LOOKING FOR DO IT YOURSELF WEDDING
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You may not use makeup every day, but
you should definitely consider using some makeup for your wedding.
When your wedding day comes, you will see lots of people that you
may not have seen in a long time and you'll also have several
photographs taken. And, if you're like most brides, you want to look
your best on your wedding day.
Because you want to feel and look beautiful for your wedding, you'll
want to use some makeup but you don't want to overdo it. Aim for a
natural, romantic look and you'll have a beautiful look for your
So, how do you achieve natural and pretty wedding makeup? Follow our
step-by-step do it yourself wedding makeup guide and you'll look like the perfect
Do It Yourself Bridal Makeup For The Face
When you start doing your wedding day makeup, the first step
involves concealer, foundation and powder. Apply foundation to your
entire face with a foundation brush or sponge going sparingly on
your forehead. Then use concealer to cover up any blemishes or
under-eye circles and follow with a sweep of powder. Be sure to
select a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone and
a foundation and powder that precisely match your skin tone.
For the creamiest look, choose mineral based foundation and
concealer (like Loreal Bare Naturale or Bare Escentuals.) When you
used mineral based foundations, you eliminate the powder step.
Mineral foundations are also good because they won't irritate your
Using a mineral foundation will also help to absorb any excess
oil your skin may emit while you're having fun on your wedding day.
You can find mineral foundation in both drugstores and department
If you are lucky enough to have naturally flawless skin, you may be
tempted to skip using base. But, on your wedding day, you'll want to
use a base. It will keep your face from looking shiny and uneven in
Created in gel, liquid, mineral and powder forms, blush will give
you a lovely glow on your wedding day. For your wedding day beauty,
you should use a powder blush because it will be the easiest to
When you apply blush to your skin, it should go on the apples of
your cheeks. It's easiest to discern the apples of your cheeks when
you smile, so grin a little while you sweep the blush on your
cheeks. As you apply the blush, gradually brush the color upward and
slightly downward until it is properly blended.
If you don't usually use blush, you might only want to use a small
amount for your wedding makeup. Though you definitely aren't going
for the clown look, you should use a little more blush than you
would use on a normal day. The extra color will give you a glow in
your wedding pictures.
Do It Yourself Bridal Makeup for Lips
Lip Liner and Lipstick
Start lining your lips with a color similar to the one you've chosen
for your lipstick. Line all around your lips, focusing especially on
lining the bow of your mouth and below your lower lip. Then use your
finger to blend the line towards the opening of your mouth. Sweep a
pink or peach lipstick over your lips and finish with a touch of lip
gloss to the center of your lower lip. The gloss will give your lips
a pouty look.
Do It Yourself Wedding Makeup for Eyes
Eye Makeup Prep
Before you start applying eye makeup, first prepare your eyelids for
shadow with a dot of foundation on each eyelid. Prepping your lids
for color will help your makeup stay in place throughout your
wedding day. After that, check your eyebrow area for stray hairs and
pluck any that are out of line. You can also fill in any sparse
places in your brows with a brow pencil. Be sure not to use a brow
pencil that's too dark. A light brown shade will work for most
For your eye shadow, choose a tri-color makeup palette with hues
made for your eye color. Almay makes some great eye shadow palettes
that are formulated specially to compliment different eye colors.
Generally, cool colored eyes like blue or green eyes contrast well
with shades of brown or muted pinks. Warmer colored eyes like hazel
or brown eyes look nice with plum or rosy shades. Use the softest
color in the palette to highlight your browbone, apply the deepest
color into the crease of your eye and then sweep the medium toned
color to your eyelid until it reaches the crease.
Liner and Mascara
With a steady hand, run a dark brown or black eye liner pencil all
along the rim of your top eyelid and then draw another line from the
middle of your lower eyelid out to the edge of your eye. You'll be
able to get a smoother and thinner line if your pencil has a sharp
point. Instead of pencil eye liner, you can also use liquid eye
liner for a more dramatic effect. With liquid eye liner, you'll use
the same instructions as with pencil eye liner. To finish your eyes,
sweep some dark brown or black waterproof mascara (in case you have
some waterworks while saying your wedding vows) on your upper
If you apply the right makeup tips, you'll look beautiful on your
wedding day without straying far from your natural look. Combined
with your natural assets, makeup can highlight your best features
and give you a pulled together look for your wedding day.