You’ve got the dress sorted, now it’s time to think about wedding beauty. Here are 6 common mistakes that a bride might make:

1. Do not get a makeup look that you have never tried or tested prior to your wedding day.

Always do a trial makeup with the makeup artist you plan to use on your wedding day.

If you want to experience new drastic looks, make sure that you are comfortable with that look during the trial makeup, and take lots of photos to see how the makeup show up in photos.


2. Do not cake on your foundation.

Lots of wedding photography is done in natural light, and if you choose a heavy base the make-up will look obvious.

In terms of flash, you just need to ensure that your T Zone is matte and that can be achieved with fine translucent powders and blotting powders, not layers of make-up.

3. Do not go for anything too trend-led.

It’s worth bearing in mind that you’ll have to live with photos from your wedding for the rest of your life.

So it’s best to avoid statement looks and opt for something more classic.

That glittery eyeliner you saw on a Parisian catwalk might look super pretty and modern now, but chances are it’ll look tired and dated in twenty years’ time.


4. Do not be scared of going a bit brighter.

Neutral, brown, and pale lip colors can look washed out in photographs, so choose a lipstick that’s one or two shades brighter than what you would normally wear.

Pinks, roses and plums are all great, classic choices for brides.

5. Do not just apply make-up to your face without extending down your neck and over your shoulders if necessary.

This will ensure you face is not a different color or even texture to your body.

An easy way to blend uneven skin tones together is to use a light fake tan.

6. Do not rush.

Allow at least 40 minutes for make-up application on the wedding day.