Brides Makeover

I don’t normally wear makeup apart from a wafer thin layer of lipstick and mascara. It's not because I don’t think I need any, but more to the point that I have never really been into makeup. I know there will be the odd female out there who will have some empathy with me.... Granted, there won’t be many of us, but at least it makes me feel better to think that there are others who also just go for the cleanse, tone and moisturise look.

Read others and tell us about your makeover...

Despite this I made a conscious decision to book myself in for a few makeovers in preparation for the wedding. My sisters and a friend came along for the momentous occasions where I had my face painted for 45 minutes and at the end I can honestly say I felt good.

The makeup artist was very patient with me, she asked me what sort of look I was hoping for, and at the end she achieved the ‘natural look’, which I had been praying for.

I had a second makeover, which I’d rather not talk about. Lets just say I could have been a good stand in for Krusty the Clown, and lets just leave it at that.

I was fortunate to have my sister-in-law do my makeup on the day. We had only practiced once before the big day, but she knew exactly what I wanted and on the day I truly felt every bit the beautiful bride my husband told me I was :)

Bridal Makeover Tips

  • Go and have a bridal makeover done. They offer you fantastic advice on how to wear makeup that promotes your best features.
  • If you are having your makeup done by an artist on the wedding day get them to come out to you, that way you are not rushing around too much.
  • Make sure the makeup artist is exclusive to you on your wedding day.
  • Make sure that travel cost, service, makeup and VAT are all included in the total makeover price.
  • Whoever is doing your makeup on the day make sure you have a practice run, so you know exactly what to expect on the day.
  • Use waterproof mascara, in case you have a tearful moment.


Skin Camouflage

There are a large number of people who suffer from different forms of skin complaints: Scars – Vitiligo – Psoriasis – Rosacea – Facial Blushing – Broken Capillaries – Burns – Moles – Age spots – Temporary Discolouration, even tattoos.

All of which can be very distressing especially on your wedding day!

If this affects you take a look at our article on skin camouflage >

Your Bridal Makeover

Let us know what your bridal makeover was like, so that we can place details here and maybe give inspiration to others!

"My sister in law is paying for my bridal make up on the day. She is hiring a lady from the Virgin Vie who did her wedding make up. Eexcellent products and not too expensive.. she looked amazing and hopefully I will do too...

Also if you want to do your own make up and it's too expensive then ensure you buy some decent make up, if your stuck for cash 6 months before the wedding become a vie angel, easy work just give out a few books get a few orders for your consultant and in the mean time claim all your make up and accesories for free! Excellent money saving idea.!!!" Claire