Your wedding day is going to be one of the most special days in your life and one you will remember forever. So, of course, you want to look gorgeous and everything to be perfect, but sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Some common mistakes brides innocently make are about makeup. Here what they are and how you can avoid them and look your best, both in the flesh and in photos:
1. Changing your routine
One of the biggest mistakes brides make before a wedding is to change their makeup or skincare routine. Don’t try new products, go for facials or get a tan a week before the wedding or you’ll risk having an allergy reaction or an irritation. And red, itching or flaking skin is the last thing you want on your wedding day. If you plan to use a different brand of makeup on your wedding day, try the products weeks in advance so if you get a bad reaction, it will have healed in time for your big day.
2. Wearing too much makeup
A lot of brides want a big wedding, but with makeup less is more. Don’t let anyone convince you to wear a very heavy, full coverage foundation (unless you need it, of course) like those used for the theatre or apply too much of your usual foundation or instead than a flawless complexion, you’ll have a very cakey and unnatural appearance. And the same goes for the rest of the makeup, don’t exaggerate with colors or products, but keep the look simple. You don’t wanna resemble a clown or look like you’re going clubbing on your wedding day.
3. Following the trends
It doesn’t matter if gold eyeshadows or dark lips are in, you should never be tempted to follow the trends on your wedding day. Remember that even though your wedding will last for one day, you will have to look at the pictures for the rest of your life. So, choose a classic and timeless look that will look great and never out-of-style for the years to come.
4. Wearing makeup that just isn’t you
Even though you wanna look your best on your wedding day, you shouldn’t wear makeup that’s completely different from what you usually wear and are not comfortable in. For instance, if you don’t use cosmetics in your daily life, keep the makeup neutral and to a minimal. If instead you like bold and bright colors, you could opt to wear a bright pink or red on your lips. That way, you won’t feel uncomfortable and still look your best!
5. Not wearing waterproof and long-lasting makeup
The key to a makeup look that will last all day (or most of it anyway) is to prep, prime and use long-lasting and waterproof products. Moisturize your skin well so the makeup you’ll apply next will go on smoother without caking and use face and eyeshadow primers to make sure the makeup will last all day without creasing or fading. Also, remember to set everything with powder, which will make the makeup last longer too. On your lashes, use waterproof mascara so if you should shed a few tears of joy on your wedding day, you won’t resemble a panda.
6. Shiny makeup
Most brides usually wants a dewy and glowy complexion and although that look is stunning in real life, on pictures it can look like a big oily and greasy mess! So opt for cosmetics with a matte finish and only apply a touch of highlighter on your eyes and cheeks. That way, the shimmer won’t look over the top in pictures as well.
7. Not bringing cosmetics to touch up
Even though you used waterproof and long-lasting products, there’s always the chance some of your makeup could fade, especially if you have very oily skin or the weather is very hot and humid. So, make sure you’re bringing the products you used with you as well as oil blotters so that you can retouch your makeup if you need to.
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