If you’re looking to save a bit of money on your wedding day, doing your own wedding makeup could be a great way to save yourself some cash to put towards your honeymoon or your first home or anything else that you’d rather spend your money on. Makeup artists can charge quite a lot for bridal makeup, so learning how to DIY it can be a great way to stay within budget. If you do your own makeup daily and are quite good at it, your wedding makeup shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, you know what looks good on you and what doesn’t and will be able to make sure that you get the look that you want. Check this out for more wedding day savings tips.
Stick to What You Know
Your wedding day is definitely not the time to be experimenting with new makeup techniques that you haven’t tried before. Getting it wrong could ruin your whole look and make you feel self-conscious all day long, or you could even end up having to pay a makeup artist to make an emergency visit last minute to sort it out for you – not good if you’re already trying to get married on a budget! For the best results, stick to the kind of makeup that you are used to. Bridal makeup tends to be natural and minimal to simply enhance your facial features, but if you’re used to wearing heavier or more dramatic makeup, you might want to stick to that if you think that you will feel better. After all, it’s more important than anything that you stick to what makes you happy for your wedding day.
Be Careful of Lighting since
When doing your wedding makeup, you should be careful of the type of lighting you use. Doing your makeup in artificial light could cause problems since you might find that once you’re outside in the natural light, your look appears completely different. Whenever possible, you should do your makeup in natural light, for example sitting in front of a large window, which enables the light to shine through. By doing this, you’ll be able to get the best idea of what your makeup will realistically look like and you won’t have any nasty surprises once you step outside.
Practice Makes Perfect
Don’t wait until the morning of the big day to simply do your wedding makeup and hope for the best, especially if you’re hoping to incorporate any new techniques into your overall look. Practicing your makeup look before the big day can help you to have peace of mind that you know what you’re doing and will be able to perfect the look when the time comes. If you can, watch some YouTube videos and tutorials about bridal makeup, which can be excellent for learning new techniques and getting ideas.
There’s no need to splash out on having a professional makeup artist do your bridal makeup when, with the right practice and techniques, you can do exactly the same job yourself! With plenty of practice, you’ll look perfect on your big day.
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