Getting married is one of the biggest expenses of growing up, and many of us try to save a few bob by cutting corners or simply doing without a few things, including your make-up or false tan.
If you are thinking about doing your own make-up or are getting ready on your own, bear in mind the following ten things:
1. Doing your own tan
If you are used to doing your own tan, then you’ll have no problem doing it for your wedding day. but if you are a first timer, do start off light, gradually getting darker – you still want to look like you on the day.
2. Go oil-free
Even if you have dry skin, keep your oily products to a minimum. You’ll be wearing the same make-up for a long time and it is likely to rub off or become shiny throughout the day.
3. Use a primer
After you have rub in your moisturiser you need to apply a primer. This is one of the most important things you can do as it will make your make-up go on smoother and last longer.
4. Don’t forget your brows
Defined, tidy and highlighted brows are an absolute essential. There is no point having the flawless make-up if your eyebrows are looking a little unruly.
5. Keep it simple
Avoid wearing heavy make-up that looks unnatural. Keep it simple and fresh and you’ll look your best all day.
6. Practice, practice, practice
Finally, before the big day, make sure you practice your look - the last thing you want on the day is to have a beauty disaster! Take photos as well so you know how you’ll look in the pictures.