How To Perfect Your Own Wedding Makeup

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DIY Makeup Tips For Brides

Practice your wedding makeup and look a million dollars on your special day.

With social distancing measures still in play, those brides who are getting married from the 4th July onwards may need to do their own makeup. Don’t feel intimidated by this prospect – not only will you save money, but you can also be assured that you won’t end up with a look that doesn’t suit you. After all, no one knows your face better than you, right? Nevertheless, if you’re feeling a little nervous about creating a flawless complexion, then take note of these top wedding makeup tips.

Healthy Diet

Give yourself a fighting chance by ensuring that your skin looks healthy in the run-up to your big day. This means eating a clean diet filled with grains, fruit and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. Regular facials will also help to deep-clean the skin, giving it a refined and polished appearance.

Practice Makes Perfect

If you have a particular look that you’d like to achieve for your wedding day, and all brides do, then make sure that you practice over and over until you’re able to recreate that look with ease. You might experiment with different products beforehand to trial which suit you best. Make notes of which order to apply your cosmetics in and how many coats of mascara or lipstick you use.

Using Primer

On the morning of your wedding, carry out your facial routine, finishing with a layer of moisturiser. After this has absorbed a little, follow with a coat of primer which will smooth away any fine lines and remove any excess shine from your complexion. Ideally, you’ll use a separate eye primer too to prepare the surface around your delicate eye area. This will ensure that your skin is ready to take on your makeup.

Choosing Your Foundation

If you have the opportunity, try to have your skin tone matched professionally with an appropriate shade of foundation. If you’re using powder foundation remember not to use too much, or you run the risk of drying out your skin which can look quite aging. Remember also to purchase your foundation for the season you’ll be wearing it in. Brides with winter or autumn weddings won’t need foundation with SPF included. In fact, the chemicals used to create SPF can put a white cast across the face which may affect the quality of your wedding photos.

Frame Your Face

Shaping your eyebrows is the perfect way to frame your face. You don’t need to have large statement eyebrows, simply invest in a brow product and work with what you’ve got to build up until you’ve reached the desired volume.

Perfecting Your Eyes

Waterproof mascara is an absolute must whether you expect to shed a tear or not. You don’t want smudgy eyes on your big day, so invest in a quality mascara to keep your eyes in place. Steer clear from sparkly eye products too as they tend to look quite tacky in your wedding photos. Stick with matte cosmetics for a quality look.

Lovely Lips

Lipstick comes off in a flash, so it’s important to layer your lip colour to ensure a long-lasting finish. If you have thin lips, then you may wish to plump them up a bit by using a lipliner which you can use to draw just outside of your natural lip. Finish with gloss.

The final piece of advice is to wear more makeup than you typically would, as you’ll want it to last all day, and look great in your photos. Remember to practice, practice, practice and you’ll look a million dollars.