I’ve also never loved how my makeup has turned out when I’ve had other people do it for me. After watching a dozens of bridal makeup tutorials on YouTube, I decided I could save some money and skip hiring a professional. I set out researching products, which required lots of product testing (shoutout to Sephora for its amazing return policy), watching makeup tutorials, and spending hours online scouring product reviews and sleuthing on Reddit’s /r/MakeupAddiction thread. After testing out A LOT of products, I found my ultimate wedding day makeup kit for a classic bridal look that would last all day yet wouldn’t be too heavy for my outdoor spring wedding.
On average, professional makeup artists will charge anywhere from $115 to upwards of $200 depending on your location, so after purchasing these products I essentially spent more money than it would’ve cost to hire someone to do my makeup. However, I genuinely enjoyed being able to curate these products and apply them myself.