Wednesday, 7 July 2010

DIY Make-up

If like me, you’re doing your own make up for your big day (I just could not justify the cost of getting it done professionally!) then here are a few tips that may help you along the way:

•  Start practicing a few weeks before the wedding to experiment with colours and to make sure that you feel confident on how you want it on the day

•  Look through some magazines to get an idea of what kind of look you want to achieve

•  A good base is the key and always starts with primer! Light formulas of base are better as you don't want your makeup melting in the sun.

•  Having the right brushes is another important part of doing your own bridal makeup – large brush for blusher, angled brush for eye make up and a soft blending brush

•  Waterproof mascara is a MUST!!

•  To avoid shine, if you are applying a highlighter then stick to just adding it to the brow bones, cheek bones and a dot in the middle of your lips – too much won’t look great on your pics!

•  Visit a few make up counters for some advice and free samples and find what works best for you (you could go for a free make over on the day of the wedding but it could be risky if you’re not happy with the result!)

•  To apply eye shadow, use three colours - light, medium and dark(er). The light shade goes on the lid from lash to brow line. The medium shadow goes in the crease or just above the crease. And the darkest shade goes on the outside corner of the eye – light neutrals, pinks and bronzes will work well for a natural look

•  False eyelashes can look great!! (not the drag queen type ones mind!) these also require some practice but will be worth it

•  Don't forget that your best beauty feature on your wedding day is to... SMILE!

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