6 Hair and Makeup Mistakes to Avoid on the Big Day

The Save to Loverly button makes it easy to save your dream wedding inspiration and vendors to your planning dashboard.
Deciding on your big day beauty look is tough—there are so many gorgeous hair and makeup options to choose from and only one amazing day to actually wear them! As you hone in on your ideal beauty style, it may help to note some common mistakes brides-to-be make when it comes to their makeup and hair. Hopefully, the following things to avoid will help you to find the best possible look for you.
An out-of-character bold lip 
We love when a bride wears bright lipstick—the look can be so chic. However, if you're not the type who typically dons a bold pout, your wedding day is not the time to try one on for the first time. Ideally, you want to still look like you, just a little bit more vibrant. 
Overdoing the metallic eye makeup 
Glitter and shine can be gorgeous—for your bachelorette party. Going overboard on metallic on your wedding day could be a little, well, much. Unless of course your reception is in a club or you wear metallic everyday regularly, you might want to consider an eyeshadow with a subtle sheen instead. 
Too much hairspray 
No one wants sticky, crunchy wedding hair. Instead of forcing your tresses into an elaborate updo or into curls that may or may not hold, work with your hair to find a style that'll stay put without having to pile on the product. 
Drying or thick under-eye makeup 
Sometimes, less is more when it comes to face makeup and this is no truer than when it comes to concealer. Often, applying product that's drying or too thick will actually accentuate fine lines and wrinkles you didn't even know you had. 
A heavy hairstyle 
We're all for amazing updos—like intricate fishtail braided crowns or other amazing hairstyles. But if you have a lot of hair, these styles can weigh on you… quite literally. Make sure to do a test run of your hairstyle before the big day to make sure it won't crunch your neck after a couple hours of wear. 
Over-the-top extensions 
Whether you're considering adding a little oomph to your eyelashes or your hair, be sure to consider how natural you'd like your bridal look to be. Chances are that your guests will all know what you look like in real life and adding on extensions can sometimes lend itself to making you appear too over-done, or even, dare we say, fake. Proceed with caution.  
Natasha Burton
About The Author
Writer living in Santa Barbara, CA.
More like this
Plan your wedding like a pro.
Join our newsletter: