Have you ever had your makeup professionally applied? Apart from a trial application at a department store makeup counter, many women likely have no experience with professional makeup artists. While one may not hire a makeup artist for everyday events, a wedding is an occasion that often warrants the expertise of a professional.
Many brides-to-be and their attendants book the services of a hairstylist to achieve beautiful wedding day hair but may not find it necessary to enlist the services of a makeup artist, figuring they can apply makeup effectively enough. But a makeup artist has a wealth of information in makeup application, as well as knowledge of what looks best under the lights and flashes of a camera. For those spending several thousand dollars on professional photography, an investment in a makeup artist can help ensure the faces smiling back from the photos look their best.
Hiring a professional who understands how makeup reads in a photograph and how it looks in everyday light can help any bride-to-be put her best face forward. It also takes away some of the stress of readying for the wedding day. Many do-it-yourself brides do not use the right products and can end up looking washed out in photographs. Brides, especially those who typically do not wear a lot of makeup, may not know how much to apply, resulting in a lackluster finished product. Here's why the makeup artist can prove invaluable.
* He or she can pinpoint your best features and play them up. As an unbiased observer, the makeup artist will not see your flaws but rather will look at your best assets.
* A makeup artist knows that the bride wants to see herself and not the makeup. He or she is creating the best version of the bride.
* Makeup artists use tricks of the trade to enhance or camouflage certain features. They have an intimate knowledge of highlighting and shading they are capable of, through applying makeup, sculpting the face.
* A professional will know the products available and be familiar with which formulations work best on all types of skin. If you have oily or dry skin, they can work to minimize any appearances of flaws. Also, a makeup artist will have many products and tools at the ready, reducing your need to shop prior to your wedding for all of the makeup essentials.
* You get a trial run with a makeup artist. Sitting down with a professional gives you the opportunity to try on a few different looks and decide on which you prefer. Do-it-yourself brides sometimes leave makeup decisions to the last minute and really do not have a game plan the day of the wedding.
* A professional can advise on the right tone. A common mistake made by do-it-yourselfers is choosing the wrong shade of foundation. Brides may end up looking like a pasty vampire or someone who has spent too much time in the sun. A makeup artist can help find the right shade and blend it in so there are no apparent lines from the face to the neck and decolletage.
* A makeup artist can get those tricky false lashes to look natural. Lush, full lashes really get eyes noticed, but many women are unsure of just how to apply false lashes. Lashes may be part of the makeup artist's insider tricks, and he or she can apply them so no one knows they are not real.
Hiring a makeup artist to apply your wedding day look could be a smart investment, particularly if you want to stand out and be noticed on your big day.