• Donna Harrison-Smith

Wedding Suppliers Tips - Bridal MakeUp

Updated: Sep 28

I've been lucky enough to work with some talented wedding suppliers over the years & recently I've asked some of these suppliers to give my bride & grooms to be some tips for their wedding day.


My first blog that's not to do with photography is all about makeup, something I think most brides tend to stress over a little bit, I know I did! Some of the common questions are how much should I wear, what make up should I invest in, what if I don't usually wear any make up? I still want to look like myself, is this possible? I didn't have a trial run for my makeup when I got married & I kind of regretted it really. As soon as my Makeup Artist left I ending up adding more black eyeliner! Think she was thinking along the lines of pretty, natural makeup when really I was used to a more dramatic/punky look. So my top tip is to do a trial & have a good chat with your makeup artist so she or he can get a feel for your style & personality.






I dropped the lovely Emily Rose of Mint Pretty Makeup a line to ask her some of these pending questions & any other top tips regarding makeup especially if you are thinking of doing it yourself. We worked together at Jade & Tom's winter wedding at The Westmead Hotel in Redditch earlier this year, pre- covid when all the weddings were ticking along nicely! Emily has kindly given me some brilliant tips for makeup so you can look your most gorgeous & scrumptious on your wedding day!




Emily says...........


  • The first thing is to prep the skin for makeup, this is a very important part of the wedding morning! Exfoliation and hydration is key to ensure a healthy glow, smooth base & help the makeup last. I always make sure I have a moisturiser, an eye cream & lip scrub in my kit.


  • A primer & setting spray are essential products to ensure your make up lasts throughout your big day! If you aren't keen on spraying directly onto the face then spray onto the brush you apply your foundation with.


  • Waterproof mascara is a must! As there could be some joyful tears! If your favourite mascara does not come in a waterproof option then invest in a waterproof top coat.





  • It is always best to do eye makeup first to avoid ruining your base makeup with fallen eyeshadow. However if you do decide to do your base first then hold a tissue under your eyes or bake underneath with powder to help catch any fallen bits.




  • Invest in good quality brushes! Yes they can be expensive and it is tempting to buy a pack of 30 brushes for £8 on eBay but spending that little bit more is completely worth it for your big day and you can definitely see the difference with how they apply a product.


  • You can wear as little or as much as you like, this is your day and the most important thing is that you feel beautiful and comfortable


  • If you don't usually wear makeup it would be best to have a trial beforehand. This way you can talk over your ideal beauty look and discuss which products would be best for the big day. It's also a great way of getting advice on your pre wedding skincare routine. You will feel much more relaxed on your wedding day knowing you are in good hands because you have had a trial before.



Photography: Harrison Smith Photography (me)

Make Up Artist: Emily Rose of Mint Pretty makeup (contact through instagram)

Featured Wedding Photographs: Jade & Tom, Sarah & Sean & Beth & James!


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