Choosing a makeup artist is like test-driving a car. You have to see how it feels, how it looks and what you think about the whole experience. Your makeup artist for your wedding day becomes a part of your cherished memories. To find the right makeup artist for your special day, my years of experience as a pro makeup artist may help you with your search using these easy tips.
Bridal Makeup Looks For Your Wedding
- Gather photos from magazines of four bride makeup looks for your wedding
- A Natural look with evenly blended color
- A Beauty look with rosy cheeks and lips with defined eyes
- A Glamour look with strong lips, liner and brows
- A Fashion look with dramatic eyes and soft lips
Find a Wedding Makeup Artist
Ask friends for their experiences with makeup artists. Ask for referrals from wedding planners, photographers, local salons and makeup artist agencies. Look at different wedding makeup artist’s work before booking them to see if they do any of the types of wedding makeup you clipped out. Remember that personality is almost as important as the makeup look because you will be spending much of your wedding day together.
Bridal Makeup Artists Trial Runs
Show your selected artist your ideas of makeup styles you like. Discuss what is important to you so you can get the look you want. Be open to trying the makeup artist’s look first so they can get a feel for your style. Be willing to have trial runs to decide on the best way to do bridal makeup. Trial runs with makeup artists will help you decide what you really want for your wedding and to see how long it takes and lasts. If someone doesn’t immediately get your look just right, it can usually be adjusted if you like the way it’s done but the intensity needs a change. If the style is way off after a few times, it’s best to try another makeup artist.
Events to Practice Makeup For Weddings
Take advantage of special occasions by trying out different bridal makeup artists. Practice new styles of makeup for wedding events leading up to your big day. Start early and photograph each makeup look so you can see what to expect. Until you try these looks, you won’t know what you’ve been missing. The right look will make you feel confident and true to yourself. If you want a dramatic change from the makeup you usually wear, start to change your makeup months before the wedding so your groom recognizes you at the altar.
- Try a natural look for a bridal shower
- Try a beauty look for a wedding dress fitting
- Try a glamour look for an engagement party
- Try a fashion look for a bachelorette party
- Wear your favorite makeup for your wedding