15 Tips For Bride To Do Her Own Wedding Makeup


If you have started to plan your wedding you would have probably already noticed how expensive it can get.  As the planning process gets under way it’s very normal to start spending more than you have budgeted for. I am a big believer that money should not be an object to having a wedding of your dreams.


This is where DIY projects come into hand and believe it or not they are trending big time. Adding your own personal touch to your wedding can be very special. Hence why I have put to use my experience below to help you organise and do your own make up with the aim of saving you £100’s..


Wedding makeup is probably the most important after you have finalised your outfit. It’s not only important for your overall look but makeup done correctly can look superb on your wedding photos as well. I am still surprised how many professional makeup artists don’t take into the account how the makeup looks on camera.


Below I have put together 18 tips to help you achieve a professional makeup look by doing it yourself.


#1 Let’s Start With Youtube




How great would it be to have your very own professional makeup squad in the comfort of your own home? Thanks to YouTube and 1000’s of Makeup tutorials this is very much possible. You will find tutorials to do very type of makeup known to women.


To help you start I have included two tutorials which are my personal favourites:




#2 Trial, Trial and More Trial



Thinking you can achieve something, and actually achieving it are two very different things. This might be a obvious statement but you might be surprised to learn this is a mistake which many DIY brides make. Being confident is awesome. But putting your confidence to practice is kingdom.  On the morning of your big day you don’t want to waste any time. So, the more you trial, and the more you play around with the final look the easier it will get.


Few weeks before the wedding to a final trial and time it. If it takes you 1 hour to complete your makeup than I would recommend you add another 30 to 40 minutes on the morning of  your wedding. It better to plan for more time rather then trying to rush things. If you finish earlier, you can always have few drinks.

#3 Quality of your products is of high importance




I can’t stress enough the importance of getting long lasting products. You don’t have to go for the biggest brands, but looking through reviews online is a good place to start. High cost normally indicates big brands but does not necessarily mean it’s the best. You just need to focus on finding long lasting products, which are trusted and affordable.


#4 Don’t go over board with new products

Decorative cosmetics for makeup. Close up.


You don’t need to go out and by every single product. Makeup is not always cheap and getting carried away could end up costing more than hiring a professional makeup artists. So, I would advise sticking to a budget as you would with any other part of your wedding plans.


A good place to start before you buy any new products is your own makeup bag. As you will already have makeup products which you have tried and tested.


#5 Keep your face moisturised




By forgetting this step you run the risk of cracks and lines appearing on your base. It’s also important to note the creaminess of the moisturiser can cause makeup to thin out. This normally happens when the moisturiser hasn’t been left long enough to soak into the skin.

The result is blotchiness! This will limit the amount of coverage your foundation can offer throughout the day. I would recommend you wait around 2 minutes before starting to apply foundation.


#6 Time to apply primer on your neck, face and eye lids


Portrait of radiant girl with glowing skin


Primer gets your skin ready for perfect foundation application. The result is filled fine lines and smoother pores. Most importantly it will keep your makeup looking good and fresh throughout the day. You need to make primer your key in getting your skin ready for makeup.


#7 Concealer after foundation or foundation after concealer?



If you have fine imperfections then I would recommend you apply foundation all over before applying concealer. Why? Because foundation will cover up a lot of fine imperfections on it’s own. Therefore, cutting down the amount of imperfections you need to go back and spot conceal.

However, if you want to conceal acne, pimple marks, pigmentation or under eye dark circles, then you need reverse the process. So in this case you need to spot conceal first then apply foundation all over.



#8  Use a foundation brush or sponge





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