Why Hire a Professional Makeup Artist

As you make decisions about your wedding attire, don’t forget to think about your face! Wedding pictures will be the memories of your wedding day, so you want to ensure you look flawless. I recommend that brides consider hiring a professional makeup artist. Why? I’m glad you asked! 🙂

A makeup artist is an expert in all skin types

He or she will assess your skin to determine the best type of makeup for you. They will know which products work well with your skin type (oily or dry for example) and your ethnicity.

A makeup artist can help create the look you want

He or she wants to make sure you look your best! If you have a particular look you are shooting for, the artist can help make that happen for you. But if you don’t have a clue, don’t worry…an artist can give you a look that fits your personality. If you’re not into makeup, don’t be concerned about being overly made up. A professional will offer a trial run makeup session so you’ll know exactly what your makeup will look like on your wedding day, and you can make adjustments as needed.

A makeup artist will consider the lighting and setting of your wedding

He or she will take into consideration whether you’re having an outdoor wedding (with lots of sunlight) or a candlelight ceremony with very little lighting. These are important factors to know when creating your bridal look.

A makeup artist can come to you and be available for touch-ups during your wedding day

Unlike going to the makeup counter at the mall, your makeup artist can meet you where you are getting dress to get you ready and enhance your beauty on wedding day. In addition, he or she can be available to touch up your makeup for post-ceremony and reception pictures (this is particularly important if you’re having an outdoor wedding in warm weather).

What about the groom?

No one wants to look washed out on wedding pictures…not even the groom. If he’s interested, a professional makeup artist can ensure he has even skin tone and a great look for those important photos!

Your Planning Assignment

Don’t wait until the last minute to start thinking about your wedding-day makeup. When you meet with your makeup artist for the first time, share with him or her your wedding colors, venue, setting, as well as a pictures of your wedding dress. Happy Planning!