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What Are the Most Common Beauty Emergencies?

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While it might be impossible to predict every beauty emergency that could go wrong, you should be prepared the six most common mishaps. Read on to uncover these and how you can combat them.

A breakout: If it's a few days before the wedding, you can schedule an emergency cortisone injection with your derm and treat the breakout right away. But if it's the day of the wedding, there are still some ways to cover it up. Most importantly -- don't pick at your skin. It's much easier to cover a zit with makeup than it is to cover irritated skin. Cleanse as regular, moisturize, and then use plenty of coverup before applying your foundation and powder.

Streaky mascara: Brides agree: The number one cosmetic they won't go without is waterproof mascara. If you don't usually wear waterproof mascara, you may want to test it a few weeks beforehand to ensure that your eyes won't be irritated. After the ceremony, touchup with a dab of foundation and an all-over dusting powder.

Shine: Press (don't rub) blotting tissues against your skin and finish your face with a light dusting of powder. If you're especially prone to oily skin, consider investing in an anti-shine makeup primer and oil-free foundation, to keep your fresh looking. Use powder foundation, whenever possible as liquid can add to the shine.

Invisible lipstick: Invest in a lip stain or an "long lasting" lip color to avoid bare lips in your wedding photos. Then, simply carry gloss in your handbag to reapply throughout the day so lips stay moisturized. If you don't like lip stains, try filling in your lips with a pencil that's the same color as your lipstick first, and then apply your lipstick. If you want to have a little fun, use a fruity gloss so your new husband gets a taste of sweetness each time you kiss.

Flat or Frizzy hair: For flat hair, bend over, tousle it with your fingertips, spray hairspray at the roots, and then flip your head back and spray some more. To avoid frizzy hair from humidity, use an anti-frizz smoothing serum when you style your hair.

Chipped polish: Dip a Q-tip in polish remover and gently smudge the edges of the chip. Fill in the nail with fresh polish. If you're worried about chipping your nails during your wedding day, use a light color, like pale pink or even clear polish, so that even if you do get a chip, it won’t be as noticeable.

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