One thing that is absolutely unacceptable is bad makeup on your wedding day. There is absolutely no exccuse to have any mess ups or mistakes and you should also have it pre decided ahead of time. Anyways, instead of just saying that there is no reason to have a sloppy face or any errors, I want to help you prepare yourself ahead of time with some advice so that when your big day comes, you will be ready to not only get married, but to do it with the perfect face.
Mistake number 1. Don’t ever assume you know it all with how to do your face. I always recommend you hire a professional make up artist to do your face. Now, if you cannot afford one on your big day, that doesn’t mean you can go into a Nordstroms or a Macy’s or Neimans and sit at a Mac Makeup counter and ask for advice on how to do your eyes, your lips, what colors would be best, etc… Not only will they show you the perfect colors to go with your skin, but they can match it to your outfit so you have the perfect blends, and they can also teach you (for free) how to do your face like a professional. Now, if you cannot afford MAC makeup, don’t worry, you can use a less expensive brand and still get fabulous results. The important thing to remember is to practice putting your wedding face on and to take hints and tips from others or let them show you how they could do you face to. If you practice over and over before your wedding, you will be in good shape to get your face on fast and correctly on a day where time is not your friend.
Mistake number 2. Most brides use their typical or regular mascara on their wedding day. If you do this, please, please, please make sure it is waterproof. Now I am not worried about rain melting it, it is your wedding that I am concerned with. Weddings are full of emotion and when you pack a room full of people whose emotions are going crazy, it is not unlikely that you may start to cry a bit from happiness or nerves. The crying is why you need to make sure your mascara is 100% waterproof. Or you could try using a high quality mascara or natural brush like Li Lash.
Mistake number 3. Only one face. Your face needs to change to match the time of day and the season you are getting married in. Your wedding day and night are special and your make up look doesn’t have to match your normal day face, it should be special too. It should also match the season you are getting married in. Use a bit more full colors if you are in the fall, use light and natural for summer, winter weddings shouldn’t be afraid to outline things and spring weddings can be light and fresh. Now, what most people don’t think of on their wedding day is to prepare two faces as well. In the day your features will stand out and look fabulous in natural light and less make up is more during the day. You don’t want to be covered up like a whore, you want enough on to highlight your best features without showing that you are wearing too much. Nighttime and receptions that are in dark or low light areas are a completely different thing. For these and night time receptions you can add in more makeup, use a darker eyeliner and really help your face stand out. This is the time where make up makes your pictures worth while or worthless. A few weeks before your wedding, practice a day face and find a way to make it work for the night too while only adding a few touches. Remember, most wedding purses and bags that will be available will only hold a couple small things so choose how to convert day to night wisely.
Mistake number 4. Saving your expensive makeup for your big day (or perfumes as well). Don’t save it for your wedding day. You need to test it out at least 3 or more times before your big day to make sure you don’t have or develop an allergic reaction to the perfume or have an allergy to the makeup and dyes. You need to find out how to make it work and blend on your face so that you can replicate it on your big day. Not all make up goes on the same way so if you are saving your good stuff for your wedding and practicing with your cheap, you may be in for a shock on your big day. Even if you don’t want to waste it, at least give it a practice run or two to make sure you don’t have an allergy and you can work with the brand. Not to mention a rash is not a pretty thing for your partner to look at as you are tying the knot.
Wedding day makeup mistake number 5. Not using something to hold your eye shadow and foundation in place. Something I learned from a Drag Queen years ago is a trick that keeps their faces on straight in hot and sweaty clubs, under spotlights and while performing and dancing all night long in clubs and on catwalks. It is to buy an aerosol hairspray that is cheap like aquanet or rave and use it as a fixative. You need to close your eyes and hold it an arms length away, then you take it and spray your face down. It holds your foundation in place, your eye shadow and everything so that even when you are dancing at your party, your face isn’t melting and your skin tone stays flawless.
Anyways, there are many more tips for makeup and make up preparation for your wedding day that I have to share, but I am ready for lunch so keep coming back for more hints and tips and recommendations for your big day.