With most states under lockdown and strict social distancing norms in place due to the pandemic, people are opting for intimate weddings, with only close friends and families in tow. That’s not all; the makeup-loving brides are also going one step further and doing their own wedding makeup. If you are one of them, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a few tips to help you prevent a makeup faux pas and look nothing but your best on the big day. Check ‘em out…


01. Pick a look you want to recreate

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Once you have decided to do your own wedding makeup, the first step is to scour the internet to shortlist some makeup looks that appeal to you. You can create a Pinterest board or save posts on Instagram to make sure that your references are handy. Also, make sure to watch lots of bridal makeup tutorials to pick up some handy tips and tricks that will help you nail the look in one go.


02. Practice, practice, practice

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But simply narrowing down a look and watching videos won’t be enough. To avoid any disappointments on the wedding day, make sure to practice recreating the look several times in advance. This will help you pre-decide exactly what you want your wedding makeup to look like (you don’t want any surprises there); it will also help you recreate the same look in a short period on your big day.


03. Choose the right products

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No matter what kind of bridal makeup you prefer, it is essential to understand that your wedding makeup needs to be a little ‘extra’ than your everyday makeup. Plus, apart from being photographed all day, things also get a bit emotional, and your makeup needs to be able to sail through most of this intact. And unfortunately, your everyday makeup products may not do the best job. Ensure you do thorough research before choosing your makeup products as they can completely change your makeup game.


04. Keep things simple

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Even if you absolutely love experimenting with the latest makeup trends, it is best to stick to tried-and-tested classic bridal makeup looks for the D-Day. The reason being that you don’t want to look at your wedding pictures 10 to 20 years from now and regret the look. So stick to the classics for the big day, and you can always play around with trendier looks for the other functions.


05. If possible, speak to a professional

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If you want to completely avoid any last-minute makeup mishaps, we would highly recommend that you consider speaking to a professional wedding makeup artist. This is because wedding makeup is different from regular makeup and can give rise to a million doubts. So reach out to a professional MUA to clear all your doubts for a hassle-free experience on your wedding day.

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