With wedding season just around the corner, future brides may be feeling inspired to start dreaming up a bridal beauty plan. Choosing your wedding makeup style, colour story, and perfect products are all parts of achieving a beautiful end result. Of course, choosing the right makeup artist is the first and perhaps most important step to bringing the vision to life. Whether you are months into your bridal beauty timeline and – or you’ve just started the journey by curating your Pinterest board, we are listing some key questions you’ll want to ask before you say ‘yes’ to your bridal makeup artist.
This question may seem basic, but it is so important to see the actual work your potential makeup artist has done. A curated portfolio of different looks will give you a good idea of range and ability. Once you see photographs of real weddings, you can do some serious reflection on whether it aligns with your personal style and bridal makeup look.
If you’ve done your homework and have your heart set on a specific makeup artist, prepare to discuss numbers. Do a comprehensive survey of beauty service lists and discuss what the potential cost of your bridal makeup look might be. If you choose to book services, the next step would be signing up a satisfactory contract.
For flawless wedding photos, you may want to consider hiring your chosen makeup artist for your entire bridal party. A sun-kissed bronzed look may mean different things to different members of your bride tribe. In order to keep the look consistent, find out if your makeup artist has the resources or capabilities to work their magic on everyone.
Deciding on a unified creative vision for your dream bridal makeup look is one part of the process. You’ll also need to decide if the makeup artist you want to work is actually available on the day of your wedding. The amount of time required to do your makeup on the day of should also be built into your contract.
This open-ended question will give you a better idea of the know-how of a certain makeup artist. A trained professional will be stocked with a range of colours and appropriate products to ensure your makeup both looks beautiful in photos and is long-lasting.
Get planning and treat yourself to a first-rate bridal beauty experience by booking a preview. With this bridal makeup dress rehearsal, you’ll feel more than confident in your chosen makeup look as you count down your timeline – and you’ll have beautiful photos to look back on in anticipation of your big day.
See our definitive guide to the bridal preview.