Doing Your Own Makeup on your Wedding Day? No Problem!
Let’s get real. Not every woman is going to have the funds to pay for a makeup artist for her wedding day. That’s why we are providing some DIY bridal makeup tips that you can use to ensure sure you look flawless on your special day.
Although you might be intimidated by the idea of doing your own bridal makeup on one of the most photographed days of your life, with a few pointers and a little practice, you will slay the task!
Here are some suggestions on how to make sure that you look like the bell of the ball on your wedding day…
4 DIY Bridal Makeup Tips For the Beautiful Bride
1. Prepping is Key.
Whether you’re going with a full face, or you’re just going to do a few simple touches to enhance your natural beauty, you’ll want to make sure that your skin looks and feels great.
Up until the day of your wedding, follow a regular skin care routine that includes hydration and exfoliation. Be sure that you’re protecting your skin from the sun and that you stay as moisturized as possible.
2. Don’t Try Something New.
When it comes to bridal makeup, you don’t have to go out and buy an entirely new line of beauty products. In fact, it is best to stick with the brands and makeup types that you use on any given day. Experimenting on your wedding day means taking a lot of risks. So, if you already have a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly, there’s no need to go shopping for a new brand. Stick with what you know.
3. Practice Makes Perfect.
Even if you’ve done your own makeup a hundred times in the past, you should not wait until the day of the wedding to start practicing. Have a few test runs with your wedding day makeup.
A great way to make sure that you’ll photograph well is to take pictures of your practice runs in different lighting. Try taking photos in the house and outside to see if you like how you look. This is especially true if you plan on using makeup with SPF as it can give your face a ghostly look in photos. Taking pictures ahead of time allows you to adjust as needed.
4. Don’t Be Afraid of Tutorials
Your bridal makeup should look different than your everyday makeup. This may require some makeup techniques that you’re not familiar with. The great news is there are a ton of makeup tutorials online that you can watch to learn some new tricks. Top YouTube Channels and Instagram posts provide tips on how to do your own bridal makeup from start to finish. Watching these makeup artists and applying some of their techniques to your makeup routine will most certainly put your look over the top.
Sure, it would be great to have a makeup artist do your bridal makeup for you and your bridesmaids, but when you don’t have the funds (or want to use the funds for something else), pull out the makeup kit, watch a few tutorials and learn how to beat your face yourself.
Since no one knows your skin and features like you do, chances are you’re going to arrive on your big day looking absolutely beautiful!