January 25, 2016
So excited to have a guest blogger, Chantelle on the blog today! Chantelle is a bridal makeup artist in Breckenridge and she seriously works magic! I send all my brides to her to work her magic and loveee the way the makeup shows up on camera. From a wedding photographers point of view, finding an amazing makeup artist is SO important.
Congratulations on your engagement! Now you are in the process and one of the
most essential parts of the process is deciding who will do your makeup on your big
day. This will be the most photographed moment of your life thus far and having
your makeup applied by a professional who understands how to make you look
your best in photos is vital. I recommend all brides have their makeup done by a
professional on their wedding day.
The best place to start in your search for your bridal makeup artist is get
recommendations from local contacts at your wedding venue, your photographer,
any of your other vendors, and of course your hairstylist. Chances are they have
seen a few different local makeup artists’ work in the area.
Once you have a few recommendations, I would check out each makeup artist’s
website and social media page. Look at their work on other brides and make sure
their style is similar your own taste.
After you’ve found an artist or two that you are interested in it is time to call, make
sure they are available on your wedding date, and book a trial application. I HIGHLY
recommend a trial no matter what! Just because you love an artist’s work does not
mean that you are guaranteed to love the look on yourself and you don’t want to risk
this on your big day. A trial application is a THE time to make sure you and your
makeup artist are on the same page when it comes to your final look. This will
ensure that the morning of your wedding day will run as smoothly as possible.
With that said, makeup artists are not mind readers and what you consider a smoky
eye with a nude lip may be completely different from what your makeup artist
considers that look to be, so be sure to arrive at your trial application with
inspiration photos. If it is hard for you to justify paying for a trial application, try to
book your trial on the day of a special occasion or your engagement photos and it
will kill two birds with one stone!
Other factors to keep in mind when deciding on a makeup artist is to make sure they
can accommodate everyone that wants to get their makeup done in your wedding
party and check whether they travel to work on-site or have a studio if you need
somewhere to get ready. Always ask for a final quote with all of the totals, and see if
they require a deposit or contract to hold your wedding day. Do not be wary if your
makeup artist (or any of your vendors for that matter) require a deposit and/or a
signed contract. This means that they are organized, their time is valuable, and their
services are in high demand.
I hope these tips help you find the perfect bridal makeup artist for you and your
–Chantelle Conway, Owner of Chantilly’s Makeup and Brow Bar and Freelance
Bridal Makeup Artist.