The bride is the highlight of any wedding celebration. She is the last to walk down the aisle, and every pair of eyes is on her the moment she arrives. On this day, perhaps more than on any other, she deserves to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
But sometimes, beauty disasters happen, and what’s worse is that you can’t delay the event just to do some retouching. When quick remedies are not available, the bride becomes memorable for the wrong reason.
Brides and makeup artists can do things to prevent this nightmare from becoming a reality. Below are some tips.
Not having Makeup Trials
Some couples are consumed by other priorities, such as the venue, the wedding cake, and the prenuptial shoot, that the bride may forget to book a make-up trial. When this is placed at the bottom of the priority list, don’t expect to appear as beautiful as you imagined on that day. You may even expect your eye shadow to make you look like a racoon—if you really want a scary possibility. So no matter how hectic your schedule is, see to it that you test your makeup and decide on the best look. It’s easy to find providers of hair and makeup services (and other essentials, such as cakes and venues) through wedding directories, so you have no excuses in this department. Shop around early.
Not Wearing Waterproof Makeup
You may not be the crying type, but hey, it’s your wedding! And it’s one of the biggest tear-jerker moments in any person’s life. To avoid looking like a Goth queen when tears start to fall, do wear waterproof makeup. Your makeup artists will know about it and give you more tips for looking extra beautiful—even when the tears begin to show your joy.
Not Minding Your Neck and Shoulders
When you wear makeup, your face instantly becomes fairer. You may also want to make your neck and shoulders as fair as your face in case you’ll be wearing a sleeveless or strapless dress. Your makeup artists will probably brush exposed areas with some foundation. A good makeup artist will know what to do to make the colour seem natural everywhere.
Not Using Natural Blush
Your blush is so bright that your face looks like it has been pinched. Do away with this makeup disaster by going for natural blush. Keep in mind that the venue may be too bright, and that brightness may emphasise the colour of your blush.
These are only some of the mistakes many brides commit. To look your best on your wedding day, speak with your makeup artists and describe what you want. It’s your wedding, own the aisle—be beautiful.