If you follow celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Huda Kattan, then you might already be a fan of makeup. But, if you are like me who regularly follow the cosmetology trends on Instagram, and yet can’t differentiate a mascara from eye-liner, then ladies we need a wedding makeup artist to rescue us on our big day. Here is a complete guide for you beautiful ladies about hiring a wedding makeup artist.
WHY NOT A DIY-BRIDE?
You might be a pro, but everyday makeup and wedding day makeup are two different things. Plus, you can’t buy all those expensive products and tools for a one-day event. You should relax instead of worrying about the shape of wings, or the intensity of contouring. You are a bride, and you deserve to be pampered.
WHY YOU NEED A WEDDING MAKEUP ARTIST?
When it comes to makeup, it’s like a serious glam domain, where you need a professional wedding makeup artist because:
- You want to look your best and still keep it natural.
- A well-trained wedding makeup artist knows which are your best features how to bring them into the highlight.
- Have a glam squad at your side, and you will be killing it in every type of lighting, even in monochrome pictures.
HOW AND WHERE TO START?
So now that you’re convinced, here are few tips on where to start.
- Search, then Research: Gather up all your Bhabhi, Mami, Chachi, use the power of word-of-mouth and find out the names of top-class wedding makeup artists. You’re millennial, come on google it up, go to their professional websites and Instagram pages.
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IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS TO KNOW IN TERMS OF MAKEUP TYPE:
Differences between Airbrush makeup and HD makeup:
|AIRBRUSH MAKEUP||HD MAKEUP|
Airbrush makeup is a modern technique of spraying makeup on your face using an airbrush gun.
The HD means High-definition makeup that makes your skin looks flawless and reflective. This makeup is done in an Orthodox way using brushes, palette, and sponges.
The benefits are that it is smooth, appears natural, and feels light on the skin. Also, the good quality airbrush makeup is sweat-resistant and waterproof, and thus you can wear it for long.
The benefits are that it covers up all sorts of cracks, creases, even the stubborn marks on the skin so that you look beautiful even on the HD lens camera. It is cheaper than airbrush makeup and suitable for all skin types.
The Airbrush makeup technique is generally best for brides with oily skin.
HD is very Versatile and typically fit for all Skin Types it basically comes down to the Products being Used.
IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS TO KNOW IN TERMS OF PRICE AND PACKAGES:
Learn about the differences between expensive makeup, and mainstream makeup, so that you’re not fooled. Usually, a wedding makeup artist charges between 20k-25k, while you can book a celebrity wedding makeup artist starting from 28k. A freelance wedding makeup artist who uses mainstream makeup can be booked in as low as 12k.
Different Bridal Packages: There are different bridal packages for pre-wedding functions and wedding day, and their cost also varies, like you can get ready for your mehendi in the 1/4th cost of your wedding day makeup. Then, the bridal packages along with the makeup are inclusive or exclusive of the following:
- Nail Painting
- Draping of saree
NOW THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE BASIC DISTINCTIONS HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT YOU MUST ASK TO GET THE COMPLETE IDEA:
1)Ask about their extended services that whether they would work with your other family members and the charges would be additional or inclusive.
2)Ask your wedding makeup artist beforehand that whether the trials they offer are free, exclusive of total payment, or adjustable in total payment. When exclusive, you have to pay for trials whether you like the makeup or not.
3)Ask whether you should go with current trends, because trends come in style and go, but your wedding pictures are for life.
4)Ask about the safety measures that your wedding makeup artist uses like mascara wands are disposable or hard, reusable tools are sterilised, etc.
5)Ask about the number of brides that wedding makeup artist has to attend on the same day because you don’t want divided attention on your big day.
6)Ask about the advance payment, travel or location fee, discounts, terms and conditions, mode of payment, date of payment, cancellation policy. Discuss in advance about all this to avoid future inconveniences.
HERE’S HOW TO FINALISE A WEDDING MAKEUP ARTIST AND WHAT WE SUGGEST:
Now that you have Shortlisted a Few Names Here is how You Finalise one:
1)Check the availability of the makeup-artist, sync your dates and ask about the backup options, who will attend you in their absence.
2)Salon or Freelance wedding makeup artist?
|If you choose a salon, then you can choose head artist, senior or junior artist under different price range.||If you choose a freelance wedding makeup artist, you choose an entourage of artists who assist the head.|
Salon Provides a Hassle Free Streamlined Experience with a Team that works well together, instead of managing multiple Freelance artists who are not used to working together. you don’t need to worry about various stuff and just sit back and relax However Salon’s are Pricier in general.
Head artist is the most experienced one and thus charges more, and if he/she comes to your chosen venue, there might be additional charges, On the other hand freelancers in general charge less and they will carry their own makeup lights, while with salon, you have to confirm lights beforehand.
3) Ultimately Pick the artist who gels in well and fits your budget, this is the most important of all.
IMPORTANT DO’s AND DONT’s THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS:
1)Pre-plan where you will get ready, near the wedding venue, at your home, or at their studio, as you may not want to spend hours in makeup, then hours in the traffic jam to reach your wedding.
2)Go for two trials. The first trial as an interactive event where you can see the makeup kit of the artist and know about the brand and kind of the products that they use. The second trial is like a dry run of your wedding look; here you can see whether the artist can translate your likings onto your face.
3)Don’t be a newbie, who will sit like a baby to get dressed and ready. Discover your likings and disliking, research about the makeup brands, different makeup products, discover which suits your skin the best.
4)Your makeup should match your jewellery and dress. So, show your wedding makeup artist your dress and jewellery, so that they can create the perfect blend.
THINGS THAT YOUR WEDDING MAKEUP ARTIST WANTS YOU TO KNOW
1)Please take care of your skin and have a night care skin routine.
2)Wear a similar t-shirt colour to your dress during the trials so that you can see makeup in full effect and contrast.
3)Your artist can’t read your mind, tell them what you like and what suits your skin, bring few personal products along; hey, even bringing magazines and photos of makeup will work.
4)The trial must be scheduled before two-three weeks before the wedding not months ago because just like our hair, the requirements and texture of our skin also change frequently.
PS: The makeup on your face should be as good looking as your wedding attire and Jewellery , so carefully select your wedding makeup artist.
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