Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your lifetime. Every detail of that day is important and should be perfect from the smallest flower to the angle of the name tags on the tables; you have thought of everything to ensure your day is perfect. But have you put the same meticulous organization and thought into your makeup artist? While it may be appealing to do your own make up to save money- the superior difference a professional can make will prove the cost is completely worth working into the budget. Professional makeup artists have a keen eye for colour and design while bringing techniques to highlight your features and create a flawless look in both photos and person. The skill level of the makeup artist will guarantee that your makeup not only look amazing but also lasts through the day and night. However just as you are unique every professional makeup artist will have their own techniques and creativity so here are a few tips to make this challenging selection easier.

Do your homework

Research different salons in your area. Ensure that the salon you chose is reputable and understands the time sensitivity of a wedding day. Request photos of previous bridal parties they have serviced so you can assess the quality of the work they have completed. If you have any allergies or product preference ensure they are willing to accomodate your specific needs.

Do a trial run

Bridal make up trials are the perfect opportunity to meet with the makeup artist one on one and share your ideas, thoughts, and concerns. Be completely honest about your comfort level with makeup and how much you generally wear. True professionals will know how to make sure you not only look flawless but also ensure you feel comfortable in the makeup they have applied. After the trial check the makeup in different lighting concentrating on the lighting you will be in the majority of the wedding day. This is also a great opportunity to take photos to see how the makeup will look in photos.

Find someone you click with

The other major benefit of having a makeup trial is finding that perfect match. Having your makeup done on the day of your wedding should be a relaxing pampering experience. Find someone who gets you and makes you feel at ease. All of the work leading up to the big day will have been stressful enough. The last thing you want is someone you can’t stand inches away from your face for 30-60 minutes while your blood pressure rises. Your makeup artist is there to service you and your closest friends and family that are apart of your bridal party; find someone you feel like meshes well with everyone and will make the day that much more Special.

Find someone accommodating

If you have certain restrictions with mobility, access, or allergies take the time to find a makeup artist that understands you and is willing to work around your unique needs. Perhaps you have a large bridal party and would prefer to have the artist come to you as opposed to you and your party of 16 coming to them. You didn’t settle before finding your perfect match and your makeup artist should be no Different.

Quality products

The final point does link back to research but it is highly important to look for someone who has not only the proper training but uses professional products. Many pyramid companies have tons of representation from people who do not have the education and knowledge a professional will. Training and techniques are what make the biggest difference in the quality of work that will be produced from and individual. Professional makeup artists understand ingredients and the importance of using high quality products instead of cutting corners and using inexpensive makeup.

Do not hesitate to ask for proof of education. You are investing in the salon and artist you chose. Take the time and follow these points to ensure you are investing wisely and have the best possible experience and results.

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