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A Makeup Artist Is A Bride’s Best Friend

The day you tie the knot is likely to be one of the most wonderfully memorable and equally stress filled days of your entire life. Your maid of honour may know all about your first crush and how many shots it will take before you start dancing, but there's really one person (other than your handsome groom) who can make or break your big day, and that's your makeup artist.

Even if you fancy yourself a novice who likes to dabble in pigments and powders, there are many benefits to hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding day.

Experience
You've already dropped hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars on the perfect dress and probably forked out a small fortune for a photographer to follow you around snapping perfectly poised pictures. Why wouldn't you invest in hiring a professional to make sure you look as amazing as you feel?

Make up artists are highly skilled at their task, and trained in applying makeup to all skin types for a variety of situations. They'll know how to flawlessly match your skin tone, and how to mask those last minute blemishes or skin reactions that can crop up when you least expect (and want) them.

Achieve Your Vision
A perfect smokey eye or dewy complexion should be the last thing on your mind when you're gearing up to walk down the aisle. A makeup artist will be able to get those little details right, every time.

The style of wedding, the mood, your hair style, even features you'd like to highlight or camouflage – your artist will be able to offer tips and advice on all of that and more, to get and keep you picture perfect at a moments notice.

Treat Yourself
You want your day to be perfect, but even if you're a whiz at doing your own makeup you should take this opportunity to lighten your load. Carve out a little “me” time to sit back and relax by letting a makeup artist do their thing to make you look stunning.

Along with tried and true techniques, makeup artists use the best tools of the trade, and products and techniques to achieve the flawless, long lasting look every bride desires for her wedding day.

Choosing The Right Makeup Artist
Your day is special, and you should put as much care into picking your makeup artist as you do into choosing your colours.

Set up a meet and greet to get to know them, and then book a trial to see if you work well together, and if you like their style and flair. This person will accompany on one of the most important days of your life – can they handle the pressure?

Ask them to bring samples of their past work, as well as magazine cut outs or other forms of inspiration, along with their ideas of what they might put together for you for your wedding.

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