Most brides have a vision of what they would like look like on their wedding day, so what’s the best way to choose a makeup artist for your wedding day?
How to choose a make-up artist for your wedding day –
Referrals are a good start; if you know someone recently married and they have enjoyed their make-up artist experience, ask whom they used. The Internet is also a great place to search.
Take a look at portfolios; an experienced make-up artist should have a wide selection of photos to show you their work. This can be done on-line, or you may want to stop by and meet the make-up artist in person; after all, as well as applying your make-up, this is someone that you will be spending a couple of hours with you on one of the most important days of your life!
Examine the style; make-up artists’ styles can vary a great deal. Are you looking for clean and natural, classic glamour, or perhaps you’re looking for a very fashion forward, edgy look? Would you like your make-up airbrushed, or would you prefer traditional make-up? You should feel like you share a common sense of esthetics with your make-up artist.
Make a short list of make-up artists to contact.
Include as much information as possible in your initial inquiry: Your wedding date, approximate time you have to be ready by, how many people require make-up, and if the make-up artist needs to travel. Ask for rates, including any travel fees. For a large wedding party, a good make-up artist will work with additional make-up artists, and not try to rush through a large party by themselves.
Costs of services vary widely; to find a stylist whose approach you like and who’s within your budget. Start your search as soon as possible. A make-up artist with a good reputation will have most dates booked far in advance.
After your research, it’s a good idea to make an appointment for a trial with one or two artists that you think may be the best fit for you. Here at Pro-Style-Crew, we offer a complimentary consultation, so you can decide if the chemistry is right before you commit to a trial.
Ask the make-up artist to pencil you in for your wedding date until you have your trial.
Bring photos from magazines of looks that you like and also photos of yourself taken when you feel that you’ve looked your best, this will give your make-up artist a sense of your style. If you are very happy with how you look, you can make a decision as to whether you would like to secure him/her for your wedding day.
To secure the wedding date most make-up artists require a deposit and a signed contract.