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We work so hard to plan the perfect wedding look, but even with
meticulous thought and planning, obstacles can arise on the big
day. If you face a beauty blunder, stay calm. Because we have the
hacks to counteract the biggest problems…
How To Combat Foundation Framing
If you'll be doing your own make-up on the day, it's best to start from the centre of your face and work your way out with your foundation base - to avoid harsh lines on the hair or jawline. If any product is left clinging to your hairline, take a clean mascara wand soaked in eye make-up remover and brush through. This will instantly remove excess product without disrupting the entire complexion.
Get Rid Of Eye Bags With Ease
If your pre-party was a little heavier than anticipated, you're going to need something peachy to correct any discolouration under the eyes. Going straight in with a concealer on dark circles will cause them to look grey; you need to use a pure peach colour to counteract the darkness, then finish with your regular cover up. Estee Lauder Perfectionist concealer has two ends - one peachy, one regular - and does the job in seconds.
Sorting Out A Patchy Tan
One of the trickiest beauty blunders to manage is a patchy fake tan. The answer is simple; invest in some tan eraser, to buff out any rogue streaks. (Bondi Sands do a great one). If you don't have any tan eraser to hand, you can diffuse the area with an illuminating body cream. Charlotte Tilbury's Supermodel Body gives skin a luminous glow, distracting from slightly uneven coverage.
Defy Dry Skin
As for your W-day skin, even if you've managed to get a full night of beauty sleep, you're going to want a fast-acting pick-me-up for the morning. The Zelens Z Matrix is a great hydrating gel for all skin types. If you've woken up with dry patches or less than perfect pores, this will soothe and calm irritation in seconds, leaving skin plump and hydrated pre make-up.
How To Cover Grazes
Hopefully you will never have to cover a cut or graze on your big day, but if the worst happens, here's how fake flawless. The key is light layers. First, ensure that the area is hydrated - Bobbi Brown's Skin Remedies Repair Balm is ideal because it will lock moisture in. Then, add a light layer of concealer, a light layer of powder, and repeat these two steps until you've achieved maximum coverage.