8 Absolute Beauty Do’s—and Don’ts—on Your Wedding Day

8 Absolute Beauty Do’s—and Don’ts—on Your Wedding Day | <p>Lashes, extensions, and brows—oh my! Here's what makes sense to try (and what doesn't) on the Big Day</p>
  • clear LASH ENHANCEMENT

    On the Big Day? NO to extensions for the uninitiated; yes to fillers (not a full new set, though) if you’re a veteran. A resounding “Yes!” for all? Adhesive lash strips.

  • check LASH TINTING

    On the Big Day? YES Yes, if you’ve tinted before; no if you haven’t. (Allergic reactions are possible.)

  • clear EYEBROW TINTING

    On the Big Day? NO on the day of your wedding. But yes to a few days before the wedding. Why? Tinting brows colors your brow hairs and inevitably the skin in the brow area, too. This is just part of the process and in a few days the skin coloring will have faded.

  • check HAIR EXTENSIONS

    On the Big Day? YES to clip-in extensions. But glue-ins or weaves? Try these a few weeks in advance as the service is time-consuming and the feeling of both takes getting used to if you’re unaccustomed to them.

  • check AIRBRUSH MAKEUP

    On the Big Day? YES … that is, if you don’t have a lot of fine lines or large pores. Even if you’ve never tried it before, airbrushing on foundation is a winner for its long-lasting aspects and because an artist can use a light touch or go more dramatic.

  • clear FACIALS AND FACIAL WAXING

    On the Big Day? NO WAY. Waxing can leave your face (think brows, upper lip) an angry red for hours on end and you just might have an allergic reaction to a facial (even one you’ve been fine with before). Instead, try either of these in the week before your wedding.

  • check MANI-PEDI

    On the Big Day? OF COURSE! It’s practically a pregame ritual to gather your gals and get your nails did. The day before your wedding is usually the best, timing-wise, but if you can dry your nails before you need to dress, there’s no reason you can’t try these the day-of, especially if you go with quick-dry polishes,

  • check HAIRCUT & COLORING

    On the Big Day? YES to a minor trim day-of—if you know (and love) your stylist, but skip a new ’do the day-of for sure. Week-of coloring or highlights by a trusted stylist are fine, too, but skip such an involved process on your wedding day.