I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I should do my own makeup (DIY) or hire a makeup artist (MUA) for my wedding. On the one hand, I hardly know anything about makeup. I wear next to nothing on a daily basis: just foundation, blush, and lipstick—and that’s only if I’m leaving the house. I’m worried that I’ll look washed out if I don’t wear enough, while it won’t look professional if I don’t apply it correctly.
On the other hand, makeup artists are expensive; although the makeup I’d buy to do it myself would also be expensive, at least I’d use it over and over. Furthermore, I’m worried that they’d put too much makeup on and I won’t look like myself.
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When I asked Mr. Wellies what I should do, he said he’d prefer if I didn’t wear any makeup at all. I replied, “Uh, yeah, that’s not happening.” While I love that he appreciates my natural beauty, I need to wear at least some makeup in order not to look like a vampire in our wedding pictures.
I’m thinking of scheduling a trial with a makeup artist: if I like how I look, I’ll book her for the wedding; if I don’t, I’ll try to do it myself.
Are you Team DIY or Team MUA?