Before searching for wedding makeup artists, get an idea of the look you want. Browse the racks for bridal magazines, newspapers and books. Tear out pages with makeup looks you’d like to the make-up artist to simulate. Keep seasons and times of the day in mind to be sure your level of formality coordinates with this look. Just as the colors in nature change with the seasons, so should your makeup color palettes change, and with different types of makeup applications considering the weather.
What type of bride are you? Are you a modern bride? Are you a traditional bride? Are you following special cultural practices? If possible, schedule a hair style trial the same day as your makeup trial. Then, to get the “whole picture”, try on your veil, headpiece, tiara and, if possible, wedding dress. Doing so will enable you to make adjustments before the big day.
Here are a few tips for finding a wedding makeup artist:
1- Internet: Many websites like TeamWedding.com have listings of local area makeup artists, hair stylists. hair salons and other essential wedding service providers. View the artists or stylists online photo gallery to see samples of their work to see if their style jives with yours. Schedule a trial. Bring your photos.
2- Department Stores: Many of the larger cosmetics lines have in-store professional makeup artists who know their products. Get a trial at the counter to see if you are comfortable with their work and personality. Do you feel comfortable? Are they calm and professional? Do you like the results? Hire her!
3- Personal Referrals: If you admired some of your married friends wedding hair and makeup, ask for the name and number of their hair and makeup artist.
4- Bridal Salon Recommendations: When you’re shopping in bridal salons, ask for their referral for the best local artists. Get website information and contact info and ask why they recommend them.
5- Hotel Wedding Coordinators: Most wedding planners for the larger hotel chains and some of the smaller, local hotels with reception halls, are familiar with the best makeup and hair stylists in your area. Always ask for their ideas and use the advice above to hire the service provider.
Tips Offers By Wedding Makeup Artist, Michele Larner – weddingmakeupbymichelle.com
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