You woke up on your wedding morning with dark circles under your eyes. Don't freak out! To cover up undereye circles, select a concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation. Concealer tends to enhance wrinkles around the eyes. Therefore, if you have fine lines or wrinkles, apply a primer first to fill in the wrinkles before applying concealer.
Use a small, flat brush to apply to concealer to the dark areas. Do not use too much and make sure to blend well. Add a light dusting of translucent powder before applying your normal foundation. You may also consider buying a yellow concealer stick, which will help correct the blue color of undereye circles.
Many brides get blemishes near their wedding day, due to stress. If you wake up with a big pimple, don't freak out. Don't be tempted to squeeze or pick. Wash your face normally and apply a topical acne treatment. A little ice should also help reduce inflammation. Your best is to get a cortisone injection from a dermatologist if you have time. Use a green concealer stick before applying makeup to help combat the redness.
To try to avoid blemishes as much as possible leading up to your wedding day, drink plenty of water and get eight hours of sleep every night.
If you feel a cold sore coming on right before your wedding day, the best bet is Abreva. This topical treatment is available at drug stores and online retailers. And though it's a little more inexpensive than other brands, it is well worth it. It helps to heal cold sores and reduce swelling very quickly.
On the morning of your wedding, apply ice to the cold sore to reduce swelling. Fortunately, plump lips are in, so likely no one will notice the inflammation but you!
Every bride should use waterproof mascara, even if you think you won't cry. You should also avoid shimmery makeup products, which will be show up too white in flash photography. Select matte powders and eye shadows instead.
"Keep shine to a minimum," says Ann Supple Massey, owner and president of Rouge Cosmetics. "It reflects too much with flash photography, we want you glowing, not shiny!"
Massey says to put the emphasis on your eyes -- but that doesn't mean heavy liner. " Lashes, lashes, lashes! Add a layer of false lashes, they’re the most natural way to dress up your eyes, even with minimal makeup," Massey explains.
Makeup artist, Meredith Hayman provides these tips for brides to look picture perfect.
"Schedule a makeup trial with a professional makeup artist so you know the big day will be stress-free and you’ll know exactly what you’ll look like," suggests Massey.
Whether you are using a makeup artist or not, be sure to have a practice session a few weeks before your wedding to get your makeup just right. Take a few pictures of yourself in the test makeup to make sure that you are getting the look you desire. Wear your practice makeup for several hours and see how it lasts. Your wedding day makeup needs to stay put for 10-12 hours.
The most important thing to remember about wedding day beauty blunders is not to stress out about them. Think about the big picture -- you are marrying the man of your dreams and he loves you just the way you are!
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