Beauty tips for Brides who decide to do their makeup themselves on their big day.

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The big day is fast approaching and you have completed the vast majority of items on your wedding checklist. Your beautiful wedding dress fits perfectly and you have decided on a hairstyle – now it’s time for makeup. Here are some beauty tips for those who decided to do their makeup themselves on their big day:

Spray tan two days before 
Many brides want to be a little bronze for their big day, but UV-ray tanning booths are simply not worth it. If you want to spray tan, you should do so two days before your wedding. According to RealBeauty, the tan usually darkens a bit on the second day and then sets in perfectly on the third – leaving you with that effortless glow.

Practice makes perfect 
Since you are going to be the focal point of the whole day and the camera will be on you quite a bit, you should play up your makeup a little more than you would usually. Whether you are going for the natural look or bringing the glam, practice makes perfect. You should do a couple of trail runs before your big day – and make sure to take pictures, too. This way, you will be able to see how much makeup is the right amount.

Bold red lips
Many brides feel as though they cannot pull off that bold red lip, but that is simply not the case. This look is a classic and never goes out of style, but it is just up to you to find the right shade of red. It is also a good idea to exfoliate first get rid of any dry or flaky skin on your lips if you do decide to go bold. Apply lip liner to the whole lip and the lipstick over it. Blot that and re-apply the lipstick to the center of your lips. This will give you a long-lasting beautiful red lip.

Smoky eyes vs. cat eyes 
When it comes to eye makeup, it is important to find out what works best for you. Cat eyes and smoky eyes are popular as of late, but it is imperative you practice before hand. If you are thinking about doing a cat eye, try cake liner instead of pencil, as this stays on all day. If you are thinking smoky – whether you are using grays or purples and blues – blending is key.


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