While it’s impossible to predict everything that might go awry on your wedding day, you can take steps to prevent some of the most-common major beauty upsets ahead of time. Review our list of the top beauty disasters, and see how you can deal with them head-on.
A Breakout: Call your dermatologist for an emergency cortisone injection, which will make that breakout disappear.
Streaky Mascara: You can avoid streaks by wearing water-proof (not water-resistant) mascara; but if you forget, blot (don’t wipe) your tears and repair any damage with a touch of foundation.
Shine: Press (don’t rub) blotting tissues against your skin and finish with a light dusting of powder. If you’re missing blotters, grab a fresh seat cover from the dispenser in the ladies room, and tear into strips.
Invisible lipstick: To avoid disappearing lip color, layer the shade by filling in lips with a lip pencil before applying lipstick, blotting, then reapplying. Assign your maid of honor a tube of your color to carry as well as a hand mirror so you can touch up throughout the day.
Flat hair: If your hair is loose, bend over, tousle it with your fingertips, spray hairspray at the roots, and then flip your head back and spray some more.
Chipped polish: Dip a Q-tip in polish remover, and gently smudge the edges of the chip. Fill in with fresh polish.