they use!


          Here is a pic of my face...hopefully you can get an idea of what my makeup looked like on my wedding day. I like the more heavier makeup look so it depends on the person...other like the more natural look!





          xoxo Bee

          #25 mistibuard

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            Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

            You did a great job Pink Petals! I look forward to my appointment at Sephora.

            **Beaches Turks & Caicos- March 12, 2011**

            #26 ReeRee

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              Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:36 AM

              Here is a pic of me.  Also, I used MAC mat gel before I put Temptu foundation on to smooth out pores and imperfection on my face. I forgot to put that on my list.


              September 25 2010 290.jpg


              #27 ameefarm

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                Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

                Yah, when looking at the bride having the natural make-up is good. But if ever given the possibility why not try a make-up artist maybe it will be more good.

                #28 ReeRee

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                  Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:41 AM

                  If you know the makeup artist at the resort is good or can bring in a make up artist from back home, having professional is less stressful and you will get what you paid for.  But when you can't trust the resort make-up artist or can't afford to bring the professional from back home, doing your own make up gives you flexibility and  you can make it the way you want it especially if you are picky. 

                  Originally Posted by ameefarm 

                  Yah, when looking at the bride having the natural make-up is good. But if ever given the possibility why not try a make-up artist maybe it will be more good.

                  #29 Venus

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                    Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

                    I'm going to a spa & salon in my town 2 months before my wedding and they are coming up with a "look" for me and teaching me how to do it in the spa & salon. My plan is to then practice my make up several times and then plan to do my own make up the day of my wedding. I do want a natural look for my wedding as I rarely wear make up and I don't want to chance the chance my skin breaks out from the make up that they use at the hotel or that I don't like their styles.

                    #30 kelycostarica

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                      Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:41 PM

                      Organizing your own bridal make-up rather than hiring a make-up artist is a viable alternative if looking to trim a wedding budget. It is also a good option for those unused to wearing make-up or for someone who is getting married in a remote location. Professional freelance make-up artists charge a premium for their time and should work with you to create a fabulous look for the photos.


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