You have your wedding dress, so what is next on your list? Makeup!!! A bride’s makeup is of utmost importance on her wedding day. Besides just the fact that it’s an important day, the most significant people in your life will be there (some you may not have seen in years), it will probably be an all-day event, and on top of it all off, there’s a photographer and perhaps even a videographer. There’s no getting around it. Your makeup needs to be stellar. So here are a few wedding makeup mistakes that could absolutely sabotage your perfect look:

1.) Not using waterproof mascara. It’s your wedding day, so you’ll probably cry…multiple times. Unless you want black mascara streaks running down your face, ensure you have one that’s waterproof. Major Wedding Mistake for sure not using the proper mascara.

2.) Going too neutral. Even if you’re into the whole “no makeup” makeup, it’s best to go a little (a little) bit more dramatic. This will make your pictures stand out a lot more. However, it’s important to avoid Wedding Makeup Mistakes. Don’t #3 as well…

3.) Going overboard. You still want to look like you. If you usually don’t wear a lot of makeup, caking it on for your wedding day will make you look fake and probably make you feel very uncomfortable. It’s best to stick to your usual routine. Just amp up the products for a little extra drama and staying power.

4.) Not retouching. Unless they’ve invented some new makeup formula by the time you’re reading this article (highly unlikely), your makeup will fade. Lip color goes first, followed closely by blush. Add on top of that tears, sweat, and maybe even some cake, and you’ll need some touch-ups. Having a few products to retouch before photos or after significant moments (when you’re crying right after saying your vows) will be handy on your big day.

5.) Experimenting with tanner. First, whatever color you are when you go to do your makeup test trial should be the color you are on the day you get married. Second, no one looks good when they’re overly tanned and third of all, your tan might not come out the way you’ve planned. Large streaks or an overly orange hue will look bad in wedding photos.

6.) Getting trendy with it. A trend is something that is in style now and then goes out of style later; not the best look for your wedding day. You want something timeless and classic that will hold up in your wedding photographs for years. Just think of all those brides that got married in the 80s; the ones that didn’t wear the iconic bright blue eye shadow are probably much happier with their wedding pictures today.

7.) Not seeking expert advice.  Makeup artists truly understand what looks best on you and in your pictures and video. Set up a trial run with two or three and decide on the one that best reflects your style for your wedding day.

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