Wedding Day Makeup...the first 7 steps

One of the most important (if not THE most important) parts of a wedding day is making sure the bride looks the way she has always dreamed she would… And the truth is the wedding dress is only a small piece of what makes a bride feel beautiful. Her Dress, Her Veil, Her Hair, Her Shoes, Her Accessories…and finally her Makeup complete that overall look.

While recently visiting the West Coast for bit of pleasure and a bit of work I picked the brain of my amazingly talented sister-in-law and fabulous makeup artist Joanna Hubbard. Jo is known for her work in movies, in music videos and her bridal day “spoiling” that she offers her clients. After talking she gave me 15 key factors and bits of knowledge to share with your wedding day makeup artist. Here are the first 7 tips…and a few of my favorite bridal makeup images from 3 great photographers Jasmine Star, Leslie Roark and Tacolayo Photography and the great All Made Up Team .

1. Pricing. When discussing pricing with your makeup artist make sure to take into consideration a few factors that might end up costing you a bit more money.
1. Are they traveling for your wedding? 2. How many people are getting their makeup done? 3. How much do add-ons cost? Either extra clients or extra services. False eyelashes, eyes only, tattoo covering…etc.

2. Placement. Make sure to have a “makeup station” available for your artist. Preferably somewhere with natural light, a mirror, plenty of counter space and seating.

3. Portfolio. Have you seen the work of your artist? Don’t be ashamed or nervous to ask for pictures! Don’t rely on only “word of mouth” both images of their work and recommendations are helpful.

4. Timing. How long is your makeup artist going to stay during your day? Ask them if they are willing to stay for pictures after the ceremony…mascara tears running down your face are easily fixed by a talented artist.

5. Knowing what you want. Make sure to have pictures of what you like…and what you don’t like. This can be helpful as you and your artist might use different words for the same look. Your idea of natural or dramatic might be completely different than what your artist thinks is natural or dramatic. If you have a specific look in mind voice your opinion. (before the artist starts).

6. Trial Run. A trial run is always best. Take a day to try out your hair and makeup before the wedding day, this way you can make any edits that you’d like before your big day. This is not always included in the price, but is a great item to budget for.

7. Tanning & Waxing. Make sure that you finish your last tanning session (real or fake) no closer than 4 days to the big day and all facial waxing should be completed no closer than 3 days before.

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