A very wise wedding planner once said, “Hope for the best, but definitely expect the worst”; so, if you’re in the midst of organising your dream day, it’s time to make your beauty back-up plans. From stray lipstick marks on your cheek to black circles, here are 9 bridal beauty emergencies and how to fix them!
Don’t worry, this one’s an easy fix! Place two spoons in the freezer for 15-20 minutes and while you’re waiting, drink some water with a squeeze of lemon. Once the spoons are frosty, cup them against your eyes. Leave the spoons on for another 15 minutes and relax with some chill-out tunes (or heavy metal rock, whatever does it for you!) and voila – bags be gone!
This might seem like the worst thing to happened but trust me, it’ another easy fix. This handy tutorial shows you how to plaster up that nail with a teabag! Simples… right?
You’ll be fluttering those lashes throughout the wedding day, so it’s only natural that you may have our false lashes come loose. Make sure you pack some lash glue in your emergency kit and brief your ‘maids to keep an eye on your… well, eyes… throughout the night!
Food in your teeth
Getting food caught in your teeth is bad at the best of times, but when you’re being photographed hundreds of times, it’s the worst! Have some floss and toothpicks in your emergency kit and check with your bridesmaids and groom after eating anything that could be a grin-offender (spinach and sesame seeds are two major ones to wathc out for).
If you notice that your tan has started to fade the night before the big day, make sure you’ve got a spray on hand (we love Model Co’s tan in a can) so that you can give yourself a touch-up. Tanning spray is a fool-proof way to minimise your chance of getting a streaky tan, our only tip is to go lightly of the amount you use (you don’t want to wake up looking orange)!
Grandma is so excited about seeing you as a bride and smothers your face is lipstick-rich kisses. Use an oil-free makeup wipe (dab lightly) and then cover with extra foundation or concealer.
Oily skin can lead to seriously shiny foreheads in your wedding photos, so pack blotting paper in your emergency kit and dab on your t-zone (forehead, nose, cheekbones) when you feel the sweat or oil building up.
If you’re choosing to wear contact lenses on your wedding day firstly, make sure you pack a spare pair AND your prescription glasses just in case. Also, a bottle of eye drops to reduce redness is a great idea to pack.
If you’re having bridesmaids, it’s more than likely that at least one of you will have your period of the wedding day. Pack some tampons, pads and a spare pair of undies in the emergency kit just in case Aunt Flo causes havoc.
Images from Hayley and Tim‘s wedding. Photography by Milenko Weddings