All brides-to-be want to look beautiful on their wedding day. This is why they go to extreme lengths to achieve that perfect look. Unfortunately, that can often lead to disastrous results. Future brides are prone to exaggeration and they often do everything in their power to completely transform themselves. Truth be told, less is more is a much better attitude when it comes to these situations. Sure, you want to look your best, but your aim shouldn’t be to look unrecognisable and shocking. Luckily, there is a way for you to look the best version of yourself without a complete makeover. In that respect, we’re here to shed some light on the biggest mistakes brides make and suggest some alternatives.
Trying something new
If there is a look you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t had a chance to do it yet, your wedding day probably isn’t the best time for such an action. We already mentioned not resembling yourself as one of the problems. Various makeup ideas may sound amazing, but there’s a real danger that it won’t fit the shape of your face or other facial features. That can only lead to disaster and it’s something you definitely want to avoid.
All about the trends
Don’t force anything. It’s very important not to get caught up in trends you “simply must honour” according to bridal magazines. Moreover, why would you want to look like any other bride? You should only want to look like you and try to present yourself in the best light. You know yourself best and you’re the only one fit to make that call.
Too much lipstick or gloss
Trying too hard to put emphasis on your lips is often wrong. Actually, there are both useful and harmful ways to do it and most brides opt for the bad ones. If you outline your lips to appear bigger than they are, it is bound to go south at some point. After all, you’ll be eating, drinking and sweating, which is going to compromise your makeup. So, instead of using lipstick to overstep the lines of your lips, try lip augmentation to give you the lips you’re trying to draw. It can be temporary or permanent and it’s guaranteed to leave everyone breathless.
Skipping the trial
We all know how hectic wedding planning can be, but there are things that simply cannot be omitted and one of them is a makeup trial. Regardless of who you choose to do your makeup, you can do it yourself as far as we’re concerned; you need to try it once before your wedding day. You must have an entire makeup plan when you go to the trial and you need to see it fully done before the actual event.
Dramatic eye makeup
It’s natural to have the urge to point out all your best features and to want to go all in for your wedding look. Unfortunately, once you get carried away, you may end up looking like a drag queen, especially if you overdo your eyes. If you’re going with fake lashes, opt for less dramatic ones and don’t make the eyeshadow too aggressive. Brides should look delicate and beautiful rather than looking like members of a tribe or a gang.
Understandably, the pressure is strong on the brides-to-be as they are expected to take care of everything, as well as themselves and they often get burdened by other people’s expectations. Try to cast all that aside and make you and your husband-to-be’s happiness a priority. You don’t need extravagancy every step of the way. You just need to be yourselves and you should try to make it as fun and enjoyable for yourselves and your guests. Your love and joy will do the trick of adding the extraordinary to your appearances.