DIY Wedding Makeup

Perfect the basics to ensure your wedding day makeup stays looking flawless all day long!

When it comes to cutting costs on you big day, many brides will opt to do their own wedding makeup. And with the natural trend being all the rage this year, it couldn’t be simpler. Whether you opt for pastel pinks or peachy creams, just follow these simple steps by AroundMakeUp and you’ll be looking dazzling from morning ‘til night.



First thing’s first, you’ll need to start with a good moisturiser. Look for one that’s oil free and that contains SPF. Remember to allow time for it to soak in to your skin before you begin with the rest of your makeup!



A good primer will help your makeup stay put throughout the day. You can even get a colour correcting one to help give you that flawless look. Opt for green for naturally red skin; lilac to illuminate and reduce yellow; yellow to brighten and reduce purple.



You’ll want to find a long-lasting liquid foundation that leaves you with a dewy finish. We recommend Estée Lauder’s Double Wear foundation, as used by the pros. Using a foundation brush, apply all over face and neck using upward strokes. Then for any problem areas dab on concealer using your fingers. Take extra care around the eyes, pressing gently in to the creases. Finish by brushing on powder to set your foundation and concealer.



Light contouring will help you create high cheekbones and a chiselled jawline. But be careful not to overdo with the highlighter for a more natural, effortless look. Check this out for tips on how to perfect the look.



Brush a light blush over the apples of your cheeks,  blending outwards. You should start in line with the arch of your eyebrow and above the tip of you nose.



Use an eyeshadow that’s the same shade as your eyebrows and a small angled brush. Lightly stroke the powder along your eyebrows, following the natural shape and filling in any gaps. Again, try not to overdo, 2015 is all about natural-looking brows. And if ever you need to know what is actually being applied to your skin, and why- read this!



Brighten eyes by applying a cream eyeshadow in a neutral shade all over your lid, taking it up to the brow bone and blend. Use a slightly lighter shade across your lid and blending in to the corners of your eyes to help them pop. Then if you’re using eyeliner use a gel to follow your lash line and define your eyes.

Curl lashes with a curling wand (TIP, use your hairdryer to lightly heat the wand before using for extra va va voom). Then apply 2-3 coats of mascara, allowing one minute in between. If you’re using false lashes, we recommend using individual lashes, or cutting a strip in half and applying to the outer edges for a more natural finish.



To help your lippy stay put and not bleed, apply a touch of concealer to them first. Then apply your lipstick directly to your lips, using your fingers to pat it in. Don’t forget to close your lips over a finger in your mouth before pulling it out, to avoid getting any lippy on your teeth. (That is definitely NOT one of 2015's biggest wedding makeup trends!)



Now you’re good to go, but you’ll need to keep your lipstick, powder and concealer with you throughout the day for any touch ups.


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