Do-It-Yourself Bridal Makeup

Professional bridal makeup does not fit into every brides’ wedding budget so if you plan to glamourize yourself for your big day, here are a few tips on how to make sure you are photo ready:

Start with an exfoliating treatment in the night before and again in the morning using a product like Laura Mercier Face Polish which has gentle rounded beads to soften your skin, allowing a flawless application of your foundation.
Research and invest on a great primer that fits your skin’s needs. A primer will ensure your foundation will last all night!

Visit a department store to get matched for the perfect shade of foundation and make sure to mention to the makeup artist that the foundation is for your wedding and she will help you choose the formula that photographs best.

Practice applying a natural looking pair of false lashes (tip: falsies work best when applied before mascara).

Look for a pretty long wear lip color unless you don’t mind reapplying your lipstick or lip gloss frequently so that your lips are touched up for every photo opportunity.

Try out your look in it’s entirety before the wedding so you can do two things: see how long the look will really take you to complete so you can plan ahead and ensure you will not be rushed and take photos, even on a point-and-shoot camera to see how your makeup choices and application photograph.

If you are on the fence about hiring a Professional Makeup Artist it might be helpful to take into account the amount of money you will spend on all of the products necessary that it will take to accomplish your wedding day look and then compare that with the cost of hiring an experienced artist… you might be surprised that the latter maybe the most cost effective option.