Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tips! Finding a right Makeup Artist

On your wedding day you want to look special, you want to look your best! All the top models in the world however beautiful they are need make up to achieve the photos that grace the pages of the glossy magazines. It would be a shame to spend a small fortune on your wedding and then find that looking back on the pictures that your hair is a mess or your face is all shiny and sweaty.

Hiring a professional makeup artist is something I strongly recommend for your wedding day. It’s a long day and your face needs to look fresh and perfect from morning till night. You don’t want your foundation sliding down your face by the time you get to the wedding breakfast!  Plus if your make up has been done professional you will look so much better in your wedding photos. Cameras will pick up any sort of makeup disaster, badly applied foundation, miss applied lipstick! With a good make up artist with you the morning of the wedding you won’t need to worry.

When you’re looking back through your wedding album and reliving the memories years after your big day, there’s one thing above all that will shine through… how beautiful you looked!
After all of the planning and efforts you made for the most special day of your life, looking your very best often feels impossible. This is why it is so important that you find your perfect Make Up Artist. Brandishing their brushes and armed with their creative flare, they will take away your stresses and give you the look you’ve always dreamed of.

You’ll need to do your research. You may already have an idea of a stylist you’d like to use, perhaps a recommendation or somebody you’ve heard of. A recommendation is the best kind of information to have when it comes to selecting your artist. It gives you a real account of somebody else’s experience and the more you can read, the better. Many professional Make Up Artists have websites that will give you an idea of their work through portfolios and testimonials. Use this to see the styles that the artist can create, the range of their ability and their level of professionalism. And make sure you tell your makeup artist what kind of look you want. Or provide some pictures that you search online so that she will know what to do.

Choosing a date well ahead of your wedding day will mean one less thing to think about as your day draws nearer as your trial should leave you feeling confident and relaxed about how you will look in front of all of your guests when the time comes. Having an idea of the sort of style you’d like is always an advantage. It is useful to take with you a few pictures of styles you like to give your artist an idea of the look you’re hoping to achieve. A fun and creative way to do this is to make a collage of images from your hair and make up ideas, to the colour scheme and theme of your wedding. This will help your artist subtly coordinate your look with the rest of your day. It will also help you to get to know one another, which will become very important in the crucial few hours leading up to your big moment.

TIPS (For Wedding)

If you are not happy with the first attempt, you must speak up. It is normal practice to make adjustments in order to achieve the look required and an experienced artist will not be offended but will appreciate your input- the hardest part of their job is to find your limits and what makes you feel comfortable. Make sure you have your trial at least three weeks, but no more than 5 weeks, before your wedding.

If there is still daylight available, take a mirror outside and ensure you like how you look in natural daylight.Try to wear similar colour clothing to your wedding dress. Wearing strong colours can reflect on the face and slightly alter the way your make up appears.  On your wedding day, remember to wear a top that can easily be removed without damaging hair or make up.

Ensure hair and skin is cleansed and free from products. A good facial scrub or exfoliator the night before will remove dead skin cells and leave you with refreshed, soft skin, and its easier for you makeup to stick on your face and look better on your skin, Im sure you dun wan your makeup doesnt last long.  A final rinse in cool water will help to add shine to hair.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!

WARNING!!! For people who are finding a "Right" Makeup artist

First thing first, theres no personal anger or arguement here, its just that happened to one of my friend who just got married. You know, Im fine with friends who already have a makeup artist provided by the bridal shops usually. Its just that many people dont know about the truth. Mostly, the bridal shops makeup artist are like me, a freelance one, but their commission (Bridalshop) are sky high. Let me explain more details. Example, some bridalshop may tell you, a 'Professional' Makeup artist cost you 1288, but the fact is they giving them like 288? or 488? or some who are more better gives better price. Their 'so-called' professional has screwed up my friends wedding. Being so not professional and screwed people's wedding. First, that makeup artist was late, follow by uneven eye brows and the lash glue gone into my friend's eyes. Look the problem here is not because she didnt get me to do it, Im giving warning to people who thinks bridal shop makeup artist is better cos they think they are more 'Professional' since its recommended. Some are good, but mostly I saw even I do some of their bridemates or mothers are so not professional. Dont get me wrong, Im not saying im good, its jus that before you engage, make sure you sees her work. I bet you wont want a uneven brows on your wedding day or a "NOT" smokey eyes on your eyes or a uneven shadows. This can cause frustration. The worst case Ive heard was a free makeup artist included in your photoshoot package. When they go there, they will charge you like lashes, ampoule, hairdo etc... make sure you got no choice and pay extras. It good that you check with the artist before engage them. People think its free.... but its not... end up you paying more than what other artist include. Oh, thats not apply for wedding, it applies on some other events like D&D, bridesmate, etc..... the artist will tell you that the price is $80, but when she does the makeup, yes the make up the blush, the shadow is there, but no lashes, or not properly done on the brows and even not include hairdo. To me, One perfect look no matter is wedding or events or Dinner and Dance, its either you do nothing jus wear a fancy dress, or you got to do both makeup and hairdo. How will you feel if you have nice makeup on but without lashes?? It feels EMPTY & WEIRD!! Or a nice look without a nice hair??

Hope my information helps for the people who are finding a makeup artist or a going to be bride. Thanks for reading!! Take Care!! Good luck!