Are you planning to do your own makeup for your wedding? Bridal makeup should look natural and never too heavy – especially for those crucial wedding photos! So, to ensure you achieve a flawless base on your big day, here is a list of common makeup mistakes to avoid:
1. DO: Prime
Always use a primer to create a flawless base for your makeup. This is crucial if you have dry or oily skin which is hard to manage at the best of times.
2. DON’T: Try something new
Your wedding day isn’t the best time to try a new product which might react badly to your skin. Stick to what you know and use products which will complement your skin type and texture.
3. DO: Book a trial
If you’re getting your makeup done by a professional, book in a trial a few weeks before your wedding. This is crucial since the makeup artist will try a few different looks on your skin, and also so you can determine which one is best for your wedding day.
4. DON’T: Contour
Self-contouring is never really a great option, especially if you don’t have the correct tools or techniques. If you are going to contour, use a light hand and carefully accentuate the cheekbones with a slightly dark, matte bronzer. Leave the concealing and highlighting to the professionals for this one.
5. DO: Wear lipgloss
Lipgloss is typically easier to maintain since it’s so quick and easy to apply – even without a mirror! Matte, shimmery, or even long-lasting lip colours can bleed on the lips and need to be re-applied with care every few hours.
6. DON’T: Wear SPF
Any type of foundation with SPF is going to create a white caste in your wedding photos – this is just a fact of life. To avoid this, use a blotting powder to decrease the shine, or simply take your wedding photos at the beginning of the day.
7. DO: Stay natural
A natural makeup look is a safe option since you know it will suit your skin tone. Anything too dramatic will look rather out of place in your wedding photos and might not match the look of the bridesmaids.
8. DON’T: Fake tan
While it might seem tempting, you should skip the fake tan on your wedding day. Not only can it stain your dress, but it isn’t a good combination for the warmer weather. If you do want a natural glow, use a body shimmer on your decolletage, arms and legs.
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