How to choose your makeup artist!
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Congratulations, you're engaged! Now what?
I often meet future brides who are completely overwhelmed with the process of choosing the right makeup artist for their wedding. If that sounds like you, I'm here to help.
What type of look do you envision for yourself? - Some makeup artists specialize in certain looks, or even a certain type of client. For instance, I know someone who only works with women of color. That's her specialty. I know someone else who only does very glam makeup (think Kardashians). Personally, although I can give you any look you desire, my specialty is a more natural look. Think Natural glam - you look like you but on your very best day.
Referrals - Talk to your friends and family. Who did they use and were they happy?
Reviews - WeddingWire.com is an online plethora of information on every type of vendor - including makeup and hair! Log on, browse pictures and most of all reviews. Read what other brides had to say. I've attached the link to my reviews below for your convenience.
Contact - You've narrowed it down to 1 or 2 artists that you think might be a good fit. Now reach out to them. Ask them all the questions you may have, for example: What type of makeup do you use? What sanitation practices do you use? etc.. Did you know that there are certain ingredients in makeup that cause you to look washed out and too white in your photos? The right makeup artist will, and will know what products to avoid to make sure you are picture perfect! Let's face it, you don't want to spend all that money for a great photographer and end up with bad makeup.
Book a trial - Having a preview is a great way to not only consult and nail down your wedding day look, but it's also a great way to meet your artist prior to your wedding. I find that by the time the wedding day roles around it always feels like I'm just going to help out my friend on her wedding day.
SECURE YOUR DATE - Once you've made that decision, don't wait, book the date! There is nothing worse than telling a bride that want's to book you that you are no longer available on their date. The only way to avoid that is to book them while they still are!
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