Bridesmaid makeup for your unconventional wedding #Fashion Advice#Friends & Family Advice#bridesmaids#makeup#wedding party Posted Feb 28 2020 Offbeat Editors Photo by Dina Douglass of Andrena Photography Sometime during your wedding planning experience there will be some phrase that sticks in your mind, wakes you up in the middle of the night, and makes you feel kind of crazy. It might be something about your vows, your wedding menu, or your stance on kids at the wedding, but at some point, someone is going to say something that sends the reptilian part of your brain into a tailspin. If bridesmaid makeup is the area that brings it up for you, it will probably be something a lot like one of these three statements: I just want to look like myself! Photo by Laura Dee Photography This could be your best friend who doesn't want to wear any makeup, your college buddy who wants to wear her usual flawless mask of color, or your spouse's sister who for some reason is resisting the gorgeous swallowtail butterfly costume look you chose for her. Any big change in how we usually look can be tough. Resist the urge to tell her to get over it because it's YOUR day, even if that's how you honestly feel. Related Post Aesthetic vs. identity: how cool are you with changing your look as a bridesmaid? Remember this post about how to be an offbeat bridesmaid in a traditional wedding and where to draw the line with changing your look to... Read more Instead, try reframing the issue. Don't we all have multiple versions of ourselves? There's my badass-power tools-digging holes self, there's my forest-fairy-attending-RenFaire self, there's my retro-dance-party-at-the-local-club self. Which one of these is my "best" self? Aren't they all my best at something? Your wedding can be a chance for your bridesmaid to get to try out a wonderful new version of herself. Think of the pictures! Photos by Brynne Owen Photography Your friends who usually skip makeup or slap on some lipgloss and call it done may get frantic over their bridesmaid makeup. Or maybe this is you, worrying that your girls aren't going to match well enough in the photos. First, how about a mind change? The pictures are there to document the day, the day (and your outfit, makeup, hair, whateversauce) is not there for the pictures! If that doesn't work (and maybe it won't), hire a makeup artist. A pro will be able to listen to your bridesmaids' insecurities and still come up with looks that will work out perfectly together in your photos. However good you and your friends are with makeup, you're mostly only familiar with your own face and coloring, whereas a professional makeup artist can see the bigger picture and has more varied experience. Do we really have to wear makeup? Photos by Rachel Joy Photos No matter what, you have to feel amazeballs beautiful and badass on your wedding day. Whatever your definition of that is. If it includes having your girls coordinate with you from lip to lash, don't give up that dream too easily. Once again, think about hiring a professional to come in and do everyone's makeup at your expense. This gives you more control, your bridesmaids can enjoy it without worrying about costs or their own makeup skills, and a professional makeup artist will give you good results even if there are a lot of differences in the wedding party. But DIY wedding makeup can also be a perfect solution for this issue. Doing each other's makeup is a fun traditionally feminine activity, as well as a creative and intimate way to share. Bridesmaids who don't feel confident about their makeup skills can just have their faces painted, while those with skills can show them off. Bridesmaid makeup can be as simple or dazzling as you choose. Click through any of the beautiful bridesmaid photos on this page to see more about the weddings. And let these tips keep you from missing any sleep over it! [clicklink slug=diy-makeup-tips/ align=center] PREVIOUS Sunflowers & architectural bliss at this intimate New York Public Library elopement NEXT So much edgy floral goodness at this urban art + distillery wedding inspiration Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.