Wedding Beauty Survival Tips

We all want our big day to pass with no problems and most importantly we want to look our best. Here are some of the best tips around to help you achieve this.


Tears of joy should not result in streaking mascara. Waterproof mascara is a must!

False is the trick! A bride's eyes will stand out with false eyelashes. For a subtle effect, apply only a few separate lashes on the outer corners, then add two coats of mascara.

Nail it! Ideally, a manicure should be done the day before the wedding and a coat of clear on the day of the wedding.

Photo perfect lipstick! A bride and her party should avoid glosses, since they fade. Which don't photograph well and tend to look dated. Think classic shades. For an ivory gown, peach or soft brownish red tones work well and berry stained lips are best with a white gown.


Hair rehearsal is important. Try a wedding hairstyle and see how it holds up before the wedding. Have your regular trim four weeks prior and book the wedding day appointment a month in advance to make sure your stylist is available.

The lighting effect! If you are having your hair highlighted. You should have it done a week before the wedding for a fresh look.

Tiara! Since tiaras look best with hair pulled away from the face, hair can be kept in place without looking sticky or stiff by spraying a cotton ball with hair spray and lightly smoothing the surface.


Survival kit! All brides should have a survival kit. You don't know what could go wrong. Let your matron of honor or one of your bridesmaids carry it for you.

Shoe trick! Don't wait until your wedding day to wear your new shoes, especially if they have high heels. Wear them around the house for at least a week before the big day.

The last but definitely the most important! Be prepared for the unexpected. Relax and enjoy the biggest day of your life.

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