Do you really need a Makeup Artist? – She Said Yes

Do you really need a Makeup Artist?

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Though I love learning make-up techniques and trying the latest releases, my aptitude will never compare to that of a make up artist.  I’ve learned to bronze and blend but my highlight/contour still isn’t that conjured by the skilled hands (and eye) of a makeup artist with professional training and on-the-job experience .

I don’t doubt that you’re more talented than me at make-up though!  If so, then when it comes to the most important events or functions then, like… I don’t know… a wedding (!) do you really need to hire a makeup artist professional?

Why use make-up artists?
Yes, it is another line to add to the budget spreadsheet, but I suggest the use of a makeup artist is easily justified when you consider what they offer.

Booking a professional makeup artist is to minimise stress, allow someone to pamper and take-care of you and your friends, prevent the need for everyone to bring their own bags (sacks) of makeup and styling-tools, and also makes for lovely pre-wedding photo opportunities too (The Official Photographers).

What’s the difference in hiring a Makeup Artist?  Your friend/sister/bridesmaid is pretty skilled…
Top make-up artists use top quality products, starting before they even apply make-up. Flawless make-up requires the best skin-prep, and professional make-up artists will ensure that first and foremost, yours is prepped and primed.  The make-up artist will have colours to match every person’s skin-tone, and will ensure to perfectly match your own to whatever shade it requires (even if you’re feeling a little pale on the day with nerves), and apply with between 5 and 30 make-up tools to achieve a perfectly airbrushed finish to your skin which glows in photos.

You might think that one of your bridesmaids has the necessary skills to do the job, in which case do consider the amount of time it takes for each girl (around 45 minutes for each of hair and make-up), and what else she may be helping to set up.  My bridesmaids barely had a chance to sit down for cake and champagne let alone help out with someone else’s makeup.

For our bridal party, booking a professional make up artist was invaluable, and I feel really lucky that I had such a lovely, talented woman on hand.  This brings me to what is by far the more difficult question.

How do you choose a make-up artist?
Where do you even start?  Do you know where to look, or what you’re even looking for?  I didn’t.  Finding a make-up artist (or hairstylist) is most often through word of mouth, but sometimes that’s not a viable option.  Once I knew I was getting married in the Coromandel, I turned to google.  I literally googled Coromandel Makeup Artist and booked the first one down.  Thank goodness Krystal knows beauty even better than she knows SEO, but it’s a risky move on my part, and not something I’d recommend (though I do recommend Krystal).

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