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These Are The Top 13 Bridal Makeup Mistakes To Avoid

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These Are The Top 13 Bridal Makeup Mistakes To Avoid

Want to avoid making bridal makeup and beauty mistakes? We’ve hunted around the internet for some top tips on how to make you look your best on your wedding day. You might be surprised!

1. Eating dark foods

You know how red wine can stain your teeth? That’s what we mean here. If you want your lovely smile to sparkle, you’ll want to avoid foods that can add colouring to your teeth. What a lot of brides do now is get their teeth whitened before their wedding day, but for a budget-friendly option, you could do it yourself.

2. Tanning (without a practice run)

The makeup you choose and the way you style your hair – it’s all a reflection of how your skin tone is now. So if you tan just before your wedding day and don’t practice, it’ll be a recipe for disaster.

We’re not saying you shouldn’t tan, but just make sure you have a trial run. And don’t go too dark as this could look unnatural…plus it’s not fixable!

3. Getting a wax the day before your wedding

Especially if it’s your bikini line we’re talking about. When you wax this area for the first time, women can experience pain, swelling, and irritation. Do you want that on your wedding night? Get it done at least a few months in advance.

4. Changing products you use on a daily basis less than 2 months before the wedding

Your skincare, laundry detergent, contraceptive medication – you don’t know the side effects it could cause. You might want to try that new foundation, but do it in advance to see how your skin will react.

5. Planning facial treatments 2 days before your wedding

If you’re anything like me you have sensitive eyebrows, which means they go bright red when you get them threaded. That’s why it’s better to get any facial treatments done around a week before your wedding.

6. Eating really badly during the week leading up to your wedding

We’re not just saying this, honestly. But salty foods like dressings and deli meats have so much sodium. If you choose low- or no-sodium food options, you could shed a couple of pounds in just a few days!

7. Trying something drastic with your hair

We know that you want to look your best, but don’t experiment with any new styles this close to your big day. No matter what style you’re going for, your hair needs to be clean and fresh. So whatever you do to it the day before, be sure to wash it out.

8. Sitting in a bra on the day of your wedding

Wearing a strapless dress? Want to avoid those bra strap marks? Don’t sit in your bra on the morning of your wedding. Simple!

9. Not drinking enough water

If you want to have clear, glowing skin, water is going to be the best thing to help you do that. Try and increase the amount of water you drink in the lead up to your wedding and decrease your alcohol intake. We know it’s a celebration, so if you’re finding it tricky, go for the old rule of having a glass of water inbetween each alcoholic drink.

10. Forgetting a bridal makeup and beauty emergency kit

Honestly – this will be a lifesaver for you. We’re not just saying to include the regular things like makeup remover wipes, deodorant, tissues, hairspray and hair grips. It’s also important to include:

  • Safety pins of different sizes
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • A small sewing kit
  • Plasters
  • Nail polish remover
  • Clear nail polish
  • A nail file

Plus anything else that you think you might need!

11. Not touching up your makeup through the day

We know you might not do this on a regular day, but on your wedding day, it’s worth it. You may have the best hair and makeup in the land, but when you’re nervous, excited and drinking champagne, some parts are going to want touching up, like your lip colour. Pack a few essentials just in case.

12. Crying too much!

We know it’s an emotional day and tears are bound to happen. But don’t wipe away your beautiful makeup. Try and press your tissue into the tear duct and let the tears run into the tissue. This means you’re not rubbing your face and eyes. Just remember to keep changing the tissue.

13. Not sending pictures to the people who helped you

If you had a hairstylist or makeup artist, be sure to send them pictures of you during the day. They’ll want to make sure you look beautiful and will be so happy to see you enjoying yourself looking so lovely.

If you want to make sure your bridal makeup and beauty regime is covered from top to toe, book an appointment at Urban Retreat here at The Wedding Gallery.

By Holly Sutton

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These are the top 13 bridal beauty mistakes to avoid