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6 Beauty Mistakes No Bride Should Ever Make

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Is your big day right around the corner? Or is it just a couple of months away? Have you booked a makeup artist yet? Are you on the right skincare routine? Ugh, so many questions and so much confusion.

Let us make it a little easier on you as you navigate through the crowded world of bridal beauty.

First of all, take a step back because “bridal” beauty shouldn’t overwhelm you. Don’t do anything you absolutely wouldn’t do if you weren’t a bride.

As a makeup artist and beauty expert, I get questions from plenty of brides as to what one should and shouldn’t do, and I always start out with this… Here are 6 bridal beauty mistakes you definitely don’t want to make.

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1. Getting A Skin Treatment The Week Before Your Functions

Whether it’s a facial, a peel, laser, or a skin tightening treatment, don’t save this for the last minute. You want to start this at least 6 months in advance and stop about a month before your functions.

In the last month, you want to just stick to a basic makeup routine, your regular workout, and a healthy diet. You never know when a treatment may have a bad reaction, even if it’s something you’ve been doing on the regular. Plus, a lot of clinic treatments like microdermabrasion, lasers, and tightening, only take full effect after 2 to 3 months, so there’s no point saving this for the last.

Your dermatologist will know and advise you best when it comes to these treatments. If you have any doubts, you can always take a second opinion.

2. Copying An Exact Celebrity Makeup Look

Yes, we all love taking inspiration from celebrities. After all, they have access to the best products, professionals, and trends. But, don’t follow them blindly. Copying an exact look might be fine for a fun night out or if you’re feeling experimental, but that’s not how you want to face your big day.

You want to make sure you’ve done a trial with your makeup artist, experimented a little on yourself, and decided what suits you or what doesn’t. If you’ve got a good makeup artist, it might be wise to trust them and ask their advice on what will look best on you.

3. Having Zero Makeup Knowledge

When you’re heading towards your big day, there’s going to be plenty of dinners and functions surrounding the big event. You can’t have a makeup artist for every single function, right? So, you might want to brush up on your makeup skills.

Take a makeup masterclass a couple of months prior to your wedding, so you can look glowing and gorgeous at each and every function. Learn the basic makeup techniques, so you can manage on your own for smaller events without looking overly decked up. Plus, this way you’ll have knowledge of what your makeup artist is doing, as well.

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4. Skipping The Contour Process All Together

I’ve seen a lot of makeup artists skip out or not focus on contouring a bride’s face. True, you don’t want a harsh contour because that never looks natural, but you do want that subtle contour. It really matters when it comes to pictures!

I’ve seen brides without a contour end up looking plumper in pictures because their makeup artist didn’t contour right. Once again, do a masterclass yourself, so you know what you’re asking for from the makeup artist.

5. Not Paying Enough Attention To Skin & Hair

Skincare is a must! You’ll want to pay extra attention to your skin and hair, starting 6 months in advance. Do your research, visit a dermatologist, and set up a slightly extensive skincare routine, so you can pamper your skin and hair with the best.

Also, don’t forget to work out and eat healthy. Maybe even consult a nutritionist or do your own research, on foods that are great for your hair, skin, and body!

6. Not Being Yourself

Lastly, and most importantly, you want to always be yourself! Don’t try to look fairer, darker, or anything that’s not you. Do what makes you comfortable, don’t stress, and enjoy the ride!

Oh, and, if a professional is trying to push you to do something that doesn’t feel like you, then don’t be afraid to say ‘no’.

Our beauty writer is also an amazing makeup artist (check out some of her awesome videos on the site!). This skincare enthusiast is also a bonafide globetrotter and boss babe.

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