Bridal Beauty Must-Do #4: Test Run Anything New-for-You Before Your Wedding Day
Some brides are down with a full face of makeup, while others just want to look like themselves. A good way to bridge this gap is to try out false lashes. “They make a difference in pictures and make your eyes pop if you won’t be wearing much makeup on your face,” explains Matos. She recommends asking your makeup artist about individual lashes, which feel lighter on your eyes and also look more natural than full-lash sets. Take them for a test-drive first too, to make sure they feel comfortable and that you even like how they look.
Bridal Beauty Must-Do #5: Be Smart When You Spray Tan
For many, sun-kissed color is kind of a no-brainer before a wedding. However, it’s best to schedule it accordingly. “If you spray tan, give yourself a good amount of time beforehand so the tan sets in and you don't reek of it,” says Kira Nasrat, makeup artist and brand ambassador for L.A.'s Violet Grey. And even if you’ve planned a destination wedding in Tulum, resist the urge to get a tiny bit of color by laying out on the beach. Tanning leads to burning leads to peeling, and if you do suffer a sunburn, there’s no going back. Just load up on sunscreen and opt for a faux glow.
Bridal Beauty Must-Do #6: Step Up Your Skin Care Routine
Every single makeup artist we spoke with emphasized the importance of taking care of your skin in the months leading up to your wedding. "I always suggest targeting any underlying skin health issues, getting regular facials leading up to the big day, and cleaning up your diet," says Duvall. But let's be real, we get that's not just not happening for everyone, so at the very least Nasrat says to drink a ton of water in the weeks before the big day. Blushington also offers Dr. Neal Schultz's 40-percent glycolic-acid peel at each location; it provides heavy-duty exfoliation with zero redness or downtime.
Bridal Beauty Must-Do #7: Pack an Emergency Makeup Kit
In a perfect world, you’d have an entire glam squad following you around and blotting the sweat off your face while between photos. But if you’re not (a.) Mariah Carey or (b.) rolling in dough, having a personal touch-up team might not happen. Almost as good: Bring a small makeup kit with you. “Stash a makeup setting spray to revive your makeup, oil-blotting papers, and the lip color you used,” suggests Matos. Might as well get the most out of your gorgeous makeup.
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