It’s no secret that weddings can be extremely expensive. Between the cake, reception hall, and invitations, the cost of the average wedding can grow to be over $20,000. Yet, there’s a new surge in the popularity of D.I.Y. weddings. You can print your own invitations, create your own centerpieces with fresh or faux flowers, and even be your own D.J.
Of course, there is one area where brides might be hesitant to go it alone, and that is in the beauty department. Many women spend around $100+ to have someone do their makeup professionally. Yet, putting on your own makeup for your wedding can be cost effective and also quite satisfying, knowing you had a hand in your appearance that day.
If you want to know more about what it takes to be expertly prepared to do your own wedding makeup, just follow the helpful tips below.
Wedding Makeup You Can do Yourself
1. Do Your Research
Doing research to find the perfect wedding makeup has to be the most fun research there is. All you need to do is grab a stack of your magazines, or head to your local library and look at them for free! While you look at your magazines, mark photos of models with great makeup colors that you love. If you’re even savvier, sign up for a virtual pin board like Pinterest and keep all your favorite makeup images in one file. You can also search How-To videos on YouTube. KandeeJohnson and XTeener are some of the top makeup gurus on YouTube that provide makeup tutorials and product reviews.