How to Do Your Own Bridal Makeup (Slideshow)

Posted 07/05/12 at 08:04AM by Charli Schuler

It's July, which means we are officially about a month into wedding season. It also means that a lot of brides have been asking how to do their own makeup. With concerns ranging from, "I'm worried it'll melt off" to "I don't know how to get my makeup to look good in photos" many of these soon-to-be brides are (understandably) antsy.

Personally, I think every bride should hire a makeup artist to make her feel like royalty on her big day. (Seriously, I SO wish I had done that for myself. Pre-wedding checklists like this one are enough to think about already!) But, I'll admit that there are exceptions to every rule -- and, of course, the fact that Kate Middleton did her own makeup, and it turned out beautifully, should serve to empower us all.

Whether you're having a destination wedding in a tropical locale or getting married in your own back yard, follow these fool-proof steps -- culled from both my experience as a bridal makeup artist and my favorite celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow's recommendations (her clients include Claire Danes and Olivia Wilde). They are sure to help your radiant, gorgeous self take center stage on the big day.

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1-6 of 13 Comments

  • Posted by shalini23 on 10/26/12 at 03:34am

    VLCC has just the right bridal look for your wedding day. The team of VLCC has created 12 different bridal looks keeping the regions of India in mind. Punjabi, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Tamil, Maharashtrian, Bengali, Andhra, Catholic, Muslim are some of the bridal looks.

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  • Posted by springsblue on 10/17/12 at 09:19am

    an article of how to find a good makeup artist would be nice .. love this article btw

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/21/12 at 03:23pm

    Kate Middleton's makeup was fabulous, although her brows were a tad bit too dark in my opinion. I was thinking of having a makeover at the MAC counter and having them show me what to use and how to use it, then trying it myself... but it is so nice having someone put makeup on you! Especially when there's already so much going on.

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  • Posted by springsblue on 07/09/12 at 07:04am

    i think bridal makeup should look effortless and natural. love the pictures

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/26/12 at 10:07am

    I think that I would do my own makeup. I know what looks good on me.

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  • Posted by kiley_marie on 11/22/11 at 10:38am

    aw one day.

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