Bridesmaids are a very important part of a wedding. Not only they help with the preparations but they are also a great moral support for the bride. We all know how stressed brides can be on their big day. Now, obviously bridesmaids must look gorgeous as they are the ones who stand next to the bride on the big day. Well, bridesmaids and the groom, but let’s face it, nobody looks at the groom.
Now, most bridesmaids will probably go to a make-up artist for their makeup. However, it can be a little pricey sometimes. In many cases, the bride pays for everything, for the bridesmaids’ makeup, hair, dress, shoes and so on. If this is not the case for you, don’t worry, you can totally do your own makeup look and be totally fabulous.
If you decide to do your own makeup, you will have to look at some photos of makeup looks on the internet, just for inspiration. Then you will need to make a list of things you need in order to do the makeup look you chose. Firstly, you will need some good makeup brushes so visit Best Makeup Brushes Guide to make an idea before going to the store to buy a brush set. When it comes to brushes, you will need only the basic brushes, such as a foundation brush, maybe a kabuki brush; a powder brush; a concealer brush; an eyeshadow brush; a blending brush and a lip brush. Then you will need a foundation according to your skin shade, a powder as well according to your skin shade, a concealer lighter than your skin shade (and a darker one if you want to sculpt your face), eyeshadows, an eyeliner, mascara, a lipstick and a lipgloss. For the brows you have 2 options: you can either buy a brow pencil or a special brush for the eyebrows. You might be wondering what to do with the brush. If you don’t want to buy a brow pencil, you can definitely use an eyeshadow to contour and fill in your brown. Personally, I prefer eyeshadows because they last longer and you can choose from a larger variety of shades. Now, remember that these are literally the basics, you need a lot more products for a pro makeup look. However, these products will do their job once or twice.
To get into the actual makeup look, it really depends on your style and on the makeup look you are inspired by. Most makeup artists start with the face, concealer, foundation and powder. I would advise you to start with the eyes because if you’re done with the face and you start putting eyeshadow on your eyes, it might fall down on your face and then your face makeup will be ruined. So, the best is to start with the eyes, continue with the face and then contour and fill in your brows, lips and you are done. Before you start doing your makeup I suggest you to put some lip balm on your lips. This way your lips will be soft and you will be able to apply lipstick easier.
If you want more than just a basic makeup look you can buy face primer, primer for your eyes, more makeup brushes, lip pencil, false lashes, an eye pencil and other products depending on the makeup look you are inspired by. You can buy all these products from drugstores, as you can find cheaper products there. If you want high quality products you can always choose from a large variety of professional makeup stores, such as MAC, Inglot, Makeup Forever, Lancome, Urban Decay, Makeup Atelier Paris and so on, or from average stores where the price equals the quality, such as Rimmel London, ELF and so on.
If you can’t manage to do your makeup by your own only by looking at some picture, don’t worry, I have the solution for you. Search makeup tutorials on Youtube. You will find tons of makeup tutorials, done step by step. You can try Michelle Phan’s makeup tutorials, or Desi Perkins, Makeup Geek and so on. These are really useful because as I said before they are literally step by step tutorials and you cannot go wrong with Youtube
Now, if you don’t want to buy so many products, you can try an airbrush makeup look. If you haven’t heard of it, airbrush is a new makeup technique that gives you a touch of perfection. You have to buy this device that spreads product all over your face. It looks like a glue gun. However, in my opinion the device is a little hard to work with. There are reviews for airbrush makeup on Youtube if you really want to try this technique but if you were to choose between an airbrush makeup and going to a makeup artist I would definitely suggest you to go to a makeup artist. Besides the fact that the device is not exactly easy to work with, it is really expensive. If you do decide to buy the device, make sure you try out some makeup looks before the wedding, just to make sure you can handle the device well. Do not try it on the wedding day for the first time. Try it out at least 2 weeks before the wedding. That way you still have time to make an appointment at a beauty salon or buy some products. Airbrush makeup is great, it makes your face literally flawless but it is not as easy to handle as it seems. You have to be very careful not to over-spray product on some parts of your face and spray a lot less on other parts.
All in all, I believe you should go to a professional makeup artist and if you can’t afford to go to one, just buy some products and do your own makeup look. Trust me, it is not that hard and you do not have to be pro to rock a makeup look. Just be confident and remember, especially when it comes to foundation, less is more.