So, now that the wedding is within reach (just 11 days!) it was time for my hair & makeup trial. Since I don’t have a person that regularly does my hair, and I didn’t want to pay $150+ for a ‘wedding’ pro to do it, I turned to my bridesmaids. Thankfully, bridesmaid A asked her stylist, who used to do full wedding parties on the reg, if she would be willing. Thankfully, she said yes! She also offered to do makeup as well.
So, Saturday I happened to have a cousins wedding to attend and thought it was the perfect occasion for a test run.
My hair is really thick so Tami had quite a challenge ahead of her. Here’s what we ended up with
Now, I’ve only had pro makeup done once before, for prom, and I only did because I had a gift card to the salon. I like to think that I’m fairly good at doing my own makeup. I have a huge (drugstore) makeup collection and tons of brushes. It’s kind of my secret shame/hobby. I don’t often to full makeup, but when I do it’s really, really fun.
I loved my hair. I think it looked pretty chic and polished. We’ll do more volume on top for the wedding day, and because the ends started coming loose I’m going to ask for more of a sleek chignon instead of a messy bun.
But I didn’t love the makeup. I wasn’t a fan of the way she did my eye makeup, and think I do a better job myself. Exhibit A:
I also felt like the foundation she used didn’t give me great coverage. By the end of dinner, about 4 hours after makeup was put on, I could see the stupid pimple that just popped up on my chin.
So, this leads me to my decision to, wait for it, do my own wedding day makeup. I know what I like, I have nearly everything I need, and I’m free. 🙂
I did buy the lipstick she used on me. It was pricier than i usually go, but I’m also picky about lipstick and can never find a color I like. I think the only other new product I’ll get is some better foundation. I just used plain old Cover Girl clean, which I love for everyday. Something better for long wear and photos would look better though, I think.
And hey, if DIYing wedding makeup is good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s good enough for me!