Handy with a blusher? A pro with mascara? Doing your own wedding makeup will save you a lot of money. These 10 top tips will help you get your dream look without breaking the bank.
1. Get your skin in shape
Seek professional advice to ensure your skincare routine is right before your big day. This way, your skin will be in tip-top condition and your foundation will look ultra flawless. Try using a facial oil at night for powerful and quick results. Try Sophie Chamings Skincare Facial Oils.
2. Prime your canvas
For perfect bridal beauty on your big day, be sure to start with a primer all over your face to even out skin tone and texture, and help your foundation to last all day. Try Laura Mercier Primer, £28 from House of Fraser.
3. Choose long lasting foundation
Choose a long lasting foundation to avoid shine and dullness throughout the day. Try Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £27.50 from Debenhams or Lancome Teinte Idole Silky Matte Liquid Foundation, £25 from Boots.
4. Peach your cheeks
Choose a peachy blusher and apply to the apples of your cheeks for a fresh and natural look. When applying this type of wedding makeup, blend upwards and along cheekbones to finish. Try Boujois Blusher, Rose Ambre, £7.49 from Superdrug.
5. Wear eyeliner and make it gel
Gel eyeliner is magic! It creates real definition like liquid liner but is so much easier to apply. It looks great on and lasts all day, something you’ll need with all the attention. Opt for brown for fair skins and black for darker complexions. Try Estée Lauder Double Wear Gel Eye Liner, £17 from John Lewis.
6. Line your lips for great definition
Use a lip liner (in a natural shade) all over your lips before applying your lipstick or gloss. It creates natural definition and the colour lasts for hours! Try Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner-addiction, £3.99 from Superdrug.
7. Get rid of those dreaded bags
Do not use light reflective concealer under your eyes as you risk having white eye circles in your photographs. Instead use a matte concealer or your wedding makeup foundation to hide those bags.
8. Focus on your eyes
When it comes to wedding makeup for eyes, use waterproof mascara to avoid panda eyes in pictures, but comb through your lashes after each coat to eliminate clumps.
9. Eliminate creasing or fading around the eyes
If you suffer from creasing or fading make sure you start off with a good base. Use an eyeshadow before your shadow to keep it smooth. Try Laura Mercier Eye Basics, £20.50 from John Lewis.
10. A quick pit stop – touching up on the day
On the day itself, carry with you 3 essential products for touching up; your lip liner, lip gloss/stick and a translucent powder for stopping shine. This will ensure you look your best throughout the entire day. Why not but yourself a little wedding makeup bag as a treat for the day!
Are you doing your own wedding makeup? Have some great tips for other brides-to-be? We want to know your thoughts.
Thanks to Sophie Chamings for helping with these fab wedding makeup tips.