Makeup on My Wedding

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Narcissism

Photography by Dustein Sibug

Photography by Dustein Sibug

Planning for your own wedding can be tedious. You want everything to go smoothly as planned. For me, one of the greatest pressures was doing my own makeup on my wedding day. People have seen me prettify other brides and are expecting no less than perfect makeup on myself. I did consider hiring somebody else to do my makeup but the bridezilla in me wanted everything under control.  After all, nobody knows my face the way I do. All the blemishes that have to be covered, the contouring I need, etc. I just couldn’t allow somebody else to take charge of how I’d look on this very important event of my life. I even had to do the grooming of my husband, just to make sure that he’ won’t end up looking like some halloween character or more feminine than me, as some makeup artists have the tendency to soften a man’s features a little too much. The entourage, that I had to leave to my assistant. My mom, being trained in hair design when she was younger, did my hair.

Photography by Dustein Sibug

Photography by Dustein Sibug

The night before the wedding, I tried to get a good night’s rest but by 3am, i was awakened by an attack of allergic rhinitis. The whole roll of tissue was almost used up before I was forced to take some medications to tame down my allergy. My nose became so congested that I had to take some decongestant to relieve my condition. Unfortunately, among the side effects it has on me are restlessness and tremors, comparable to downing a couple of cups of black coffee. I managed to sleep for a total of  only 30 minutes after that.

While doing my makeup I could feel my hands shaky and my mind, groggy- like having a hangover.  With God’s help, I managed to finish my look. The drug’s ill effects slowly wore off.

Photography by Dustein Sibug

Will I recommend other brides to do their own makeup? Only if they really know what they’re doing and they can handle the pressure. I suggest that you read Robert Jones’ book on wedding makeovers and practice over and over again. If you’re not happy with the results,you should leave it to the experts. I must say even if you’re a makeup artist, doing it on yourself could be really challenging. There is no one to check you on all angles.Personally, if I were to have my wedding all over again, I’d still choose to do my own makeup. Well, except if  Steven Doloso, Juan Sarte, Lourd Ramos or Chechel Joson were there to help me out, I’d gladly give in.  Otherwise, it’s just me and my trusty brushes.

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7 Comments on "Makeup on My Wedding"

  1. Groovy on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 12:49 am 

    You look beautiful! And CONGRATULATIONS! :-)

  2. MUA In Scrubs on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 2:23 am 

    thanks groovy! :)

  3. Phebie on Sun, 25th Oct 2009 10:23 am 

    indeed you look so beautiful….

    I did see you in person yesterday during the MBS3 and you truly deserved of winning the beauty category….Congrats!

  4. MUA In Scrubs on Sun, 25th Oct 2009 7:56 pm 

    Yay! Thanks Phebie! Too bad we weren’t able to interact much with other bloggers. Hope to see you again soon!

  5. mrsmartinez on Mon, 30th Nov 2009 10:47 am 

    you look great on your wedding day! and you saved a lot of money on make up artist xoxo

  6. MUA In Scrubs on Mon, 30th Nov 2009 4:06 pm 

    thanks, mrsmartinez! :) yes, i did save a lot of money doing my own makeup :)

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