If you put on your own makeup as you go to work each day, it might occur to you that you could have all the skills necessary to help yourself on your wedding day. You could save hundreds by not hiring a professional makeup artist.
While it may not be readily apparent, professionals are in an entirely different league. You’ll be far better off going with a professional on your wedding day. Here are a few reasons why I recommend you to hire a makeup artist for your wedding day.
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- You’ll be able to have an in-depth discussion about your makeup needs
- You will have a stress-free wedding day
- You will have the benefit of professional-quality cosmetics
- You’ll have a beautiful, even complexion
- You’ll look like yourself
- Makeup artists know the tricks of wedding makeup
- You’ll look better in your photos
- You’ll look better for longer
- You will never have a problem with too much eyeliner
- Only a professional knows what to do with the weather
1. You’ll be able to have an in-depth discussion about your makeup needs
If you do your makeup yourself or get a friend in, you’ll have a very narrow skillset to tap. You certainly won’t have a vast array of makeup possibilities to discuss. With a professional in the room, though, you’ll find your makeup discussion moving to an entirely different plane. You’ll feel more confident with the choices you make.
2. You will have a stress-free wedding day
Having one less important thing to worry about on your wedding day can be a huge advantage. No matter what happens throughout the day, you’ll know that you look your best. When you’re confident, it will reflect on everything you do.
3. You will have the benefit of professional-quality cosmetics
Professional makeup artists usually work with higher quality products at a wider range than most consumers have access to. While you could buy quality products yourself, they would be prohibitively expensive. You wouldn’t be able to justify that kind of expense for products that you only really need to use one day. When you hire a professional, you’ll get your hands on those high-quality products for less.
4. You’ll have a beautiful, even complexion
If your facial skin tends to be lighter than the skin lower down on the neck, you should definitely hire a makeup artist for your wedding. Only professional makeup artists are aware of the difference in skin tone and have the expertise to blend makeup for even results effectively.
5. You’ll look like yourself
Not only do professionals have the benefit of serious training, but they also have experience as well, having worked on many weddings. It takes this kind of training and experience to make a heavy application of makeup look very natural. On a day when people will look at you from two feet away, you can’t afford to look like you have thick makeup on.
6. Makeup artists know the tricks of wedding makeup
Even if you have a friend who’s a dab hand at stage makeup or makeup for film, those techniques may not do much for you at your wedding. For instance, you’ll need makeup that doesn’t smudge when you sweat.
It can’t transfer to the cheeks of all the people you air kiss, either. More importantly, your lipstick can’t get on the lips of the groom. When the officiant says, “You may now kiss the bride.”
7. You’ll look better in your photos
Experienced wedding makeup artists know how to use makeup to make you appear three-dimensional in your photos. Not even a professional photographer can do much for a bride who does have the benefit of great makeup expertise. If you want to look gorgeous in your wedding photos, consider hiring one of the best makeup artists.
8. You’ll look better for longer
Professional cosmetics don’t just look better; they stay that way for long. With access to specialty primers and setting sprays, a professional makeup artist gets to make sure that your makeup doesn’t need constant touching up.
9. You will never have a problem with too much eyeliner
Heavy-handed eyeliner use is the number one problem with DIY wedding makeup. The problem is a miserable one, because it tends to show easily on photographs. A professional understands this problem and knows where to stop.
10. Only a professional knows what to do with the weather
Before a professional makeup artist decides on the best techniques to bring out the best in a client, they tend to look at the weather. Humid weather, dry air, dusty air, and cold weather – all of these require different makeup approaches, equipment, and products. Only rarely can a non-professional draw on such knowledge or resources.
Many brides believe that they can manage with DIY makeup because they know how to use Photoshop to fix any problems in their wedding photographs. Wedding photos, though, are not at all easy to do a convincing job on. If your photos don’t come out right on their own, those are what you will need to live with.