How to Do Your Own Wedding Makeup

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Your wedding day is one of the most important and exciting days of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. While everyone wants to look stunning in their wedding photographs, when it comes to makeup not all brides want to hire a makeup artist, which involves both time and fuss.

Choosing to apply your own cosmetics can help make the preparation time more relaxed, especially if you wear makeup every day and are confident about how to apply it. However, to avoid disaster there are some basic do’s and don’ts it is worth being aware of if you have decided to do your own wedding makeup.

Do:

– Decide on an overall look which takes into account the style of dress you will wear. Dramatic makeup which would look great with a vampish, colored wedding dress, while white or cream will always look better with a more subtle look.
– Practice the makeup look you decide on several times before the big day, and take pictures – both inside and outside – while wearing it too so you can check how it looks on film and makes adjustments as necessary.
– Have a spray tan (if you plan to) a few days ahead, then choose a foundation to suit your new look a few days later, once it has settled.
– Incorporate waterproof mascara into your routine a few weeks ahead.

 Buy and practice using a makeup setting spray ahead of time to help your finished look stay intact.
– Look at popular guest outfit sites such as https://www.axparis.com/collections/wedding-guest-dresses for ideas on how guests may match their wedding guest dresses and makeup.

Don’t

– Just apply the same daytime makeup as always
– Leave applying your makeup to any old time you have spare, pencil in at least an hour instead.
– Get into your wedding dress until your makeup is completely finished.
– Experiment with new products in the run-up to the wedding as this leaves you vulnerable to a reaction.
– Choose cosmetics with even a hint of sparkle as they tend to look odd with flash photographs https://www.brides.com/story/tips-for-doing-own-wedding-makeup.

A final tip for the big day – have beauty treatments such as eyelash dyes or eyebrow threading in the weeks running up to the big day or you could end up with blotchy, angry looking skin. Choosing to apply your own cosmetics can help make the preparation time more relaxed, especially if you wear makeup every day and are confident about how to apply it.

However, to avoid disaster there are some basic do’s and don’ts it is worth being aware of if you have decided to do your own wedding makeup. Your wedding day is one of the most important and exciting days of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. While everyone wants to look stunning in their wedding photographs, when it comes to makeup not all brides want to hire a makeup artist, which involves both time and fuss.

Olivia Wilson

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Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of TodaysPast. She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.

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