I mentioned a while back that I absolutely hated my hair and makeup trial. Well, I’m happy to report that since then, I had a VERY successful hair trial. I booked her services on the spot! I also mentioned that I decided to do my own wedding-day makeup. I’ve been wrestling with this decision, but seriously, when I take a look a pictures of myself with a full face of makeup that I have done myself, I look just fine! My only lesson learned from my engagement photos would be to go a bit heavier on blush.
But, I have been looking for a few tips to finesse my makeup techniques a bit. Several years ago, I went to a class that MAC offered at our Macy’s. That was really the start of actually understanding how to use makeup. Before that, I only used single color eyeshadows. I never wore blush, eyeliner, or mascara. Suffice it to say, much has changed in the last several years since going to that class!
But, wedding day makeup is an entirely different animal. Here are the best tutorials I’ve come across that have helped me improve my techniques
Where to learn DIY Wedding Day Makeup Techniques
Kandee Johnson’s makeup videos are great! Here are some of the best:
- Wedding Day Makeup
- Kate Middleton Wedding Day Makeup (actually Kandee’s prediction of how Kate Middleton would wear her makeup)
- Perfect Bridal Makeup
- Classic Wedding Makeup
Makeup by Tiffany D is another great source
Makeup Geek also has great YouTube tutorials
I think that your foundation routine will be the most important part of your DIY wedding day makeup. So here are some great general foundation tips.
- Skin and Foundation Routine
- Foundation Routine for Flawless Skin
- Flawless Skin by Makeup Geek
- Natural Foundation Routine
I’ll be posting some of my wedding day techniques soon!