So you have spent money finding the perfect dress, a photographer, wedding coordinator, the perfect venue, food and music but thinking about skimping on the makeup?
Listen, can I be honest for a minute? How in the hell do you go spending all the money on your dress, the venue, the music, photographer, videographer and then have the audacity to look for a professional to do your makeup and want to pay your best friends , baby daddy’s, cousin on his momma side , with the lace front wig that starts at her eyebrows type of money? You want quality work for cheap prices? Like the commercial said “That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works!” These pictures will be yours FOREVER so your appearance should be important enough to you to find someone with quality work, do your trial to make sure their work holds up and pay them what they deserve. Do you really want to look back at your wedding pictures 10 years from now and see your hair and makeup looking like a trend that you can’t even remember was popular on instagram ie, the sharpie brow, the heavily highlighted brow, the penis contour nose? I mean really, if that doesn’t convince you here are a few more points to remember.
My top reasons for hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding:
BE INFORMED: as a makeup artist it is imperative that we have knowledge and experience in different products and makeup lines. This is the driving force on selecting the right products for each bride and knowing what will work best for different skin types and skin conditions. Just because your sister or mother swears by a certain product doesn’t mean it will work well for your skin type or more importantly, last all day for your special occasion.
PROBLEM AREAS, WHO DOESN’T: corrective makeup is the first thing most makeup artist learn, it’s beauty101. Whether you suffer from acne, dark under eye circles, dry skin, oily skin, rosacea, sun damage, or scarring from acne, every bride wants a flawless face. A professional makeup artist is trained in making sure all problem areas are seamlessly covered. Make sure to address all your skin concerns. The best time to do that would be at the trial run. Our job is to make you feel beautiful inside and out. Do not hesitate to voice your skin concerns, we pass no judgement and can guide you in the best regimen prior to your wedding day to ensure you put your best face forward.
TRIALS: trial runs before your wedding are extremely important. This is the time you meet your artist and make sure he/she is compatible with you. You should be able to voice all your concerns and what looks you have in mind. You want and artist who will listen to you. It’s also a great time to be open in trying new things. Ever wanted to try a certain lip color but not ready to step out of your comfort zone? Especially since that meant buying a product you may never wear? At the trial run you can try different products and colors without having to buy the product. This is also the time where you will get a customized look just for you for your wedding. When your day finally arrives, your makeup will not be anything you worry about.
YOUR WORTH IT: sure you may know a close friend or family member who could do your makeup but that can sometimes be a disaster. They have more things on their mind than just focusing on you. A professional makeup artist is hired to focus on you and to set an environment that is relaxing and take care of all your beauty needs. The only thing your should have to worry about is saying “I do”!