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5 Tips For Hiring A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

By Alyssa Martinez @ItsMariaAlyssa

Getting married is something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Because of that, your wedding day needs to be absolutely perfect down to the tiniest detail. If you are like most people, you probably have put a lot of time and effort into the wedding planning process to ensure that your big day goes off without a hitch. One detail that you may not have thought of, however, is finding the right makeup artist.

5 Tips For Hiring A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

Many brides are tempted to cut costs by doing their own makeup. In most cases, this is a mistake. Thanks to their knowledge and expertise, professional makeup artists can help you look your best on your big day. They can highlight your best features and draw attention from areas of your face that you may not be quite as happy with. They can also ensure that your makeup will look good in all of your photos and that it will last throughout the entire day.

Like any other profession, not all makeup artists are created equal. It is important to compare all of your options so that you can find a qualified makeup artist who can help you create the perfect look for your wedding day. Here are some tips that should make it easier to decide which artist to hire:

1. Conduct research

Start your search by researching all of the professional makeup artists in your area. Most businesses or independent artists that provide this service should have a portfolio online. This will give you a chance to see the looks that they have created for some of their past clients to make sure that you like their work. Even if a makeup artist doesn't have photos up on their website, you can always contact them to ask them to send you photos of other brides or wedding parties that they have worked with in the past. You can also contact them to find out whether or not they are able to accommodate any special requirements that you may have in terms of the products that they use.

2. Try out the services before your wedding

Hire the makeup artist to perform a trial run before the actual day of your wedding. This is a great time to talk about what you want your finished makeup to look like. Be sure to let the makeup artist know how much makeup you normally wear and what look you are going for. They can work with you to find a style that not only flatters your face but that also leaves you feeling comfortable.

Trying out the makeup ahead of time will give you a chance to make sure that you like the way it looks. Don't forget to snap a few photos so that you can see how it will look in your wedding photographs.

3. Consider the personality of the makeup artist

Although you don't have to be best friends with your makeup artist, it does help if you have a good relationship. You should be able to talk openly to them about your concerns or about any requests that you have. You should feel relaxed and at ease when they are doing your makeup. If someone talks too much, stands too close or otherwise stresses you out, you should keep looking until you find someone who makes you more comfortable.

4. Choose a makeup artist who can accommodate your needs

If you have any special needs you will need to find a makeup artist who is capable of accommodating them. For instance, if you are allergic to certain products, your makeup artist needs to use products that won't aggravate your allergies. If your bridal party is particularly large, you may also want to look for someone that makes house calls rather than having to visit their salon or studio. Spend some time comparing all of your options until you find the perfect makeup artist for your needs.

5. Take the quality of the products into consideration

According to Sara Domi Makeup Artist, a professional makeup artist should use professional-grade products. Be wary of any makeup artists who rely on cheap drugstore products. You should also make sure that the makeup artist is properly educated. Find out more about where they went to school. That way, you can be sure that they are up to the task.

Cheap makeup rarely provides the same results as more expensive makeup, which is why it is important to look for someone that uses professional products. After all, you are paying for the best - you may as well make sure that the artist lives up to your expectations in terms of their skill level and the quality of their products.


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