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Wedding Beauty You Won’t Regret in Twenty Years

We’ve all been flipping through our family’s wedding albums and come across those ‘80s hairstyles with tons of blue eyeshadow and electric pink lipstick and thought, I cannot let this happen to me.But let’s face it, no matter how hard we try, what’s trendy now will inevitably not be trendy in the decades to come. And when it does come back into style, it’s just not quite the same. So in order to make sure your children and grandchildren don’t laugh out loud when they see grandma’s wedding photos, here are a few steps you can follow to look totally timeless.

Test it Out Before

You may be a go-with-the-flow bride, but if you didn’t buy your dress off the rack the day of your wedding, you shouldn’t be leaving everything else until the day of. If you’re getting your hair and makeup done, meet with your stylist ahead of time and talk about what you’re looking for. Bring photos of your dress and inspiration for what you’d like to look like. Then test it all out. If you don’t like something, now is the time to change it.

Nix the Crazy Up-Dos

When you’re looking back at bad old photos, it’s the hair that always sticks out —the mullets, the flipped-out ends. And of course you’ll want to style your hair for the big day to look your very best, but go with what feels the most natural. If you never curl your hair, why would you on your wedding day? And if your hair is always down and dusting your shoulders, do you really want to put it up in a beehive? You want to look like the most beautiful version of yourself, so stick to your normal self as much as possible.

Go With Your Gut

It’s your day so if someone is trying to convince you to try something totally out of your comfort zone, you have every right to shut them down. Whether it’s your mother encouraging you to wear a red lip when you only like lip balm or your best friend trying to show you how great you’d look with a cat eye when you’ve never worn one, you want to look like you on your wedding day. So if it’s something you’re unsure of, stay away.
Go For Long-Lasting But Minimal

Unless you’re a Kardashian, there’s no need to contour your face until you’re unrecognizable. Make sure to get HD level makeup that looks great in photos and stays on all day, but don’t cake it on. Instead, just elevate your normal makeup routine a bit but keep things simple. You’ll look healthy, not fake.

Say No to Faux

Unless you’re a false eyelash wearing kind of girl, you may want to refuse the glued on strips of lashes. Yes, they look great in photos but they also feel like they’re about to fall off at any moment. The same goes for hair extensions or fake nails. If they’re not part of your everyday (or at least special occasion) routine, you don’t want them. If you spend all night wondering if your fake nail is going to snap off, you won’t enjoy your moment.

Erin Reimel