The Beauty Bible: Why Invest In A Make Up Artist For Your Wedding…
When it comes to wedding preparations, a lot of brides choose to forgo hiring a professional makeup artist for their wedding, as they just see it as an added expense that they could do without. However, here at The Wedding Affair, we believe that hiring a make up artist could be one of the best investments a bride could make for her wedding day.
Although we recognise that hiring a professional isn’t for everyone, there are certain types of brides that it could be most beneficial for; If you’re the type of bride who gets riddled with nerves easily or has little experience with makeup applications, hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding would not only make your wedding day less stressful, but sitting in a chair and getting pampered helps you feel totally relaxed so that you can focus on walking down the aisle, and finally be married to the one you love!
Here are our tips for brides to keep in mind when hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding day and why it is worth the investment…
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Get Your Best Skin…
A professional makeup artist will be able to examine and give recommendations for improving your skin, so you can have the most flawless makeup application on your wedding day. This is one reason why a trial makeup is so important. Your makeup artist for example will be able to tell you if your skin is dry and needs to be exfoliated, give tips to avoid flaky lips, and suggest if you need to make a visit to an Esthetician or Dermatologist.
Knowledge is Power-
A professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of highlighting your best features and contouring any imperfections. They know how to fix your brows to best frame your eyes and cover that last minute pimple. Also did you know that using a foundation with SPF in it would make you look like a ghost in flash photography? If not, then you should consider leaving your wedding makeup to a professional, as they will know how to get the balance of looking flawless in photos as well as gorgeous in person!
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Be Stress Free!
An on-location makeup artist will come to your location of choice. They will create an environment where you will feel pampered and totally relaxed before the festivities begin. They will save you time from having to run from one location to the next and will keep everything on a scheduled timeline. Of course meaning you will have more time to enjoy your day and have time to take everything in! Remember that even though you may be really talented at make up, it is easy to mess up your make up and especially on your big day! Nerves and make up application may not go hand in hand…
One thing to remember when choosing your make up artist is to go with one that you feel most comfortable with to make sure you feel relaxed yet confident at the same time.
You Get What You Pay For…
You will find a large range of prices for makeup artists in your area. If there is a makeup artist advertising super cheap prices for on-location wedding makeup, they are most likely lacking experience. Book with a professional make up artist with a portfolio, reviews, and a good reputation, because it is not worth hiring the wrong person for your wedding day!
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A professional makeup artist will have you looking gorgeous in person and in photographs. Your makeup will be flawless and last all day and night! They can suggest false lashes to define your eyes, and use make up that works wonderfully in flash photography. You will be truly amazed at how gorgeous you can look in your wedding photographs, just by hiring the right makeup artist!
Be the Centre of Attention-
Just because you have a cousin or bridesmaid who knows how to apply makeup, that doesn’t mean that she/he will do a great job on your wedding day makeup. Most likely they will too have a lot going on and things to do that day to get them ready. You won’t be their centre of attention, and your makeup may suffer because of it. A professional makeup artist makes it his or her job to make sure that the bride is the most important face of the day!
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Trials, Reviews, and Attitudes –
All brides should have a trial with their makeup artist before their wedding day. You will want to meet them and make sure that your personalities are compatible and you get on well with them! This is because they will be the one person all up in your face at one of the most crucial part of your day. You should be able to communicate your ideas or concerns and receive timely responses. They will be willing to work within your comfort zone, but will also advise you on your best look, so you know you will look and feel amazing!
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Why not have a look at our lovely approved make up artists here? They all are super talented and of course are friendly and will make you feel at ease on your wedding day!
Or are you a make up artist who is interested in becoming a Wedding Affair Approved Supplier? Email [email protected] for more details…
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