Are you considering an Eco Wedding? Have you already looked at ‘green’ wedding venue? Thought about using seasonal flowers and food? Seen an up-cycled wedding dress? However have you considered organic eco wedding make-up for your special day?

It is our pleasure to introduce you to bride-to-be Amber. She writes a popular blog that covers all things related to eco-beauty, and she is going to share her tips on prepping, buying and applying your wedding makeup on your big day.

“As someone who only uses natural and organic make-up on a day to day basis, I have no doubt that I’m going to choose to go green on my upcoming wedding day too. I know that natural and organic make-up can be long-lasting and have enough coverage & shade options to be able to withstand such a long & important day, whilst looking good too. I’m going to share my top tips for eco bridal makeup if you’re wanting to go green on your wedding day too!

1. Start with skincare

It’s important to have a good base to start, so look into more natural options for skincare so your skin looks its best for the big day. I’d highly recommend incorporating natural facial oils into your skincare routine as these will hydrate & nourish your skin whilst balancing oily skin types.

2. Start with a good base

Every bride wants flawless skin on their wedding day, so a few natural & organic foundations that I recommend, New Zealand’s own Living Nature, and Antipodes, and the RMS Un Cover Up for concealing. All of these offer a medium-full coverage and can be buildable, without looking cakey or showing any blemishes.  a

3. Make-up consultations

If you’re new to natural & organic make-up it might be tricky to know where to start first. A great place to go (if you can!) is to Kerikeri, the birth place of Living Nature. There they offer makeovers at their store finding you natural make-up to suit your skin type & tone. They also offer massage and other spa treatments.  I would loved to spend the day there if I could!

4. Green make-up artist

Lillian Komor make-up artist

When choosing who’s going to do your makeup on the big day, it’s a good idea to go for a make-up artist who is used to using natural/organic products. These products can have different textures etc to mainstream make-up so it’s best to choose someone who uses them on a daily basis in their collection. A couple of green make-up artists in New Zealand are Kareen Holland and Wendy Hill.

5. Water

Drinking Water for the perfect skin
Drinking enough water on a day-to-day basis is something I’m terrible at, even though I know the benefits it has for your skin. I know this is something everyone says but water really does make your skin look a million times better. It clears skin, reduces redness and even makes it look more plump & dewy so I know I’ll be upping my water intake in the run-up to my wedding! Don’t forget your other half can do this too!

If you’re looking for more natural and organic make-up recommendations for your wedding day, take a look at my blog, Amber’s Beauty Talk for places to shop & my favourite natural make-up brands.”

Big thanks to Amber for sharing her top tips.  We know that we could all do with drinking more water here at Paperless HQ!  Do share your beauty tips in our comments field below or share this post with a friend who might be getting married soon. x