Top 5 Tips For Doing Your Own Bridal Makeup

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If you’re like most women, your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. You want everything to go exactly as you planned, from the ceremony to your makeup and hair.

There are many benefits to doing your own wedding makeup. You may be pretty savvy with it or you simply don’t have any good makeup artist available. Perhaps your wedding is budget-friendly and you don’t want to spend money on professional makeup. Whatever your reason is, there are some things you can do to make sure your makeup stays perfect all day long.

Take Weather Into Account

Depending on the season, pick the appropriate products to do your makeup with. For example, you’ll want a lightweight, matte foundation in the summer or a dewy one in the winter.


If you’re going with a traditional white wedding dress, make sure there are enough colors on your face so you don’t look pale and “ordinary”.

Try Everything Out

Even multiple tryouts are not too much, as you will make sure everything looks like you imagined. This is especially important for brides who don’t wear makeup too often. Also, take plenty of photos to see how the makeup looks on them!

Do Makeup Before Dressing

The order should be: first hair, then makeup, and then the dress. By doing makeup before dressing you will prevent possible stains on your wedding dress.

What to Take With You

Unfortunately, your makeup probably won’t stay in its place by the end of the day. That’s why you’ll need a mirror, a lipstick, and some setting powder in your purse for easy fixes.