Out of all the days, you just can’t afford to go wrong with makeup on your wedding day. Making decisions about your bridal look aren’t simple. From outfit to jewellery to hairdo everything needs to complement each other and must be on point. By now, you must have probably scratched down the internet for makeup essentials that should make it to your kit but, do you know about things that you must refrain from? Here’s a list of 6 makeup products that you should undoubtedly avoid on your big day. Take a look!
1. Mismatched Foundation
You have to match your skin precisely with your foundation. Even if you could pull off a lighter or darker shade in natural light, it’s not the time to take any risk. Invest on a good base and test your jawline colour (never on your hand) and see if it matches your tone exactly after mixing. Take a flash snap and also see the colour in natural light to make sure it works for you. Even if the shadow is just a bit off, especially with the flash, it will show up on the camera, making you look ashy, pale or just tanned.
2. Shimmer Lipstick
They have been in trend since sometime back, but no! Honestly, even if it doesn’t look that bad in the mirror, it will ruin your pictures. Not only that, but you will also be jewellery clad, already blingy. This might just overdo it. Your lips don’t need to look like a Christmas decoration piece. If you are still not convinced, remember that these lipsticks dry out your lips, even more, needing constant reapplication and mind you, you are not getting time for touch-ups amid so many rituals. The shimmer sets in between dry cracks making it look tacky. The best option is to go for liquid matte with a super stay formula.
3. Glitter Eye Shadow
It is possible to do everything without glitter, whether it is a nude look or a smoky eye. A light shimmer looks beautiful in the powder because of the flash of the camera. But glitter just quickly sticks on the lines and dries out your eyes. In case it smudges, you will end up looking like a disco ball! The logic is the same.
4. Talcum Powder
If you don’t want to ruin your dress with pit stains, skip the talcum powder. Talc doesn’t have an excellent moisture-holding capacity, especially when you will be loaded in your costume. If you have been using it in daily life too, it’s time you give it a pass and opt for a good quality antiperspirant roll-on.
5. Powdery Base on Dry Skin
If you don’t want to look ghostly with powder cracks, do not, we repeat, DO NOT go for powder base for your makeup look on your wedding day. No doubt they might work excellent for a short period but for a wedding that might go on for more than 10 hours, it is a bad idea. Choose a base that blends well with your skin and settles down. This will make sure that you carry your glow till the very end of the ceremonies.
6. Heavy Mascara
Wedding is a dramatic affair and nobody wants to miss living in the moment. It’s the time where you are leaving your birth family and accepting a brand new one. Either way, there are chances of your tears expressing themselves. Mascara smudging can leave you looking like a ghost bride. Opt for lighter mascaras with lash extensions for better durability.
If you have already booked a salon, make sure you get a full costume trial to avoid any last minute faux-pass. Keep things handy and if possible seize an opportunity to get a touch-up one during the entire wedding program.