04/11/2014 02:31 pm ET Updated Apr 14, 2014

Why This Woman Went Makeup-Free On Her Big Day

We were beyond thrilled to see Beyonce go makeup-free during her wedding anniversary celebration in the Dominican Republic with Jay Z this week. Bey's no-makeup move got us thinking about women who opt to go makeup-free for the actual wedding: With all your friends and family around and a photographer capturing your every move, what's it like to go bare-faced on the Big Day?

HuffPost Live explored the concept of getting "bride pretty" recently, with former bride Carolynn Markey weighing in on why she chose to do what most brides would never dream of doing: totally forgoing makeup when she walked down the aisle.

"I don't normally wear makeup so when I was thinking about my wedding, I really didn't want to not recognize myself," Markey told HuffPost Live. "I wanted to make sure I was comfortable in my own skin ... I just wanted to be as natural as possible."

She added: "I didn't want to have to worry about it on my Big Day, there were just so many other things I was worried about."

Watch the full HuffPost Live segment on going natural on the "big day" here.

Would you go makeup-free on your wedding day? Tell us in the comments section and check out the full HuffPost Live segment here.

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