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12 Beauty Mistakes Brides Are Bound To Regret

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Your wedding is one of the most photographed days of your life. We put together a list of common mistakes to avoid so you can look your best in all those pictures.

1. Not wearing foundation

You will most likely be photographed with a high-resolution camera on your wedding day, which can show more redness and imperfections than the human eye can see. Not wearing foundation can translate to very poor pictures. Even if it sounds like a tall order, you should at least wear foundation, blush, mascara and lipstick or gloss to be as camera-ready as possible.

2. Experimenting

Your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with red lipstick or smoky eyes for the first time. If this is a look you want and have never worn before, I suggest scheduling a trial run. Trial runs should be scheduled at least one month before the wedding.

3. Adding shimmer in the wrong places

Apply a sheer gold shimmer along the tops of the cheekbones, on the cupid’s bow of the lips and just under the brows.

4. Applying blush incorrectly

Concentrate on the apples of your cheeks, where you blush naturally.

5. Too much dramatic eye makeup

Smoldering eyes tend to look much better in person than they do in photos.

6. Forgetting your brows

Your brows frame your eyes and can truly change the entire look of your face. You’re going to want to define them with a brow powder.

7. Wearing a foundation with SPF

Many formulas now include sun protection, which is wonderful for your everyday look. However, on your wedding day, stick to a traditional foundation. SPF formulas can cause the face to look white in flash photography.

8. Getting a spray tan too close to the wedding

Don’t book your tanning session the day before the wedding. Instead, build color gradually over several sessions in the weeks leading up to the big day.

9. Waxing the day before

Wax brows or any other area at least five days before the big day to avoid marks, redness or scabs.

10. Forgetting about the bridal party’s hair & makeup

Your bridesmaids are going to be in dozens of pictures with you. Give them some guidelines regarding their hair & makeup so that everyone looks cohesive.

11. Cutting/Coloring your hair the week of the wedding

Don’t do anything extreme or drastic to your hair before your wedding. This means NO crazy haircut or color that you have never tried. If you would like to test out a cut or color, make sure to leave yourself with a good enough amount of time, just in case you need to fix a disaster! Cutting you hair before the wedding will allow it to be healthily settled before you get it styled on the day of. If you need a trim, go two weeks before your wedding day. If you need to get an actual haircut, go 3-4 weeks before so your hair has time to adjust to the new length.

12. Not packing an emergency kit

Some key products: your lip color, cotton swabs and tissues to fix any smudges, translucent powder for oily skin, and lash glue if you’re wearing falsies.

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