If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, you don’t need me to tell you how many things there should be on your to-do list. You’re already swimming in wedding-related tasks (and everybody’s opinions on those said tasks). However, there’s one thing I’m confident you can take off that list: your bridal hair and makeup trials. Yep, I’m well aware this is going to be one of the most photographed days of your life, but spending hours in a makeup chair isn’t a given when it comes to bridal beauty. Personally, I did my own makeup. And before you go gasping, it was actually one of the calmest moments of the entire day. Obviously, I didn’t just wing it but it went far smoother than I’m sure anyone would imagine. If you’re considering doing it yourself, here’s your go-to guide for how to do your own wedding makeup.
I’m not that great with my skincare but I was very well-behaved. I’ve talked about skin needling a lot and I can honestly say that’s changed my skin more than anything I’ve ever done. I could not recommend it more. It’s not always obvious, but I get really bad, hormonal acne flare-ups and I used to get a lot of blind pimples, and I have not had one since I started having needling – except four pimples the day after the wedding.
In the lead up to the wedding, I had needling once a month starting at 0.5mm and working up to 1.5mm. I wanted radiance and youthfulness, and a lot of people asked me if I’d had Botox. I also had a mix of cryotherapy and Omnilux [light therapy] to heal the skin afterwards. Plus, in the fortnights between the last two skin needling treatments, I had a peel and more Omnilux. I used the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Masks every single day in the lead up as well as a cheaper Andalou glow mask.