If you were to ask any wedding photographer, they will say “YES, hire a makeup artist!” They will then explain to you that you do not want to risk looking blotchy or shiny for your wedding photos.
That being said, it is important to find the right make-up artist who will understand the image you want to achieve, and works with you to find the right look. A professional makeup artist should consult with you in advance of your wedding day and even do a trial makeup application and consultation before hand to help you develop the perfect look.
Certainly you can always take a one-stop shop attitude and find a hair salon that will offer to do your hair and makeup at a reduced price. And while this plan may save you a few dollars up front, this is surely a path to disaster that will only be realized weeks after your wedding when you see the finished photos.
Why is a makeup artist important for your big day?
Professional Makeup Application
Your local hair salon will generally only have a licensed cosmetologist on staff. While this may sound professional, a licensed cosmetologist is primarily trained in hair, which means they do not have a background in professional makeup application.
Camera Ready Products
A professional makeup artist is trained in the color science of makeup application. Applying makeup that will be photographed, is MUCH different than applying makeup for day to day wear. A professional makeup artist not only considers your skin tone, hair color and eye color, but also factors in the colors of your dress, your bridesmaids dresses and even more importantly the types of light sources that will be present when your photos are taken.
Accessories – False Eyelashes
False eyelashes can be a great accessory to your wedding day look. A salon, if they even offer eyelash services, will usually want to do expensive permanent eyelashes that require routine follow-up and maintenance using harsh adhesive products that can cause allergic reactions. A professional makeup artist is adept at not only selecting and trimming false eyelashes that can be applied with a 24 glue, but is also able to apply them in a way and length that will not make your eyes look smaller or overly made up.
A salon does not typically offer a discount on makeup services when there are several members in the wedding party. A professional makeup artist will usually offer a discount on makeup services for a large group or a special discount for the bride.
Freelance Makeup Artists have the ability to travel to your location. This saves you the time, trouble and the stress of getting to a salon. A professional makeup artist can also stay with you throughout your wedding day to be available for any touch ups or look changes.
Tanya Crocker provides wedding hair and make up services in Tampa, St.Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando and all surrounding locations. She specializes in beauty for Weddings and Bridal parties, and will come to you at the location of your choice to take the worry out of your day. She offers professional hair and make up application for small and large bridal parties alike as well as for media and fashion shoots. Contact us today to schedule a consult or to book our services.