DIY Or Go Pro? Occasion Makeup

DIY or Go Pro

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?


  1. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    July 13, 2015 / 8:54 am

    I would love to get my makeup professionally done but would worry they would do it in a style I didn't like! xxJessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Beth D
      July 13, 2015 / 7:54 pm

      That was my worry, I'd never be able to explain properly how I want it done and I'd end up re-doing it myself xx

  2. Courtney Melville
    July 13, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    This is a great post. When i had my prom about 5 years ago i also got my hair professionally done but did my own makeup (this was before i knew i had an interest in makeup so it was brilliant lol) I think you should splurge on one and save on the other because it can become so expensive otherwise! Courtney |

    • Beth D
      July 13, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Hahaha, yeah that is the thing getting one done is expensive, let alone getting both done! I chose the one I could do best to save on xx

  3. Bunmi Afuye
    July 13, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    DIY All the way. i will only get my makeup professionally done if i'm at a photoshoot or it's my wedding day or a very special occasion

    • Beth D
      July 13, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      I can see that on a wedding day: no expense is spared, you'd want to be pampered for sure xx

  4. Mel Davies
    July 17, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I'm definitely a DIY girl, I'm so fussy and know which products suit my super oily skin. I'd be scared to splash all of that money at the risk of hating it!lillies and lipbalmxx

    • Beth D
      July 21, 2015 / 10:45 am

      No one else will ever know your skin as well as you do so DIY is always going to be a good choice!xx

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