Cost-Friendly Beauty Hacks for Bridal Makeup

Creating cost-friendly bridal makeup doesn't mean compromising on quality or aesthetics. With some strategic planning and a few fun beauty hacks, you can create a stunning bridal look without breaking the bank! Read along for some of our cost-friendly beauty hacks for bridal makeup:

DIY Makeup

How about a bit of Kiwi ingenuity: DIY your own makeup! Consider having a go yourself, or even involving a creative friend or family member with the skills to apply makeup exactly how you’d like it. This would be a significant cost decrease from a professional, and it would mean involving more of your pals in being a part of your special day, making it all the more special!

Practice Makes Perfect

Invest the time in practising your makeup before the big day! Get your gal pals together for a few girls-nights before the date and get your pamper on. This will ensure you can get a couple of tests in, find the right look and get excited about it! Then on the big day, you’ll be able to pull it off with ease!

Sample Sizes

Instead of splurging on full-sized products, consider buying sample or travel-sized versions. Ask the ladies in the makeup store to test them on your skin first and grab a sample instead of spending large on a full size kit you may never use again! This can be especially useful for items like primers, setting sprays and highlighters, which you may not be using as frequently in the future.

Set Your Makeup

A setting spray is a key element to getting your makeup to last all day. Whether you get a sample as mentioned above, or have a crack at making your own! Here’s our recipe for a DIY setting spray:

  • Start by taking a cup of water into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 4-5 drops of glycerin
  • 1-2 tablespoons of rosewater for added fragrance
  • Mix this all together until dissolved and then transfer into a spray bottle for usage on the day

Ask for Gift Cards

If you do have a makeup artist in mind that you’d like to hire, consider asking for gift cards as wedding gifts! This can help significantly in offsetting the cost of professional makeup services!

Stay Organised

Keep track of all your makeup expenses amongst other wedding day expenses to budget accordingly. This will help to avoid overspending. Using our tips above, this budgeting process will be a breeze and you’ll find it has helped you to keep all makeup costs down!

Get ready in style

With your makeup budget decreased, you can still feel glam in a pair of our pyjamas to wear while you’re getting ready. Our satin pjs and robes are super cute for photos and easy to get on and off without smudging your makeup. Your bridesmaids could even go matching for fun photos together!

Always remember, the key to cost-friendly bridal makeup is by creatively and carefully planning. With a little practice and resourcefulness, you can achieve a beautiful bridal look without breaking the bank! What more could a girl ask for?