5 Beauty Hacks that Will Save You on Your Wedding Day

You know the saying… if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Don’t get stuck in a sticky situation on your day—keep these 5 tricks in your back pocket and you’ll be able to MacGyver your way out of any potential beauty disaster.
by Amanda Elser

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready in robes

Get a Brighter Smile

Are those cups of coffee and occasional glasses of red wine the only thing getting you through the last few weeks of wedding planning? Then chances are you’ll probably have a few unwanted stains on your pearly whites right before it’s time for your wedding photos. For a quick fix, dip a damp tooth brush into some baking soda and then add your tooth paste. The combination of tooth paste and baking soda works together to lift stains and whiten your teeth.

baking soda

Fake Fuller Lips

Get instantly plumper lips when you add a few drops of essential peppermint oil to your lip gloss. As you reapply throughout the day it will give your pout that “just-bitten” lift, plus it acts like a breath freshener when you’re in a pinch.

peppermint oil

Make Your Perfume Last All Day

If you really want your scent to last all day, rub in a layer of Vaseline on each of your pulse points before you spray your perfume. The petroleum jelly creates a barrier so the fragrance will sit on the surface instead of sinking into your skin and dissolving.

tub of vaseline

Fix Any Makeup Disaster

Your makeup trial went off without a hitch, but somehow your beauty look on your wedding day wasn’t quite what you expected. Keep in mind that your makeup artists know what they’re doing, and usually what looks like a lot of makeup in person will actually appear really smooth and subtle on camera. But if you just can’t behind all that bronzer or tons of blush caked onto your cheeks, use a sheer powder to blend out any imperfections and diffuse harsh lines so your makeup will look more natural.

laura mercier loose powder

Depuff Sleep Deprived Eyes

Tossing and turning all night? Don’t let it show! Seep two tea bags in a mug of hot water for three to five minutes, then let them cool in the fridge for 20 minutes. Squeeze out excess water, lay down and place the tea bags on your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. The caffeine in the green tea can help shrink blood vessels around your eyes, reducing puffiness and dark circles.

Twinnings green tea

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