Hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding and what you should expect.
It can be a bit of a daunting task to find a professional makeup artist. Especially if you are someone who doesn’t normally wear makeup, as you might not be sure what you are looking for. Here are a few tips to get you started off on the right foot to helping you find the best makeup artist best suited for you.
“You should feel over the moon with the way you look on your wedding day. I can help you feel that” ~ Lyren Cherlet
LOCATION – First you want to find a makeup artist that is in your location, or you can be prepared to pay a travel fee. This fee can range in price according to the individual makeup artist so it’s always good to ask about a fee if they are out of range to your wedding. I have a flat $10 travel fee. I tell my clients that I am available for Whistler, Squamish and Vancouver.
BOOKING – You’ll want to be looking for a makeup artist, at least a few months in advance. Most bridal makeup artists book up their wedding season early. So, if you want a pro, make sure that you leave yourself enough time to find the right artist for you.
“You want to look back on your wedding photos in 50 years, and say that you looked like the best most polished version of yourselves.”
PRO vs. NOT – Having a professional do your makeup for your wedding can make all the difference. A professional will know how to work with all skin types and help you with all your needs. A pro makeup artist will also know how to do your makeup best suited for camera. You want to look back on your wedding photos in 50 years, and say that you looked like the best most polished version of yourselves.
CARE – A professional makeup artist will most likely always want to do a trial run with you. It then will set the tone for the big day, your expectations will be laid out and you’ll be able to have an idea how you will look and how the makeup wears. Once it’s wedding day, you’ll have an exact picture and idea to go from.
“It’s the last time you will be able to take an hour or so to relax and compose yourself before you put your dress on. “
RELAX – When you are in my makeup chair, you will feel relaxed and well taken care of. I typically tell my brides that they get their hair done first and that they are last in the makeup chair. For the reason of relaxation. It’s the last time you will be able to take an hour or so to relax and compose yourself before you put your dress on.
TIMING – You’ll want a speedy efficient makeup artist that knows how to work with each face promptly. For me, I generally take 30-45 minutes with each face. I like to take at least an hour for the bride, as I said for relaxation, and it will give plenty of time to compose yourself before your big event.
If you are one of my brides, I thank you for allowing me to be a big part of your day. I am so grateful to you and your beautiful bridal party’s.