1. Not booking a makeup trial. A trial is typically an additional cost but totally worth it. Schedule your trial on your bridal shower or a night out with the girls at least 2-3 months before you say “I DO”. If some reason you aren’t happy with the first trial, you will have time to try another option. I always recommended wearing a white or ivory top for the makeup trial to mimic your wedding dress.
2. Experimenting with makeup on your wedding day. This is not the day to try a new look with red lipstick or smoky eyes for the first time. On your wedding day, you should look like the best version of yourself, simply accentuated with makeup. Look through The Knot magazines and Pinterest for women with similar eye shape and tones you love. If you have any photos of yourself where you particularly like or dislike your makeup, bring those along. If you want to play up one area, making your eyes or lips bold, do it, just be sure to only choose one feature to accentuate
3. Over applying foundation or wearing the wrong color. Your makeup artist should always test a small area to find the perfect match. Try and stay away from an SPF formula as this can cause the face to look white in flash photography. I love using air brush makeup and it creates beautiful close up beauty shots.
5. Don’t hold back on waterproof formulas. Use waterproof mascara and water resistant foundation. If you know you’re going to cry on your wedding day NEVER wipe tears and always dab them to avoid smearing makeup. Air brush foundation is water resistant, long wear, great for all ages and all skin types. I love to use Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara. I’m really excited they now carry it in waterproof!