Since I had a destination wedding on a pretty recluse island in Greece, I had to do my own hair & makeup. I was obviously terrified, but after a trip to Sephora and a ton of new products later, I felt a lot more confident. As you may know by now, I have a major freak-out when there’s too much makeup on my face, so the last thing I wanted was for that to be the case on my wedding day.

To be totally honest, I have this look down pretty solid now, but I wish I had spent more time practicing leading up to the wedding. All the products were too new and foreign to me so I didn’t quite know what I was doing. Fortunately having a tan helps A LOT so makeup wasn’t really going to make or break my look. Ya know?

Knowing all of this, I wish I had found a makeup tutorial on YouTube that would have warned me that trying new products for the first time on your wedding isn’t the best idea in the world. I guess I should have know that though? Anyway, I hope this helps any future brides out there!