Genius Tips For Brides Who Want To Do Their Own Makeup #1

Genius Tips For Brides Who Want To Do Their Own Makeup #1
Genius Tips For Brides Who Want To Do Their Own Makeup #1
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Genius Tips For Brides Who Want To Do Their Own Makeup #1

Hello ladies, any 2016 brides in the building? Yes? Yaaaay…. I can’t wait already. Have you thought about doing your own makeup on your wedding day? It would be a great idea right?

Doing your own makeup for your wedding is a great idea because (1) it’s cheaper and (2) no one knows your features better than you. With that said, being responsible for your own makeup on one of the most photographed days of your life can be intimidating.

Here are secrets for making your makeup last and look flawless all day (and night) long.

1. You don’t need to buy all new makeup.

If you’ve already found products that offer up the perfect finish and match your skin tone exactly, don’t switch anything up for your wedding, says Maulawizada. Stick with the products you’re positive will work for you.

2. Make sure you do a makeup trial and be sure to take photos of yourself.

No matter what, you need a practice round or two before your big day. Try out your makeup look a few months before your wedding, and then again the week before around the same time of day as your wedding. Trt taking photos under different kinds of lighting (fluorescent, natural, candlelit, etc.).

3. Look for products labeled “long-wear,” “long-lasting,” and “waterproof.”

Brides typically start getting ready early in the morning and need to look camera-ready until the very end of the day. The key to keeping the majority of your makeup in place through the sweat, tears, and hugs is to use products that are designed to last.

4. Don’t reach for products that are high-definition, anti-aging, or contain SPF, which will give your face a white cast in photos.

HD powders and anti-aging concealers are great when used minimally, but if you use even the slightest bit too much, the particles in the products will act as mirrors and reflect the camera’s flash, leaving you with a ghostly pale face.

If your wedding is outside, it’s a good idea to use products with SPF, but be careful that it doesn’t leave behind an ashy or bluish tone on your skin. If you can, skip foundation with SPF altogether just for your wedding to prevent the possibility of a face that’s too light for your body.

5. Allow yourself plenty of time to do your makeup on your big day.

The last thing you want is to be rushed, so allow yourself much more time than usual. If you finish early, you can chill out and drink mimosas with your bridesmaids, and if your eyeliner takes you longer than planned (it always does), you won’t feel rushed to get everything else ready before photos.

6. Moisturize your skin before applying any makeup to help mask the appearance of wrinkles.

If you think skipping moisturizer will prevent your face from being shiny in photos, you’re wrong! Makeup artists can’t stress enough how important it is to have properly moisturized skin for the day of your wedding. If your skin is dry, it will absorb the products and the makeup will settle into your fine lines and wrinkles, making them appear worse. Use an oil-free moisturizer all over your face and a thicker cream around your eyes.

7. Primer is a must for keeping your foundation in place.

After you’ve moisturized your skin, the next step for long-lasting makeup is to evenly apply a makeup primer all over your face. Only use primers that are silicone-free, since silicone-based primers are too slick and will cause makeup to slide right off your face.

8. Use an eye shadow primer too.

Your eyelids can get oily just like the rest of your face, so regular eye shadow won’t be strong enough to stay on your eyelids by itself. If you don’t apply an eye shadow base, primer, or concealer over your lids (all give the shadow grip), the product will slip off and settle into the eyelid’s creases instead.

9. Use a damp sponge when applying your foundation for a soft, non-cakey finish.

The purpose of foundation is to even out the skin tone, not hide blemishes, so there’s no need to load it on. Use the same foundation you use every day and a damp sponge, like the BeautyBlender, to thin out the product for a sheer finish. Start by applying the product in the middle of your face and blend it out around the edges so you don’t have any harsh lines that make it look like you’re wearing a mask. If you have blemishes or spots to camouflage, tackle them with concealer after; the foundation will work to cover some of the redness, and then you can fully cancel out any pink tones with cover-up.

Interesting huh? Watch this space for more tips on doing your wedding makeup yourself.

I’d love to know what you think. Kindly leave your comments in the box below.


Nesiama Rephael
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  • Happiness January 2, 2016 4:52 pm

    this is the best help a bride that wants to make herself up can get….goodluck during ur trial….kamdoll

  • precious January 2, 2016 7:34 pm

    This is amazing, thanks kamdoly.

  • Joy January 2, 2016 7:40 pm

    nice one

  • winifred January 3, 2016 5:38 am

    isn’t there a video for this practice?

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