When it comes to your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect. Of course, one of the most important elements in this regard is the way that you look. All eyes are going to be on you, and you want to be the most beautiful bride that anyone has ever since! You have spent years dreaming about this moment. However, don’t make the mistake of focusing so much on the wedding dress that you forget about your make-up. Your make-up is an important part of your look, so you will want to make sure that you get this right. With that being said, read on to discover some common wedding make-up mistakes that people make, so that you can avoid making them.
Forgetting about your eyebrows – With everything from your lipstick choice to your hairstyle to consider, your eyebrows can easily be overlooked. However, they play a more important role in your overall beauty look than you may realise. This is because they frame your eyes, and therefore, they can completely change the entire look of your face. This is why it is a good idea to think about how you want them to look. This is something your make-up artist will be able to assist you with. You should get your eyebrows waxed around a week before the wedding. You will also want to use brow powder to define them. Make sure you choose a colour that matches the colour of your hair.
Going for eyes that are too dramatic – On your wedding day, it is always advisable to go for a natural style of make-up. You should ban the colour black from your make-up bag, with mascara being your only exception. Black eyeshadow or liner is far too harsh for the vast majority of people. You can create an effect that is much more stunning by using other colours. You can still create a glamorous yet soft look, or even sultry if this is what you are going for, yet you won’t have that harsh feel that looks like you have overdone it. Deep purples, navy, greys, and browns are much better options. Another tip is to use a cream eyeshadow instead of powder for your base colour. This is because it will last a lot longer.
Forgetting about the photographs – Another tip when it comes to your wedding make-up is to think about how you are going to appear in the photographs, as well as how you are going to appear in person. A good way to illustrate this is with smouldering eyes. They look great in person, right? Well, they don’t usually look as good in photographs. In photos, it can look like there is a shadow around your eyes if you have eye make-up that is too smoky. This is why you are better off going for subtle and soft eyes. Also, make sure you select shades that are going to enhance your eye colour, as this will look better in the photographs too. If you are going to be hiring a make-up artist that has experience in wedding make-up specifically, he or she should know exactly what looks good in photographs and what doesn’t. It is a good idea to speak to them about this so you can make sure that they are going to be taking this into account. It is always reassuring if your make-up artist talks to you about the steps that he or she is going to take to ensure you look just as beautiful on the photographs as you do in person.
Wearing lip gloss or lipstick – Don’t panic, we are not suggesting that you should leave your lips bare! Rather, you should opt for lip stain instead of lipstick or lip gloss. The reason for this is quite simple – lip stain is the most long-lasting option. Lip gloss is always the worst choice because it tends to wear off exceptionally quick. Not only this but when you kiss the groom, you are going to end up covering his face in gloss, which is definitely not a good move. Not only this, but you have the matter of photographs to take into account again. You will lose definition in your photographs if your lips are too shiny. There is another reason why you should forget about the lip gloss as well, and this is the fact that your veil is going to end up sticking to your lips if you are going to have one that covers your face while you walk down the aisle. The same can be said for long hair too. If you are planning to wear your hair down, you will also find it getting stuck to your lip gloss.
Not planning your beauty schedule and checklist in advance – Your wedding beauty is not something that you should leave until a few weeks before the wedding. You need to consider it at the earliest opportunity, especially if there are certain things you are not happy with, for example, if you want to remove eye bags before your big day. These are the sorts of things that cannot be done overnight. You are going to need to apply a product or follow a regime for months, which is why you need to plan in advance. The best thing to do is establish a beauty calendar, so you know exactly what to do and when in terms of looking after your skin and enhancing your beauty before your big day.
Skipping the make-up trial – Another mistake that a lot of brides make is skipping the make-up trial. While this may cost you a bit of extra money, it is definitely worth it. Having a trial at least three months before your wedding will give you ample time to get it right. If you are not happy with the results of the first trial, you have more than enough time to fix it, or even look for a different make-up artist if you are not happy with the work. This will ensure you do not have a massive panic on the morning of your wedding when you discover that your make-up looks nothing like you envisioned in your mind.
Getting caught in beauty trends – Last but not least, while the latest beauty trends may appeal to you now, they aren’t going to appeal to you forever. The last thing you want to do is look back on your wedding photographs and cringe. Instead, you should look for classic beauty trends that have stood the test of time. That way, you know that you are going to love your wedding look both today and in the future. Whenever you are thinking about a specific makeup look, ask yourself whether it can transcend the test of time. If it can, you’re onto a winner.
So there you have it: some of the common wedding make-up mistakes that brides make on their special day. Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for getting your wedding day make-up right. From your eyebrows to the make-up trial, there are so many different elements that need to be considered. However, a bit of preparation can go a very long way, and this will all work towards making sure you look amazing and feel amazing on the biggest day of your life.