Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesdsay-- Makeup.


I love makeup.  I like doing my own, I like doing friends', and I certainly love buying new makeup.  When I got engaged, my plan was to do my own makeup for the wedding.  But my brother's then-girlfriend, Morgan (who is a makeup artist), offered to do the makeup for the wedding party.  So, I said why not-- one less thing I have to worry about.  Plus, this way I know the girls will all match.  She and I have talked a couple times about what I wanted to do, so I know she had a good idea of what I wanted to look like.

This past Sunday, I met with Morgan to do a trial run of my wedding makeup.  Our wedding colors are navy blue and silver.  My bridesmaids will be in navy dresses, and I want to incorporate some blue into my eye makeup. I don't want it to be TOO dark because our wedding is in the afternoon, so an evening eye is not really appropriate.  However, I do want it to be a little more dramatic than normal since it is a special occasion.  These were some ideas I liked on pinterest:

Source: google.com via Katie on Pinterest

Source: snobka.pl via Katie on Pinterest


So, I spent a while with Morgan while she worked on my face.  We made some changes mid-way through.  I ended up liking what she did-- it was exactly what I told her.  But, the whole time, all I could think is that I would do it differently.  Which, I realize, doesn't make sense since she did exactly what I told her.  It just became very clear that I'm a bit of a control freak about my makeup.  Most women hire a makeup artist so they don't have to stress about doing their own makeup.  I, however, am probably going to do my own so that I don't have to stress about someone else doing it.  Ha!

My problem now is that I need to decide what to do about the bridesmaids.  It seems kind of weird to have a makeup artist for the bridesmaids and not the bride.  But, I also want the girls to match each other.  If I had time, I'd LOVE to do their makeup myself.  But there's no way I'd be able to do that with everything else I have to do.  So, I may end up just letting everyone do their own within my parameters.  I'm not sure yet.  I'd love to hear any advice y'all have!

8 comments:

  1. Then girlfriend? Is it still his girlfriend?? If she offering to do it for free or would the bridesmaids have to pay? I like getting my makeup done professionally when I'm in a wedding. It makes it more of a special occasion look.

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  2. I think you could have someone do the bridesmaid's makeup but not your own. It would be a good way to get their makeup uniform and also make them feel special. Plus, it would be one less thing to stress you out on your big day!

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  3. I didn't require my bridesmaids to have their makeup done by an artist but I did tell them they had to wear it. My one SIL doesn't do anything to make herself presentable, she just dresses and is out the door and I told her she had to do her makeup, hair, nails of some color, etc to be in it. She actually didn't argue me, which was good!

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  4. I think I'd let them do their makeup themselves or at least choose it themselves (at least within reason). That way they can each wear it how they feel they look best - confident bridesmaids look more beautiful than uncomfortable bridesmaids! :)

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  5. I think I would let your bridesmaids have the choice of a makeup artist or doing their own. My best friend offered us this option last year, and most of us did our own. We all looked beautiful, so it was no big deal.

    I completely understand with your "control freak" nature though. I'm that way about my hair -- when I get it cut, I hate how the stylist styles it for the rest of the day. It looks OK, but it's not how I'm used to wearing it.

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  6. From one control freak to another: Allow someone to do your makeup. You want to be sure it will show up well in photos and you might be so excited that day that you won't have the same focus you normally would. Plus, it's fun to feel pampered! as far as for the other girls-if you want them to match you might have to have someone else do it for them.

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  7. Ahhhh!! I feel like this will totally be me! I have been asking for amazing KC makeup artists, so I can't wait to try them out too!

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  8. I did my own makeup for my wedding, because I definitely wanted the 'control' over how my face looked and I wanted to look like me, my style. I was even a little nervous about letting my hair be done by someone else, but in that case I knew that a pro could do a better job than I could. :P

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