Let’s talk about one of the biggest parts of your bridal look… makeup! Makeup can be one of those make or break things on your wedding day so let’s make sure you are happy and know all the things before booking your makeup artist! In this post we will discuss what things to look for when looking for a makeup artist, how to determine your makeup style, and how to get the best quality out of your makeup look! Makeup Artist Sabra Blevins (@the.driven.darling) and I sat down to talk all things wedding makeup to help you prepare for your big day!
When to Book Your Makeup Artist
On your wedding day you not only want to look good, you want to feel good too! It’s so important to find the right makeup artist for you. Booking a makeup artist should be one of the first things you do. Sabrina even says that booking a makeup artist should be something you do after buying your wedding dress, booking a venue, and a photographer! This is for a couple of reasons. One is because ALL vendors book up fast! The last thing you want is to find out that your top two artists are booked up already for your date. The second reason is because you need to allow TIME. You need to make sure there is enough time in between your booking date and your wedding date, this is because a lot of makeup artists do a trial run prior to ensure that you are happy and have everything planned out beforehand of what works best for you!
The Key to Determining Your Wedding Day Makeup Style
If you are like me makeup is just not your thing, and that’s okay! If your a bride that is confused when it comes to makeup here’s some tips to help you determine your wedding day makeup style. One thing to think about is how much makeup you are comfortable with wearing, if you are someone who doesn’t normally wear a lot of makeup then you are not going to want full glam. Another thing to think about is your dress and the venue, it is good to make sure everything will match according to your vision. Also consider your skin type, is your skin dry or oily? When booking with a makeup artist ask what their specialty is! A lot of makeup artists can do any style of makeup but have one that they specialize in and that they feel they do the best. These are all things that will contribute to deciding which makeup style you want to go with and things you should discuss with your makeup artist prior to the big day. You don’t have to know everything before meeting with your makeup artist, they will walk you through the process and help you pick a style that works best for you!
Getting THE MOST Out Of Your Wedding Makeup
Like we mentioned earlier, a lot of makeup artists will do a trial run before your wedding day. During the podcast Sabra and I had THE BEST idea… consider doing your trial run on the same day as your engagement shoot! This allows you to get your trial run in and get all glammed up for your engagement pictures! This not only benefits you but it benefits your vendors too. It allows your photographer to see how your makeup is going to look in pictures and allows your makeup artist to see if there is anything you want to change for the wedding day.
The second way to get the most out of your wedding makeup is precare, precare is one of the most important ways to get the best quality out of your wedding day look. Start with having a good and consistent skincare routine, making sure your skin is at its best ensures that the makeup will look and lay right on your skin. Beauty expert Sabra Blevins recommends some products you should include in your pre wedding skincare routine. These items include retinol cream, serums, and masks. Something to keep in mind too is that healing your skin takes time! It is best to start on your pre-wedding skincare as soon as you can to allow enough time for your skin to clear up and look its best. So treat yourself girl, get those skincare products you have been eyeing and take yourself to the spa!
Makeup is an important thing to consider when wedding planning. Remember this is your day and as a wedding vendor we are here to help your vision come to life. Make sure that you are booking vendors that can help you do that and that you want to be a part of your day. Take this blog post as your sign to go out there and search for the perfect makeup artist for you and reach out as soon as you can to make sure that your date isn’t already booked!
When determining your makeup style, think about your personal preference on makeup such as how much you like to wear and how often, your dress, and your venue. Let’s not forget about getting the most of your makeup. Try and schedule your makeup trail the same day as your engagement pictures! This benefits all parties and will make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to your wedding day. Lastly, don’t forget to start on that pre wedding skincare routine, this will not only make your skin look better with the makeup but it will also make you feel better!
I hope that this blog post has helped you knock down some of that wedding planning stress. I love being a part of the wedding industry but I love having the opportunity to help my brides out even more! Make sure you are tuning into my podcast Up to Date With Kate where we talk about all things wedding planning and as always, message me with any wedding planning tips you are looking for or if you are a past bride message me with what advice you would give to future brides!
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