Though the day is supposed to be the best of your life, wedding prep can feel hellish. Venues, flowers, guests, music, dates, dress. With so many decisions to be made, it’s easy to end up feeling completely overwhelmed with the number of people you need to consult about the details of a day that’s supposed to be all yours. So cut one of them loose; the makeup artist. Not sure where to start? We’ve got all the advice on things to think about ahead of your big day to create your own perfect wedding makeup.
Trust us, it is possible to do it yourself, looking just as flawless without the extra stress of making small talk while you prepare. Create a more intimate atmosphere on the morning of your wedding by keeping the room to friends and family only. Schedule in a period of calm by doing your own wedding makeup, giving you control over your look and a moment to check in with yourself before walking down the aisle. With a little practice, we promise you’ll feel confident enough to create a look you’ll love forever.
The best makeup starts long before your wedding day. Best way to create a flawless glowy base? Treat your skin to some extra care the month before. It’s easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of stressful preparation, but don’t let your skin get left behind. Stressed skin won’t be kind to your makeup, so ensure you maintain your pamper routine. To get the kind of glow no highlighter can fake, you should;
- Up your water intake – The easiest skincare tip in the book, in the month before aim to drink about 2-3 litres per day. Become best friends with your water bottle, take it everywhere.
- Use SPF– Protection is key. This tip should be for every day, wedding or not, as using SPF is the best thing you can do to keep your skin healthy, firm and prevent premature signs of age. If your venue is outside, make sure to put a layer under your makeup. You want to be a blushing bride, not a burnt one.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – Makeup sits happiest on hydrated skin, so make sure to keep up with your moisturiser. In the weeks before, get a good hydrating mask to treat your skin to, and pile on the night cream before bed to avoid any dry patches that makeup will cling too. Having beautifully pampered skin will also help you feel your best and keep you relaxed in the run-up to the day.