I LOVE industry expert's top tips!

Here's the lovely Candace of Cinnamon Candies beauty blog to share hers:

Once again, I'm honored to write on behalf of Bridal Musings and give some advice to all of you Brides out there.

As a Make up Artist, I have worked with many Brides and I was always asked the same question “If something happens, can I re-create this myself?” It's a common worry with a Bride that something is going to go wrong and you may have to re-apply or completely apply your own make-up. Rest assured that you can apply your make up on your own with or without the help of a Make up Artist.


Before you delve into doing your own make up for your wedding, there are a few things that you should know. These are my top tips for any Bride doing her own make up – whether it's a touch-up or a complete application.

1. Get your look put together and buy the products.
Before you buy the products you want, figure out which look is “yours” for the day. Do research by looking online, checking through magazines and using your own personal taste to create your own look. Give yourself time to change your mind and keep looking around. Once you know your look, buy the products you will need.

2. Practice! Practice! Practice!
This tip can not be stressed enough. You must practice this look. Keep trying to perfect your overall look at home, making certain that you are happy with the finished look. You should never go into your Wedding Day not knowing how to create your look.

3. Buy the good products.
When one thinks of a “good” product, they usually think “it's expensive”. This isn't always the case. You want a product that works well with your skin, applies evenly, has all-day staying power and won't cause irritation or smudges later on. Those products can be found at the nearest drug store or an upscale shop.

Don't forget your brushes either! Your make up brushes should be in good condition and shouldn't be frayed or old. If you need new brushes, now is the time to buy them.

4. Stay classic, but be yourself.
This could go along with tip 1, but it's so important that it needs to be on it's own. Let's face it, no one wants to get caught in ten years showing off a wedding photo with metallic eye shadow or gold eye liner. There are plenty of classic trends in make up that you can add your own personal touch to. Keep things classic, but make sure the look is all you.

5. Don't be afraid to get help.
If you are stumped, frustrated or just plain out of ideas – find some help. See a Make up Artist or a make up savvy friend who can help you create a look. Work with them on your ideas and see how they incorporate things. Ask plenty of questions so you can re-create the look yourself.

Thanks so much to Candace for these top tips. I agree it's so important to stay classic, be yourself and not to wear any crazy shades on your wedding day. Timeless beauty is what bridal make up is all about!

Why not go check out more of Candace’s tips, reviews and recommendations on her beauty blog, Cinnamon Candies.