Q: I’m planning my wedding for this spring and starting to think about hiring a makeup artist for the day, what do I need to know about finding and hiring a professional?   

A: Congratulations, your wedding day is definitely a day you want to look your most beautiful and we think hiring a pro is the way to go. The first task is finding the right artist, ask friends and coworkers for recommendations, word of mouth is a great way to find an artist.  There are also lots of artists with websites showcasing their bridal work.  Once you’ve found an artist whose work you like, there are some questions you need to ask – what is the cost for application for your and your bridesmaids? Are there additional fees for parking, travel, false lashes, or brow shaping? Is there a cost for a trial or consultation? Is there a deposit required?

We highly recommend meeting with an artist or two for a trial makeup application.  Tell the artist what you’ll be wearing, how much makeup you’re comfortable wearing and even bring tear sheets from bridal magazines of looks you love.  Once your makeup is done, be honest, you have to be happy with the look and a good artist will tweak your makeup until it is perfect.

Expect to pay anywhere from $60 to $150 per person depending on the artist’s experience and the number of faces to be made up.  Ask about package deals if your bridesmaids or family members are also planning on getting their makeup done. Once you’ve booked your artist and chosen your look it’s a good idea to purchase the lip shade and powder you will be using for easy touch ups throughout the day and night.  Good luck!


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