Should You Hire A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding?
By Frances Moore, British Makeup Artist
Yes, the big question… should you hire a makeup artist for your wedding? It’s a question every bride puts to themselves – shortly followed by the follow up question… or can I get away with it myself? Often I think the answer is in the ‘get away with’ part. Do you really want your wedding makeup to be something you ‘get away with’?
If you’re at that stage of questioning, then here are my top 5 reasons for booking a professional make up artist for your wedding.
Your wedding day is not a day for ‘everyday’ makeup. You’re going to be photographed all day – and not just by a professional wedding photographer. Remember your friends and family are all equipped with cameras too. Whether it’s for photographs using natural or flash photography or meeting your guests in sunshine or by candlelight, professionally applied makeup will translate well to all mediums.
Do you have a million different bridal looks on Pinterest and still can’t decide what to choose? A makeup artist can translate these looks, picking out key elements that will compliment your wedding gown, hairstyle, theme and colour scheme.
Makeup artists know skin (!) and we can help identify the areas that may become an issue on the big day. For example, that patch of dry skin or the potential breakout that you don’t know how to deal with? We can quickly analyse the condition of the skin and give you advice on the steps you could take to avoid future problems. It’s just one less thing to worry about… and it’s all part of the service.
Much as I hate to admit it, weddings can be stressful! And no one would blame you for feeling a bit nervous on the big day. Having a makeup artist means there will always be a steady hand to apply that cat flick eyeliner or tackle those false eyelashes. And we’ll always have a tissue nearby as well in case things get a bit teary!
OK, and this is the big one: hiring a makeup artist is not cheap! But you’ve spent oodles on that gorgeous wedding venue and catering, an eye watering amount on that perfect wedding gown… why skimp on yourself? It is your wedding after all! This is your chance to be pampered by the professionals so sit back and enjoy it!
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“Dear Frances, Thank you so much for my beautiful make-up for my wedding on Saturday! From first meeting you at the Penton park wedding fair I was instantly drawn to how lovely you were. In the lead up to the big day your organisation was brilliant and the make up trial really helped me decide what I wanted for the big day! Your expertise are phenomenal and you were always eager to make me feel comfortable and relaxed with the look you were creating. I will not hesitate to recommend you to everyone in the future. Thank you! Sarah xx”
Penton Park, August 2017 wedding
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“Hi Frances, I wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for our wedding make up on Saturday. Both the girls and I felt fabulous all day and the lashes held up a treat! Thank you for your professional and calm approach it really helped make the morning relaxing and enjoyable which is exactly how I’d imagined it to be.”
Botley’s Mansion, November 2017 wedding
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