Part of planning a budget wedding is doing some things on your own. We usually advocate for splurging on a professional hair and makeup artist for the big day since they’ve got mad skills, but sometimes it’s just not a reality. If you’re that turbo-budget bride who just can’t swing it, fear not! Enter, as usual, the Internet. There are all kinds of talented ladies sharing their hair and makeup expertise online for you to learn. Watch these, practice a bit and you’ll be totally ready to beautify yourself on the big day — and for just the price of the products!
I love Lauren Conrad’s The Beauty Department for their blog and their videos. This video explains how to make a chignon when you have short hair (brilliant for brides!) Another of my favorites is the Milk Maid Braid, which would be amazing for a country wedding.
The MakeupGeek video tutorials are awesome, because they are very complete and I love how she copies celebrity looks and nails them so completely. I love the above tutorial for Mila Kunis’ Oscar look. I’m copying this one on my next date night!
One thing that most of us regular gals can’t swing is the application of false eyelashes, but they make such a huge difference on the big day! With a little practice and a YouTube coach, though, you can get the look yourself.
Happy primping, girls!