Why should I have my makeup done by a Makeup Artist?
Have you considered the reasons to hire a makeup artist for your wedding day? While there are many reasons to hire a makeup artist AND hair stylists for your wedding, they are all rooted in looking your best on your special day. Your wedding will be forever remembered through wedding photographs and hiring professional artists will help ensure that you are flawless and beautiful the day of and in the lasting memories of the event.
BE STRESS FREE ON YOUR BIG WEDDING DAY.
Of all the reasons to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day, this may be the single most important benefit. Take it from experienced brides... your wedding day is guaranteed to be busy and will likely include a few unexpected challenges, so don’t let your appearance be one of them. You shouldn’t have to spend time worrying if your eyeliner is straight while ensuring that your vendors deliver on time. Any reputable artist that is a professional will meet with you prior to your wedding day to do a trial run of the makeup look you want. On the day-of, your beauty team rolls in, on location, and knows your skin type, your desired outcome, your theme, and any complications in the trial. Your photographer will love you for it.
YOUR MAKEUP COLOR PALETTE IS MATCHED.
Professional makeup artists study the art of their craft. They live it and breathe it like a musician, and the proper selection of colors is part of their DNA. From your foundation, to your lips, to the perfect eyeliner, makeup artists know how to choose the colors that match your unique character and features. Your wedding day will keep you photographed, possibly more than any day in your life. High definition optics can do some interesting things to your complexion and pores. Even if you tend to live in the "natural" state and your photographer does to, find a makeup artist that specializes in "natural" looks so that your memories and face-to-face interactions are striking and memorable.
HIGH QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL GRADE PRODUCTS.
Like it or not, there's a big difference behind mainstream, less expensive makeup vs. professional grade products that have been engineered for specific applications. Since makeup artists apply cosmetics for a living and hair stylists test the quality of hair products every single day, most have a kit stocked with high quality (and possibly very expensive) products that are designed for wear ability and flexibility that you may not own or be able to afford yourself. Not to mention, most artists endure years of professional training to keep up on the trends, techniques, and industry concerns. You simply can't put a price on their experience or the luxury and intimacy of having them apply it and perfect it. It is after all, what they live for - your beauty.
MAKEUP TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK AMAZING.
It's not that you don't already wake up looking breathtaking... We wouldn't change a thing about you. Industry professionals study tricks to emphasize a person’s best facial features while disguising other, less flattering ones just by applying makeup. If you want to really highlight your eyes for your big day, your makeup artist can use special makeup techniques to make that happen without caking on the product. Want to pull off a bold lip color, but are afraid of transferring it onto your groom when it’s time to “kiss the bride”? A professional makeup artist can help prevent that, as well.
BE READY FOR THE CAMERA.
This is one of the most important pieces since your day will spent saying "CHEESE". Experienced makeup artists will sculpt your look using contouring techniques to add the illusion of depth in 2 dimensional photographs and in real life. You instantly turn into a 2 dimensional image instead of a 3 dimensional being when your photo is taken. If you choose to not use a makeup artist, you're likely to be a flat image in your captured memories. If you use a makeup artist that is not experienced, or your makeup and hair is applied and styled improperly, you'll also appear flat and in some bad cases that we've seen - orange! Lastly, you don't want to appear shiny, gray, over, or underdone. Perfection is the key. You are perfect, right?
LOOKS THAT ARE APPLIED TO LAST
Like we mentioned above, beauty professionals use high quality products that are blended with rigorous expertise. When you a hire a makeup artist for your wedding, you won’t have to worry about your makeup wearing off during your wedding festivities. There are special primers, setting sprays and powders that your artists will know exactly how to apply to ensure complete bliss. Your groom may also be appreciative at the end of the day :-)
A BRIDAL PARTY TO MATCH YOUR LOOK.
It’s amazing how many women will match their friends for Halloween, themed parties, even "pajama parties" but when it comes to their wedding day - the one day everyone should look the same - they turn the other cheek. Think about the last wedding you attended (or even stood for) that had no beauty or dress direction, no orchestration, and no attention to detail. Though that may be the personality of the wedded couple, it certainly spells frustration for their guests and mixed feelings about their captured memories. If cost is a factor, skip the bachelorette party and treat your ladies to luxurious beauty. Nothing is more memorable than sitting back together in a bridal suite, sipping champagne, laughing and letting the professionals unfold your beauty desires. Stress free is the key and your entrance and impact to your guests will be memorable.
THE SECURITY OF A TRIAL RUN.
We said it above, but it’s a pain point for many. We've met brides that have paid in full for trials and come to realize they were dealing with an amateur, or their sisters friend or aunt (“who can do it for them”) and walked away only spend more money on the right fit. No makeup artist can walk into your wedding day and smash it out of the park. This relationship is an intimate one and takes discovery questions and a few dry runs in some cases. Always, always have a makeup trial.
SO...Will you be hiring a professional to do your makeup on your wedding day? You won't regret it and though we recommend shopping around to find the perfect match for you and your bridal party. If you're looking for excellence in makeup artistry, look no further. Lush Aesthetics is here for you.