Personalize your look by doing your own wedding makeup! Dewy, flawless, simple, or glam, grab all products and tips here.
Doing your own wedding makeup can happen for some. It could be to cut back on spending, unavailability of your preferred MUA, or personalizing your look. Whatever the reason, your wedding is the time to bring your A-game, top of which is your look!
You must move from basic and usual to the extraordinary, but do you know your way? Can you pull off that DIY wedding makeup to be camera friendly with a good balance on your skin tone? That’s what we’re here for, to help you create a flawless wedding look. Check out the best makeup products and tips for doing your own makeup.
- Prep your skin
One of the best wedding trends today is skincare. Every beauty conscious bride-to-be takes care of her skin, and we reiterate that it’s important. Tons of makeup on bad skin will only ruin it further. So why not detoxify your face and keep it clear of unwanted and avoidable blemishes?
Getting facials and body polishing done is a good place to start. Do this on a budget by getting a bride box subscription to access luxury beauty essentials. The bridal box is one of the most unique engagement gift ideas for the bride.
Take skincare a step further by masking when necessary. Products like Biossance squalene + vitamin C rose mask $48, helps to detox, and brighten. Don’t forget to keep your face hydrated by using moisturizers. Elf holy hydration face cream $12, is especially good for sensitive faces as it’s fragrance-free.
- Create statement brows
If you opted for DIY wedding hair, you must pay attention to your brows. This is because both come together to define the face, so your bows should complement. If you’ve got a full hairstyle, keep your brows moderate to full. If not, maintain moderately filled brows. It doesn’t matter if you were born without brows, choice pencils can do the magic. NYX professional makeup 3-In-1 Brow for $13, is a trifecta that will fill, shade, and give a glossy finish.
- Consult and practice
Wedding makeup must be nothing short of perfection! Whether a simple bridal makeup or glamour wedding makeup, consult, and practice. Get the best products that match your skin tone. Book an appointment with Sephora for a $50 gift card consultation charge. You’ll get recommendations, products, and tutorials on how to do your own wedding makeup.
You can follow Monika Blunder on YouTube. She’s a celebrity makeup artist who works with every skin color, so you will fit in. Also, follow Hung Vanngo on Instagram to learn how to DIY your wedding makeup. Work with them as they teach to get the hang of it.
- Work with waterproof formula mascara
You’re sure to shed a few happy tears on your wedding day, bringing a mascara erosion along. Asides this, summer weddings can make a mess of your mascara, causing it to droop or melt. For these reasons, you need heatproof and waterproof mascaras. L’Oréal voluminous volume building waterproof Mascara for $8.99 is sure to stay good throughout the day.
- Use correct foundation
Layering foundation is the height of your prep as it gives a natural look. And since you’ve chosen to do your own makeup, settle for a powder foundation. It does a great job of setting your makeup and eliminating greasy looks in pictures. A product to try is Youngblood pressed mineral foundation at $76.45. However, go easy on it to avoid a dry look.
- Create stunner lips
To get a stunning pair of lips and lasting finish, layer your lip colors. Start by moisturizing your lips with balm, then create a light first layer with cream-based lipstick. Go in with the same lipstick for a second time. Le Paradis lip balm for $24 and Charlotte Tilbury revolution lipstick in pillow talk for $34, are great options. The next stage is to define your lips by drawing along or outside the lips with a liner. Rub and press lips together, then finish with a layer of gloss. Clarins 4-color all-in-one-pen lip-liner for $30 and Maybelline lip lifter for $9 will help create this finish.
- Choose a creamy formula based concealer
Concealers help hide the blemishes and dark circles around the eyes. And if you’re DIY your wedding makeup, go for the creamy based ones. They are easier to apply, give radiance, and help makeup sit well. A product to consider is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer for $30. Nars buildable concealer hides and corrects dark circles, lasting up to 16 hours.
- Get your primer right
Primers are God sent temporary correctors. They help smooth fine line and fill large pores. But your skin type should guide your decision. If you’ve got oily skin, you will go for a mattifying primer that diminishes unwanted shine. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r mattifying primer for $32 will do just that. If your skin isn’t oily, infuse brightness with illuminating primers like the Smash-box photo finish radiance primer at $39.
- Invest in a makeup setting spray
DIY wedding makeup essentials do not stop at lipsticks, concealers, and eyeshadows. A setting spray is one of the most important wedding makeup products. It causes your makeup to remain heatproof, waterproof, and without cracks. Some products even swear to hold your makeup in for up to 18 hours! But your skin type should determine your choice. Try Maybelline lasting fix setting spray for $8-$10 if you’ve got sensitive skin. For dry skin, Urban decay cooling makeup setting spray $31 works perfectly. NYX professional makeup matte finish setting spray $8.56, is great for oily skin.
- Avoid SPF based makeup products
SPF is great for the skin, protecting it against UVA/UVB rays. But while we can wear it every day, ditch it for your wedding. SPFs aren’t camera-friendly as they leave white casts from photo flash on your pictures. So when shopping for your makeup products, buy only those without SPF.
We’ve put together ten great tips and products essential for doing your own wedding makeup. Follow them and master how to create a flawless bridal makeup look.