So here is another Prom post. Well I say Prom though it is more of a post for all occasions, after Prom it got me thinking, do you DIY your makeup, or go pro? I did my makeup and also my best friend’s but I know some would rather a professionals touch.
In doing my own makeup I saved myself quite a bit of money, I got my hair done professionally so thought I should save on makeup. All the products I used on myself and my friend, I already had, none were bought specifically for Prom, which means the makeup essentially cost me nothing. Yes there was the practising of makeup beforehand though again the cost of that was minimal if not non existent, plus I find doing makeup fun. A benefit of doing your makeup yourself is that it will be exactly how you want it; I can imagine myself coming away from a makeup artist and re doing it my self, because my vision will be a teeny bit different.
However, if you’re not wanting to do your makeup yourself there are many people who could do it for you, for a price of course. For my mums wedding we got our makeup done at our hairdressers, and it did look really nice and natural, but it’s not necessarily what I would have chosen. To get my makeup done there for Prom it would have cost £42 which probably isn’t that much for professionally done makeup, but it was a cost I knew I didn’t have to splash out on, so I didn’t.
All in all the decision to DIY or Go Pro as it were, has to be a personal decision. It relies on many things, for instance: money and time being the main two. So what would you do? Would you do it yourself, or get your makeup professionally done?