Monday, 15 July 2013

The Pros of Hiring a Pro!

All you beautiful brides to be, this one is for you!

You have spent so time planning every last detail of your big day, not to mention the money spent on your dress, shoes, jewellery, venue. So why wouldn't you invest a little in to what is going to be in every photograph to remind you of your big day.. Your face

So, why is hiring a Makeup Artist on your wedding day so important?

You, the bride are the focus for the entire day,  you will never be photographed as you are this day for the rest of your life. These photographs which you will look back on forever.
A professional makeup artist can create a beautiful look, tailored to you, that will last you through the whole day and well in to the evening.

Most women know how to apply their makeup very well. Which is great for everyday life.
But your wedding day is not just another day at work or a night out with your friends, it's the biggest day of your life, and you want to look more radiant and beautiful than you ever have before. 

It is important to remember that a makeup artist will have many more up to date products and colours to work with than an average person. These products will be specifically chosen for you, taking in to consideration what suits you, what will work best with your skin type and tone, and importantly which products will work best with photography so you will look just as beautiful in your photos as you do in real life!

You will no doubt have lots on your mind on the day, and hiring a makeup artist will allow you to just sit back, relax, drink champagne and enjoy being pampered.

So once you have decided that it may be a good idea to hire a professional to take care of your makeup on the day, the next step is deciding who to trust with such a big job on the day.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a makeup artist for your wedding day;
It's always good to try and find a makeup artist through a recommendation. Ask married friends, photographers, hairdressers if they could recommend anyone to you.
Once you have found 2 or 3 with a promising portfolio, contact them and check their fee and availability.
You must always book a makeup trial. If your makeup artist is willing to do your wedding day makeup with out one, then this should sound some alarm bells.
A trial is recommended for a number of reasons; you can get to know the artist who will be part of the most important day of your life, discuss your requirements, try out different looks and colours with the advice from a professional. You can then breathe a sigh of relief knowing you're in safe hands.
Be sure to express exactly what you want on the day, don't be shy. It is all about you after all!

Here are some key points to bear in mind;

  •  A makeup artist has the skills and products to create a flawless makeup that will last you all day.
  • They understand how flash photography affects the appearance of makeup and will therefore be able to select the appropriate products.
  • Will save you time and money in the long run not having to find and buy your own cosmetics for the day. 
  •  You will gain peace of mind that you are in safe hands, if you are someone who lacks confidence in your appearance they will put you at ease that you will look exactly how you would like to on your wedding day.
Another option to consider is booking in for a makeup lesson. This will help you gain confidence in applying your makeup and you will learn lots of tips and tricks for the big day. They can guide you through which products to purchase, how to use them and why they are perfect for you on your wedding day. This is ideal for and brides getting married abroad, you can get great results with the help of a professional!

I hope I have managed to convince some of you the importance of hiring a professional. 
Happy wedding planning! 


  1. Lovely post, I had a wonderful gal at my local MAC counter do my makeup on my wedding day along with my maid of honor, it was a fun and relaxing way to start a hectic special day :) thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Ah that's brilliant! Thanks for your feedback :)