As a soon to be bride, you have this vision in your head as to what you should look like on your wedding day. Perfect hair, glowing skin, toned body, white teeth…and this is all possible so don’t panic! However, there are a few major beauty mistakes that every bride should avoid the week of her wedding!
With every new cut, your hair changes its texture and styling techniques. What some of our lovely brides don’t consider is how the cut will or won’t look with her wedding dress neckline or accessories. For the most part, hair consultations start about 3 months before the big day, keep your style throughout it but maybe get a tiny trim to freshen up your ends. The same goes for a new color, once it oxidizes you may not like the way it looks with your dress or skin tone. The best colorists need a week to make changes to your hair and waiting until the last minute could be terrible for you and your hair.To freshen it up, get a gloss or shine on your strands.
- Faux Tans
It sounds like a great idea, until the color you get sprayed on doesn’t match your skin tone, too orange or is applied unevenly. If you must get a pre-wedding glow, be sure to exfoliate well beforehand and then get an expert to apply it to ensure it’s not over/under done!
- New Skin Care Products
I can’t stress this enough, the last thing you want is to wake up with a breakout (no matter how small you will see it and be mortified). Unless you are planning on changing a few months in advance so your skin can adjust, stick to the ones you are using. Trying to deal with dryness, oiliness or dare I say it, an allergic reaction a week before you say I do? You don’t!
- Caffeine/Alcohol Increase
Yes you need to be the energizer bunny and keep going and going so caffeine, whether it be coffee or energy drinks are a temporary fix. High stress levels are already a given with just a few weeks away, you don’t want to put your nervous system in to overdrive! Also, caffeine is very dehydrating and can cause bridal beauty issues like dark circles. Likewise, after a few stressful days in the last month before you get married; a bottle of wine also seems like a good idea! Not so much. The extra calories will show in that last gown fitting and as a result of your digestive system slowing down, you will look puffy too! Let’s not forget that alcohol thins your blood and who wants to be looking overly red in their wedding pictures? That’s what I thought.
- Changing your makeup
During your consultation is the time for you to experiment with your makeup artist and really explain what sort of look you want to achieve. Once you have decided, don’t change your mind at the last minute, it’s likely that your MUA will have taken some notes on what it is that you originally agreed upon and brought what was needed for that look. Even though all MUA’s are prepared for anything, TRUST them! Your makeup not only needs to last but it needs to look good in front of all sorts of lighting, camera’s and video’s, camera phones, candle light- you name it. They will have taken into consideration your gown, accessories, hairstyle, age, skin type, skin tone, and will be on your case about drinking as much water as possible.
Avoid these classic beauty blunders 2 weeks before you’re wedding and remember that vision you have of yourself in utter perfection…? Yeah…we see it too!