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Anyone doing their own hair and makeup?

Caitlin, 12 of December of 2023 at 20:24 Posted on Beauty & Wellbeing 1 8

Anyone here planning on doing their own hair and makeup for the wedding? Any tips/Youtube channels I should watch? Im going for a more natural/soft look so I feel like myself and my bridesmaids can pull it off. 4/6 of us have curly hair and 2/6 have straight hair. I was even thinking of using those roller things you sleep in for the girls with straighter hair. Unsure on makeup yet!

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Latest activity by Tangkas, 20 of February of 2024 at 21:11
  • Sarah
    Rockstar August 2024 Warwickshire
    Sarah ·
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    Not sure about hair. But MU have you considered either you or one of your BM having a lesson? May help for the day and save a bit of £££. Some individuals MUA do classes for about £50 x
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    Dedicated March 2024 Hertfordshire
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    I’m doing my own makeup (not hair as I’d stress about it!), but a lot of the makeup tutorials I’ve watched (watched hundreds!) have a lot of makeup products involved so unless you’re the type that knows how to do your makeup well or wears a lot, id look up ‘simple 5 product makeup’ and such.


    Practice and practice and practice! Leave it on all day and take pictures before & after, with and without flash and see if you like the products.
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    Curious July 2024 Norfolk
    Jessica ·
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    Look up Hannah Martin and Lisa Eldridge, both are great at tutorials and specialise in long lasting make up. Hannah Martin has done a couple of royal brides so knows her stuff, her book has a section on wedding make up.


    I’m doing my own make up due to allergies, I have to be careful what I use, and have been watching both of the above. I’m also going to book a lesson at a Bobbi Brown counter to help me get the right colours. Then I’ll practise lots!
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  • Georgia
    Curious February 2024 West Midlands
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    I’m doing both! I’ve practiced my hair and am not going OTT. Makeup, I went to John Lewis and spoke with the people on the makeup counters. I got lots of freebies (samples) to try and then booked in with an MUA at Channel (100% recommend). The best thing you can do though is to put effort into your skincare. Hydrated skin is much easier to make up! So have a look in your local TK Maxx for some skincare and start of really simple, then go from there Smiley smile hope this helps.
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    Beginner June 2025 Co Antrim
    Caitlin ·
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    This helps! I also don't want to go over the top with makeup. Im watching a lot of Youtube videos and going to try my hand at it in a few months. Thankfully I'm only getting married in June 2025!

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    Beginner June 2025 Co Antrim
    Caitlin ·
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    Yes, this is a great idea! I live in Toronto (but getting married in Northern Ireland), so I'm going to have a look at what makeup artists here offer in terms of a lesson.

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    Beginner June 2025 Co Antrim
    Caitlin ·
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    Thanks for the Youtube recommendations!

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  • Ivana
    Dedicated August 2024 East London
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    Hi all,
    Yes, I will be doing both, I'm okay with makeup and my sister is an artist so she will help out if I need it but shes also the maid of honour so she will be busy on the day. I'm a big cry baby so I know for a fact that makeup will not last me the whole day and I will need to fix it, and I was quoted over £200 for makeup. I'm also doing my own hair, I know nothing about styling hair or anything like that but I refuse to pay over £100 just for hair, plus I wanted to have two different hairstyles during the day. I will be looking up the best products to use and what people recommend and the same for makeup.

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