After having an awful makeup trial I've decided to do my own makeup on my wedding day. Does anyone have any makeup tips for brides doing their own makeup on their wedding day?
Thanks in advance xxxx
Definitely invest in a very good primer and foundation. A primer I absolutely love and is the best one I've ever came across is from This Works and called In Transit Camera Close-up a bit pricey but so worth every penny. There's lots of great foundations out there, go to various make-up counters and ask if they have samples they can give you for you to try before you commit to buying one. I really like Estee Lauders double wear and currently using Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless as my cheaper everyday foundation but it is great. And a big must for anyone who's an emotional person is waterproof eyeliner and mascara lol.
Bobby brown counters offer a free hour long bridal make up lesson. I did this and it was great. Also look for a foundation that suits you with little or no spf as this can create flashback in beauty shots. Practise until you are happy, and be aware that this can cost as much as a professional for the day in products but the bonus is that you have the rest of the product to use afterwards.
Practice practice practice ?? have a good base, moisturise and prime, setting powder with no white cast or flash back and setting spray! And most importantly water proof mascara!
Use YouTube and makeup counters always helpfully ?
I'm doing my own make up. I used to be a MUA so luckily have quite a big collection of products. Foundation I'm using either Urban Decay All Nighter or Urban Decay Naked Skin (Kim Kardashian wore this for her wedding to Kanye) both are amazing and easy to use. I'm priming my skin with Bobbi Brown face base and Benefit Porefessional. Will use a loose finishing powder to set. My favourite mascara is Benefit Roller Lash and for brow definition Anastasia dip brow. Just make sure if you're using new skin care / makeup products you use them beforehand to allow your skin to get used to them. This will prevent breakouts. Feel free to message me for any more product recommendations x
Hannah Marie Clarke
I did my own makeup too. I'd say make sure you use a primer on top of your moisturiser (I used a Rimmel one which works a treat it's a long lasting one with a red lid) and then once you've applied foundation, powder, mascara and anything else you'd normally apply, make sure you use a setting spray! I used one by Urban Decay called 'de slick' it stops you going shiny while holding your makeup on all day!! Just have a few goes with everything before hand so you're truly happy with what you'll be applying on your big day.
I did my own!! Got my make up from laura mercier as they have a good rep for showing well in photographs light wise (I don't wear foundation normally) and used my trusty old urban decay eyeshadow that's my fave. Had Russian XD volume lash extensions done two days before also to add to the look.. tried these out 8 weeks before for my hen and juat had them infilled a couple times xx
Natalie Wilson McGrow
I don't know if you have a Space NK apothecary near you but I went there, booked an appointment and the makeup artist there showed me what to do start to finish. I then ended up buying a lot of products and got the rest for Christmas and birthday presents! I would say a decent primer is essential, also a good concealer, I went for a finishing powder that gave me a fresh natural dewy look, a waterproof mascara is a must! Most of the products I used was Laura Mercier and I'm still using some of the bits now a year later ?
I'd say go to a beauty counter or two and try out a couple of nice bits of makeup. Estee lauder do a long lasting foundation, I think it's called Double wear. It's a nice chance for you to be pampered and treat yourself to some lovely makeup for your wedding day and to get some tips and advice from the Makeup artists working there!
I've just been for a bridal make up lesson at MAC. they actually teach you the techniques so basically they do half your face, you end up doing the other half. Couldn't recommend it more! It's £50 for a 90 minute lesson but it's then redeemable against the products so basically, it will cover the cost of say the foundation & primer. Best thing I've ever done and I absolutely loved the look too x
Emma Louise Crook
Try and avoid foundation with SPF, It can cause flashback on photos giving you the apearance of a white face. Deffo get on YouTube though, they have some great tutorials x
I'd go for a tutorial at a counter ... Bobbi Brown do amazing ones .... u don't pay for the appointment u just decide which bits u want to purchase after they've shown u the techniques x
You tube all the way! Although the pamper at a makeup counter sounds like a fab idea as well. I LOVE Bobby Brown thats what I will go.with for my wedding :) xx
Defo use primer and concealer, waterproof mascara and also a good smudge proof lipstick. Try a couple of times with these until u find what lasts longer xx
Steer clear of foundation with spf if you're having flash photography as it causes flashback (face reflects the light and looks too pale in the photos).
Kirsty Louise Toye
Use Instagram and YouTube for tutorials and style of makeup they will usually tell u what products they have used to to help u recreate the look u like x I did my own makeup for my wedding and the photographer couldn't believe I didn't need any retouches despite being in 42• heat ??
I would just find a highly recommended make up artist to be honest and have it done professionally I couldn't take the risk of it kicking up on my wedding day ?
Go to a counter of decent make up and get a free trial and if you like it then buy the stuff. Decent primer and decent foundation and mascara is my advice. And practice practice practice. I did my own as I hated any trials I had x
Some make up artists do one to one training on a specific make up. It's worth looking in too. Xx
I'm doing my own, but I'm a make up artist by trade ? watch Jaclyn hill bridal tutorial xx
There's lots of makeup tutorials on YouTube as well which you could get some ideas from x
Alexandra Walton I find that most foundations have SPF, can't seem to find any that don't, I really like Bare Minerals, do they do one without SPF? Thanks ☺