A quick Google search for Makeup Artists in your area can bring up hundreds of results and it can be difficult to know where to start in choosing the one for you. Below I have put together my top 5 tips for finding a makeup artist!
In your search for a makeup artist make sure you check out reviews and portfolios to determine the quality of their work. If you have any specific requirements or allergies, contact them to make sure they are willing to accommodate you and can offer alternatives to meet your needs. Also, ask yourself whether the artist have a particular style, if they do, do you like and does it fit with the vision you have for your wedding day.
Like any other aspect of your wedding you will need to set a budget for your bridal makeup. The saying that you get what you pay for still rings true with beauty services and price should not be the only factor that you base your choice upon. You want to make sure that you are getting a quality service while still being within your budget, this is where your research will come in and also any recommendations that you receive.
A consultation is the perfect opportunity to meet your makeup artist and share your vision for your big day. It is also a prime time to be completely honest and share any concerns you may have. If you never wear makeup, now is the time to say. If you have any allergies that you haven’t mentioned already, make sure to tell your artist before application starts. A trial also provides you with the opportunity to see how the makeup looks in different lighting, how it photographs and also how it wears throughout the day.
Whether you are choosing a makeup artist for your wedding or special occasion it is important that you feel comfortable and happy in their presence. You need to be able to trust your artist, click with them on a personal level and also feel they offer you a service you are happy with. If you don’t get positive vibes and a good feeling from them then they may not be the artist for you.
Makeup artists get booked up months in advance and if you think you have found the one you’d like to work with then book your date in ASAP to avoid disappointment. Don’t be alarmed if your artist asks you to sign a contract and / or pay a deposit, this is completely normal.