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- I always suggest a few things to consider when hunting for the perfect makeup artist for your wedding day. It may seem simple enough; however, there are many things that many brides do not think about before beginning the process of finding the perfect fit for them! As a trained professional and experienced makeup artist, I can offer insight that might be helpful. Now that you have begun the planning phase of your wedding festivities, why not start to think about your skin, makeup style, and overall look for the wedding in anticipation of the big day as well? Here are my top suggestions to make this critical decision easier and painless! - Mary K.
1. Trust your gut
Just like you knew the groom was the one, you will get that same feeling when dealing with the right makeup artist. This relationship should feel natural and have a mutual understanding. I cannot stress the importance of communication when dealing with the person you have trusted to give you that jaw-dropping look. I always think that you should have open contact with this professional. They need to hear your wishes and respect your needs while also offering their expertise.
3. Always have a makeup trial before your big day
This is like a dry run for what you and the makeup artist will be doing for your wedding day look. DO NOT SKIP THIS PART. This is the time to let the artist know what you like or dislike. It is the period where you and the artist map out a plan for your look. Keep in mind your makeup trial is not a free-for-all. Come prepared with as much information for the makeup artist as possible. So many brides mistake going into a trial with a vague idea of the wedding day look. This can not only waste time but lead to miscommunication. Think about what terms mean to you. A smokey eye or natural look can mean different things to different people. Like most aspects of wedding planning, it is essential to do your homework about your bridal look.
4. Bring inspiration
Have photos of your favorite makeup looks you have had done before or images of looks you like rather than relying on vague descriptions. This will save time and will help clear up your stance about what you want and dislike. Make yourself clear about your wishes.
5. Be mindful of trends
There's nothing wrong with wanting to add the latest trend to your look. However, looking trendy has a definite downside. These fad looks are often a sign of the times. You want to keep your makeup timeless and classic with a modern twist because a downright trendy look will look dated super fast! Trust me: you never want to see your photos years later and regret that decision.
7. Cheat your lashes
As a professional makeup artist, I cannot stress the importance of wearing and having the correct type of false lashes applied to add to the final look of the day. A few individual lashes or an entire wispy arch can accentuate the positive, making eyes look more pronounced and add that glam factor to your makeup look. Trust me when I say your wedding photos will thank you.
8. Keep an open mind
Don't be afraid to stray from your plan. Not everyone can pull off a specific look without some consequences! So, you may need to adjust your initial idea. Allow your makeup artist the freedom to take you a little outside your comfort zone. However, still staying true to your natural beauty.
9. Make sure to put it in writing and sign a contract
This will ensure that everyone is clear about the guidelines. With a contract, both you and your makeup artist will have a solid written agreement that states many crucial pieces of information. For example, time, location number of clients. It also sets clear boundaries. For example, when I send out a contract, all of the fees, cancelation policies, and so forth are clearly written. You can just feel more relaxed after a signed contract is in place.