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

  • Makeup artist Kelly Mills shared a TikTok video about the modern bride
  • She spent more than 50 separate mornings with brides on their wedding day
  • So she has some advice for those who might be making common “mistakes”.
  • She says the party is ‘small’, get ready an hour early and make sure eating is key

An Australian bridal makeup artist has shared the top mistakes she sees her clients make on the morning of their wedding day, causing undue stress.

Kelly Mills, who works in Melbourne, Victoria, took to TikTok on July 28 to address some of the key issues she witnessed in the locker room before a bride walked down the aisle.

“I’m extremely single, but that’s the advice I’ve kept in my brain after spending over 50 mornings with bridal parties,” she said.

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

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

“The only people who will be there will be me and my nuptials and maybe mom if her nerves are in order,” she said.

“Then your photographer, makeup artist, and hairstylist.”

The more people involved in the early formations of your wedding day, the more nervous energy threatens to bubble to the surface.

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

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

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

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

Another glaring issue is the time brides give themselves to get ready, with 30 minutes “just not enough time” for the photographer to take enough photos and for touch-ups to be applied.

“Photographers need a lot of time to get good shots and if the bride only has an hour to take pictures before she has to leave, she’ll be ‘super stressed’,” Ms Mills said.

For those looking to give themselves an all-over glow on their wedding morning, Ms. Mills’ top skincare tip is to use Go-To’s Transformazing Face Masks 30 minutes to an hour before applying makeup.

For those looking to give themselves an all-over glow on their wedding morning, Ms. Mills' top skincare tip is to use Go-To's Transformazing Masks 30 minutes to an hour before applying makeup.

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

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

“You’re gonna shine all day,” she said.

Finally, she urges brides to download a good playlist, make drinks, and take photos with polaroid cameras to cherish the memories of the big day.

“It’s the time of your day with your girls and your guys – if there are guys there too – it’s just for you,” Mills said.

“Have fun, it’s your wedding morning. It should only be good happy times.

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