Booking a Makeup Artist for your Wedding Day

26 Mar 2015

Booking a Makeup Artist for your Wedding Day

Lucy Jayne Makeup talks us through why we should leave the makeup to the pros for the big day and answers some key queries to booking the right one

Every bride wants to look their best for their wedding day, not only will it be the most photographed you’ll ever be but you’ll also want to be at your most gorgeous when you commit to your husband.

All of this, plus the fact that you’ll only be a bride once, makes booking a makeup artist a wedding essential.

So how do you choose a makeup artist?

The first port of call is to look through their portfolio online, once you’re happy with the makeup artist’s work, it can be an idea to scroll through the testimonials. They are a great way of gauging how happy previous clients are and what to expect from the service. If your selected makeup artist has made it through this stage then the best thing to do is give them a ring. I am always happy to chat things through with potential clients. I want your big day to go as smoothly as possible and will do all I can to answer your questions and put you at ease. You want someone who not only does your makeup in professional way you like, but also puts you at ease so your big day is that one tiny bit less stressful.

When to book your makeup artist:

You need to book as early as possible. Ideally, you’ll have chosen your theme, colour scheme and dress before you have your trial. That way you can really work together to utilise these elements when creating the perfect look for you. I would suggest booking your trial around 2-3 months before the wedding. If you are planning on having fake tan, you need to experiment with that around this time and it’s an idea to come to the trial with the tan you intend on getting married in. Same goes for hair colour. You’ll feel much more confident if you have established the exact look with time to spare.

What to expect from your consultation:

In the meantime keep magazine cuttings and celebrity looks that inspire you and bring them along when you meet. Most makeup artists will be able to recreate them to suit your facial features and colouring, and to tie in with the rest of your look and the wedding itself. Don’t worry if you don’t have a clue where to start, styles will be suggested that will look incredible on you. It’s a good idea to book your makeup trial and hair trial for the same day, to see how the styles work together. Ideally, you’ll have your hair styled first as certain hairstyles bring out different features and I can work your makeup to tie in with this. It’s also an idea if you wear an outfit with a colour in a similar shade to your wedding dress.  Different colours will have a different impact on your skin tone and give a different impression.  

Looking after your skin:

All the stress of the build up to the big day can really take its toll on your skin so make sure to get into a good skincare routine at least a month before the big day. Use the cleansing, toning and moisturising products that suit your skin the best and remember to eat lots of fruit and veg and drink copious amounts of water. Facials are also a great way to boost your skin’s radiance and get a really thorough cleanse. It’s a good idea to start getting monthly facials 6 months before the big day. This means that by the time of your trial your skin will be in great condition. 

If you want to check out Lucy's work and book her for your big day, you can see all the information here!



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