Image: Supplied. Carla GS on her wedding day, back in 2008.
I know, I had no makeup artist and no clue. On your wedding day, it’s usually expected that you will go all out and to show everyone that you are really, exceptionally beautiful. It’s also meant the best day of your life. So why did I decide to just slap on the makeup myself?
Well, the answer is easy.
I didn’t think that my wedding day was the most important or best day of my life, and I didn’t want it to be the height of my beauty.
Allow me to explain. Wouldn’t you rather become more beautiful, over your life, rather than just be extraordinarily beautiful for one, single day?
Yes, I do mean physical beauty, but I am also talking about feeling beautiful. There are times when I have been dressed up and made up, but I feel wretched inside. And then, there was that day when I woke up early in the morning in a maternity ward, without even a shower or a wash of my face, and I saw my newborn daughter, and I felt the most beautiful I had ever felt in my entire life.
Of course, there was the more practical aspect of my budget. Do I pay someone to apply my makeup for me, or do I just buy all the makeup? As a total beauty nerd, I chose option b.
Why have fancy makeup applied for one day, when you can OWN all of that yummy makeup for the rest of your life? I still own – and wear – the Christian Dior lipstick from my wedding day. I got married in 2008. Lipstick and love are forever! (Don’t judge me for being gross. Okay, judge me, but I haven’t died from it or anything.)