We all know that preparing for your wedding day can be a stressful yet exciting challenge – for the brides out there who have decided to do their own makeup for the day, we applaud you! Doing your own wedding makeup is a challenge in itself, so your bravery is duly noted.
Regardless of your reasons for opting to do your own makeup, you should still consider the following tips when it comes to doing your makeup for your wedding day. So, without further ado, here are 6 of our wedding makeup tips for brides-to-be:
- Get inspiration/watch tutorials
Watch YouTube videos, TikTok videos, Instagram Reels, and browse Pinterest to get inspiration for the makeup look that you want to emulate for your wedding day. Make sure that you save these videos and/or pictures for reference later on, and also make sure that you are confident that you are able to pull the look off by yourself.
- Test out different looks and styles
Celebrity makeup artist, Beck Wainner, recommends that you should test out all of the different styles and tones that you like regarding your wedding makeup to see which one suits you and your dream wedding best. Are you going for an old-glam look? Or something more minimalistic and simple? The only way to find out whether the makeup look will suit you or not is to try it out! So, don’t be afraid to do that.
- Practise your look in advance
Once you have decided on your wedding makeup look, then it is time to start practising your makeup application! This part is extremely important, which is why you should definitely start practising months in advance. You can practise how to apply your foundation, concealer, blush etc. to see whether adjustments need to be made according to your preferences. For instance, practising where to apply your highlightcan be useful in determining whether the placement needs to be changed or if you should forego highlight altogether.
- Drink plenty of water beforehand
Drinking water can help keep your skin hydrated, making it ready for your big day. This means that it is crucial that you drink enough water in the days leading up to your wedding to ensure that your skin is adequately hydrated and prepped for flawless makeup application. Don’t drink too much water before the ceremony, however.
- Prepare your skin with moisturising products
It’s your big day! Before you start applying any makeup, make sure that you prepare your skin with appropriate skincare products so that your makeup stays on all day, without looking cakey. Particularly, skincare products that are hydrating and moisturising are ideal when it comes to makeup application, so make sure to use these after washing your face.
- Don’t forget waterproof makeup
It’s your wedding day after all, so you should not feel embarrassed if you end up crying or bawling your eyes out! This is where waterproof makeup comes into play – waterproof eyeliner, and especially waterproof mascara will become your best friends on your wedding day, so make sure that you invest in these makeup products when doing your own wedding makeup.