Wedding Day Makeup: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Your makeup on your wedding day is massively important, especially considering you’re going to be in front of cameras all day. Doing your own makeup is a daunting prospect, but the idea of a makeup artist going over the top on your eyebrows could ruin your day. At the same time, if you’re not a dab-hand with an eyeshadow brush, you could make the morning even more stressful if you make a mistake. If you need help weighing up the pros and cons, you’ve come to the right place.

Makeup Artist

They Know How to Get Photo-Ready Skin

One invaluable benefit of hiring a makeup artist is that they know what products work well in photographs. They know to avoid foundations with SPF and they will never skimp on powder when doing a bride’s makeup. They’ll also have a good idea of what will work well for your complexion and colouring, as they’re used to tailoring looks to a variety of clients.

A Huge Range of Products

A makeup artist’s kit is their greatest weapon, and you know they’ll have everything required to create the perfect bridal look. It also saves you spending $100s on new makeup that you might never use again.

A Portfolio of Inspiration

Any good makeup artist will have a portfolio of past clients they’ve worked on, and you’ll be able to ask to have a flick through for some inspiration. If you’ve seen their work and liked it, you’ll know you can trust them to do a good job on your big day.

Do It Yourself

You Have Total Control

If you don’t like the idea of feeling out of control when it comes to your wedding, doing your own makeup is probably the best option. You can practise until you’ve got the perfect look, and hopefully your makeup application will run smoothly on the morning of your wedding.

Best if You’re on a Budget

If you’re on a tight budget, then the makeup artist is something you can probably skip. If you can’t afford to buy new makeup, ask friends if you can raid their stash for the perfect nude lipstick or matte brown eyeshadow.

An Alternative

If you don’t trust a makeup artist or yourself to do your wedding makeup, how about asking a friend? If you always admire someone else’s makeup, you could ask them to give it a go, or even offer to send them on a training course with Capital Hair & Beauty to brush-up their skills – they’d probably really enjoy it!

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