Many brides are unsure whether or not to hire a makeup artist for their wedding day or if they should do their makeup themselves, but wedding professionals all suggest taking the pressure off of yourself on your special day and hiring a makeup artist. But, there are some mistakes brides can make on their wedding day, with or without a professional.
Not Getting a Trial
There’s a reason there is a rehearsal before the wedding day and the same goes for makeup (and hair); you want to know what to expect, how long it is going to take and whether the artist is capable of providing you the look you wanted. What is a natural look to some isn’t always the same to others. If you cannot book a trial, make sure you bring reference photos and have a very good idea of what you want from your artist.
Forgetting a Touch Up Kit
Sometimes your makeup artist will provide you with a touch up kit, but if they don’t, this is something to keep in mind. Some items in the kit may include a couple extra bobby pins, a mini can of hairspray, some setting or mineral veil powder and an application brush, blotting papers and of course, your lipstick of choice.
Requesting Airbrush Makeup
Everyone wants that flawless airbrushed look we all see in magazines and while application of the foundation takes less time this way, it is a lot harder to set airbrush makeup and it tends to not wear as well. If you have oily skin or want a matte finish to your look on your wedding day, please consult with your makeup artist and they’ll recommend the best foundation for you.
Not Booking Your Artist Soon Enough
While you are picking out your dress, you should also be thinking about picking out a makeup artist. Most popular artists are booking dates 18 months in advance and you don’t want to miss out because you have waited. Make sure to check out their portfolio of work to get a good idea of whether or not this artist is good for you, and be mindful of the price point. Makeup artists can be expensive, but they offer a priceless experience and are well worth what they are charging. Make sure you ask about the products they use in their bridal kits (if it’s brands you can get at your local drug store, they’ll likely be charging much less than the artists that use brands like Smashbox, NARS, Dior and Make Up For Ever to name a few) and make mention of any allergies you may have.
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