My wedding is this August. I am not a makeup artist, but I feel comfortable doing my own makeup, and several people have asked me if I’m going to do my own for my wedding.
I’d like to have a makeup artist do it if possible! I think it would be fun, and the bridesmaids might also want to have an artist do their makeup too. The only problem is – I want to use my own makeup. I don’t think the bridesmaids are worried about what type of makeup they use, but I already know what I want.
My skin is sensitive, and I don’t want to try anything new on my wedding day. Besides that, I’m an independent representative for a specific makeup brand, and I want to use that brand on my big day because it’s my favourite, and I already know what matches my skin.
I’m not sure what to do! One of the makeup artists I contacted seemed to think it was strange that I wanted to use my own makeup, and I can understand why she may have concerns about sanitation and not being familiar with the products and shades.
I think it would be fun to have someone do my makeup, I just want to use what I already know I like. My hairstylist offered to do it for me, but she is going to be quite busy doing hair for myself and 5-7 + others that day, so I don’t think she’ll have the time.
I’m wondering if any of you have done your own makeup for a big event like a wedding, prom, or photoshoot, etc. Were you happy with it? What were the challenges? Do you have any tips?