Wedding makeup artist shares the five mistakes brides make while getting ready for their big day

Wedding makeup artist shares the five mistakes brides make while getting ready for their big day – and the beauty product she swears by for dewy skin

  • Makeup artist Kelly Mills has shared a TikTok video about the modern bride
  • She has spent more than 50 separate mornings with brides on their wedding day
  • So she has some advice to offer those who might make common ‘mistakes’
  • She says keep the party ‘small’, get ready an hour early and ensure you eat is key 

An Australian bridal makeup artist has shared the major mistakes she sees her clients make on the morning of their wedding day that causes undue stress.

Kelly Mills, who works out of Melbourne, Victoria, took to TikTok on July 28 to address some of the key problems she has witnessed in the dressing room before a bride walks down the aisle. 

‘I am extremely single but this is the advice I have saved in my brain from spending 50+ mornings with bridal parties,’ she said.

Kelly Mills (pictured), who works out of Melbourne, Victoria, took to TikTok on July 28 to address some of the key problems she has witnessed in the dressing room before a bride walks down the aisle

One of the most important things to remember is that not everyone is needed in the bride’s room to help her get ready for the day, and the less the better according to Ms Mills. 

‘The only people that will be there will be me and my bridal party and maybe mum if she’s got her nerves in order,’ she said. 

‘Then your photographer, your makeup artist and your hairstylist.’

The more people involved in the beginning formations of your wedding day the more nervous energy is threatening to bubble to the surface.

Next, Ms Mills notes how important it is to feed and hydrate both the bride and her party before festivities begin.  

‘It’s a big morning and a very big day,’ she said. ‘And by hydrate, I mean water, coffee, mimosas.’ 

'The only people that will be there will be me and my bridal party and maybe mum if she's got her nerves in order,' she said

One of the most important things to remember is that not everyone is needed in the bride’s room to help her get ready for the day, and the less the better according to Ms Mills

Another glaring problem is how long brides give themselves to get ready, with 30 minutes ‘just not enough time’ for the photographer to snap enough pictures and for any touch ups to be applied. 

‘The photographers need a good chunk of time to get good snaps and if the bride l has only an hour to take photos before she needs to leave, she will be “super stressed,”‘ Ms Mills said.

For those looking to give themselves an all-over glow on the morning of their wedding, Ms Mills’ top skincare tip is to use Go-To’s Transformazing face masks 30 minutes to an hour before getting their makeup done.

For those looking to give themselves an all-over glow on the morning of their wedding, Ms Mills' top skincare tip is to use Go-To's Transformazing face masks 30 minutes to an hour before getting their makeup done

For those looking to give themselves an all-over glow on the morning of their wedding, Ms Mills’ top skincare tip is to use Go-To’s Transformazing face masks 30 minutes to an hour before getting their makeup done

But only if they’ve tested the mask ahead of time and know they won’t have an allergic reaction to the ingredients.  

‘You’ll be glowing all day long,’ she said.

Finally, she urges brides to download a good playlist, prepare some drinks and snap away on polaroid cameras to cherish the memories of the big day. 

‘It’s the time in your day with your girls and guys – if there’s guys there too – that is just for you,’ said Mills.

‘Make it fun, it’s your wedding morning. It should be nothing but happy good times.’