MakeUp Artist + Awesome Dress (Get one here) = Bridal Season
One of the most sought after things in bridal season other than dresses and suits is a makeup artist.
Finding a make-up artist can be a little bit of minefield if you don’t know what to look for so I thought I would offer some assistance in this area to make sure you find the best service for you and maybe someone else too.
1.Not All MakeUp Artists Are Equal
I don’t mean this in the sense that some make-up artists are better than others. I mean that not all makeup artists are necessarily a fit for you. A makeup artist needs to be able to understand your needs and meet them. There is no point in choosing a makeup artist that doesn’t won’t be able to get the desired result that you want.
2. Check Their Credentials
Everyone in life deserves a break but not if they are going to make you look like a hot mess on a big day for you. Certain people claim to makeup artists when they only work on one type of client and can only achieve one kind of look. This is one of my ultimate pet peeves. Varied experience is EVERYTHING so check what kind of experiences your make-up artist has had. Portfolios help but get a feel for the person too.
3. Book a trial
A trial is really good way to work out if you have found the right make-up artist for you. You will have chance to see how the make-up artist works and to have a look at what techniques the make-up artist uses. Most importantly you will be able to work out if you like the whole experience.
4. Ask Questions
Asking questions are a must when trying to find a make-up artist. If you don’t ask questions, you may not get the answers to your questions just by observation so make sure you ask as many questions as you feel you need to. Note: This is not where you patronise the makeup artist or tell them how to do their job. This is also not the bit where you bombard the makeup artist with questions. It can get awkward and nobody wants that.
5. Budget For Makeup Artist Greatness
Amazing makeup artists are not cheap. It takes years of work to hone a skill like makeup artistry and lots of time and energy to gain traction within the industry. If the make-up artist that you are going to work with wants to charge you a price that you would like to be cheaper, rather than haggle, ask how they arrived at their price. Equipment, time, travel and labour all cost money and your make-up artist needs to make a living so remember to take that into account when discussing prices.
6. Take Your Time
Do not, I repeat DO NOT run around like a headless chicken looking for a makeup artist. You won’t have the best experience and you’re more likely to make decisions that might end up not working for you because you are doing things in a hurry. Give yourself at least 12 weeks to find a makeup artist. Anything less than that could be trouble.
So there you have it! I hope that you’ve found these tips helpful. Finding a makeup artist should be a fun experience so go have some fun!