Makeup can be an important part of your daily routine; I try not to leave the house without my eyeliner on. And when a special event like a wedding comes around, we especially want to look our best. Here are 5 bridal beauty tips on how you can achieve that wedding day glow.
5 Don't Try Anything New...
Trying a new facial cream, mask, makeup, or acne treatment too close to your wedding day may make your skin break out in a rash. I know I don't want red spots on my face in my wedding pictures. And I'm sure you don't as well. Brides.comrecommends that if you want to try a new product on your face start at least six months before the day of your wedding and consult a dermatologist if you don't already have one.
If you plan on a DIY makeup look for your big day you should do a test run with different colors to find those that suit you best. Try to find a foundation like L'Oreal's True Matchthat matches the skin tone of your face and neck, you don't want a pink face while your neck turns up white in pictures. Brides.comsuggests putting your makeup on darker than you would for an everyday look because you might look washed out in photos. If you're planning on an outdoor wedding, always check to see if your makeup has an SPF to protect your skin. For good tips on how to get your look started stop by a department store makeup counter like** **Macy's Beautysection.
It would be every brides worst nightmare to look like this picture of Anne Hathaway on their wedding day. So don't fight with your maid of honor! And if you're going to self tan test out products like Neutrogena's sunless sprays and lotions. Try them out months before your wedding...you don't want to have orange skin like Hathaway in Bride Wars or Willy Wonka's oompa loompas!
If you have a problem pimple a few days before the wedding or even the night before leave it be. Trying to pop it may make it even worse. I know that to be true for myself when I try to get rid of some; they get bigger and leave a red mark on my face. If you would like to start a blemish treatment so you look clear on your wedding day try Neutrogena's SkinID. It is made specifically for you and the type of skin you have and if you have few or many pimples.
Wedding days are filled with surprises and some are not so good surprises. That is why every bride should pack an emergency kit for surprise pantyhose holes, loose curls, chipped nails, and Aunt Betty's makeup that rubbed off on your cheek! Include items like tissues, lipstick, nail polish, bobby pins, dental floss, toothpaste, a hair brush, deodorant, eye drops, and all the makeup that you put on in the morning so you can refresh your look for photos. This one from ReadySetBride.comcomes with Tylenol, Alka Seltzer, hairspray, lotion, band-aids, tweezers, and much more.