3 Things To Remember When Choosing Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Clare Cherry

Posted on February 03 2020

3 Things To Remember When Choosing Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Some brides prefer to do their own makeup on their big day, especially if they are already good at it, however, the majority of brides will likely rely on a bridal makeup artist for their wedding. Weddings are a huge event and a milestone occasion in our lives, so for a lot of brides, having everything organised and under control helps to ease the stresses of the big day. 

What with decorating the venue, picking up the dress and last minute checks with the caterer, having a makeup artist organised can help the day run a little smoother than if you were to do your makeup yourself, plus it gives you a chance to sit down and enjoy the morning preparations for your wedding. 

But, with so many bridal makeup artists out there, finding someone who is right for you can seem daunting. They need to know you and your style and help to put you at ease for the day ahead. With that in mind, here are 3 things to remember when you are choosing your bridal makeup artist. 

Get to know them

You want to choose a bridal makeup artist who makes you feel calm and this is one of the best things to look out for when you are searching for your makeup artist. Remember, they have likely been a part of many weddings before yours, so their job is to not only make sure that you look amazing, but that you feel it too and help to keep you calm whilst you are having your makeup done. 

Ultimately, your bridal makeup artist should have a good attitude and want to be a part of your special day, so it is important that you choose someone who makes you feel comfortable. In the leadup to your big day, have one or two makeup trials and speak honestly with them about how you want to look. If you want to go big and bold, make that clear, and if you want to stay natural, be sure that they know that. It’s good if a makeup artist has a little creative flair, but this shouldn’t run free without your say so. 


Tell them about your venue

Depending on your venue, you might want to let your bridal makeup artist know if there is anything which may differ from the usual wedding venues. For example, if you are having a beach wedding, an outdoor ceremony or even just somewhere with limited space to get ready, then you should let your makeup artist know so that they can prepare any tools and equipment. 

You could even take your bridal makeup artist to your venue in the run up to your wedding day so that they can get to know the space. Some makeup artists may politely turn down outdoor or beach weddings, as they prefer to work in an indoor, enclosed environment, such as a hall or hotel. 

Examine their products

Don’t be afraid to ask your bridal makeup artist for more information on the products they use. Some makeup artists prefer to use certain brands, so if you dislike the texture, consistency or appearance of some products you can ask them to swap them for products which you prefer. If you have skin concerns or can only use certain products, then remember to let your makeup artist know this too. 

You could also ask to schedule a trial where you can see how well the makeup lasts on a normal day, so that you can use this as a reference when it comes to deciding on your bridal makeup artist. This can be particularly helpful as your makeup artist can decide on the type of foundation, primer or powder to use for your day, especially if you’re planning on having part of your wedding outdoors. 

Here at Wish Upon A Sparkle, we have a range of services available for your big day, including glitter wedding makeovers. Contact us today for more information. 

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