Makeup Tips...Part 2

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.
I posted the first 7 tips to my interview with my fabulous sister-in-law and makeup artist earlier in the are the final 9 tips that will definitely make sure that you leave no stone unturned when planning with your wedding day makeup artist. But first, take a few seconds to see some beautiful wedding day makeup pictures from Leslie Roark and Erica Stawick with Green Shoes Events in Charlotte and her fabulous photographer Kristen Byrum.

8. Images. What types of pictures are going to be taken (color, film, digital, black and white)? Different types of films or styles work better with different types of makeup.

9. Hands. Do you want your hands touched up as well? Sound silly to you? Many clients want their hands to look their best if they want close-ups of their rings. Usually a light foundation or cover-up is used over the entire hand.

10. Arrival Time. Always give your artist at least 45 minutes per full face makeup (perfect for Mom’s and bridesmaids) and make sure the bride is scheduled for 90 minutes. Create an itinerary for your artist…any easy way to do this is to start with the time you’d like to depart for your wedding and work backwards based on the number of ladies getting their makeup done.

11. Theme. Are you having a themed wedding? Make sure to let your artist know so they can plan appropriately. Also, what are your wedding colors and do you want your wedding day look to incorporate those colors? Give your artist plenty of time so they can get makeup and accessories that match your vision.

12. Purchase. Do you have to pre-purchase your makeup? Some artists meet their brides for an initial consultation and give them a “must buy” list.

13. More Extra Fees. Do you have to pay extra for a touch up kit? Some artists give you a lip gloss/lipstick, lip liner and powder for touch-ups included in your “per face” price… others charge you a set fee for these items. Either way, we suggest you have one such kit in case you haven’t hired your artist for the entire evening.

14. High Definition. If you have a videographer that shoots in "high def"...make sure to tell your makeup artist. Your artist wouldn’t want to use high shimmer products or “luminescent powders” on high definition film it can make you like shiny and oily.

15. More Than Makeup. Do you need your makeup artist to do hair? Many makeup artists can do some hair, put in a veil or act as your personal assistant. Or if you are going to have both a hair stylist and makeup artist make sure you have an itinerary so that your maids or vendors aren't fighting over time.

16. Payment. Make sure that you stick to the payment schedule laid out in the makeup contract. You should pay when your artist arrives or in advance. Also, if each makeup client is paying individually it should be clear who is going to be paying the artist, it is uncomfortable for a vendor to be wandering around asking for their payment.

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