Let’s take a break from invitations and discuss makeup, shall we? On a regular day, I don’t always wear makeup (um…actually, I usually do NOT wear any). And when I do it’s fairly minimal and uninspired.
Don’t get me wrong though- I love the idea of fancy makeup; I’m also just fairly lazy and unskilled in this area (can anyone relate to me here?!). Even with my lack of expertise, I am determined to DIY my makeup for the wedding. Mainly because I would really like to learn HOW to apply makeup (and what products to use)…and then there is also the added benefit that by going the DIY route I can justify using “wedding funds” to buy cosmetics. 🙂
Recently I was visiting one of my bestest buds who lives in LA and she suggested we visit MAC for for a free makeover, so I could get ideas and advice for the wedding. What a fantastic idea! And let me tell ya, it was super fun and super amazing. The photos I took didn’t turn out 100% wonderful (mainly because I had the guy do liquid eyeliner on one eye and pencil on the other. Weird, I know, but I was trying to see the difference between the two!)….but I love the overall look the MAC artist did for me.
I told the artist I didn’t want anything too crazy, so he went with “natural glam”…which you can see below!
The best part of my experience at MAC was that the artist took time to teach me the techniques and reasons behind what he was doing; of course, with the not-so-hidden agenda that I would buy their products and try to replicate the look at home (which I did!).
My plan now is to practice this look, only with a little less liner and less mascara (I think the mascara was a little thick, right?) and also return to MAC soon for another makeover/tutorial.
Is anyone else doing their own makeup for the wedding? Have you had any good experiences with free makeovers at places such as MAC?