You know those brides you sometimes see in old magazines or wedding albums, and you think, “What were they thinking?” Either with dark blue eye shadow, glossy red lipstick, or a deadly combination of both? Make sure you don’t make any of these makeup mistakes on the day that you’re supposed to be looking your best! You will probably never have as many pictures taken of you as on your wedding day, so you should definitely look your absolute best.
Makeup is made to help you feel more beautiful and younger and to hide any imperfections that you might feel uncomfortable with, not to make you look older and tired.
So we are bringing you the most common makeup mistakes that brides fall into to avoid doing them on your wedding day.
Don't forget that there are many habits that we do on a daily basis without even knowing how badly they could be affecting us. These practices can damage your skin and hair, and make you look much older!
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Here are some of the top makeup mistakes every bride should avoid on her wedding day.
Avoid New Makeup Trials
Avoid a new makeup look on your wedding day, choose the same palettes that you are used to wearing, and know that they look good on.
Don't Skip Your Makeup Trial
Yes, it may cost you extra money, but it is completely worth it! Schedule your bridal makeup trial at least 2 months before your wedding day.
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Don't Choose a Too Dramatic Look
Smokey eye makeup tends to look much better in person than they do in photos, particularly on brides.
Instead of smoky eyes, opt for soft and subtle eyes; we recommend bronze for green eyes, mocha for hazel eyes, navy and dark brown for blue eyes, and purples and grays for brown eyes.
Don’t go for flashy colors that you might regret later on. And if you insist on bold colors for your eye shadow, or have been wanting to wear fuchsia lipstick to your wedding ever since you were 7 years old, make sure that you choose one colorful makeup item, and have the rest in simple colors.
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Don't Skip Body Makeup
Lauren Knuckles, a professional makeup artist at Pucker, points out that it's important to even out your complexion on your décolletage and back as well since these areas might be on display in your wedding dress.
Cleanse Your Face
While sleeping, your skin regenerates its PH and collagen, so why get rid of all this in the morning? Clean or wash your face with the right products at night before going to bed, and do that every 24 hours.
Tip: In the morning, splash your face and apply a moisturizer with SPF.
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Don't Forget Your Neck
Everything you apply to your face must be applied to your neck as well, neglecting your neck can make it age faster.
Tip: When you apply moisturizer to your face move on to your neck with an upward-downward movement. Don’t use harsh cleansers, or anti-aging treatments that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or retinol on your neck, the skin there doesn’t produce the same amount of oils as the face does, so it’s more delicate.
Don't Sleep with Makeup On
Many women tend to sleep with their makeup on, either because they forget to remove it, are too lazy or tired to remove it, or some actually think it’s not that big of a deal.
When you cover your face with makeup, it clogs the pores in your skin. Your pores allow your skin to sweat and produce sebum (which helps moisturize your skin). So when you cover your face with makeup 24/7, sebum builds up and causes acne. So sleeping with makeup on will leave the skin unable to breathe, regenerate tissue, exfoliate dead surface cells and heal itself.
Don't Apply Too Much Makeup
Adding too much foundation will make every single fine line on your face show, but not applying enough of it will show all these little lines and imperfections, so apply in moderation.
Applying too much powder can make your skin look older as it defines fine lines especially around the eyes.
Don't Forget Your Makeup Bag
Keep your makeup bag handy or with a trusted bridesmaid or friend. Even if you have long-stay makeup on, don’t neglect to bring along your beauty tools to the wedding just in case you cry (yes, this might happen) or sweat, and need a quick makeup fix. At least, bring powder, blush, eye pencil, and lipstick.