Bridal Beauty: DIY Wedding Makeup

With the rise of blogs, Pinterest and YouTube it has become easier than ever to learn new skills from home. We are now seeing the rise of the DIY bride who crafts her own centerpieces, builds her own bouquet and even bakes her own cake. Many brides are also gravitating towards primping themselves on the big day and foregoing the added cost of a make-up artist. Even the Duchess Kate Middleton is rumoured to have done her own wedding makeup!


If you’re not a makeup expert, taking on this job solo could be a daunting task! But with a bit of practice and the right tools – and this series of YouTube videos – you’ll be a self-taught makeup artist in no time.

In this series of videos Nicola Chapman, one half of the YouTube super-duo Pixiwoo, walks you through everything you need to know before doing your own wedding makeup. Considering fake tanning? Suffer from dry skin? Want to make sure your makeup complements your skin tone and the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses? Nicola answers all of these questions and gives great product recommendations so you’re sure to find something that works for you. She also gives great insight in to what the best application methods and techniques tend to work best with various products.  Enjoy!

Photo credit: Photo by akhradej is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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