Back in 2010, right after Mr. Woodpecker and I got engaged, I started reading lots of wedding chat boards. They are such a useful piece of information, and I especially like when you can get lots of good recommendations from local brides in your area.
Reading these also helped me a lot in general in my wedding planning, and opened my eyes to things I hadn’t ever heard about in my life. One of these things:
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Airbrush makeup! I personally thought it was something only movie stars did, and was surprised at how many brides in the area swore by it on their wedding days.
I’m a girl who straightens her hair every day, and throws on some general makeup/bronzer/lip gloss, but I by no means go crazy. I rarely visit the MAC counter, and have been using the same Sephora makeup for years and years. So when I thought about it initially, I figured makeup wasn’t a huge deal. The more I thought about it however, I decided to get mine done for a few reasons:
I want my makeup to last for the whole day. I have no idea how to do that on my own. Now, my makeup barely lasts until the end of the workday.
Although I do my own makeup every day, I cannot apply eye shadow for the life of me.
Recently, Little Sis WP saw me putting eyeliner on, and told me I have apparently been doing it wrong since I was 16. This squashed any belief that I knew anything about makeup in general.
Once I started looking at regular versus airbrush makeup, I was sold when I went to chat with the hair stylist at the salon we are going to. My big concern with airbrush was that it would look too “fake.” She assured me that although it might appear a little bit different, her philosophy was to make a bride look gorgeous, but still look like herself. I also was pretty swayed with the airbrush makeup primarily because of its long-lasting effects, and the fact that it could be hot on wedding day, and I do not want my makeup melting off, which has happened to me before during the summer with regular makeup.
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In the end, the cost is also not too bad. If I was going to do my own makeup for our day, I know I’d have to go out and buy some special stuff anyways, and in the grand scheme of our wedding budget, the cost is not too bad. Plus, I have no idea how much getting your makeup done costs anyways, since I’ve never done it, and totally over-budgeted. Win!
Is airbrush makeup as popular where you are? What are your thoughts? Is it worth it?
- Branford, CT
- Graduate Student/School Psych Intern
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Owenego Beach Club