Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. You spend months and months planning every last detail, from your dress to the flowers. But what about your makeup? If you don’t have a go-to makeup artist, choosing someone to do your makeup for your wedding can seem stressful. After all, they will have a lot to do with how you’re going to look on a day that all eyes are on you. Here are some tips on how to choose your bridal makeup artist.
1. Do your research
Most makeup artists have some sort of online portfolio, whether it’s a website or Instagram profile. Stalk them! Don’t be afraid to look through their photos and get ideas of what kind of work they do. Every makeup artist has their own style and they display that in their portfolios. Find one who’s style you love, and fits into your look as well. For my wedding day, I decided to do my own makeup. I had other makeup artists I trusted and loved, but I knew no one would do my makeup quite like me.
2. Schedule a trial
Trials are an important way for you to meet and connect with your makeup artist. You two can effectively communicate the look you want, make any changes, and see what works or doesn’t before the big day. It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions, voice your concerns, and let your artist know how much makeup your comfortable with. Professional makeup artists have the skill to be able to listen your wants and needs and implement them to make you feel like the best version of your self.
3. Work with someone you love
You’re going to want to work with someone you feel comfortable with. Whether you tell them something you want changed, or if you need to call them for a quick update, you should feel like you’re able to do so. If you feel afraid to ‘bother’ someone who is offering you a service, you shouldn’t be working with that person. That way, when the day comes, all of the little details are already sorted out and you can focus on being pampered.
4. DON’T go to someone who’s ‘hot’ in the moment or try new trends
If you already have a trusted makeup artist you’ve been going to for years, I promise you that person knows your face better than you know your own. Your wedding day is not the time to switch to a new person who barely knows you or your makeup style. This also goes hand in hand with trying a completely new look on your wedding day. It is not the day to experiment. You should go for a look that makes you look and feel your best.
5. Listen to recommendations
Most of the bridal bookings I’ve received have been through word of mouth. I’ve formed so many great relationships with my past brides, and even their family and friends. When a trusted friend or family member recommends someone, trust their opinion. They have worked with the artist and had a good experience, and they wouldn’t steer you wrong.