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Wedding Tips ~ Makeup Vs. Made-up.

posted Jun 7, 2015, 10:00 PM by Wedding Tales Wedding Planners   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:29 AM ]
Weddings are a special day in the lives of both the bride and the groom. And we all want to look our best on our special day. To do so we begin our diets, our exercises, our treatments for glowing skin, etc. way in advance. In this effort for perfection, brides (and sometime grooms) turn to makeup artists to help bring out that bridal glow on their big day. We are here to help you choose the right makeup artist for you and what are the questions you should be asking. Let’s go:

v  Trials, trials, trials – There is nothing more important than doing a trial(s) with a makeup artist. Even if the makeup artist has done your makeup before, always do a trial. Bridal makeup is very different from everyday makeup or “party” makeup.

And if you don’t have a makeup artist and/or are going to be using a makeup artist for the first time – then all the more do a trial. With a trial, you get an understanding of what kind of makeup the artist does and if you like their style.

v  The product talk – During your trial, remember to ask the artist what products she plans on using. This is very important as cheap drugstore makeup can have a reaction to your skin. If you are uncomfortable with the products they plan to use, bring this to their attention and voice your concern. If you are prone to allergies then make sure your artist is aware of this.

v  It’s not white, it’s grey – Girls, listen up – whether you are “fair”, “wheatish” or “dusky” be proud. No one can waltz in on your wedding day and make you a different “shade”. You are not a wall, you are a beautiful being intended to be perfect in your own way. No one can make you “fair”. And asking your makeup artist to use a lighter foundation is not the solution. This will just make you look grey in photographs. And grey is not a flattering shade.

v  Loud is not always a good thing – When it comes to bridal makeup, remember, you need to look like the best version of you with a little oomph and not a different person altogether. So calm down on the contouring and the “red eye shadow to match the red lehenga”.

v  Money does not equal better makeup – Just because a makeup artist charges an obscene amount to do makeup doesn’t automatically mean that they will do better makeup. Similarly, a celebrity makeup artist doesn’t necessarily mean better makeup artist either. You need to pick someone who you can afford and who does makeup that is good for you and your features.

v  Rapport is key – Your wedding day is going to be an emotional roller coaster for you and your family. Make sure that you have a good rapport with your artist so that they can be a calming influence on you. Someone who relaxes you and helps you chill out.

Hope this helps you find the perfect makeup artist and you look amazing on your big day.
Remember - when you are happy, you look gorgeous!!

 Our favorite makeup artists: Bhavya Arora & Tejal Rao 

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