Today’s post is my attempt to practise a long lasting makeup look. I’m getting married in October (woot!) and to try and save money, I’ve decided to do my own makeup but before that, I want to make sure I have plenty of practise and I also want to make sure I can get a good long-lasting look down pat, one that looks fresh even after 12 hours (dreaming big, right?) I decided to do a bit of a write up so I can remember what aspects of my first attempt worked well, what needs improving and what needs to totally change. I find that I’ll look back on a FOTD that I’ve done and, whilst I was happy with it at the time, I’ll be quite a bit more critical of it in future, I think we’re all our harshest critic though right?
Many tips I read when it comes to doing makeup for a big event is to ensure that you’re happy with how it looks in multiple lighting scenarios (if that’s applicable) – basically does it look good in natural lighting, indoors and with flash photography so I’ve decided to do this today. The above photo is with indoor, cool-toned lighting and for most part, I’m pretty happy with how it looks. It’s certainly not a traditional wedding look but I’m not a traditional girl really, a dark/berry lip and shimmery eyes is my go-to look and I want that to be represented in my look for the day, it’s what I love!