You’re the center of attention, it’s the day that you’ve carefully and thoughtfully visualized since you first started on the journey of planning your wedding. You and your wedding planner have handpicked each vendor that will be a part of your big day..
As the center of attention, you must look your absolute best and that means finding the perfect makeup artist.
So, Where do you start?
Don’t worry we’re here to guide you on what you need to know about finding and hiring the perfect artist for your perfect day!
Everyone Technique Is Different: You and your friends may have the average makeup skill that is good enough for a normal work day, but today is a special day – you need something glamours, over the top and professional. An expert makeup artist is there to enhance your natural beauty.. He/She has a sensitive eye for details that you and I would normally overlook. They are equipped with the tools and knowledge to utilize the appropriate colors and products that are essential to define your beauty.
Most professional makeup artists have gone through advanced training and have special knowledge and they can be considered “Magicians” Trust and know that you are in good hands, and consider the following suggestions as you go through your elimination process of finding the right person for your special day!
Go for A Demo
Before you finalize your decision about hiring a professional makeup artist, you are encouraged to do a trial or demo makeup appointment with him/her. This is for you to have a preview of what you will look like, if you like it then you hire her but if not, you can go for another expert makeup artist. I recommend that when deciding on who to choose for your demo, have at least three options. Most professional artist charge a fee for a makeup demo, the money you will pay is insignificant compared with the peace of mind knowing that you have a makeup artist that you love. A plus of course is that you are able to connect with them and sample their work first hand before making a final decision.
During a demo, the artist will determine the nature of your face and personality in order to know how bold or soft your makeup should be. In addition, he/she will take notes and keep proper records of all the items used for your demo so that during the “day of” he/she is prepared and confident in what you do and do not like.
Hire Someone Whose Work You Love
It is important that you hire someone whose work you love. Make sure their portfolio is more than impressive to you. Don’t hire someone simply for the sake of the cost. Check the reviews of their past clients on their personal websites, their Facebook fan page, Twitter or wedding blogs. You can even ask for references; ask for the names, phone numbers and emails of their former clients and make your direct personal findings about how each client liked the job of the makeup artist. This is worth the time and effort.
Book the Service Your Desired Makeup Artist at The Right Time
Most professional makeup artists always have busy schedule. So, if you are in love with the work and want to hire her/him, then do so as early as possible, if you delay you risk finding out it is too late and they have been hired by somebody else whose wedding day is the same as yours. Don’t be left out!
Have Your Budget
This is very important. Wedding makeup artist starts at about $150 dollars and can grow from there. Just like it is advisable for you to have a budget plan for every other aspect of the wedding, we do recommend you have a budget for your makeup artist. Consider details such as, make up cost for bridesmaids, mother of the bride – etc. Also, if you are considering asking the artist to stay with you throughout the day and evening into the reception know that there can be a cost associated with this.