How to choose a wedding makeup artist
Finding The Makeup Artist match for YOU
We all want to look our best on our wedding day. Why would we want anything less? When it comes to finding the right person for the job how do you know it will turn out the way you expect it to? Calling your salon and scheduling an appointment for your big day isn’t the end of the line when selecting a makeup artist. You’ll want to make sure the person is a good fit for you, your attendants, and wedding genre.
Tips to finding a great makeup artist:
- It’s essential that your artist is a good listener. You want your makeup artist to be able to envision your ideas and the ability to carry out the look you are want to emulate. Since your makeup artist has a set amount of time to work with you you’ll want to have some visual aids readily available to help interprit the look you are wanting. Too much information can also eat up the valuable time you have with your makeup artist. The important things you’ll want to share are: pics of your attire, the way your hair will be styled, makeup looks you found that you liked, the time of day, as well as weather your wedding will be indoor or outdoor. If your makeup artsist is an experienced one he or she will be able to customise your application to suit your occasion.
- Your makeup artist should be reliable and professional so it’s best to choose a reputable business that you can trust. It may may cost a few dollars more but well worth it. You will want the lasting looks of your amazing day when you reflect upon it in your photo’s
- Does your salon / makeup artist offer the services you need? – Is he / she experienced with photography makeup? Do they offer eyelash applications, long-last makeups, or makeup to purchase? Will your artist meet with you for a trial run? Is traveling to your location an option? Does the facility offer skin care services and brow shaping & other hair removal services? In my studio we have bride’s come in for a trial run prior to the actual wedding day to try on a few makeup looks and to discuss their skin care needs well in advance.
- Does the artist utilize clean or disposable tools? The last thing a bride needs is a case of conjunctavitis or a cold sore on the morning of her big day. The best way to check is to watch their habbits during a trial run. If the makeup artist is using mascara without disposeable wands and lipstick right from the tube it’s best to assume this is the same routine for all of his or her clients. I’d run the other direction alcohol wipes in hand. LOL
- Do you like the makeup artists work and personality. I think it is essential to not only like the person’s work but to be able to get along with their personality. That way you have positive memories about your special day and feel great about yourself too.
The right application of makeup can having you looking absolutely stunning on your special day. If you are wanting a more subtle yet practical makeup application you may entertain the idea of permanent cosmetics. Maybe the look of drawn on eyebrows seems to artificial for you. Hair stroke eyebrow tattooing is our most popular procedure we do next to eyeliner which is our second. Having the look of real hair in a natural color designed for your specific facial shape creates an amazing frame for the rest of your face. It makes the rest of your makeup application so much easier when brows are strategically placed and proportioned to the face. It makes everyday makeup application a cinch, it’s waterproof and completely customizable. Eyeliner, and lip color make for a fresh, smear-free, appearance. The convenience and benefits out way the cost which can run anywhere between 600-900 depending of your desired look. The best part is it lasts for a few years! It makes a great wedding gift, and keeps you looking great throughout your honeymoon too!
Check out http://www.dermagrafix.net/makeup_lounge.html for a full list of our services.
Valerie Weber, CPCP, LE
Owner of Dermagrafix PC Studio
Valerie’s passion in permanent cosmetics began with her talent in makeup artistry and love for aesthetics. In 2000 Valerie obtained her Esthetician’s license and began her career as a clinical esthetician. Most of her experience was attained practicing in plastic surgery offices where she performed chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and IPL treatments. Valerie followed her interest in permanent cosmetics in 2001 seeing how it would nicely complement the aesthetic part of her training and also give her an artistic outlet. Valerie discovered a natural passion for cosmetic tattooing during her initial training which led her to pursuit more advanced techniques later on. Valerie has attended many training courses by other industry leaders to hone her techniques. In 2003 Valerie returned to her hometown of Doylestown, Pennsylvania where she founded Dermagrafix Permanent Cosmetic Studio.