DIY Wedding Makeup: Eyeliner

Eyeliner defines your eyes so that your eyes pop in wedding photos and everyone can see you, even from the back row.

The Only Eyeliner You Need

Eyeliner defines your eyes and can make your eyes more visible in photographs, as well as to your guests sitting in the back row. Even if you do not consider yourself prone to tearing up, waterproof or smudge proof eyeliner is a good choice for a variety of reasons. Rain, humidity and sweat can all make eyeliner smudge. If you do not usually wear eyeliner or mascara, you may be tempted to touch your face more than you realize. Choosing an eyeliner that will stay put is the rule of the day for wedding makeup. Like any makeup you buy for your DIY wedding makeup look, try it out with your complete wedding day look before the big day.

The Only Liquid Eyeliner You Need

NYX Epic Wear Waterproof Liquid Liner is tear and humidity proof and comes in over a dozen colors. 

Liquid Eyeliner

Black liquid eyeliner is a classic choice. It works well with a variety of skin tones and eye colors to clearly define your eyes. NYX Epic Wear Waterproof Liquid Liner comes in a dozen colors, so if you know what works best for you, go for it! If you are new to wearing makeup, black is a fool proof choice. Liquid eyeliner is less forgiving than eyeliner pencils and may be intimidating if you do not usually wear liquid liner. Get a mirror, makeup remover, and shut the door. Practice, practice, practice! There are hundreds of tutorials online. If you are new to wearing makeup, wearing makeup before your big day will give you time to experience how it feels, as well as practice not touching your face!

The Only Gel Eyeliner You Need

The Ink Gel Eyeliner by Pretty Vulgar is smudge and fade proof. Apply with your favorite eyeliner brush

Gel Eyeliner

Gel eyeliner offers superior pigment and lasts longer than other eyeliners. Plus, it can be applied with a variety of brush shapes. This makes achieving the perfect wings, cat eyes and other looks easily achievable (though they may require practice!). Gel eyeliner can feel luxurious compared to other types of liners, but are still perfect for everyday wear and for new makeup users. No matter how glamourous your DIY wedding is, gel eyeliner is a great choice.

The Only Eyeliner Pencil You Need

Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner Pencil is a subtle choice and easy for beginners to use. 

Classic Eyeliner Pencils

Eyeliner pencils are available in a variety of styles and colors. They are also easy to find at any drug or big box store. Eyeliner pencils can seem less intimidating to a new makeup wearer, but it can be more difficult to achieve dramatic looks with pencils. If eyeliner pencils are your jam, pick one that is water/smudge proof and consider sharpening to a different shape than usual for your wedding look. And don’t forget to practice! Even if you are an experience makeup wearer, practice your wedding look before the big day to see how long it wears and if it photographs well.

DIY Wedding Makeup

If you are experienced at applying your own makeup, then creating your own DIY wedding makeup look is a great way to accent your eyes, coloring and style. When creating your look, consider what your day will consist of. Will you have professional photographs taken? Will it be humid, dry or potentially rain? Do you easily tear up? You may want to take these and other factors into consideration when creating your big day look. If you are unsure how your look will photograph, test it out before hand and ask a friend to take a few headshots.

If you are new to wearing makeup and plan to do your makeup yourself for you wedding day, then practice, practice, practice! Photograph different looks and note which products you used and where. This way, you will be able to re-create the look you like the most easily. Applying makeup is a skill and artform. If after practicing you decide to have your makeup professionally done, then do it!

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