Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, no doubt! But keeping your glamorous bridal look intact all throughout the day can be intimidating, especially during the scorching summer. Even if you’ve been following a skincare routine since months before your wedding religiously, it’s important that you step up your makeup game on your D-day.
However, if you are a soon-to-be bride, you’re in for a treat! We’ve got you covered with the most common makeup mistakes every bride-to-be should avoid on their big day.
- Picking the wrong shade of foundation
- Ignoring the primer
- Not prepping your lips
- Using a dry makeup sponge
- Going OTT with contouring
Picking the wrong shade of foundation
Your base makeup ties your look together. Precisely why, it’s important to create a flawless canvas for your makeup to hold for hours on your big day. To avoid makeup meltdowns and a cakey finish, your foundation shade needs to complement your complexion. Try different shades of foundation on your jawline and the one that closely matches your skin tone is the winner.
Ignoring the primer
Primer is the Holy Grail of your vanity kit. And if you’re a bride-to-be, then it’s important to prep your skin for all the heavy-duty makeup with the help of a primer. Primer will not only create a perfect base for your bridal makeup but also help your makeup last longer. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer that hides imperfections and gives a flawless matte finish.
Not prepping your lips
While we exfoliate the skin on our body and face on a daily basis, we often forget to prep our lips. As a bride-to-be, it’s important that your lips are nourished for a long wear matte lipstick to last all day without making your lips dry and chapped.
Using a dry makeup sponge
Blending is the key to flawless finish. While your beauty blender does a great job of blending your foundation, it’s important to use it correctly. Using a dry makeup sponge will absorb more of the product, thereby wasting a lot of foundation. Therefore, always dampen your beauty blender before blending your foundation in.
Going OTT with contouring
While contouring can redefine your facial features, going overboard with it can create a noticeable heavy contrast between your face and the rest of your body. For your D-day, it’s best to opt for sheer products under the cheekbones for a more natural sculpted look and extra depth.
Written by Fatema Habib on Apr 30, 2019