Six makeup mishaps to avoid on your wedding day….
If there’s ever a day that you want to make sure you get the makeup right, it’s your wedding day.
Some brides take zero chances and book a trusted makeup artist to make sure they look absolutely picture perfect, but if that’s not something you want, or the budget will stretch to, how can you make sure that you get the bridal look spot on for the big day?
Don’t make the mistake of trying a new look, or wearing lots of makeup when you’re normally a minimal kind of girl. You need to feel confident and – well, like yourself. Other common makeup mishaps include:
Not moisturising your skin well beforehand.
Even the best quality foundation and makeup won’t look good on uncared for skin. Moisturise well in the run up to the wedding day and use a trusted face mask to deeply moisturise your skin about three days beforehand. For best skin results, use nourishing face oil the night before and your usual moisturiser liberally on the day.
Choosing the wrong foundation.
Get the perfect shade sorted well before the day. If you’re not sure, why not pop into a salon for a makeup session pre-wedding? Department stores like Debenhams and Boots also offer free makeup and skincare sessions, make the most of these and find the perfect shade for you. Start looking for and testing foundations about three months before the wedding and experiment with testers before you decide.
Too much or too little concealer.
Unless you have peachy perfect skin, concealer is a must to cover up annoying dark circles or that pesky stress spot that came out three days before your wedding. Don’t go mad and make it look odd, but artfully applied concealer will make a world of difference to the wedding pics.
The wrong type of mascara.
It’s a schoolgirl error that you don’t want to make on your wedding day but I’m sure I don’t have to explain why you absolutely need waterproof mascara on your wedding day. You will get emotional.
Eye shadow that’s too bright.
You don’t want your eyes to look painted on; you’re looking for a natural, dewy bridal make up effect. A natural colour scheme will accentuate your face better than the sort of glittery party makeup you’d wear on a night out, so opt for a subtle smoky eye, with brown, cream and taupe accents.
Lastly the MOST Important of all: Not covering your face when you out your dress on…
Unless you can step into your dress, you need to think about the logistics of getting your dress on without ruining your makeup – and hair! Think about what you’re going to wear while you’re getting your hair and makeup done – a button down top is ideal so that you can take it off without touching your face or hair. The last thing you need is foundation on your dress.
Sarah Clark – The Word Boutique