Makeup is an amazing thing for those of us that choose to use it. There are many wonderful ways to apply makeup, but we’ve gathered a list of makeup mistakes that every woman should avoid…
Pumping the Mascara Wand
Let’s start with the most fundamental of makeup tips. Do not pump your mascara wand when you open it up. You see, pumping forces air into your lovely mascara, and with air comes bacteria. Also, pumping means your brush ends up overloaded with product. Just remove your wand, wipe excess, and apply!
Gap Between Wing and Lashes
Many items on this list will discuss liquid liner, and that’s because liquid liner is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it gives us dramatically framed eyes. On the other hand, it isn’t exactly easy to become a pro at winger liner.
Anyway, one of the common issues with liquid liner is the pesky gap that appears between the liner and your lash line. Try a super thin liner to allow you to get nice and close to your lashes.
Wearing Bronzer All Over
Before we proceed any further — as with all beauty advice, these are to be taken with a pinch of salt. If you like a face full of foundation and a full application of bronzer, then don’t let us tell you otherwise. However, in general, it’s best to avoid piling on the bronzer.
Aim to bronze the parts of your face that would be naturally tanned by the sun — your cheekbones, jawline, and forehead. Experiment with different options and see which you prefer.
Overfilling Your Brows
Brows have become big business in the last few decades. Whereas the ‘90s and ‘00s reveled in the skinny brow, fashion since then has fully leant into the bushy brow. Everyone seems to be going bigger and darker, with models like Cara Delevingne leading the way.
Whilst it’s tempting to keep drawing on and filling in your brows, it’s best to actually get them done professionally. A wax and tint is cheap, and means you won’t have to bother with them for weeks!
Using the Wrong Lighting
When it comes to makeup, it’s not just the products that matter. The light that you use to apply your makeup is extremely important in terms of how your face will eventually turn out. Ideally, you want to use natural lighting, or an illuminated mirror that replicates strong, white light.
Applying makeup in the dark, or in a yellow light, will distort how your skin actually looks. You’ll end up walking outside, glancing in a reflection, and realizing that you’re wearing ten times more makeup than you intended.
Too Much Concealer Under Eyes
It’s very tempting to excessively apply concealer. Come on — it’s called concealer, surely that’s the point? However, some formulas will cake and settle on your face, leaving you with even worse looking under eyes.
It takes some time to get used to different concealers and where they’ll work best on your face. For the undereye area, use something fine, creamy, and blend-able. Remember to also apply to the inner eye as it usually has blueish tones that make circles look darker.
Sticking to Only One Eyeshadow
Admittedly, some monochromatic eyeshadow looks can be very cool. However, for general use, avoid using just one eyeshadow on the entire eye. It tends to remove any dimension from the eyelid, and gives the face a flat or dull appearance.
Instead, use a lighter shade under the brow, experiment with a darker shade at the outer corner, and add a pop of metallic to the inner corner. In fact — a sweep of metallic shadow will add dimension immediately.
Wearing Blush Too Low
It’s always a nightmare figuring out where to apply blush. Yes, there are various rules about where to put it, but people have different shaped faces! Some people can easily apply lots of rosy blush and look like a glowing English rose.
Others can use the same amount and end up looking more like Pennywise. Try to think of your blush as a finishing touch, rather than a main attraction — wearing it too low can drag the entire face down.
Badly Sharpened Pencil
As a rule of thumb, keep all of your makeup pencils well sharpened. You may have learnt to still get a reasonable brow out of your ancient stubby brow pencil, but it’s easier all around to just use a sharp one. The same applies for lip liner, eyeliner, and whatever other liners you have lying around.
We recommend keeping a small, yet cute, sharpener in your makeup bag. It’s best to choose one that stores all those pencil shavings!
Putting Makeup on Dry Skin
A common makeup mistake is to start application without taking care of your skin. We can’t overestimate just how important skincare is to good makeup application. In fact, in many Asian countries, skincare is seen as more important than makeup, because beautiful skin will always show through. This is why Korea has a 12-step skincare routine!
For beginners, we recommend a simple cleanse, tone, moisturize routine. Micellar water is an incredibly easy product to use, and your skin will thank you!
Testing Foundation on Wrong Spots
In the age of YouTube beauty bloggers, and social media businesses like Kylie Cosmetics, swatching is a big thing. For the uninitiated, swatching is applying a smear of product to your hand or arm to see how it looks on the skin.
While this is quite satisfying to watch on Instagram videos, it’s not the best way to test makeup shades. Hands tend to be a different tone than your face, so instead, try foundation on your jawline.
Eyeliner That Doesn’t Last
It’s extremely annoying to apply your liquid liner and then realize hours later that it has faded off. Some formulas of liquid liner can actually harden and peel off, and others will flake off. Obviously, the solution to this problem is to find a good brand of liner that works for you, but there are other options.
You can bring your liner with you and fill in the faded bits whenever possible, or you can choose a waterproof brand that won’t budge.
Poorly Blended Makeup
With the rise of beauty bloggers, we’ve all learned how important it is to blend, blend, blend. Gone are the days where we can hastily apply some eyeshadow and hope for the best. Now, we must apply seven different shades in a particular order, and blend our limbs off, hoping to transform into Michelle Phan.
It’s worth learning how to blend, though, as it will make a huge difference to your entire makeup game. Sponges seem to be the preferred tool.
Matte Lipstick on Dry Lips
Kylie Cosmetics brought back the matte liquid lip with its endless libraries of lip colors and Instagram photos. However, in order to pull off this look, you need to have nicely moisturized lips. Otherwise, the matte lipstick will stick to every chapped crevice, leaving you with flaky, unappealing smackers.
Moisturize your lips with lip balm, and experiment with exfoliators. Here’s a top tip for a homemade recipe — smear some sugar and coconut oil on your lips, rub, and ta-dah!
Using Unwashed Makeup Brushes
It goes without saying that makeup brushes pick up a lot of bacteria, dust, and hair. Even if you keep them organized and upright, you still smear your brushes over your face and dip them in various products. It’s certainly possible that your makeup brushes are giving you breakouts.
You can wash your brushes with a mild baby shampoo, or buy one designed for makeup. Avoid soaking the glue that holds the bristles in place — we need them to stay there!
Messy Wing Tips
We’re back to liquid liner, and the many curses it rains upon us as we search for perfect cat-eye beauty. In order to be at its best, winged liquid liner should be completely symmetrical. This causes a lot of anxiety while applying the liner, and usually escalates as you desperately add another tiny line to each eye, hoping that they’ll balance out.
What can we say? You just have to practice until you can do sharp, clean, matching wingtips.
Using Too Many Contouring Products
Contouring originates from the world of drag, but it was popularized by the Kardashian-Jenner family. We all used to be perfectly happy just applying makeup to our faces in a regular way, but now we’re obsessed with drawing on our own faces with various different colors and textures.
If you want to contour, then keep it simple. Grab a matt bronzer, and a light powder, and use those to create the illusion of light hitting your face.
Overstretching Your Eyelids
Many people are in the habit of stretching back and holding their eyelids while they apply makeup. The logic is that you can get a clearer idea of where your eye makeup should go, but actually, the opposite happens.
Whilst you might be able to see better with your eyelid stretched, your eye will return to a different position when you let go. This means that your wings will end up looking uneven and your eyeshadow could be at different heights. Avoid!
An Unrealistic Eyelash Curl
If you’re a fan of lush, curly lashes (and who isn’t?), then don’t forget about the trusty eyelash curler. It can seem like a bit of an old fashioned piece of makeup equipment, but it definitely does the trick. Remember — don’t use eyelash curlers on lashes with mascara.
The mascara will dry on your lashes, and they’ll snap off when in contact with a curler. Also, press gently so your lashes don’t bend into an unrealistic curl. Spend about 10 seconds on each eye.
Colored Eyeliner on Lower Lid
In general, wearing eyeliner on your lower lid makes your eyes look smaller, and more intense. Anyone who lived through the goth/emo/scene kid era has tried to line their eyes in black kohl before quickly learning that it doesn’t look great unless you have gigantic eyes.
The same is true for colored eyeliner, which can throw off the whole shape of your eye if only applied to the lower waterline. Stick to using it on the top.
Forgetting About Primers
We all have different ideas about what items are central to a good makeup kit. Most people will have a foundation, concealer, mascara, and lip color, but not everyone will have a primer, highlighter, or color corrector. Primers are incredible because they prime your skin for the makeup to come.
This means that the makeup sits on the primer, and doesn’t fade into your skin or smear over your face. Plus, primers can be mixed, so experiment to find a combination you like!
Putting Makeup on Naked Lips
We’ve already mentioned that it’s best to exfoliate and moisturize lips if you plan to wear lipstick. However, when it’s time to apply that lipstick, you can’t just put it straight onto your lips. Absolutely not!
Instead, always apply primer, foundation, or concealer to your lips before adding lip products. They provide a nice blank base for your lipstick, and give it something to cling to. Seriously — your lipsticks will pop in a completely different way if you wear them on top of a base.
Painted Inner Lower Lid
We’ve already mentioned the perils of colored liner on the lower lid, and now we’re here to advise against putting liquid liner down there. Yes, some people like to apply a little bit of liquid eyeliner to their lower waterline, but it always ends up bleeding. And who wants cloudy black liner in their eyes?
If you’re insistent on lining your lower lashline, then stick with a pencil. Although avoid kohl pencil — it’s far too smudgy!
Not Priming Your Eyelids
In the same way that you should never apply product to a naked lip, you shouldn’t apply anything to a naked eye. The eye area is extremely delicate, and it’s best to treat the skin before applying any makeup.
You can use your regular facial primer on your eyelids, but many brands also make a special formula just for lids. You can also use a color corrector or a thin layer of foundation so your eyeshadow has a neutral base to stick to.
Using the Same Foundation
It’s easy to get nostalgic about makeup. Lots of us remember the first lipstick we ever bought, or the color of eyeliner we were wearing on a special day. However, it’s good practice to experiment with different formulas and brands.
Of course, many people will learn what mascara they like and will stick with it for decades, but it’s not the same situation for foundations. Think about it — your skin changes as you age, so you’ll need to change up your formula.
Concealing Instead of Correcting
It’s all too tempting to just slap concealer over any facial blemish. Dark under eyes? Pass the concealer. A gigantic red spot! Just cover it with concealer. Veins on your eyelid? Concealer, quickly! But, that often just leaves you with a patchy face and a cakey texture.
Instead, invest in a color correcting palette. Different shades of lilac, green, and yellow correcting cream come together to balance the blue and orange tones in the skin. Or, try a color-correcting primer.
Only Using One Concealer
Concealer can be an amazing makeup item. Sure — it used to be pretty boring, but there are so many types now! There are fine elastic textured creamy ones, thick heavy coverage waterproof ones, light and airy mousse ones, and firm bullet ones. It’s a concealer connoisseur’s delight.
So, make sure that you avail of the plentiful concealer bounty and don’t just use one concealer for all of your concealing needs. Different parts of the face need different textures, so have fun playing!
Ending Up With Spider Lashes
For those of us that aren’t blessed with luscious lashes, it can be tempting to just keep applying mascara in the hope that we’ll suddenly have some. However, that often leads to dreaded spider lashes — the thing our mothers warned us about.
Applying too much mascara means that each lash becomes excessively coated in product. This results in clumpy eyes that look like they have spiders perched along their lids. That might be OK for Halloween, but not everyday life!
Always Resorting to Contouring
We’ve already advised that you stick to a small amount of products when contouring. But, have you considered not contouring at all? Let’s think this through — contouring was initially used by drag artists to give an exaggerated appearance and to make features pop on stage.
It was then used by celebrities who are photographed all day and have entire teams of people to beautify them. So do we really need such exaggerated and thick makeup? There’s nothing wrong with mixing it up every now and then.
Buying the Wrong Products
For some people, using makeup is a fun pastime. These people enjoy buying and using lots of products. For other people, dealing with cosmetics is a stressful situation. They don’t know what to buy, and they panic and buy whatever everyone else has.
Just because something looks good on your friend, that doesn’t mean it will look the same on your skin. Make use of samples and experiment to see what works with your routine, your skin’s texture, and your skin tone.
Not Prepping the Undereye
There are various arguments when it comes to what order you should apply your makeup in. Traditionalists will say you should start with the base and build from there. But, others will argue that you should do the eyes first so that you can tidy up before building your perfect base.
If you do decide to start with your eyes, then make sure you prep your undereye, as well as your eyelid. Add some serum, and then apply primer.
Powdering the Entire Face
Beauty trends change, and what was once normal might now be frowned upon by those in the know. Whilst it was a trend in the ‘90s and ‘00s to have a heavily powdered, matte face, that’s no longer the case. Increasingly, beauty trends favor glossy or dewy skin, and everyone is obsessed with highlighter now.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still use powder, though. Just apply it to areas where you tend to get oily, like on your T-zone.
Using Too Much Dark Eyeshadow
While everyone is excited by a smoky eye now and then, it’s wise to be cautious when it comes to piling on the dark shadows. When it comes to eyeshadows in black, plum, indigo, navy, or deep brown, less is more.
Dip your brush in, blow off the excess, and lightly apply the color. You can then build up the color until it’s at the right intensity. Stick to using dark shadows on the outer corner of your eyelid, rather than applying it all over.
Using Too Much Eyelash Glue
Applying false eyelashes is an art in itself, but before you even begin — make sure you don’t use too much glue! It’s a common problem, so try to avoid it right from the get-go.
The best method is to put a small amount of glue on the false lashes, and let them dry for 40 to 50 seconds (regardless of what the packaging says), before applying. Apply a touch more glue to the outer lashes because they are more likely to fall out.
Only Lining the Outer Lips
In the ‘90s and ‘00s, lip liner was applied to the perimeter of the lips, and then the lips were covered in super sticky lip gloss. Girl bands and RnB singers of this era sported deep brown or burgundy lip liner, with a sheen of frosted gloss on top. Still, the times they are a-changin,’ and now it’s advised to wear lip liner all over the lips.
This nifty tricks gives your lips more depth of color, and provides a good base for lipstick, or gloss…
Heavily Blended Eyeliner
When Avril Lavigne first appeared on the scene, she was recognizable by her long straightened hair, her angsty Canadian pop-rock, and her smudgy black eyeliner. However, that look has evolved, and we no longer aspire to Avril’s zombie style eye makeup.
It’s completely reasonable — nay advisable — to blend your eyeliner, but just don’t get carried away. Use a small brush to gently blend the eyeliner on your lower lid. Using a large brush will lead to big black circles, otherwise known as panda eyes.
Not Changing Seasons for Foundation
It’s important to change your foundation as you get older, but also depending on the time of year. In winter, you might be using a lighter shade of foundation, and prefer fuller coverage. However, by the time summer has arrived, you might have a sunny glow and only want to wear a tinted moisturizer.
Your skin has needs that will change according to the temperature, humidity, and light. Have a variety of foundations that you can use throughout the year.
Wearing Too Much Foundation
Foundation is a tricky thing, and many people struggle with deciding on one to suit their skin and lifestyle. Think about it — there’s cream, powder, full coverage, tint. You can apply it with a sponge, a brush, your fingers. And then there are the shades; we all know it can be a nightmare when it comes to choosing the right one.
If you’re experimenting and learning what makeup you like, then go light on the foundation. You can always build it up, but you most definitely want to avoid a cakey face.
Brides Who Redefined Center of Attention
They have dreamt about this moment since they were little girls and knew that no matter what, this would be the most memorable moment in their lives. They say ’til death do us part, but what if the bride stands at the alter looking like she just came from a carnival in Rio? Do you bail or accept her for the free-spirited individual that she is? From edible gowns to fancy Broadway-themed dresses, the women featured in this article are anything but ordinary – and so, why should their dress choices suggest anything else? Here are the quirkiest wedding gowns from brides who took their special day to a new level.
Most brides like to stand out on their special day, so much so that an unspoken rule was written: any woman who dares to show up at a wedding with a gown resembling the color white will be showered with red wine.
Unlike most, this girl thought the best way to celebrate one of the biggest days in her life would be by blending into the background and wearing a gown that would assist her to do so.
All About The Frills
Nothing says big wedding dress like layers on top of layers of frills, which this bride clearly could not get enough of.
Riding in the car on her way to meet her soon to be husband, it is a good thing they did not plan on letting anyone else hitch a ride with the bride since there would be no room to breathe! As if the frills were not enough, this bride wanted to add that extra little sparkle to her presence – hence, the grandiose tiara.
Love might give you the sensation of floating on air, but for this woman, that notion became quite literal. The minute her boyfriend proposed, she knew she wanted her wedding to be one she would never forget – but nor would her guests.
With wings attached to her beautiful white gown, this woman finally got the magical night she has been waiting for her entire life. Prince charming by her side is clearly infatuated with his glowing bride, so the two make an impeccable match.
Michelle was an art student who used street art as the theme for her final project. She had become so involved in her work that when it came to celebrating her big day, she decided to express her newest fascination by personalizing her once-traditional wedding dress.
The letters on her dress are the first letters of her soon to be husband’s and her own name, ‘H’ for Harry and ‘M’ for Michelle. While in theory, this might sound like a crazy idea, it works just right for the creative bride.
Spooning Is A Must
For one night only, you get to walk down the aisle, look your significant other in the eye, say your vows and celebrate the fact that you have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
This particular bride was very much into the theme of “one time only,” and so she went ahead and got herself a single-use dress. Her husband’s chosen outfit mirrored her makeup and overall theme, wearing a suit made out of garbage bags.
This Girl Is On Fire
Wearing a dress that is blazing with fire might make people on the dance floor drop it like it’s hot, but this is a dress most churches would not approve of on account of it resembling the scorching fumes of hell.
This bride was clearly not letting anyone’s opinion get in the way of her wearing the dress of her choice no matter how controversial it is, but at least she maintained the traditional white theme in her upper body.
Matey For Life
Guests of this pirate-themed wedding were greeted with an “Ahoy!” at the entrance and given a “sheets to the wind” blessing to get rum.
“Yo ho ho” shouts were heard before the groom’s best man gave his speech, but as ordinary as it felt celebrating love with a pirate-themed wedding, all eyes were on the bride who was rocking a corset dress, sideways hat, and outstanding boots. The wedding was held, naturally, by the seaside, and the food served was out of this world.
Why So Blue?
“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” – these are the four necessities for any woman ready to tie the knot with the man of her dreams.
However, this particular bride took the “something blue” part a bit too far when she decided to skip the whole white gown thing altogether and adopt a more colorful look. With rhinestones embellishing her torso and shining bright like diamonds, the bride went for a more “creature of the night” look.
Sweet Tooth Favorite
If the gown looks good enough to eat, that is because it probably is! Finding the perfect wedding dress and cake seems like a lot of hard work, where both time, effort and money are being spent uncontrollably to guarantee only the best is being used for your special day.
This flame-haired bride thought of a creative way to avoid the additional stress – combine the two into one. The concept of an edible dress might sound too bizarre to some, but clearly not to this woman.
Pink is the new white in this one of a kind dress that screams “this is my day and my day only.” As if to make her point more clear, the puffy princess made sure all knew this was the day she was tying the knot by placing a diamond-filled crown on her head and carrying a wand with just as many sparkles.
Unfortunately, as can be seen in the picture below, the young woman did not think things through when she ordered a horse and carriage.
Rainbow Road To Love
“Out with the old, in with the new” is the first thing that comes to mind looking at the picture below. Less than conservative, this couple wanted to make sure their wedding would be one they would remember for many more years to come.
Instead of following the timeless trend of looking classically fresh, this dynamic duo introduced color – including black – into the wedding industry. By doing so, they may have made others slightly less comfortable, but they seem very much in their own skin.
All You Can Eat
Putting aside the top hat above carefully placed on top of her head, the bride from culinary heaven was not thinking of herself when she made the crucial call to have baked goods surrounding her wedding gown.
Much like the bride who had wine available for every guest requiring it, this woman thought of a less boozy way to entertain those who came to witness the unification of her and her new husband’s souls – by offering sweet cupcakes to all.
All Aboard The Love Train
Giving “go big or go home” an interpretation of her own, the luminous bride wanted all her guests to hold a train so long it would dignify royal families.
This surely has to be in some sort of record book for being the longest bridal gown of all time. And if it isn’t, we’d love to see who beat it to the crown.
Bride Of Pride
Wearing her red, blue and white dress with pride, this bride is the embodiment of patriotism. On her special day, she decided to put on a dress that signified both her love for her country as well as her fiance, thus showing her true colors on the outside and within.
However, we cannot help but wonder what the bridesmaids wore on account of the bride of pride standing out the way she did. We wonder what the groom wore too.
Layers Of Love
Being a fashion designer definitely comes with its perks, and being able to sew your own wedding dress is one of them.
Despite being able to save more than just a couple of bucks, sadly, not all rough sketches on paper come out exactly the way you intended them too. Although the bride in the picture seems rather content with the outcome, we are not so sure Vogue would feature this dress as the latest and hottest bridal trend.
All I Need
Resembling the nature-themed wedding featured before, this bride wanted her wedding gown to be like no other and to portray her undying love for both her husband and cacti.
While the two might sound like an odd mix for those who are unfamiliar with the desert growing plants, the idea behind the dress was that much like a cactus that only lives on sunlight and a bit of water, all this bride needs to lead a happy life is her man by her side.
The Italian chocolatier was celebrated in this particular wedding, who went ahead with the sugary theme guided by wishful thinking that it would bring upon them many years of sweet love.
The classic white tone was also added to the edible mix in order to stick to classics in a sense, and was done by using Raffaelo chocolates of the same brand. The groom did not want to overshadow his bride, so he decided to keep things simple with a chef uniform.
Something Blue – Sorted!
Karen Bell nearly ticked off all the boxes wearing a wedding gown that expressed her one true and never-ending love – for Manchester City FC.
Wearing a dress made up of old Blues shirts she spent weeks sewing, the Greater Manchester resident explained what went through her head the moment she decided to make such a unique dress: “We wanted to do something different because we have both been married before,” she said. “It was a labour of love.”
Mama Mia Mama June
In head-to-toe camouflage and bright orange accents, Mama June finally said “I do” to hubby Sugar Bear. The wedding took place in their Georgia backyard and went for a general authentic outdoorsy vibe.
Daughter Honey Boo Boo was also spotted on site, wearing her unique interpretation of a flower-girl ensemble: a neon orange and bright pink frilly dress covered the bubbly blonde. The dress was also incorporated with a whole lot of tacky beading, which was only highlighted with the flower pin on top of her head.
Before Disaster Strikes
There is nothing worse for a bride than walking down the isle and somebody getting in the way. It looks like everything prior to this moment went well.
Her hair and make up were done perfectly, the walk to church was no trouble, and then… it took one person to ruin it all! We hope it didn’t rip, and if it is, we hope that guest is blacklisted from all weddings in the future!
Hello Kitty is more than a cartoon for those who truly consider themselves fans of the neatly accessorized feminine cat.
For some, loving Hello Kitty is a way of living: their homes look like a Hello Kitty merchandise manufacturing factory, they wear items with the cat’s trademarked face and color just about anything with the iconic pastel shades. The bride in the picture below sees the catty cartoon as such a major part of her life, there was no way she was leaving her out on her big day.
It takes a special set of skills to be able to merge such opposing trends, but somehow this biker chick made it work.
Wearing both the traditional white garments while staying true to her self and way of living, the biker bride tied the knot with her significant other, who also made an effort to add a bowtie to his everyday black leather vest ensemble. Personally, we love the overall look both displayed and the fact the bride would not skip the customary veil.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
While for most relationships the ultimate sacrifice takes the form of giving up one’s bachelor ways, something tells us this particular couple is not about to keep things traditional like the rest of them.
Perhaps the fresh wife is entering this relationship a realist, wearing those demonic devil thorns with pride, or maybe this is what a punk-rock wedding looks like. Either way, we hope ’til death do us part will not be misinterpreted by the two as the ultimate sacrifice.
This bride seems young enough to be wearing a wedding dress as a costume, but on account of the tiara and effort that was put into her hair and makeup, we doubt this is merely dress-up.
The dress, with its clear-cut strapless shape and wide slit up the front, is meant to suggest sultriness, but in reality, this wedding gown is more low-key than many others out there. However, the feather-like cuts are hard to ignore, creating a rather bird-like overall look.
Better Safe Than Sorry
The use of contraceptives and premarital relations is a highly controversial topic as it is, but this bride threw the concept of a traditional wedding out the window the minute she said “yes” to the dress.
This was not this beaming bride’s first walk down the aisle, which is why she thought it would be best to do things much differently this time around. After consulting with her husband to be, the two decided their theme would be the quirkier – the better.
‘Till Taco Do Us Part
Diane Nguyen won a Taco Bell contest in Las Vegas that provided her with a wedding chapel all ‘Belled up and enough burritos and tacos for a lifetime.
After binging on a significant amount of her prize, Diane made a dress out of the wrappers she had left over. She explained why she wanted to get married in Taco Bell: “it has been there for me through the years, from the after-school runs to late meals after work or a night of partying. Taco Bell is always there for me.”
Luck Be A Lady
Feather boas might be hyped up amongst theatre types and Broadway broads, but this exhilarated lady was all about the feathers on her special day. Despite the rather odd choice of wedding gown embellishment, what is even more interesting is her specific choice in color and gloves.
To finish the overall look, the bride to be added an umbrella, which she decorated much like the rest of her festive outfit. Although a not expected choice of clothing, the woman sure looks happy.
Nothing says “I do” quite like a matching his and hers outfit that has been carefully designed by the very same people standing up on that podium.
While it is highly unlikely many women would agree to have their behind sprayed with the word wifey, this woman was clearly on board with the entire concept of having a wedding no one would ever forget. On the bright side, it does seem as though the couple is very much keen on publicly presenting their love to the world.
A Twilight Ceremony
As we have seen in previous pictures, it is not as uncommon as one would think for brides to step out of their comfort zone and go for a look that is more personalized than the customary white gown.
This newly married woman was lucky enough to find a partner who did not care about the fact she had two different men’s faces plastered on the sides of her dress on their wedding day. Evidently, true love means it does not matter if you are team Edward or Jacob.
Fiona and Shrek may live in Far Far Away, but this cheerful couple was having their fairytale wedding no matter what.
Both fanatics of the Shrek movie and its sequels, it would be no surprise to find out that among the many guests in the venue, one could find a Puss in Boots and quirky Donkey. While the bride abstained from going for the all-white gown, she definitely adopted a style that felt more befitting with her distinguished personality.
Teen Bride Wears $235,000 Golden Dress
They say the wedding dress is one of the most important parts of the wedding, but how do you feel about a $235,000 splurge?
Evka, 19, and Lukas, 20, went viral after their wedding footage was released showing the bride’s insanely extravagant dress. After the wedding, the newlyweds came together to count the money that was throw at them during the ceremony.
Festival Of Love
Heavily influenced by the annual carnival in Rio, this bride wanted nothing short of grand festivities on her special day.
Having explained her ideal portrayal of a fun wedding to her gown designer, the bride was granted the dress of her dreams – multicolored sequins, variously shaped feathers, and multiple fabric layers are just the tip of the iceberg that forms the full work of art, that is her dress. There is no doubt this bride walked down the aisle as proud as a white peacock.
The bride in this photo wanted to have a wedding with a special theme, one people would remember for a long time. For that reason, she chose a wedding dress that is in different shades of pink, ranging from salmon to peach.
Her miniature top hat is embellished with a feather and the four suits of Hearts, Spades, Clubs, and Diamonds are featured along the dress. Additionally, the bride to be is seen holding cards as if to suggest like much like a card game, wedlock is a gamble.
It takes a lot of courage to dye one’s hair such a bold color, especially knowing this is a definite step away from traditional wedding overall look.
However, something tells us this particular bride is too sassy to go along with the all-white classic as it is. To spice things up, the bride added a couple of antlers on top of her head, but it is the pastel shade of her hair and tattoos that find the perfect balance between looking like a traditional and modern bride.
Back From The Future
Sequins and glittery outfits are everything in this wedding that is so clearly out of this world. It is easy to tell the girls in the picture are having the time of their lives, posing dramatically for the camera while changing poses to flaunt just how sparkly they are.
Let’s face it – each and every one of us deserve to shine bright like a diamond, so why not take that phrase and turn it into a literal interpretation?
Kids Know Best
Stepping out of your comfort zone is not an easy task to pull, but what if your comfort zone is staying a child at heart?
This woman was not willing to let go of her playful side just yet, a statement she felt necessary to express on her special day. The Barbie doll looking individual has had enough of the boring, plain white dresses she has seen her friends wear so many times, so she decided to walk down the aisle with a twist.
It is very rare to spot a bride rocking a glow in the dark dress, but this one took the concept to a whole other level by having beetles drawn on her gown.
The insects are far from being viewed as romantic, not to mention bugs are not the print one would expect to see on a wedding dress, but it seems as though the woman in the picture is more than glad she chose a dress like no other.
This Portland, Oregon native truly kept the motto of the city “keep Portland weird” in mind when she had her dress custom made. She composes music for a Japanese-style anime show which is set in a forest that has a pastel color palette and wanted her dress to reflect that.
The outer layer is made of a gossamer sheer with faded pastel leaves, covering a polka dotted dress. The Doc Martens on her feet will make it easier to bike, which is how she’ll enter the wedding ceremony.
Wandering around town in a satin, floor length dress, skull candy makeup and hair as pale as her skin, this beautiful bride had a different idea regarding the concept of two souls uniting.
Taking the “’til death do us part” quite literally, the ghostly woman seems to be deeply connected to a Halloween-meets-Corpse Bride theme she herself has perfected with the use of a semi sheer veil and a simply elegant tiara placed carefully above her head. With a single rose by her side, she is ready to walk down the aisle.
A Christmas Bride
Christmas came early this year, and took a different form than usual – a wedding gown! The dress that was designed for those who are utterly obsessed with the most wonderful time of the year guarantees the woman wearing it would pull off being both magical and festive at the same time.
Christmas is the most romantic time of the year as it is, which is why we are the last ones to judge those who want to get on board the sensational snowy train.
Wear Hair, Don’t Care
Gone are the days in which it was considered odd to step out of during the big reveal and wear anything but a white dress. However, some things are too quirky even for those who set out to challenge fashionable expectancies and requirements.
For example, the woman in the picture attached below is clearly wearing what appears to be a dress made out of locks of hair shading from dark, blood red to golden streaks. To match the dress, this bride matched the color of her hair with the dress.
Here to save the day is the bride who wanted nothing more than to get rid of the bad guys in her life and find a hero to be by her side.
This gal knows that, as Uncle Ben from Spiderman once said, “with great power comes great responsibility,” which is why she fully intends on making sure her wedding will be the talk of the town for many more years to come. Rocking a tool belt and matching vibrant yellow gloves, this bride is anything but common.
Instead of going for the big, poofy, over the top gown, this lovely bride wanted to show off her own personal body art much more than a designer-bought and rhinestone-adorned dress.
For that reason, she chose a dress that was just long enough to cover her privates and short enough to present her ink to the world. In addition, she kept the white motive in tact, which is a unique way of both remaining classic and appearing unique.
This belle of the ball is actually wearing a rather conventional gown on her special day, but she thought it was missing one little thing that made it just short of perfection – a wine glass rack.
Wanting others to be cheerful on the eve of her wedding, she had a custom-made metallic stand mounted on top of her white garment. That way, as she was circling around, guests could grab another glass of chardonnay without having to chase the waiter around.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but this might be taking things a little too far. In fact, we would not be surprised to find out that this bride’s dress was made from actual sheep wool.
In the country, some things might seem less odd than they would for people living in cities, but this is peculiar even for residents of rural regions. But hey, if a girl can coordinate her outfit with a friend, why not coordinate with a farm animal?
Blow Me Away
Balloons are used to celebrate festive occasions like birthdays and other events, but the bride in the picture below took the airy vibe to a whole new level by wearing an specially made all-white balloon dress.
If you are a fan of the overall look, we are sorry to burst your bubble, but it seems sitting is out of the question with this eye-popper. In fact, any form of interaction with the dress that does not consist of standing absolutely still seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
Half And Half
While it remains unclear if this is some kind of a gender identity crisis or a rebellious act against social norms, this person decided she feels more like half a bride and half a groom.
For that reason entirely she made herself a gown that is split right in the middle and integrated it with half of a suit. Flowers took two forms in this one of a kind outfit as well, with both a boutonniere pinned to the jacket and a bouquet held in her hand.
Which Dress Should We Be Looking At?
It is usually the bride that should be the center of attention on her wedding day, but somehow we cannot take our eyes off the shocking pink bridesmaids dresses taking over this picture.
While the bride has certainly taken her spot in the limelight by sitting in the middle, the outrageously big bridesmaid’s dresses and their headwear are just too much to handle. In fact, we’re more impressed with the photographer that he could fit all these dresses into one photo.
Careful Not To Pop!
When it comes to planning a wedding, it is unsurprising if balloons are going to be involved. After all, its a celebration, and balloons are always fun to celebrate with.
However, the last thing we expected at a wedding was for the bride herself to be wearing the balloons…on her wedding dress. What is she meant to do when everyone comes to congratulate her and hugs her? The balloons will be popping off every second, and the bride will be left with no dress – the horror!
There’s Something Fishy About This One
This wedding dress is called ‘The Octopus dress,’ and we can see exactly why. The eight-legged creature was the inspiration behind this catwalk design, but last time we checked fashion trends, the octopus was not on there.
In fact, we fail to see how any future bride would want to wear such a dress down the aisle, on the one day they’re meant to look their absolute best. Also, how does the bride plan on holding her husband’s hands when her hands are already preoccupied?
Hello? Anybody In There?
We’re not even sure where to start with this one but, if we have to, we’ll start by asking “where is the face?”
Although we can’t speak for every bride, we’d like to assume that brides would like to show their face on their wedding day. After all, they’ve invited all their guests to watch them walk down the aisle, the least they can do is have a look at all their happy faces. As a day all about love, this is undoubtedly a dress of horror.
Trash The Dress
Don’t be a hater – just wear toilet paper! For the past seven years, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has been sponsoring both amateur and professional designers to create bridal gowns made strictly out of toilet paper, giving “trash the dress” a whole other meaning.
The competition takes place in New York City, where the winning wedding dress is chosen for an actual runway show. In addition, the winning designer is granted a $10,000 award. Second and third places are not left empty handed either, with $5,000 and $2,500 awarded, respectively.
The beaming bride below was not about to compromise about the color of her dress, despite the fact she wanted to keep the white tradition in tact.
This unconventional gown might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but simply by looking at the broad smile on her beautiful face makes one understand it does not matter what we think, but rather how she feels on her day. Bejeweled with rainbow colored rhinestones and sparkly tutu framed frills, this dress is a mirror of the bride’s vibrant personality.
The World’s biggest fast-food chain decided it wanted a piece of an industry it has yet to emerge into. While fattening food and high fashion gowns normally do not go hand in hand, McDonald’s was invested in proving its collection.
It is made purely out of burgers wrappers, plastic cups and sauce bags – was nothing short of works of art. The most memorable look was a featured wedding dress, which was made out of 900 white wrappers and 60 yellow wrappers – and one winning smile.
The Silver Lining
Beverly Hills native and fashion-forward designer Ayse Byzanz paraded her most recent creation down Rodea Drive for passersby.
The glowing gown was made solely out of aluminum foil and was embroidered with rhinestones to add an additional spark to the overall look. The laced dress was made by the talented Byzanz, who is a native of Germany. She had said that the decision to move to Beverly Hills was made to get her wearable art line the kickoff and recognition it needed.
Sweet Like Candy
Ian Stuart and Chantal Coady of Ian Stuart Brides have spoken several times about aspiring to make the best chocolate-infused wedding gown ever made.
During Chocolate Week 2008, the two decided to put their money where their mouth is and pull the stunt many believed to be impossible, mainly due to the fact it could easily melt off the bride’s body. However, Ian’s unique style and Rococo’s artistic approach to chocolate solved whatever issues came their way, creating this edible masterpiece.