How to Choose Your Wedding Makeup Artist

The wrong makeup on your wedding day is something that can leave a last impression on you and your guests. Every time you would look at a wedding photo or video with you wearing the wrong makeup, you would most likely have some sort of mini anxiety attack. Why is this? Well, it has to do with you transforming your face going hand-in-hand with how you transform the rest of your appearance on the big day.

If makeup is applied incorrectly, you can look or feel like less than you want to. If the makeup is applied correctly, then your beauty can be amplified. To do this, all you have to do is choose the right makeup artist to do the job and here is how you do that:

Step 1: Decide on a Style

A good makeup artist is going to give you the style that you want rather than utilize their own style on your face. However, this doesn’t mean that every makeup artist is able to mimic every style. Some specialize in a specific style, such as pinup-like looks or glamorous looks. There are some that prefer styles that are more natural.

The best way to figure out if a makeup artist is right for you is to find a style that you like online and show them. See if they can mimic that style and if they feel it will work on your face. When you come up with examples, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to focus on photos of bridal makeup.

Step 2: Recommendations

If you had a friend or family member use a makeup artist, you can get a recommendation from them. If you liked their style at their wedding, then their makeup artist may be exactly what you are looking for. The Internet is also a good place to search for local makeup artists and read reviews on them.

Step 3: Portfolios

When you have a few makeup artists in mind, look at their portfolios. This is going to give you a great idea of what sort of work they do. Looking at the photos can also give you ideas on how you would like your makeup to look when looking at pictures of yourself from the big day. If there is anything you want the makeup artist to avoid, their portfolio is a good tool to use. You can accomplish a number of things just by looking at the makeup artist’s portfolio.

Step 4: Ask about Policies

You could be talking to the most perfect makeup artist on the planet, but you need to ensure they have fair policies. These policies include rates, cancellation fees, bridal party makeup and the costs, and how long the makeup session will take so that the day can be planned accordingly.

When you choose a makeup artist rather than trying to take the task on yourself, you won’t have to worry about wrestling with eyeliner or having other makeup catastrophes that could throw your day off kilter. The little bump in wedding expenses can be well worth it. Yes, a Wedding DJ, Venue, and other necessities are important, yet this too is very important, so treat it as so.