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Choosing the Perfect Makeup Artist for Your Special Day

When it comes to your wedding day, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate your love and the journey on which you are about to embark. After all, you and your loved ones are what make the day special. Whichever way you decide to do it — hiring professionals or taking your DIY skills to the max — there is one thing to keep in mind: your makeup. When it comes to your makeup, hiring a professional will give you one less thing to worry about and one more thing to celebrate. Professional makeup artists are trained in how to apply cosmetics for specific features. They are also experts at properly covering blemishes and ensuring that the makeup will look picture-perfect all evening long. Let the professionals do what they do best, and enjoy your day stress-free!

Research
Every makeup artist is a little different, and it’s important to find one that is in alignment with your ideal look. Some artists tend to do dramatic makeup while others prefer natural. Take your time to check out artists’ portfolios to get an impression of their style. When you’ve selected the artist that you feel confident with, ask for photos to make sure they will provide you the service you want. Wedding makeup is a large part of the industry, and don’t feel bad if it’s not the right fit, just make sure you do your research to look your best.

Connect
Take time to get to know the artist. With numerous phone calls coming in from the florist, baker & wedding planners, it can be easy to feel anxious on your wedding day. Having a comfortable relationship with your makeup artist will help you feel at ease &, most importantly, pampered. Additionally, it’s important that you be honest with them; if you’re looking to make changes, speak up. Ideally, your makeup artist will leave you feeling confident & assured no matter what the day brings.

Preview
Once you’ve done your research and connected with the artist, schedule a makeup preview. During a preview, the artist will do makeup as if it was your wedding day. This will give you an opportunity to make tweaks if needed or change course entirely before your big day. It’s worth it to do a full preview several weeks before the big day to talk about the details so you can take photos and wear the makeup throughout the day to ensure you look and feel your best.

Ashley is a professional makeup artist & licensed esthetician. She owns Sweet Nectar Shop a full service shop helping clients rejuvenate from every day life. Learn more at sweetnectarshop.com

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