911…….. “WHATS YOUR EMERGENCY?!”
CALLER.. “I WOKE UP WITH A PIMPLE”
911… “MAAM, THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY!”
CALLER… “IT’S MY WEDDING DAY!”
911… “EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE ON THE WAY MAAM..STAY ON THE LINE..”
We never think we will be the ones to make “THAT” call but your wedding day arrives and after all your planning and late nights, sometimes, somethings gotta give.. and it’s usually your face! Not to say it happens to every bride, but it does happen. Just like you prepare everything to go right on your big day, you also need to prepare for those unforeseen beauty emergencies that can send you sideways with shock and fear.
Here’s your 911 plan for those bothersome beauty emergencies that will become a tiny blip on the radar on your wedding day!
A CYSTIC PIMPLE
Could you not?! Talk about bad timing.. This is the dreaded “3RD EYE OR CYCLOPS” that turns up just when you prayed for clear, radiant skin. Skin shows your health. Your stress levels, your lack of sleep and your diet. If you drop the ball, when it comes to any of these close to your big day, it will show.
WHAT TO DO
Make an appointment with your dermatologist to get a cortisone injection into the cyst. Sounds awful, however, in less than 12 hours you will be glad you did. This injection works for pimples and cold sores, so remember this one because it works! Ever seen an A-lister on the Red Carpet with a cold sore? You’re welcome! J An ice cube will help bring down inflammation and size also.
TIRED SKIN, PUFFY SKIN, PUFFY EYES
Lack of sleep due to last minute scheduling dramas or timing delays can mean you end up with less rest than you need around the time you need it most! Your skin can look flat, tired and dull on a day when radiance and luminosity are in order. To be honest, this trick can and should be used daily as a quick pick me up.
WHAT TO DO
An Ice Water Facial is the fastest and most truly effective way to depuff your face and eyes and refresh your skin. It will shrink your facial pores (which helps with oil production control) and also help with your makeup application. Your skin will feel smooth, tight and glow with a radiance of a woman who has slept for 8hours uninterrupted! Take two trays of ice and place them both in a very large bowl with cold water. Add cucumber slices if you wish. Dunk your face for 10-15 seconds for around 15-20 mins. This can be a daily ritual for those who want to sculpt their face or alternatively run an ice cube all over your face for 2o mins, paying particular attention to your jawline, eyes, and forehead.
This puts the fear of GOD into any makeup wearing woman because at some stage in her beauty life… she has been there. Lipstick on teeth, mascara that has run, lipstick that has bled and concealer or foundation that has separated with heat. Of course, these should not happen to you with a professional makeup artist applying your makeup on your wedding day, but life happens and weather can get the best of us so it’s best to be prepared.
WHAT TO DO
Always carry a few pointed q tips pre-dampened with Micellar Water and kept in a ziplock bag with a touch extra micellar. This is amazing for cleaning any mascara that has moved and run around the eyes and also any lip colour that has traveled due to kissing and smiling. I would also carry a beauty blender or sponge pre-moistened with Smashbox Primer Water. Carry this in a zip lock bag with a little extra primer in it. Squeeze to reduce any extra primer out of the sponge and dab and blend lightly over areas that your base has separated or maybe the area just looks too made up. This will bring back a flawless, radiant look to the skin.