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Savvy July 2020

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Melissa, on March 12, 2020 at 6:14 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 13
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Who else is doing their own hair and make up for their wedding?


So I’m kind of one of those YouTube nerds that watch beauty gurus and that’s how I’ve learned how to do my make up over the years. And I like to think I’m pretty good but sometimes I’m not sure what’s going to last the longest or photograph the best so I’ve been practicing maybe about once a week for the last couple months on looks that might work for the wedding.
The reason why am doing my own make up instead of investing in someone to do my make up is because I’ve been in several events where I had my make up done and either the products broke me out because I have really sensitive skin or I just really didn’t like how it looked and maybe I’m being picky.
Most recently my older sister got married and my gift to her was paying for everybody to get their make up done and their hair done and I felt like these make up artist were charging a very large amount which they deserve - they do work hard but I felt like they were cutting corners? They didn’t prime her face they didn’t use any setting powder they didn’t use any setting spray, before I went to get my make up done by them I had already primed my face - But one of my sisters (not the bride) after maybe about an hour all of her make up on her face was gone.
My sister the bride looked gorgeous but we did have to kind of reglue the eyelashes and tweak the lip color and stuff like that before the wedding even started. I loved how I looked in the photos but in person I kind of looked like I was a drag queen which isn’t a bad thing but for an outdoor wedding it was a little much.
Anyways I wanted to start a discussion in which us do it yourself girls can post our tips and our tricks to help each other out and include some photos of our trials!diy hair and makeup 1
Recent hair and makeup test, I need to get my hair done badly 😂 I also think I could use a little more color on my lips but for some reason every time I try a terra-cotta, mauve or anything like that they all look like fuchsia?

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Latest activity by Jamie, on June 16, 2020 at 7:49 PM
  • Allie
    Dedicated May 2020
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    My FMIL wants to pay to get my hair done for me, but I’ll be doing my own makeup the day of! I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube tutorials and I found one that I really love. Bought some new products to try as well! I’m the same way, i always feel like having someone other than me do my makeup always makes me look weird and not feel like myself. Even when my sister who’s great at makeup does it! Lol. I’d just recommend to practice the look you want a few times before hand so you know a) it looks good and b) it will last all day. I’m actually really excited to do my own! Also write down exactly each step so you don’t forget on the wedding day! Nerves will be high so a step could easily slip your mind!
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Wow Melissa, I wish I had your skill, you look GORGEOUS, you'll be stunning on your wedding day 💕🌹👍!
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  • Melissa
    Savvy July 2020
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    I really do need to keep notes! I haven’t been doing that do you mind letting me know the video that you really like?
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  • Melissa
    Savvy July 2020
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    Thank you so much! That means a lot to me I’ve been practicing very hard!
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  • Allie
    Dedicated May 2020
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    Of course!
    https://youtu.be/Br335hVaGXs

    She uses so many affordable products too that she trusts which is super awesome as well. I may change a few things since I want more pink on the eyes and lips but other than that I love it! Hope this helps ya ☺️
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  • Marie
    Dedicated April 2020
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    You look beautiful!! I WISH I had makeup skills like that!
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  • Melissa
    Savvy July 2020
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    Wow she is very informative I added her to my watch list! Thank you.
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  • Melissa
    Savvy July 2020
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    😍😍 Thank you!!!
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  • Sonia
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    I feel the same way! Anytime someone else has done my make up I haven’t been happy with the results. My mom really wants me to hire someone to do the makeup so I’m still thinking about it.. but I’ve finally convinced her to let me do my own hair since it will be down with curls with a flower crown
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  • Melissa
    Savvy July 2020
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    I love flower crowns!!! I feel like if you don't like the makeup it might be a waste of money - but if you love it then it's worth it!

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  • Breann
    Devoted June 2020
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    I'm doing my hair and makeup for my elopement in 19 days!

    Looks like your skin tone leans more on the warm side, which is why certain colors might look too pink for your preference. I'd suggest a red like Chili by Mac....something that looks a hint more orange than berry.

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  • Ashlie
    Beginner December 2021
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    I suck at doing my own hair but I'm 90% sure that I will be doing my own make-up. I been acting and modeling for years and have had my make-up done by many pros and I hardly ever like what they do. I have learned a lot over the years by watching what they do and asking questions and overall I feel like what I have learned is that there really is no magic bullet when it comes to make-up especially if you have problematic skin like me. Also, you know your face better than anyone and you know what you like aesthetic wise which can sometimes be difficult to communicate to the artist. Now again, this really depends on the person because I know plenty of people who love how make-up artists do their make-up but for me personally, I'd rather have the control and know what to expect because I'm using products that I'm used to. I feel semi-confident with my skills but am going to start watching some videos too if anyone has suggestions!

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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2021
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    Yes, I am not putting money towards anything I can do myself. I have an aunt and cousin who do hair for a living so all I want is my hair re-dyed, down and curled. As for my make up my sister who does make up amazingly (not professional), is going to do my make up. I'm simple Smiley smile

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