When it comes to Weddings, most Brides-to-Be book their Wedding Reception, Church & Photographer first and they tend to leave booking a Makeup Artist much later…

You will find that a really good Makeup Artist is usually booked up to 6-12 months or more in advance and this is a good reason as to why you should look at hiring a Professional Makeup Artist as soon as you have set a Wedding Date.

One of the first things a Bride-to-Be usually asks is “How much do you charge for Bridal Makeup?” This is the part where a Bride really needs to be educated….

When trying to locate a Professional Makeup Artist these are the things you should look for:

  • Do they have a website or Social Media showcasing their work and is it current?
  • Do they have high reviews from past brides?
  • Do they specialise in Bridal Makeup?
  • Is their makeup kit stocked with products which are photo friendly?
  • Do they keep up to date with latest trends?
  • How long have they been a Professional Makeup Artist?

A Professional Makeup Artist who has years of experience and is in high demand will usually go through a checklist with you and ask many questions in order to determine the best makeup look for you and your Wedding Day.

Usually an Artist can help you by analysing your skin and recommending a regime to get your skin radiant and glowing beforehand so your makeup will look immaculate on your Wedding Day.

It is very important for a Makeup Artist to know how to ENHANCE your BEST features and knows how important Colour Theory is when it comes to making sure you look AMAZING on your Big Day! It is also imperative that your makeup LASTS 24 hours and requires minimal touch up (if any!)

Did you know that SPF in makeup products causes white flashback in photography? A Professional Makeup Artist knows this and will stock photo friendly products in their kit which will look superb in person and more importantly in High Definition  Photography/Video. You will also be colour matched perfectly to your skin tone whether you have a spray tan or sun damage or pigmentation, etc. Your photographer will LOVE your Makeup Artist if this is done properly as it will save them time and money! NO or very little editing.

More importantly, YOU ARE THE BRIDE and all eyes will be on YOU! Therefore, you want to look your absolute BEST and you want everyone to look at you as if you are the MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE they have ever seen…. Waterproof products are a MUST and this includes waterproof mascara, crease free eyeshadow, foundation that is tear and perspiration proof (AIRBRUSH MAKEUP is BEST!)

Another important factor to consider when hiring a Professional Makeup Artist is that they are reliable and punctual as this will give you a PEACE OF MIND come your Wedding Day…. Having a MOBILE Makeup Artist come to you is a service that you will love as you don’t have the hassle of leaving your home or venue of your choice. The Artist will also time everything so the whole Bridal Party are ready ON TIME and if they are anything like myself will create a fun and relaxed environment so you will feel great and will help settle any pre-Wedding nerves you may have.

Helen xx