As if there weren’t enough details to think about, you also need to think about who is going to do your makeup for your wedding day. Many people only think about this much later in their planning but in my opinion your wedding photos are going to last a lifetime and majority of those pictures are going to have your face in them, so this is no time to mess around! Your everyday makeup is most likely not going to last all day and night. This is the most important day in your life, it is the day you dream of and you definitely want to look and feel your best because all eyes are going to be on you.

If you’re looking to hire a makeup artist, it goes without saying that, you’ll be on the internet looking at wedding sites, reviews and sending enquiry emails. Make sure the makeup artist has a proper portfolio and make an effort to go look at their photos to make sure that their makeup styles are going to suit you.

Anybody can Photoshop a picture and say that they can do makeup, so be careful of pictures that look too retouched.

Once you’ve selected a few artists that fit your needs you should send them an enquiry email with all your desires and concerns. A professional should get back to you within a day or two and if the artist isn’t responding to your requests or answering your call or if they are hard to get hold of, then this should set off alarm bells. The last thing you want is for them to be a ‘no show’ on your wedding day.

Find some images that you like and show your makeup artist. Remember it is the first time she is doing your makeup and she doesn’t know your personality, so pictures will really help her to get an idea of what kind of person you are and what you like.

Personally i believe that you should have a separate makeup and hair person because it is very rare that someone can be  good at both and I would want that person to be completely focused on the job at hand and not worried about time.You should have a trial with the makeup artist that you are considering and make sure you are happy with how the trial turns out. Be wary if you express desire to change something and the artist isn’t willing to accommodate you or brushes you off without an explanation – sometimes makeup artists do have valid reasons for doing things but they should have an explanation and work with you so that you do feel comfortable. It is important that you get along with your makeup artist and that she listens to your needs but also be open to suggestions if she has any.

Finally, make sure to purchase the lipstick, lip gloss and powder that your artist used so that you can carry it with you throughout the day for touch ups.

I hope these tips will save you some headaches and will help you to find the perfect artist for your big day!

xxx Nicole

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