DIY Wedding Hair + Makeup: Flawless Foundations, Affordable Accents

Posted by Azure on November 14th, 2011

 

  • If you're looking for inexpensive DIY wedding ideas, particularly those related to beauty tips and ideas-- you're in the right place. When it comes to weddings, hiring a makeup artist and hairstylist to make you look your best can get rather expensive.
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  • However, with the right tools and a little bit of practice, it's completely possible to create your own "bridal look" for a lot less. Read our fabulous bridal beauty tips and ideas for how to make yourself look gorgeous for one of the most important days in any girl's life -- her wedding day.
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WEDDING MAKEUP: Make your Foundation Last

  • An average wedding day is about eight hours long, but feels like it's gone in a blink. Therefore, your makeup will need to last through tears at the ceremony, warm hugs, touching toasts, smashing of wedding cake and cutting a rug on the dance floor -- without many opportunities for touch-ups. This demands a lot from your wedding day makeup, which is why it may be necessary to have more than one foundation in order to make your make up, last...and last...and last.  In our guide, we've listed two phases to making your makeup last: long-lasting foundation and a dusting of mineral powder to make it stay put.
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Phase I: Long-Lasting Liquid Foundation

  • 1.  Select a long-lasting foundation that is appropriate for your skin type (oily, dry, normal to dry skin, etc.)
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  • 2.  Test your foundation long before the big day to see if it's ready for the challenge. Apply your make-up in the morning, before going in to work, and avoid touching it up throughout the day. After you get home from work, assess the damage. Is the foundation still doing the job? If the answer is yes, then you have found the perfect foundation for your wedding. If not, keep searching (and testing) until you find the right one.
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Phase II: Flawless Mineral Powder

  • 1.  Your secret weapon for making your wedding day makeup last and last - mineral powder. Your selection should offer full coverage; stay put all day (and night) and keep your skin looking natural. It's a good idea to choose one with an SPF if you are going to be outdoors or plan to have an outdoor ceremony.
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  • 2.  Touch your finger to the mineral foundation and apply directly to any pimples for "extreme" wedding-day coverage. Press the mineral foundation into the skin, so that the blemish can blend easily.
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  • 3.  Apply the mineral powder (foundation) using a blush brush, particularly across your high-shine areas (cheeks, chin, nose and forehead).
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  • 4.  Brides who crinkle around the eyes when they smile should use less mineral foundation around these areas to keep from looking like they're wearing too much makeup.
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  • Tip: Liquid powder foundation is great for softening the lines, while powder foundation tends to settle in the lines, drawing even more attention to them.
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WEDDING HAIR: Inexpensive Accents

  • 1.  Accentuate your bridal bouquet by accessorizing your hair with beautiful complimentary flowers (e.g. - orchids, baby's breath, gardenias or other exotic blooms). Tucking one flower behind the ear is especially romantic for beach and bohemian brides, and works particularly well with a low bun or ponytail worn at the nape of the neck.
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  • 2.  Use jewelry to accent your wedding hair. Wrap a string of pearls or a vintage necklace around a low ponytail at the base or drape this lovely accent around an updo for a stunning look. Another option is to accessorize your bridal hair with your favorite brooch or one that has been passed down throughout the generations.
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  • Try any of these inexpensive DIY wedding tips and ideas for a more beautiful you -- on a day when it matters most -- your wedding day.

 

Special thanks to DailyMakeover.com for sharing these fab DIY wedding hair and makeup tips.  Find expert advice, hairstyle ideas and try out a new look with their cutting-edge virtual makeover tool.

 

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