How to choose a makeup artist for your wedding?
On your wedding day, let’s leave nothing up to chance. Your dress, your hair, your venue – all must be carefully planned! And your choice of makeup artist is a big deal as well. You can’t just pick the first one that comes your way. It’s a delicate selection process. But don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to choose a makeup artist for your wedding, to remove those worries from your mind!
First, try to read the reviews! When you choose a makeup artist for your wedding, make sure to get as many opinions as possible.
Someone they’ve worked with before, or just an account they follow on Instagram, it’s fine. What matters is to get an idea of the quality offered, so you can start shopping around. You need to start somewhere!
Research your makeup artist and their wedding styles
Once you’ve got a few names on your list, you can start to research work and how they style their clients. Does their style suit you? Do you like the products they use? This is the elimination phase of the process. Read everything you can about their work ethic, the products they use, and the standard of hygiene they maintain. You only want to work with the best of the very best. It’s your wedding, after all!
Reach out to us (or any other makeup artist of your choice)
Now we’re getting to the juicy bit! You need to meet the artist in person to really know if you get along and work well together. I like to talk to my clients a little before we get to the trial session, for example, to start getting ideas. You can tell a lot about someone’s personality in the first few minutes! I also try to spice up my techniques with little touches I see in your personal style.
I know other makeup artists feel the same way. Before you book us for your wedding day, always work with us at least once! It will be easier for you, and for me, to determine your needs. Going in blind can be bad for us both!
Let us know your wedding style
Always let us know what your goals are when we talk! I am here to make your wedding the best it could be, but I can’t do that if you don’t speak up. Is your wedding on the classy side, or do you want something bold and innovative? Are you feeling colorful, or would prefer a conservative look? Whatever you want, they have it. Just tell me! You’re paying me, after all! I am here to make your dreams come true.
Communicate your needs clearly
When I work with you on your wedding, I will need to take into account all your special needs. Are you allergic to a certain product, or do you not like how it looks on you? Do you want to use a specific brand, or an item from your personal collection? Is your skin sensitive to a component? All of this is important to mention. Don’t be shy! Avoid disaster by communicating clearly.
Don’t choose your wedding makeup artist based on a price tag!
The most expensive artist is not always the best one! While someone offering premium services will usually have premium prices, that is not always the case. Know exactly what you’re paying for. A good makeup artist will not hide behind vague promises! I will break down everything you need to know about the process, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.
Don’t be deceived by those luxury price tags. Always, always shop smart!
To choose a makeup artist for your wedding is to lend control over your face for a day. It’s a big deal! Treat this decision carefully and make sure you’re working with a professional. But above all, choose someone who works for you. I will always put you first, and so would any decent makeup artist. There’s someone for everyone!