DIY Wedding Make-Up: Would You?

There's nothing worse than someone else f'ing up your big day.


It's your special day and you want everything to be perfect. You've spent months prepping and planning; deciding between tuberose or hygrangea centre pieces, a vintage or contemporary dress and whether your budget allows that chocolate fondue fountain for the reception.

Whatever decision is being made, you know what you want and how to go about achieving it. 


It's no different when it comes down to your make-up. Do you opt for that orange lip that suits your skin tone? Do you strip it back from your signature smoky eye and go for a natural bridal beauty glow? Do you wear foundation even though the only thing you've ever applied is a bit of BB cream and mascara?

The ulmiate question is: what are you comfortable with and is there anyone else that knows that better than you do? 


The number one rule is to never underestimate how badly-applied make-up can ruin your day. 

Do your research, have multiple trials, stick to what you're comfortable with. With so many horror stories surrounding botched wedding make-up, the safest bet seems to be to just do it yourself.

Let's face it - on the happiest day of your life you want to look like the best version of yourself, not a completley different person entirely.

More and more women are opting for DIY wedding makeup. With the help of online tutorials and a countless do-and-don'ts out there, it's totally achievable.


Our Digital News & Features Editor Bibby Sowray made the decision to apply her own make-up:

'I never even considered having someone else do my make-up for my wedding day.

A huge part of it is the fact that I wear a full face of make-up every day, and have done for the last 10 years, so I know how I want to look and which products and techniques work with my face.

I gave myself lots of time on the morning just in case anything went wrong and made sure my make-up bag was kitted out with fresh versions of my daily products beforehand.

I didn't want a dramatic new look that I'd feel self-conscious about all day, I wanted to look and feel like me, and doing my own make-up is a huge part of that.

When it comes to weddings, a lot of people do things just because they think they should, but to me having someone else do my make-up felt like a totally unncessary expenditure.

It also probably stemmed from the fact that I am a bit of a control freak, and for me that means I prefer not having to rely on anyone else. You know what they say, "If you want something done well, do it yourself."'

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