When it comes to the wedding day, let’s face it… it isn’t the kiss, the cake or the perfect dress that has us all running scared. It is the fear of the unexpected. What if my bridesmaid still has the stomach flu? What if I trip walking down the aisle? While we cannot help you with the stomach flu or falling down the aisle, we CAN help you out with these 3 tips and tricks that can save the day, keeping you looking beautiful, polished and ready for wedded bliss… even in the event of the unexpected.
Contouring tutorials are everywhere right now. So much so that even beginning makeup mavens can transform their faces with just a couple of simple (or, if you have heard of “clown-contouring”, REALLY elaborate) brushstrokes. However, it can quickly go bad if you forget to separate beauty blender sides, resulting in an overly bronzed, tan-fest happening on every area of your face.
If you are going to be applying your own makeup, you can combat this problem by working the highlighter in first… and if you do forget, simply use a cream highlighter to go back in and work on the overly bronzed spaces.
*Fun fact: Science has actually suggested that people prefer faces with a heart-shaped appearance. Remembering this can help you recall where your highlighter goes. Think about a heart that would start in the center of your forehead going down to your chin. This can help you to keep that highlighter between-the-lines.
Your walk down the aisle should be a show-stopper, but not because the heel of your shoe breaks. Practice walking in them a few days before the wedding to scuff up the soles. This will help to prevent any slips or falls. If you do break a heel, all hope is not lost. Bring a hot glue gun and then you can glue the heel back together.
You LOVE the look of full, doe-eyed, come-hither lashes… you do NOT love the inevitable look of an escaped caterpillar on the middle of your eyelid. If you are worried about your eyelashes running away, you won’t be able to focus on the moment and that kind of defeats the purpose. Instead, opt for individual faux lashes that are easier to secure… and look much more natural. Win/win. (Bonus – if they do escape, they will be too small to be noticeable by the crowd.)
The bad news is that you cannot prevent every little unexpected moment from occurring on your wedding day – or in life, for that matter. The good news is that the unexpected often makes the day more memorable, giving you plenty of reasons to stop and smile, remembering the day when nothing could ruin the beauty of the best day of your life.