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5 More Makeup Mistakes Brides Can Avoid

Looking your best on your wedding day can be a reality, just take note of these five makeup blunders!

Choosing your makeup artist is an important part of the wedding planning process. The person you hire should expertly apply makeup that goes perfectly with your wedding gown and helps you look your best all day long. Aside from the 10 Makeup Mistakes Brides Make that we originally posted, be sure you (or your makeup artist) DO NOT forget to:

1. Put into consideration your wedding rites and reception venues.

If you’re having your wedding outdoors, make sure your makeup is sweat-proof because you don’t want to end up looking oily in your pictures. If your skin is naturally oily or dry, inform your makeup artist about it before your trial makeup session so he can prepare the necessary products for your specific skin type.

2. Moisturize your face.

Great makeup starts with a fabulous base. Your face shouldn’t be dry and flaky or it will show no matter how skilled your makeup artist is. Stay hydrated the week before the wedding by drinking lots of water, and religiously apply sunblock as well as day and night cream. Just make sure you’ve tested these products beforehand to prevent any surprise breakouts.

3. Exfoliate your lips.

Make sure your lips are in tip-top shape when the wedding officiant says, “You may now kiss the bride.” The night before the big day, prep them by gently scrubbing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lip balm or petroleum jelly to slough off dead skin cells. For your wedding, go for lip stain versus lip gloss—the latter tends to stick to everything (your hair, your veil, your hubby’s lips!) and gets removed easily.

4. Keep things classy.

You want your wedding photos to be acceptable 30 years down the line, so simply put, that means choosing classic over trendy makeup looks. Skip harsh Kardashian-like facial contouring or the two-colored lip liner and inner lip trick from the 90s.

5. Skip shimmer and glitter.

You don’t want to look like a walking disco ball, so refrain from putting too much of these add-ons. Shimmer applied on the forehead and nose can make you look oily, while glitter results to having weird facial spots in photos—an effect from the camera flashes or stage spotlight.

When you’re undecided about your look, it’s always safe to follow what your makeup artist suggests. It’s easier to trust in what he says over what your mother or best friend suggests on doing since you’re relying on his years of experience and expertise.

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