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Finding the Perfect Makeup Artist for Wedding Day

Your wedding day is around the corner! You want it to be as close to perfection as possible. You, my dear, will look stunning, so relax and enjoy this read to help you find the best fit. We all know your wedding look is more than just the dress/suit you said yes to—although this is still a key element.

Wedding glam is another part of your overall look for the day. It all depends on you and what makes you feel like royalty. On YOUR special day, you deserve to look fabulous. The first nugget I will offer is to book your makeup artist WELL in advance. Think about this shortly after saying YES to your love—eight months to a year out is a good timeframe. The reason is that the best always books up first.

PSA-Don't have regrets. Leaving your top vendors for a last-minute booking. This could end with your chosen artist being unavailable. Below you are going to find seven tips to help you find your person:

1. Research:

Begin by researching makeup artists in your area. Using a local artist may help to reduce travel and lodging fees (hotel). Consider asking friends and family for recommendations. Next, curate a list of your top three. Head over to their website and learn more. Most websites will provide you with direct links to their social media feeds. Lastly, read client testimonials to see what they say about working with this individual.

2. Skill:

It may be good practice to begin by looking for makeup artists who specialize in bridal makeup. Bridal makeup requires unique skills and techniques, so you must find someone with experience working with Brides. The artist will spend approximately 60-90 minutes with you on the wedding day. At L Prestigious Events, we collaborate with the makeup artist to cushion the timeline for a relaxed day.

3. Trial Makeup:

Schedule a trial once you have found a makeup artist you like. A trial will allow you to experience what it will be like working with this individual. You can discuss how much or how little makeup makes you comfortable. Matching of your skin tone will be a part of the trial appointment.

4. Communicate your needs:

Share with your makeup artist what you are looking for in terms of style, colors, and any specific questions and concerns. We will explore key questions to ask later in this blog. If this is the first time you are having your makeup done, we hope that this experience is fantastic. Some Brides like to keep their makeup neutral and clean. Others go for full glam, including glitter eyeshadow and elaborate eyelash extensions.

5. Availability:

Ensure that the makeup artist is available on your wedding day. You don't want to find yourself in love with their work only to find out they are already booked!

6. Professionalism:

Choose a makeup artist who is professional and reliable. They should be punctual and responsive to your needs. Reviews and recommendations can help you decipher this.

7. Pricing and Contracts:

Before signing the contract, discuss pricing and ensure you agree to the terms. You should find an outline with all the agreed services in the agreement. Contracts are significant because they are in place to avoid misunderstandings. Note that both parties must sign the contract to be an official one. Read the fine print for additional fees such as overtime.

All of the information shared in this article is to assist you in finding the perfect makeup artist to make you look and feel beautiful on your wedding day!

Questions to Ask the Makeup Artist

Do you offer a trial before the wedding day? Is there a fee associated?

What type of products do you use?

How long will it take to do my makeup on the wedding day?

Do you offer touch-up services? How does that work?

Can you share your cancellation or change of date policy?

How many people can you comfortably manage alone on a wedding day?

Do you have an assistant, or can you recommend one? (for larger wedding parties).

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