Beauty Fix-How To Hide Those Wedding Day Tan Lines

The dog days of Summer are just about behind us and your Fall wedding is just around the corner.  You spent many pain staking hours selecting your wedding dress and although a golden tan may have been your goal for your wedding day look striking bikini tan lines can ruin the look of  your dress in particular if you have chosen a halter or strapless gown.

While you won’t want to forget about your fun in the sun you won’t want those tan lines showing in your wedding photos.  Here’s our beauty fix on hiding those bikini bands. 

First if you’re experiencing any redness, itching or peeling DON’T SCRATCH!  HANDS OFF especially on your face.  Try applying an over-the-counter hydro-cortisone cream or spray.

To help reduce the redness Aloe Vera is an excellent option, it absorbs into the skin quickly to help hydrate and moisturize, it’s non greasily and can be used under makeup with ease.  

Timing is everything! If you have a week or more to work with to camouflage any visible tan lines an over the counter self tanner works nicely to gradually cover and blend your tan.   They work best when used for several days to build your perfect shade, apply more liberally in the pale areas that you are trying to cover or blend.   A word of caution, some gradual tanning lotions can stain your clothing so it’s best to NOT apply these type of products on your wedding day!  

Now if you only have a couple of days to work with then a spray tan is your best option.   Spray tanning will give you that instant glow and even out any imperfections.  They are also a much safer alternative to the harmful UV rays of a tanning bed.  Having a spray tan hand-applied by an artist is a great way to  blend your natural color and build an even and natural looking color and glow before your wedding day.

The day of cover up!  Skip the layers of  traditional foundation and bronzer!  A custom blended airbrush foundation is the answer here for even and weightless color.  We are passionate about achieving the end result look you want and we will stop at nothing to ensure that you look like you, on your most beautiful day.  Your Makeup In The 702 Artist will work with you to create the perfect shade and application to give you that timeless and wall worthy look.

Bonus Tip: Give your artist the 411!  Let your makeup artist know in advance that you are going to need some bikini lines that will need to be covered  Letting your artist know in advance will let them know that they may need to spend a little more time with you to with airbrushing to ensure even pallet for both your face  and your decollete .

Of course the best way to avoid unsightly tan lines for your wedding day is to is to apply sunscreen daily and stay out the sun. It is the easiest way to achieve a healthy and unblemished complexion, and protect your skin from any future sun damage!


Start planning your beauty today!  Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area.  To check our availability for your wedding day, schedule a trial or request your custom proposal, CLICK HERE.  You deserve the very best on your most beautiful day.

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