Choosing A Bridal Make-Up Artist

Every bride-to-be desires to walk down the aisle, with all the bridal finery looking resplendent, stunning and totally flawless. While the perfect bridal wear as well as matching jewellery are of great importance, having stunning and flawless makeup is probably the most vital element to make you look breathtakingly beautiful, charming and elegant.

A bride has a big list of “to-do things” before her wedding which makes her stressed and harrowed on her big day. Therein lay the challenge for the makeup person. This is to bring about a complete makeover for her on her special day, so that her anxiety and stress are not in the least visible, and she looks radiant and flawless. For her to achieve the “dream look,” definitely requires the hands of a skilful and professional makeup artist of no less capacity than perhaps the fairy godmother who transformed Cinderella!

Rather than going on an absolute shoe-string budget as far as bridal makeup is concerned, it is wise to stretch a little bit and take the help of a professionally trained bridal makeup artist. Such an artist will be able to sculpt and transform your facial features, conceal your flaws, give you tips on styling, dieting and will be able to bring out your inner beauty.

Tips to get an excellent bridal make-up artist

• It is advisable to start searching for your makeup artist a bit in advance – about a year prior to your wedding, as good makeup artists do always remain in great demand. Read recent testimonials given by actual brides. Locate a few makeup artists through word of mouth, internet or through the Yellow Book.

• You have to check on the experience and qualification of the makeup artist. This is to ensure that he/she follows the strict hygiene details laid down by such professional organisations of the beauty industry like he Guild of Beauty Therapists, or The British Association of Beauty Therapy or Cosmetology (BABTAC) to avoid contracting impetigo, conjunctivitis and many dangerous ailments.

• Check if the bridal makeup artist possesses a certificate of public liability insurance in case of the worst situation.

• Get to see a few photographs of the actual work on “real brides”. An expert makeup artist is familiar with the way the camera records and translates various colours. Thus the photo should look equally stunning, as much as the makeup looks on the person in real life.

• You can also get an inspiration photo from internet or magazines to show your makeup artist the exact way you want to look on your special day, to avoid communication and perception issues.

• The makeup artist should display expertise in shading and highlighting techniques for bringing out the best features along with minimising flaws. See to it that he/she is updated with recent colour trends as well as your specific cultural traditions to give you the requisite look on your wedding day.

• Clarify if accessories like nails and false eyelashes, or shimmers are all inclusive in the package or these are to be additionally paid for. Enquire on the cosmetic brand that will be used.

You will make no mistake on your selection of the makeup artist if you follow the above guidelines.

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