I don’t know about everyone else on here but I am a no makeup girl. If I put on makeup to go out it’s brows, mascara, lip gloss/stick. I went to a old classmate who does makeup and she did a trial look for me. She did fine but I didn’t feel myself. I ended up telling her I’m going fresh faced for the wedding day. Should I wear something? (I worry about pictures) or do my usual brows, mascara, lipstick? My FH has never seen me with makeup so the night I came home with a full face he was like 😳 soooo help! Lol
I'm also a no makeup girl! I'm planning to do a more natural look for makeup for my wedding - not a whole lot of makeup, but just enough to where I feel like a fancier version of myself.
It is totally up to you as to whether you do makeup or not! Whatever you feel your best in. If you feel like you want to do at least some, you could always do a "no makeup" style of makeup or something that looks natural - here is an article that has a few examples: https://www.theknot.com/content/no-makeup-look-wedding That way, you get the best of both worlds.
I never wear makeup, not a lick. I only wear Chapstick. Wore makeup for engagement photos and I hated it. I looked in the mirror and didnt recognize myself even with the "natural look." I'm gonna go makeup free on my wedding day and only wear dun dun dun chapstick. Professional photographers should have good editing skills.
I am a no makeup girl as well, but I did get a full face for my engagement pictures and wedding. I did airbrush and it was so light and airy that it didn’t feel like I had on makeup. I loved it and my now husband did too, surprisingly. Traditional makeup always feels too heavy to me ... and I never look like myself. But you have to do what feels best for you — it’s your wedding day and you should feel your best. And you will look your best with or without makeup. 😊
No two makeup artists will give you the same results. Most bridal makeup I have seen looks like they aren't wearing anything because they are wearing specifically skin toned colors. Find another artist and get another trial.
The point is to be the best version of you. If you can do that, whether due to your skill, or the fact that you naturally have great skin and striking features, go with it. Professional make up is a very new thing for most classes of brides. I have seen hundreds of old bridal pictures from before pro or celebrity style makeup where they looked so nice, I could not imagine a need for anything more. Do a trial, if you can afford it, after doing yourself and taking pictures, then decide. Or, put your money instead into someone teaching you how to do yourself. Older relatives paid for someone to give me lessons on my hair and makeup as a sweet sixteen, and the confidence it has given me is something I have greatly benefitted from.
Just as most of the prior answers, I agree that you should choose whatever you feel most confident in. Like Judith above me mentioned, the infatuation with make-up and bridal looks is a recent idea - my grandma did her own minimal makeup (similar to you with mascara and lipstick), my mom did her own makeup (her every day look), and I am doing my own make up (light coverage foundation, mascara, soft eye liner, lipstick). I think we all just want to look and feel beautiful on our wedding day - for some, that a full face-beat and for others its chapstick and mascara!
I went to the Whole Foods last night and looked in the makeup aisle. There's no way I could spend $20 each on eyeliner, lipstick etc. when I KNOW that I'll only be wearing it once in a blue moon. 😅😅😅😅😅
I feel pressured by society to weat makeup on wedding day. I even priced make-up artists in the area my wedding is in and for the minimal look, they want to charge $125!!!! I paid only $60 in my local area for makeup with engagement pics. No way I can spend $125 for a look I may be unhappy with.
I would get my brows “cleaned up” - nothing extreme, but just take off some stray hairs. A tinted moisturizer - the Nars one is pretty natural looking if you don’t layer for more coverage. Some light lip color - just a touch.
Absolutely go fresh-faced if that's how you feel most comfortable! I've seen many people on this site insist that full-on makeup is an absolute must simply because of photos, but I think that's problematic for several reasons. People warn brides that they may need some time to get used to full wedding makeup but that it'll look great in photos. Okay...but I don't want to have to "get used" to the way I look on my own wedding day! I want to look like myself. Photography is hugely important to me, but feeling like myself during the actual experience of the wedding, and not planning the day completely around pics, is more so. Your photographer should also know how to shoot and edit in a way that highlights the look you go with, not just a heavy makeup look. My sister is a pro photographer and has done many weddings, and she also agrees that any good photographer will be able to capture a bare-faced bride beautifully. She's taken tons of photos of me with minimal makeup and they always look great! Anyway, all of that is to say that if you want to wear little to no makeup, go for it!
I don't wear makeup either and was more nervous about that than the wedding. I has several trials before had my fiance and adult children give their honest opinions and took their suggestions back to my makeup artist. This was the final outcome.