5 Bridal Beauty Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Face these potential bridal beauty mishaps now, and you can avoid them later!

Let’s be honest, whether you’re a beginner with makeup or a seasoned beauty queen, all the stress of wedding planning can really throw off your beauty regimen. Worried about potential hair and makeup disasters? Here are five of the most common bridal beauty mistakes. Face them now and you can avoid them later!

Mistake: You trusted the new girl at the salon and now your hair is some funky shade of orange!

Avoid It: If at all possible, stick with your usual stylist for all coloring and DO NOT try any dramatic changes right before the wedding! If you don’t have a stylist yet, start looking ASAP! Ask friends and family members for recommendations. Got a wedding planner? Who’s better to ask than someone that’s been in the business for years and has seen plenty of haircuts and updos, good and bad?

Mistake:  You tried to shape your own eyebrows and now they’re too thin!

Avoid It: Well-shaped eyebrows can make your eyes appear larger and your face look slimmer, so whether it’s waxing, tweezing or threading, get your eyebrows shaped by a professional! Schedule your appointment four to six days before your wedding to make sure all the redness is gone.

Mistake: You didn’t want to spend the money on a trial run appointment, and now your makeup artist has you on eyeliner overload!

Avoid It: Face it – the extra cost of a trial run appointment is totally worth avoiding wedding day makeup stress and bad photos! If you’re really concerned about getting more bang for your buck, schedule your trial run for the day of your engagement photos! Don’t forget to ask the makeup artist for photos of previous work.

Mistake: You got a facial three days before your wedding, and now you’re breaking out!

Avoid It: Scheduling a facial so close to your wedding is extremely risky as they often cause redness and breakouts (ugh!) for a few days. Schedule your appointment for approximately two weeks before the big day. This will give any reactions or skin breakouts time to clear up.

Mistake: You tried using sunless tanner the day before your wedding and now your skin is streaky!

Avoid It: Let’s be honest, tanning in any way, shape or form right before the big day has potential to be a disaster. Sunless tanner can turn your skin orange and streaky; fake baking can leave you burned; and lying out by the pool causes awkward tan lines! If you’re really concerned about being too pale for the big day, try getting a professional spray tan days in advance. Definitely do a trial run or two to make sure you like how it looks!

— Marianne O. McGoldrick


49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yollyscott
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 00:07:34

    It’s important to do beauty things ahead of the big day and not on it to avert disasters.


  2. beethankful
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 07:38:54

    NEVER try something new on your wedding day FULLSTOP


  3. yollyscott
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 12:47:55



  4. yollyscott
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 19:06:25

    boy….using a professional is also important.


  5. beethankful
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 17:45:26

    use the experts to avoid these disasters


  6. beethankful
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 17:28:02

    If all these happened to one bride it would be a SAD! SAD! Day


  7. beethankful
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 21:03:44

    you cant afford for this to happen on your special day


  8. beethankful
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 19:35:38

    dont get spray tan the same day


  9. beethankful
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 21:37:04

    use a professional


  10. beethankful
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 21:37:16

    dont try anything new


  11. beethankful
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 22:08:38

    definately not a day for experiments on thy self


  12. beethankful
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 22:33:33

    great points


  13. yollyscott
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 11:07:09

    indeed good points


  14. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:35:03

    Even if you consider your regular stylist to be a hair genius, make sure he or she is skilled at wedding and event hair before bringing them into the picture.


  15. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:35:28

    A professional who knows bridal hair can help guide you in creating a look that makes sense


  16. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:36:47

    your accessories


  17. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:37:14

    The right style not only depends on the dress


  18. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:38:13

    but also the time of year you’re getting married,


  19. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:38:35

    whether it’s indoors or outdoors,


  20. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:38:55

    your hair’s texture


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