If you love beauty, there is nothing more exciting and challenging than having to do your own makeup for your wedding day. However, this challenge can seem really daunting as you don’t want to end up with cakey makeup and look terrible in photos.
But with the right tips and tricks and plenty of practice, you can create your own bridal makeup look and have some relaxing “me” time the morning of your wedding as you sit and do your own makeup. Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, opted to do her own bridal makeup when she wed Prince William in 2011. She received private makeup lessons from Bobbi Brown makeup artist, Hannah Martin prior to her wedding day.
If you don’t have the cash to spend on private makeup lessons, we’ve gathered some of the best beauty bridal tips from famous YouTubers and makeup artists to help you create your own bridal makeup look.
Soft Bridal Makeup by Melissa Sassine
Bridal makeup artist, Melissa Sassine recommends ‘Naked Lunch’ by MAC as her must-have eyeshadow color for brides. She then takes ‘Transition Eyeshadow’ by Melissa Sassine Cosmetics on the outer corners of the eyes and softly over the socket line. What is great about this look is that she only uses two eyeshadow colours to create the eye look, so it’s very easy for you to recreate at home.
Soft Glam by Chloe Morello
Australian beauty vlogger Chloe Morello shows us how she did her own bridal makeup. She kept the look soft and natural with a hint of glam. Morello used Estee Lauder the Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-shape makeup with SPF 10. Morello then used Estee Lauder Foundation brush to apply her foundation and recommends to “pat over everything” to make sure that you don’t get any foundation streaks.
Re-create Megan Markle’s Wedding Look by Pixiwoo
Real Techniques founder and makeup artist Nicole Chapman shared her bridal makeup tips on her Youtube channel, Pixiwoo. She recommends using a black liner over the lash line to define your eyes and to go over it with a soft blending brush to soften the edges.
She recommends for brides to use individual makeup lashes as “If one falls off, it doesn’t matter so much the whole strip doesn’t come away especially since it’s a long day, a lot of crying, a lot of touching your face, you want to make sure that if one lash comes loose, it doesn’t matter at all.”