Looking your best is important on your big day! After all, it’s one of the biggest moments of your life and you paid a lot of money for photos! So having a glam squad that’s on point is important. While we always advocate hiring professionals, if you opt to DIY your hair and makeup, there are some important things you should avoid leading up to your big day!
1. Trying anything new. Now is not the time to try a new purple lipstick, or a chemical peel to work on skin texture. Stick with your tried and true favorites that you feel confident in!
2. Going too trendy. If heavy contour isn’t your thing, you shouldn’t suddenly try to adopt it for your big day! If it is your thing, going au natural might not be your cup of tea for your big day. Matte lipstick might be trendy, but if you hate it, don’t try it. Ignore what’s trendy, and be true to you.
3. Going too dramatic. Heavy black liner usually doesn’t photograph well. If you do include liner, opt for browns, deep purples, blues or greens. They’ll enhance your eye color, rather than cast dark shadows and look too stark in photos.
4. Forgetting your brows! This is one thing that you should include, even if you don’t normally. Brows frame your face. Get them shaped by a professional prior to your big day, and plan on filling them in a bit if needed.
5. Not waterproofing your makeup. A setting spray, waterproof mascara and waterproof foundation should be staples. Between sweat, tears and weather, you’ll regret skipping them! Remember, dab, don’t wipe things away.
6. Remember to blend, blend, blend. Bring your makeup down past your jawline, and remember to blend, blend and blend some more. No one likes makeup lines!
7. Forgetting to prep your skin. Moisturizing and priming are important steps to creating the perfect canvas for makeup. Don’t skip them!
8. Not booking a trial. If you do hire a professional, don’t skip a trial! Everyone has a different style, and you want to make sure you end up with a look you love. Book a trial before your big day to make sure you are both on the same page.