Photography by Katherine Ashdown
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life, and choosing the right suppliers will ensure that your day runs perfectly.
Experienced and skilled Bridal Makeup artists have so many tips and tricks to ensure you will look glowing, radiant and beautiful from day to night. Makeup artists are creatives, and they will look at you and instantly know how to bring out your best features, and there attention to detail will ensure you have no beauty blunders- because no one wants to look back at there wedding day pictures and see there strip lash poking up at the ends, smudged mascara marks or blotchy skin!
Choosing a makeup artist can be difficult, especially when there is so many of us! so ive decided to give you my 5 top tips (which was hard to narrow down) to help you choose the right MUA for you.
1- Choose someone you connect with on a personal level
This may not be the first thought for many, but it is super important! Your makeup artist is going to be spending a lot of time with you on your wedding morning, so you really want to choose someone you feel comfortable with. If your makeup artist feels like a friend, your morning will be spent with lots of chatter and laughter, after all we are seeing all those intimate and emotional moments with you- your girls seeing you dressed as a bride, your dad seeing you just before you walk down the aisle together, and even the moments where you just want to sit on the makeup chair and feel some calmness.
Moreover if you feel comfortable with someone you are more likely going to feel confident saying, 'no, or a little more of this', on your bridal trial, being able to connect and work together like this will ensure you have the bridal look you want, and you won't feel worried, or guilty for telling your makeup artist if you don't like something.
Photography by katherine Ashdown
2- Ask for Recommendations
With so many great makeup artists around, it can be overwhelming knowing who to choose! Ask friends and family who they used for makeup on their wedding day, ask your current suppliers for recommendations, facebook and website reviews from previous brides are also important. All of this should give you a starting point and narrow down your search. Also don't forget to read the 'About' section on a makeup artists website, this will give you an insight in to who they are, there experience, and also the style of makeup they tend to do most of.
3- Know your style
Take time to think about how you wear your makeup daily and on a night out, and then think about how much makeup you would feel comfortable wearing on your wedding day. Every makeup artist has a style, and should be capable to adapt and change the style of makeup to suit you, however it can help to choose someone who's overall style is something that your looking for. Social media is great for looking at work- instagram is only pictures, so therefore it makes scrolling through someones account super easy and you can quickly get a feel for there style. Does the makeup artist have a photo of a similar style of makeup that you're looking for? try to look at the photos in this way, and look for closeups images too. We tend to just see a picture of a pretty model and think someones work looks amazing, so try to look more at the makeup than the actual person.
Its so important to ask your MUA questions! Theres so many things you should be asking; Do i get a makeup contract, how many people can you make up in the morning, Do you send me a timing schedule for the morning. All these questions will ensure that your makeup artist is professional and will be super organised on your wedding day. Ensuring the bride is stress-free and relaxed in the morning is really important. Find the right suppliers with experience in the wedding industry, and you won't need to be worried about the time, as your suppliers will be on top of your schedule for you.
5- Start looking early!
Many makeup artists are booked for weddings up to a year in advance, especially for weekend weddings in the summer months! Do your research early on and start sending out emails to see if your artist is available, I would recommend to start your search for your bridal makeup artist as soon as you have the date booked.
I hope all this informations helps your decision making! If you would like to know more about my style of work, or get some tips and tricks for your own makeup I am holding a makeup masterclass at the beautiful Hautbois hall soon! For more info and bookings -
Photography by Rob Dodsworth