Bridal Makeup Mishaps

10 Biggest Makeup Mishaps Brides Make

 “I believe all women are pretty without makeup- but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.”

– Bobbi Brown 

Makeup is something that can make it or break it on camera. Here are some of the most common makeup mishaps that hopefully can be avoided!

Being unprepared for your makeup trial

When getting makeup done professionally, it is so important to have an idea of your vision. What colors and look you are trying to achieve. This is the time to do your homework and look through magazines and on Pinterest for looks your love. It’s so important to communicate that to your makeup artist, so they can help you get the most out of your makeup trial. That way, on your wedding day you will know eactly what you want and be happy with the results.

 

Wearing lipstick or lipgloss

Lipstick or lipgloss is SO pretty. However, it’s important to consider that first kiss with your husband-to-be. If you’re wearing a bold lipgloss, that can get messy throughout the evening. Also, keep in mind that glare is reflective in camera. Try something like a lip stain that will last throughout your day.

 

Adding shimmer in the wrong places

This is the #1 most frequent makeup mishap I’ve seen. Ladies, go easy on the highlighter/glitter. To avoid those raccoon eyes or look shiny, less is more. Highlighter, although gorgeous in person is extremely reflective in the wrong type of lighting (churches and reception halls in particular). Try a gold highlighter or shimmer. Shimmer is different from sparkle when photographed as it doesn’t have flecks that reflect back.

 

Going for too dramatic eyes

There is something to be said about a dramatic eye. Just keep in mind that black shadow is harsh on camera for most people. Try creating that soft, glamorous look with browns, grays, and deep purples. Use a color that brings out your eyes in a subtle way.

 

Wrong lash extensions

Lash extensions are really popular for wedding makeup. Make sure you invest in quality lashes and lash glue. You want a natural look that won’t slide or peel off on a wedding day.

 

Wearing foundation with SPF

SPF is life. I truly believe in it as a part of your skin care regiment. But personally, I would opt out of it on a wedding day. SPF can make your face look white in flash photography. This creates a washed out look that nobody likes.

 

Overdoing it with powder/foundation

Powder and foundation are great for that flawless skin look. Just remember the more you cake, the more cracks will form. It’s important to use a quality primer and set your makeup appropriately.

 

Not waterproofing all of your makeup

Wedding days are full of emotion. Make sure you use waterproof makeup to avoid any runs from tears, sweat, or rain.

 

Over tanning

Tanning is another popular wedding day “to do.” However, remember that you are wearing white which makes the contrast look even more dramatic. Also, plan ahead when tanning so you don’t get any tan lines that will distract from your dress.

 

Not packing a makeup emergency kit

Have extras of everything to touch up your makeup on a wedding day. Don’t forget eyelash glue, oil sheets, and your lip stain to retouch throughout your day!

December 27, 2018

Bridal Makeup Mishaps

10 Biggest Makeup Mishaps Brides Make

 “I believe all women are pretty without makeup- but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.”

– Bobbi Brown 

Makeup is something that can make it or break it on camera. Here are some of the most common makeup mishaps that hopefully can be avoided!

Being unprepared for your makeup trial

When getting makeup done professionally, it is so important to have an idea of your vision. What colors and look you are trying to achieve. This is the time to do your homework and look through magazines and on Pinterest for looks your love. It’s so important to communicate that to your makeup artist, so they can help you get the most out of your makeup trial. That way, on your wedding day you will know eactly what you want and be happy with the results.

 

Wearing lipstick or lipgloss

Lipstick or lipgloss is SO pretty. However, it’s important to consider that first kiss with your husband-to-be. If you’re wearing a bold lipgloss, that can get messy throughout the evening. Also, keep in mind that glare is reflective in camera. Try something like a lip stain that will last throughout your day.

 

Adding shimmer in the wrong places

This is the #1 most frequent makeup mishap I’ve seen. Ladies, go easy on the highlighter/glitter. To avoid those raccoon eyes or look shiny, less is more. Highlighter, although gorgeous in person is extremely reflective in the wrong type of lighting (churches and reception halls in particular). Try a gold highlighter or shimmer. Shimmer is different from sparkle when photographed as it doesn’t have flecks that reflect back.

 

Going for too dramatic eyes

There is something to be said about a dramatic eye. Just keep in mind that black shadow is harsh on camera for most people. Try creating that soft, glamorous look with browns, grays, and deep purples. Use a color that brings out your eyes in a subtle way.

 

Wrong lash extensions

Lash extensions are really popular for wedding makeup. Make sure you invest in quality lashes and lash glue. You want a natural look that won’t slide or peel off on a wedding day.

 

Wearing foundation with SPF

SPF is life. I truly believe in it as a part of your skin care regiment. But personally, I would opt out of it on a wedding day. SPF can make your face look white in flash photography. This creates a washed out look that nobody likes.

 

Overdoing it with powder/foundation

Powder and foundation are great for that flawless skin look. Just remember the more you cake, the more cracks will form. It’s important to use a quality primer and set your makeup appropriately.

 

Not waterproofing all of your makeup

Wedding days are full of emotion. Make sure you use waterproof makeup to avoid any runs from tears, sweat, or rain.

 

Over tanning

Tanning is another popular wedding day “to do.” However, remember that you are wearing white which makes the contrast look even more dramatic. Also, plan ahead when tanning so you don’t get any tan lines that will distract from your dress.

 

Not packing a makeup emergency kit

Have extras of everything to touch up your makeup on a wedding day. Don’t forget eyelash glue, oil sheets, and your lip stain to retouch throughout your day!

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