Wedding planning is wonderful, exciting, and, of course, stressful. Should you experience acne on the day of your wedding, or right before, the most important thing to do is stay panic-free.
“If you get a pimple on your wedding day, you can hide it,” says makeup artist Keri Berman of Berman & Co. “Don’t pick at it. If it’s not an open cut makeup can cover it.” Berman tells brides to start with concealer, then to add some powder, and finally a little more concealer.
Brides who have a history of bad skin, and who break out a several days before their wedding will often see a dermatologist for medicine. Since that isn’t an option the day of, and if the breakout is fairly severe, Berman suggests an airbrush machine. “Many makeup artists use them; it’s very drying, but it will cover almost anything.” Even if you own a machine yourself, Berman says it’s a job that you need a professional to handle.
Depending where the breakout is, you can also talk to your hairstylist about changing your ‘do to cover up, say, one cheek or your forehead. “You can’t completely change your hairstyle,” says Berman. “But if you’re comfortable changing your hair, and it makes you feel more confident, go ahead.”
The best advice Berman can give to any bride is to keep things in perspective. “You cover your pimple up the best that you can, and then you move on,” she says. “It’s easy to get caught up in the wrong thing on your wedding day because you want everything to be perfect,” she says. “But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have one pimple or 15; that’s not why you’re there.”
Berman likes to remind brides that, once you have your dress on, your hair done, and your bouquet, “no one is going to be looking at a blemish.” And if you’re worried about the pictures, relax: “Your photographer can Photoshop a pimple out in about 2 seconds.”