the date set and the venue booked, more and more
brides are turning to the services of a professional
make-up artist to help them achieve a flawless
and long lasting look for their special day. Having
a dedicated person arrive at your venue can be
a lovely treat for the bride and bridesmaids but
what just should you look for in a make-up artist?
Firstly, I would strongly recommend that you look
for a professional that works as a make-up artist
& is not doing it as a sideline or hobby.
Not only will a professional have more experience,
be insured and have an established make-up kit
but they will also have testimonials from other
brides and pictures for you to see.
Secondly, it is important that you have a trial
with your make-up artist. A good make-up artist
should listen and work to achieve the look you
want; whether it is natural, pretty or dramatic.
There should be no pressure, you must feel free
to test drive the make-up for the full day before
making any decisions or paying a deposit. There
should always be feedback following a trial to
allow you to discuss any problems and changes
you might want to make.
Thirdly, a make-up artist who is freelance and
not affiliated with a particular brand will be
up to date in the latest products from all the
ranges and is free to get the best products in
their kit rather then being led by a brand because
they get it cheaper.
A good make-up artist can be a real asset, advising
on skincare, treatments and teaching you how to
make the most of your features and let's not forget
the wealth of tricks of the trade to making you
look good on film without the need for heavy or
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