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How to do your own wedding makeup, according to the experts

By Fiona Embleton
Do your own wedding makeup

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Not every bride wants a makeup artist to paint her face on her wedding day. Read on for the professional tips that make light work of getting bridal ready...

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It’s a universal truth that all eyes are always on the bride. So naturally you want your makeup to hit the sweet spot – luminous not shiny, stylish yet comfortable, natural not naked – which can be an added pressure if you decide to go down the DIY route and do your own wedding makeup.

"Your makeup and hair should reflect who you are – that's key," says makeup artist Trine Skjoeth. "You should also look like yourself so don't stray too far from your normal look. It's crucial that you spend the weeks leading up to the big day practicing and making any changes so you feel confident in the knowledge that the look you choose is right for you."

And a rule that applies as much to the bride as it does to the wedding guests: keep the weather, location and colour schemes in mind.