Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer and -- more importantly -- the official start of wedding season. By now, your refrigerator is packed with save the dates, bridal shower reminders, and gorgeous invitations for countless summer weddings.
If you're the lucky bride looking to make your day even more special, the last thing you want to be worried about is heat, humidity, and a hair and makeup disaster. Your wedding day is supposed to be easy, which is why we want to make sure you avoid these day-of hair and makeup mistakes.
Click through the gallery above to find out the dos and the major don'ts before your wedding day.
DON’T IGNORE YOUR SKIN; DO START WITH A GREAT BASE
Getting ready for your wedding means you’re applying makeup hours before you actually walk down the aisle, let alone party with your guests at the reception. However, before you even apply the makeup, consider what your skin needs months before the big day.
Try using Youth Code Pore Vanisher, which instantly minimizes the look of pores, leaving your skin ready for a day of glamour. Once you’ve moisturized the skin, apply a great base for all that makeup with a matte finish primer, ensuring an even makeup application.
DON’T COVER UP YOUR GRAYS WITH ALL-OVER COLOR; DO USE A ROOT TOUCH-UP
From the stress of planning the menu to picking the perfect floral arrangements and band, it’s hard to avoid that one little reminder from father time, gray hair. Yes, as the big day approaches, the stress of it all can actually cause gray hair.
Instead of visiting the salon for pricey all-over color, try using Preference Mousse Absolue, which quickly covers up those grays. You can do it at home and skip the unnecessary stress of 3 hours in the salon.
DON’T LET ALL THE HOT TOOLS DAMAGE YOUR HAIR; DO PREPARE BY NOURISHING YOUR HAIR
On the day of your wedding, expect your hair to be heated, straightened, or curled - all of which can be really damaging! Prep your hair for the big day with a nourishing restorative hair treatment. This will ensure your hair is moisturized and shiny day-of.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT CHIPPED NAILS; DO KEEP A SMALL BOTTLE OF POLISH BY YOUR SIDE ON THE BIG DAY
Let’s face it, you get a manicure and it lasts a few days before it starts to chip. Getting your nails done for the big day shouldn’t be left to the last minute, but it’s also important to be ready if they chip.
Try using a classic pink nail color, which will make it easy to touch-up after the ceremony and during pictures.
DON’T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE; DO PREPARE, TEST, AND TRY
With all the wedding planning, it’s easy to let something like testing your hair and makeup before the big day slip through the cracks. It’s critical to test how your hair will look, while keeping in mind humidity and Mother Nature.
To prep your hair, try using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, which will keep all of those fly-aways at bay.
Then, try using Elnett Hairspray for those unexpected moments day-of. This hairspray is the best at making sure everything stays in place without weighing down your hair. Plus, this hairspray is brushable! This means you can style your hair one way for ceremony, and change your look for the reception, all while keeping your hair in place.
DON’T OVERDO IT; DO KEEP IT SIMPLE
There is nothing more beautiful than the moment the doors open and the gorgeous bride walks down the aisle, but you don’t want your guests to be distracted by the fact that they can barely recognize you.
Try using True Match Super-Blendable Makeup for a natural, effortless look. True Match has 33 colors for any skin tone and hydrates your skin while leaving you with lasting wear. A super-blendable pressed powder will also come to the rescue for eliminating shine in between dancing and photos
DON’T JUST PACK TISSUES; DO WEAR LONG-LASTING EYELINER
Whether it’s from walking down the aisle or your first dance with Dad, let’s be honest -- there are almost always tears. You’d be surprised to find out how many brides forget to not only wear waterproof mascara, but also eyeliner that lasts!
Try using a smudge-proof eyeliner for a bold look that will not only last up to 16-hours, but will make your eyes truly pop. Whether you’re looking for a natural, soft line or a dark and smoky cat-eye, this liner does it all. Complete the look with a full lash using Voluminous Butterfly Mascara for the perfect wedding day application.
DON’T GET LIPSTICK ALL OVER YOUR GUESTS AND GROOM; DO WEAR A LIPSTICK THAT LASTS
After the ceremony, the next big task is thanking your guests for celebrating with you on your special day. All of that hugging and cheek kissing can lead to a fashion disaster if you aren’t careful of where you place your lips. There’s nothing better than finding a gorgeous lip color for the ceremony, but there’s nothing worse than staining your groom’s crisp white collar.
For an all day stay, try a lipstick like Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip, which offers up to 10-hours of wear in more than 42 stunning colors.