Hello Beautiful Brides 2 B,
Today I would like to offer all you some tips on choosing the right makeup artist for your special day. I understand how finding a makeup artist for you’re wedding can definitely be one of the most strenuous tasks there is in planning for your wedding! What a stressful process since their work will determine how you look in your wedding photos.
- It’s important to hire a makeup artist that specializes in bridal makeup, and that has been trained in how to create a long-lasting application that will look not only amazing in person, but on film. Since your wedding day makeup is critical for being camera ready for your photographs. It’s easy to overlook or assume that your “everyday makeup” applied a little heavier will do the trick.
- Review several makeup artist websites. Look at their portfolio of work and decide if their style of makeup is similar to your own. When looking over the images, check for things such as skin tone matching, attention to detail and if they include any current bridal makeup trend pictures in their portfolio of work
- Contact the makeup artists from your list and choose the one you like best. A top makeup artist should demonstrate an open and friendly manner on the phone. Be sure you have a calm and confident feeling when you’re speaking with them. If they exude a calm and natural manner over the phone they will likely be this way in person and will keep you calm on your wedding day. Its important to make sure you really get along with the makeup artist and that the artist is listening to your needs, as this is going to be your very special day, but also be open to suggestions from your artist.
- Make an appointment for a bride makeup trial run with your favorite makeup artist and be specific on how you would like to look on your big day. Collect clippings from magazines to show the makeup artist what your preferred style is and be sure they listen to what you really want. After each look, remember to take a picture.
- What qualifications should you be looking for? Since you are probably booking videographers as well , and are having photos done in many different color shades, you will need someone who is experienced both and has verifiable credits in some sort of video or television productions and with portrait/bridal photography. The camera will add 10-20 pounds .It will also show every flaw so it is vital that the facial contouring and foundation coverage is perfect as well as the application.Those looking at it face to face will not see these flaws where as the camera will show all of them. The makeup should compliment you and look natural against your skin.
- Once you have found an artist that you think you would like to hire, get a sense of the their credentials before you meet with them in person for a consultation. Ask to see their portfolio. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get a sense of the artist’s personality. You will want to work with someone that is interested in creating a makeup that works with your comfort level, and will offer professional advice and tips.
- Once your makeup trial is complete, the makeup artist should ask you if you’re happy with the results. If you are not, they should re-do the look until you are satisfied.
- Take a girlfriend or sister who is very honest with you during your consultation. Ask their opinion on how the makeup looks.
- A good makeup artist will ensure everyone in the party coordinated with the wedding scheme and keeps you the one who is being noticed.
- Its important to make sure you really get along with the makeup artist and that the artist is listening to your needs, as this is going to be your very special day, but also be open to suggestions from your artist.
- Book them immediately if you’re happy with your results as very good makeup artists are often booked months in advance. If you are not happy with your results, go back to your trusty list and start again.
- When you have agreed on the makeup application and decide that you would like to schedule the artist for your wedding day, negotiate the price for you and your attendants and sign a contract. Just like any other vendor that you hire for your wedding, put all of the terms of your agreement in writing and pay a deposit. Be sure to include details in your contract such as your time-line, when the makeup artist should arrive on your wedding day to set-up, when they will start makeup, a schedule of each person receiving makeup and when the makeup applications will all be complete. Be sure to schedule everything accordingly with your hair stylist so that the hair and makeup runs smoothly and effortlessly and once all is complete, all you will have to do is put on your dress.
- If you have multiple people getting their makeup, ask the artist how long each makeup application can take – most artist can do a makeup between half hour to 45min.
- Ask what brand makeup does the artist use.
- Ask about airbrush makeup if you are interested.
- Personally, I believe you should have a separate makeup and hair person because it is very rare that someone can be good at both.
- Receipts should be obtained for all deposits which are normally non-refundable.
- Make sure when you sign the contract that the makeup artist who did this consultation is actually the one coming on the wedding day!!!!
- Finally, make sure to purchase the lipstick, gloss, and pressed powder that you will be using so you can carry it with you throughout the day for touch ups.
By following these guidelines you should be able to book your makeup professional with having to worry about any unwanted surprises. Everything will get hectic in making your wedding day the perfect one! Choosing a makeup artist can be easy if you know what to look for.
Happy Wedding Planning!