Wedding Make-up

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  1. MissAlexis

    MissAlexis New Member

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    I am a bridesmaid for my brothers wedding in May and as the bride has 14 bridesmaids who all have different styles and colouring she is letting us do our own make-up on the day. The only problem is I don't know where to begin!

    I use Benefit and Mac but want to go for more of a classic look. Any ideas?

    Many thanks :flower:
     
  2. Mk's Beauty Shop

    Mk's Beauty Shop New Member

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    well maye hire your own make up artist for the day and then they can do it for you if you dont want to stress on the day.. I would stick with similar styles to what you wear now. The wedding day is not really the day to try something bold and outragous if its not your style.. What dress are you wearing? and is it a day or night wedding?
     
  3. MissAlexis

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    day wedding and the dress is a pale, dusty, blue. I think I'm going to hire a make-up artist I just didn't want the usual make-up artist 'look', lots of shaddow, lip liner...
     
  4. Mk's Beauty Shop

    Mk's Beauty Shop New Member

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    yeah make sure you do a practice run with her first :) and dont be afraid to tell her what you want
     
  5. Theyda

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    I whole heartidly agree with the make up artist idea. I only wish I had that luxery. I'm giving away my mother at her wedding in a couple of weeks and I have the dress, shoes,bag, etc...and I'm still trying to find the perfect eye shadow! Go for the make up artist and say goodbye to the stress of doing it yourself.
     
  6. Mk's Beauty Shop

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    Here in australia you can go to certain make up counters like napolean and clinique etc and they do your make up for you for free ( but you buy a product of theirs anyway), maybe you could do that? you would have to do a trial run as well but if you cant afford to hire a makeup artist its a cheaper alternative...

    or try a beauty salon their wedding makeup is usually not too expensive and you would just touch it up yourself during the night
     
  7. daniellat

    daniellat Fashion Designer

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    Somewhere mentioned also that foundation with sunscreen in it is bad for photo and my photos always come out bad when i have my SPF foundation and no powder
     
  9. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    I went to a beauty salon for my wedding make-up and it was well worth it. We had a trial run, so she knew exactly what I liked and would go with my outfit. On the actual morning, she also gave me a neck & shoulder massage and a manicure.
     
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    Offtopic but WOW that's a lot of bridesmaids!!!
     
  11. daniellat

    daniellat Fashion Designer

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    yay! 14 bridesmaids is a lot of people, i missed that when i first came here its weird that being so many people the bride let them all look different
     
  12. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    Feline, could you share, was that an expensive endeavor? Thanks. :flower:
     
  13. Kenysha75

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    I think keep it simple and beautiful
    Do some lightings around your eyes maybe but thats its
    I think you should always keet it simple and classic to a wedding
     
  14. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    Erin - I can't remember the exact price, about £90.00, I think, but I felt it was well worth doing. I had a 'Bridal Package' which included a few visits and other treatments leading up to and on the day. A lot of salons do that kind of package deal and it works out far cheaper than paying for them all separately. When you have so much to thiink about and worry about leading up to a wedding, the pampering is a much-needed and welcome experience
     
  15. The_Ida

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    Check out the pixiwoo channel on youtube... They have a lot of great bridal looks, both for oily and dry skin
     
  16. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    For my sister's wedding, I had the Chanel makeup artist create my look, and then I did my makeup myself on the day. Worked out fine ...
     
  17. CaitlinC

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    When in doubt, always go with neutral tones.
     
  18. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    Our dresses were a very intense emerald green ... I used Tempting Beige blush, golden eyeshadow tones, and a red lipstick.

    I really think it's quite enough to have matching dresses--I don't think the makeup has to match too ... but as I recall, others did use some stronger tones like I did.

    I love an unmatched dresses look ...
     
  19. CaitlinC

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    Well people tend to get scared of the colors thing, so I usually recommend people go with neutral tones to play it safe.

    What you used sounds perfect, though.
     
  20. Mk's Beauty Shop

    Mk's Beauty Shop New Member

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    I think its mainly because there will photos for a long time after so a timeless natural makeup is usually best IMO and save the bright colours for the hens night hehehe
     

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