Doing your own makeup may be something that seems intimidating at first but with a little practice and a few tips you can do your makeup like a pro!
1. Do not use products with SPF. Products with SPF contain zinc which can photograph odd at times, especially in sunny or bright conditions. It causes your face to look paler than it is in photographs but not in person. So stray away from SPF products, including primer, for the day of, and make sure to stay out of the sun for prolonged times.
2. Use Primer! Painterly Paint pot primer by MAC is great for the lids. It not only keeps your eye makeup in place and keeps it from creasing, but it will also bring out the best in your colors. And use face primer as well. Make sure to use the correct primer for your foundation, if you have a water based foundation make sure the primer is as well and so forth. If you use a good primer then your makeup WILL stay.
3. Practice false lashes. A good set of falsies applied correctly makes your eye lashes look killer and really opens up the eye. Trim the lash to fit your eye, apply eyeliner and mascara, use tweezers to pick up the lash and apply a thin but solid line of lash glue to the lash and apply as close to your lash line as humanly possible. Use the tweezers and your fingers to adjust them into place. Use a tissue to blot away excess glue, you may have to touch up your eyeliner. Apply two more coats of mascara, allowing the first to dry before applying the second coat and bam! Your eyelashes will look fabulous!
4. Stay matte. Apply highlighter to your cheekbones, inner eye and brow area and that’s it! Too much shimmer will look bad in photographs. Keep your eyeshadow and lips matte for that truly bridal look.
5. Remember that what looks like a ton of makeup in your bathroom mirror may not come across on camera. While you don’t want to look like a clown during your wedding day, you do want to look great in photos. So try your makeup with a little heavier of a hand than usual, and then photograph yourself in different light- low, bright and flash to see what it comes out like on camera. This is so, so important!
For more DIY wedding makeup tips continue on to part two of the article here.