Wedding Day Makeup: Finding a Makeup Artist



Wedding day makeup is understandably, the most daunting work a bride can do on her special day and having to do it then seems a bit overwhelming because it would be perfect to look and feel great on your day. As a bride, you will also want to relax and feel free to talk, drink and have fun with your bridesmaids during this ordeal. In fact, there is more to hair and makeup – too light a foundation will wash out your face and too dark of a foundation seems a bit extreme. A Hair and Makeup pro will be able to help you out and can give you makeup appropriate for your wedding day that is also long wearing.

If you are seeking out a makeup artist to provide you with pro service. Here are some tips to finding out who will help you look like the best version of yourself.

  • Social media has become the mecca for looking into a makeup and hair artist suitable to work on your face for the makeup look you want to achieve. Instagram and Facebook are made use as a portfolio site for some up-and-comers and professionals alike and most brides agree, as it has become easier to browse photos of their work. Hashtags are a way to search for “vancouvermua” or “vancouvermakeupartist”. Book a consultation and always ask how much the it costs.
  • Ask your beauty advisor/consultant at a local department store such as The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom. Did you know you know that you can talk to beauty consultants and ask to give you a makeover? Make sure you are comfortable with the person who will do your makeup. Ask if there is a minimum purchase? How much? Don’t be afraid to explain that you are there for wedding day makeup consultation. That way, they can provide you with the best service and perhaps use the best makeup products. If you love the way you’re makeup looks. Ask if its possible to do an on-location service or if they will schedule a day and time for you to come to the store the day of your wedding. Do this 1 month in advance.
  • Ask your wedding planner. They have all the answers pertaining to your wedding ideas. If you find that you are missing a particular pro, they will be able to step in and recommend you one. They carry with them a vendor list from photographers to makeup artist.
  • Photographers are also great for vendor list because they often work and network with a list of talented makeup artist. Ask the photographer who did the makeup on the photo that made you hire his expertise! Make sure you get recommended a professional and knowledgeable in their crafts.
  • The salon where your hair stylist works might have a trained in-house makeup artist. Most likely, the makeup artist will have their own pricing. Don’t be afraid to ask for group discount.
  • Do not forget to ask your friends! I’m sure they will have a friend of a friend who does makeup. Nothing beats word of mouth when it comes to finding what you’re looking for. Rest assure that you will get the best one because that makeup artist must have made your friend feel fabulous.


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