How to hire a great wedding makeup artist

Posted by Patti Wellington on Tue, Mar 29,2011 @ 08:54 AM

You want to look your best on the wedding day and certainly your wedding day make-up is a big part of that. But you've never had anyone do your make-up before - let alone wedding make-up. Where does the search begin?

Before beginning to look for wedding makeup artists, try to get an idea of the look you want for your wedding. Great places to start are bridal magazines, fashion mags and the library for books. Tear out pages with makeup looks you’d like the make-up artist to simulate. Try to keep the season and times of the day of your wedding in mind to be sure your level of formality coordinates with this look. Just as the colors in nature change with the seasons, so should your wedding makeup color palettes change, and with different types of makeup applications considering the weather and time of year.


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Here are a few tips for finding a wedding makeup artist:

Internet: Many websites have listings of local area wedding makeup artists, hair stylists. hair salons and other essential wedding service providers. View the artists or stylists online photo gallery to see samples of their wedding work to see if their style jives with yours. Schedule a trial and bring your photos.

Department Stores: Many of the larger cosmetics lines have in-store professional makeup artists who know their products. Get a trial at the counter to see if you are comfortable with their work and personality. Do you feel comfortable? Are they calm and professional? Do you like the results? Hire her!

Personal Referrals: If you admired some of your married friends wedding hair and makeup, ask for the name and number of their wedding hair and makeup artist.

Bridal Salon Recommendations: When you’re shopping in bridal salons, ask for their referral for the best local wedding artists. Get website information and contact info and ask why they recommend them.

Wedding Coordinators: Most wedding planners are familiar with the best wedding makeup and hair stylists in your area. Always ask for their ideas and use the advice above to hire the service provider.

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