Brides-to-be, how stunning you look and feel on your wedding day will be a memory FOREVER! And we don’t mean this in an emotional way - your wedding album will be proof of this. So ladies, just to ensure that you look drop dead gorgeous throughout the wedding ceremonies, we give you some extremely helpful bridal beauty hacks. We swear by them, and after reading this, you will too.
1. Baking soda for those pearly whites
For all those coffee-loving brides, who survive on shots of caffeine to get through the wedding planning madness, here’s a hack for stubborn coffee stains on your teeth. Sprinkle some baking soda before putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, and scrub your teeth with that in a circular motion. The baking soda zaps the stains and whitens the teeth in a jiffy. You’ll be ready to flash your pearly whites on your big day, brides.
2. Vaseline to smell like a dream through the ceremonies
Who knew something as basic as vaseline will be so helpful? Apply some of that petroleum jelly on your pulse points before applying perfume there. This will ensure you smell fresh and yummy throughout the celebrations. Dance the night away without a care, brides!
3. Powder power for flawless makeup
The heavy wedding outfit, jewellery and just anxiety on D-day can make you sweaty and how! Besides, emotional moments at the wedding can play spoilsport for your bridal makeup too. Sheer powder is what will come to your rescue in this scenario. All you have to do is ask your bestie to carry a sheer, loose powder to the ceremony and pat some on to ensure the makeup stays in place and you look flawless.
4. Sprayed-on pins stay put
As a bride, you want every strand of hair perfectly in place, don’t you? And that dupatta on your head or a tight hug from a distant relative should not mess up your hairdo. This is possible with just one smart hack, ladies. Spritz onto all your bobby pins some hairspray and then place them in your hair. This will ensure that come what may, your hair is in place through the entire function.
5. Green tea bags for those puffy eyes
All the partying and late night festivities can play havoc with your bridal look. What with those puffy eyes and dark circles that are difficult to hide even with the best of foundations. Here’s the remedy - soak 2 green tea bags in warm water for 8-10 minutes and then place them in the fridge for about 20 mins till they’re nice and cold. Place these directly onto both your eyes and leave them there for a good half an hour. This will reduce the puffiness around the eyes, brighten them up and help you feel refreshed too.
6. Blotting paper’s bang on for that fresh look
If all that makeup on your face is making it look oily or that dreaded sheen starts to appear, blotting paper is just what you require. Dab your face with a sheet of that paper to wipe away any excess sheen. This will make you will look fresh in no time, brides!
7. Peppermint oil for that perfect pout
Want to plump up your lips without any artificial lip plumpers or any sort of a surgical procedure? We’ve got a hack that you’re going to fall in love with! Brides, all you have to do is add a few drops of essential peppermint oil to your lip gloss. Each time you apply it, your lips will get an awesome just-bitten sort of plumpness Go for it, we say!
8. The lipstick hack for bright lips all through the wedding
Here’s the trick to make your lipstick last the entire ceremony. Make sure you have applied a plain balm on your lips first. Then, apply your lip colour and use a tissue to press your lips on. Once you’ve done that, apply another coat of the lippie, top that with gloss, and finish off by applying some sheer powder onto your lips. You lipstick is going nowhere once you’ve done this, brides.
9. Sprays for long-lasting effects
Ladies, this is non-negotiable. You want your makeup and hair to stay in place and look flawless throughout the wedding - you’ve got to spritz on some spray. Be it a hairspray or a makeup setting spray, both are absolutely essential and will help you look like that gorgeous bride you’ve always dreamed to be.
10. Brides, say bye to open pores
For those brides who have to deal with open pores, we present to you the hack that will solve this problem for you in a jiffy. Once you wash your face with a mild face cleanser, use a toner to clean the remaining dirt and grime on your face. After this, use a cube of ice and rub it in a circular motion all around your face. This will close your pores right up and you can then apply your foundation, which will have a very smooth finish.Internal images: Shutterstock