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The Real Talk: Let’s Discuss The Biggest Wedding Day Makeup Mistakes 

By default, the bride is the most beautiful person at her own wedding. The dress, the hair, the makeup- they all work together to make you into the most beautiful woman in the world. If even one of these things is off on your wedding, you’ll avoid looking at your wedding pics for the rest of your life. The most common mistake out of these three has to do with bridal makeup.

1. Changing your skincare routine

Having a skincare routine is very important, but just before the wedding isn’t a good time to change things up. Your skin is used to a certain regime and certain products, so you’ll want to avoid experimentation for now.

The thing is, you don’t know how your skin will react to a new product. The last thing you want is skin breakouts, redness, and blemishes that makeup simply can’t cover on your big day. If you don’t have a skincare routine at all, it’s a good idea to visit a dermatologist months before the wedding. This will give you a good idea of how your skin will react to the products and give it enough time to get used to the new skincare regime so it doesn’t breakout just before the wedding. Those who simply don’t want to risk it can always just wash their face with soap and water daily- this should keep it clean and blemish-free.

2. Not waterproofing all makeup

Wearing waterproof mascara is easy to remember, but most brides forget they need to waterproof the rest of their look, too. The waterproof foundation is a must. This is going to be an emotional day and you’ll end up tearing up no matter how hard you try not to.

With waterproof makeup (and especially foundation), you’ll avoid having tear streaks down your face where your makeup used to be. As well as that, you won’t have to worry about sweating. This is especially good news for brides who are getting married in the summer. There’s nothing worse than makeup which falls apart or gets really clanky due to the weather outside. With a waterproof foundation and the rest of your makeup, you’ll get to spend your day stress-free.

3. Not going to the makeup artist beforehand

If you’re going to a professional, it’s essential to visit them once before the big day. They need to figure out what makeup look is best for your face shape, as well as what color palette to use so it brings out your beauty the most.

Going to a professional wedding makeup artist before the big day also ensures you actually like the way you look. Both you and the artist will be satisfied on the big day and you’ll avoid a major makeup disaster. Feel free to ask the makeup artist for advice and don’t be afraid to show them pictures of the makeup you do like. This will give them an idea of what to work with but also enough time to find the perfect look for you. Memorize everything- the exact shades, the brands, and everything in between. It’s a good idea to buy your makeup beforehand, too, just in case the artist runs out. Of course, you can always write everything down.

Remember that going to the makeup artist the first time is your opportunity to be as wild as your makeup as you wish. Make sure you try everything so that you know exactly what works best for your big day.

4. Forgetting the eyebrows

The eyebrows are the final touch of your bridal makeup which brings the whole look to perfection. Regardless of how much you focus on the rest of your face, the makeup will end up looking incomplete without the brows.

Make sure they’re waxed a week before the wedding and that you use brow powder to define them well. Use a powder that matches your hair color for the most natural look. This will make it much easier to work with your eyebrows on the day of your wedding. The lines will be clear, the hair will be well-maintained, and nothing will be able to ruin your perfect day. 

Brides generally forget to deal with brows because they’re just too focused on everything else. Even in everyday makeup, the eyebrows are the detail that shapes your face and gives it the definition you were looking for. Another important piece of advice is to avoid overdoing your eyebrows, too. Find the middle ground and you’ll end up with the perfect look.


As you can see, these bridal makeup mistakes should be avoided at all costs. Paying attention to them will ensure you look absolutely gorgeous and stunning on your special day. Your now husband and wedding guests are bound to be impressed with your stunning look, too.