Hi Guys, today I want to talk to you about bridal make-up.
If you, like me, are a bride planning to do your own makeup on your wedding day, then this post for you! Keep reading to find out how I got a free make-up consultation!
I’m going to admit it, the main reason I decided to do DIY make-up instead of getting a make-up artist, is because I am a tad cheap. I hated the thought of spending hundreds of pounds on one days make up, and I was also terrified that I wouldn’t look myself, or wouldn’t look ‘right’ having someone else do it.
I much preferred the idea of spending that money on some nice new make-up, that I can actually use again! However, there are some con’s to the DIY approach. For a start, it takes a lot of research! Even if you are fairly happy doing your make-up normally, I bet you will want to find the ‘perfect’ way of doing it for the big day. Cue many evenings sitting on Youtube watching make-up tutorials while Chris plays Grand Theft Auto. Am I alone?
On my Youtube travels I came across Pixiewoo‘s channel, which is now a firm favourite of mine, and is incredibly popular judging by the likes and comments they get! They have got loads of wedding tutorials which are really useful, and I would highly recommend! Whilst watching these I noted down all the make-up they were using that I thought I would like, one of which being Bobbi Brown, and went on a bit of a mission to hunt them down!
Meanwhile, I was also planning a dress shopping trip to London with my bridesmaids, and noticed that at Westfield there was a Bobbi Brown Studio. I decided I would have to pop in, but whilst I was browsing their website I noticed that they do free make-up lessons, including 45 minute bridal sessions! This sounded brilliant, so I forced the girls to come in and watch while I was given a bit of a make-over and lesson.
Of course, this did end up in me buying a fair amount of make-up, but I didn’t feel pressured to at all, and I am sure if I had decided it wasn’t for me then I could have walked out with nothing without a problem. As it was, I was pretty happy with my purchases, especially since I had planned to buy a couple of them anyway, and it just meant that I could try before I bought!
The girls there fill out a really helpful form, (you can see mine above) as they go along, so that you can go home and think about it, then order online at a later date if you like. They also put the make up on the drawing of a lady which I thought was quite cute.
All in all I found it a really useful experience. If you need some tips or want to try out some new make up for your big day I would definitely suggest this! Going to a studio is probably the best option as there are no distractions, and you get the full experience! (And I would imagine more experienced staff) But you can always go to one of the counters in department stores if you are short on time, or don’t have a studio near you.
I’m actually quite getting into make-up now, after many years of using my old favourites, I am now quite keen to explore and try out some new products. Perhaps I will even do some reviews!