Poll: Will You Do Your Own Makeup For Your Wedding Day?


Just read on FashionEtc that Kate Middleton will be doing her own makeup for the royal wedding this Friday.

The future princess was reportedly so unhappy with the makeup that was applied on her during her engagement photo shoot that she washed everything off and reapplied it herself. Since then, Kate had taken private lessons with makeup artist Arabella Preston to prep herself for the big day.

I think it’s very brave that Kate is doing this, considering she will be under the scrutiny of HD cameras and billions and billions of people that day. But as an avid makeup user, I do think you know what works best on yourself so I can see why Kate would would go the DIY route. Can’t wait to see how her makeup would turn out!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I think that’s awful, since she is known for putting way too much eyeliner on…it’s such a harsh look. I think for a wedding one should look refreshing and sweet, not like a college girl.

  2. I did my own makeup at my wedding a few years ago. But i think kate looked great, i don’t think she needs a whole lot of makeup to start with.

  3. So was she wearing the Mac MLLE lipstick it looks like it to me but wanted to see what you all thought? I am training to be a makeup artist and AM SURE all the brides coming up will want the look!

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