Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day. Some prefer a natural and innocent look while some might prefer a bolder look. In order to get the look that you crave for, you need to find a good makeup artist to do up your makeup that suits your style and can last for long hours.
Even if you have been doing your own makeup for work or dinner functions, you should ditch the idea of doing your own makeup on your wedding day. But how can you find and secure the very person that can do the magical touch to your face?
Here are some tips that will guide you to find the RIGHT makeup artist for your wedding day:
1. Know what you want and need
First and foremost, know what you really want and need from this particular makeup session. Some of the things to consider are:
- Colour of your dress
- What kind of look you want to have (natural, pastel coloured eyeshadow or bold, red lips)
- Time and duration of your event (a day time wedding would require a fresher look that lasts for at least 6-8 hours while smokey eyes is more suitable for dinner reception of 4-5 hours)
2. Search for more than one makeup artist (MUA)
Spend some time online and look for portfolios of professional makeup artist in your area. If you go on Instagram and search #makeupartistmalaysia, and you’ll find more than 100,000 post with that particular tag.
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If you search using Recommend.my, you will also be able to get prices for their standard wedding package all at once, thus saving you time. Their proposals will also include trial sessions. If not, don’t be shy to ask!
3. Review the MUA’s portfolio
Obviously it is important to review the MUA’s portfolio, and almost all MUAs will upload pictures of their client’s Before and After look. While going through the portfolios, you will notice that every MUA will do a different look for weddings and commercial events (advertisement, magazine, fashion show). Look closely and identify which style you prefer the most, and suitable for your big day.
4. Check Customer Testimonials and Reviews
Does the makeup artist have any reviews from their previous customers? Check their Facebook page or their Recommend.my business page to see whether they have a high five-star rating. The more reviews, the more confident you will be in their capabilities!
5. Ask what products or brands they use
If the quotation doesn’t mention what are the brands or products that will be used, you should ask for this information. If the MUA will use the brands that you normally use, that’s the best. If not, look up for more information about the brand and see if you have experience any allergies with that product or not.
6. Have a trial session and discuss the look
Set a date for the trial makeup session with the MUA that you aim to hire. At the beginning of the session, remember to time how long it will take from start to finish. This will come in handy in setting the time for the actual event day. Once finished, discuss the look with your MUA so he or she can make the necessary adjustment on your wedding day.
7. Hire with confidence
During the trial session, you will be able to evaluate the MUA’s work and how you feel around him or her. If you feel comfortable and love the outcome, make a decision immediately. Pay the deposit and hire with confidence.