The perfect lehenga, magnificent jewellery, and shoes that will shimmer with every step you take down the aisle – you may have your bridal checklist crossed out to the tee but one wrong makeup move can still ruin your entire look and your wedding photos. If you have done your research, you may be aware of the basic makeup mistakes that you should avoid, aka mismatched foundation or too much powder. However, there are some lesser-known makeup mishaps that can potentially damage your bridal look. Read on to discover the 5 Wedding Makeup Mistakes Every Bride Should Avoid.
1. Too Much Colour On The Eyes
Being matchy-matchy is not always a good thing, and matching your eye shadow to a blue, green or purple lehenga may not always give a pretty outcome. Shockingly colourful eyeshadow, particularly if not blended to perfection can look quite odd both in person and in pictures. Do consider other options such as a neutral bronzy/smokey eye which looks extremely elegant. You can add an accent colour as an eyeliner on the upper or lower lashline to match your lehenga.
2. A Nude Lipstick That Washes You Out
Natural-looking bridal makeup is trending these days and many brides are opting for a nude lipstick with a smokey eye for their wedding look. Be careful while choosing a nude lipstick though because if it is too light then it may wash you out. Also, the camera tends to fade the makeup, so you should take a few trial pictures to make sure that the lipstick doesn’t look too pale in the photos. A safe approach is to go for a nude lip colour that is a shade deeper than your natural lip colour.
3. The Wrong Eyeliner For Sensitive Eyes
If you have super sensitive eyes then even the most budge-proof eyeliner or kajal might bleed on you. Also, the kajal that the MUA uses might make you tear up or leave you with red eyes. If you don’t want watery red eyes to ruin your joyful bridal face then we recommend testing out kajals/eyeliners beforehand. You can even carry a kajal that you trust to the makeup studio and request the MUA to use that instead of their usual brand.
4. Falsies That Are Too Long
While false lashes do add a stunning effect and look fabulous in pictures, you may have a hard time with them if they are too long. First of all, if you are not used to wearing false lashes then a long and dramatic pair that blurs your vision may make you feel uncomfortable. Secondly, if the glue comes off from the corner of the eye then the lifted lash will look particularly odd if the falsies are very long. Again, a little practice at wearing falsies before the wedding will come in handy.
5. The Queen of Wedding Makeup Mistakes – Ignoring Skincare!
Makeup can hide any flaws on the skin but the smoother the canvas the better makeup looks on it. If you have too many bumps or texture on your skin then even the best quality makeup may end up looking uneven or patchy after a few hours. We recommend you to consult a skilled aesthetician 2-3 months before the wedding for a customized skincare regimen and treatments or find a professional bridal makeup artist who uses quality makeup products. It is best not to introduce unfamiliar chemicals on your skin right before the wedding, so try to avoid last-minute treatments and stick to the products that work for you.
Most of these wedding makeup mistakes can be easily avoided if you opt for an experienced makeup artist. Luckily, you can easily find the best bridal makeup artists around you on the WedMegood’s wedding planning app. Do start your search for the perfect MUA well in advance before their calendar starts filling up!