Yes, You *Can* Do Your Own Wedding Make-Up With These Pro Tips

Have you figured out what flatters your face when it comes to your beauty looks? If so, you should consider doing your own wedding make-up. Here are five tips that will help you nail it so that you can live out your princess fantasy on your Big Day.

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TIP #1: Prep your skin properly

This doesn’t just mean having a consistent skincare routine in the lead-up to your nuptials – which is important. It also refers to how you prepare your skin before you apply your make-up. Using a primer is a must, as it will smooth out your skin and help your products go the distance, as will a setting mist.

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray

TIP #2: Go easy on foundation

If you are too heavy-handed with your foundation, not only will it show – in person and in pics – but it will be uncomfortable to wear for a long day. Rather use a lightweight but buildable formula that delivers a natural your-skin-but-better finish. Set it in place with a light dusting of translucent powder.

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation
Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation
Citi Girl Translucent Banana Powder
Citi Girl Translucent Banana Powder

TIP #3: Be careful with SPF

Yes, wearing sunscreen every day and reapplying it often is important. The one day you might need to make an exception, however, is your wedding day. This is because the filters that block UV rays can cause harsh, white flashbacks in your photos. BTW, this includes some foundations that contain SPF.

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Aqua
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Aqua
Clarins UV Plus Multi-Protection Hydrant
Clarins UV Plus Multi-Protection Hydrant

TIP #4: When in doubt, go monochrome

Weddings are stressful enough. The last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by choice when it comes to your make-up. A great way to create a cohesive look is to opt for one colour on your eyes, lips and cheeks. Too many can be more “going to the club” than “walking down the aisle”!

Benefit Lovetint Lip & Cheek Stain
Benefit Lovetint Lip & Cheek Stain
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks

TIP #5: Consider your theme colours

Maybe you’ve chosen to have a romantic red colour scheme. Maybe you prefer soft pinks and white. Whatever shades are going to feature most at your wedding are good ones to incorporate into your beauty look. Alternatively, you can opt for neutral shades that won’t clash with your bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers or decor.

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette
Essence French Manicure Sheer Beauty Nail Polish
Essence French Manicure Sheer Beauty Nail Polish

Would you consider doing your own bridal beauty look, or did you do this for your Big Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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