Why Should You Hire a Professional Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

Weddings aren't cheap, so you might think hiring a makeup artist for your wedding is one expense too far. Well think again! In my humble opinion, a makeup artist is an indispensable part of your "wedding team" to make the day as great as it can be. Here are some reasons why that is so:-

A makeup artist has experience and skills, and knows how to make you look your best not only for the day itself, but for your photos. Wedding photographers have an easier job if a makeup artist is hired because there's less edits/re-takes needed - the bride looks great in all lighting, in all environments. And of course, your wedding photos are there for a lifetime. Hiring a makeup artist makes you look your best in your photos that will be looked at for all those years ahead.

You Can Save time
Experience counts for a lot if you are applying makeup on your clients day after day. That means you can save time because a makeup artist knows that is something you're short of on your day. Yes, it's an enjoyable day, but you're going to be running a tight schedule, so you want to KNOW you will be looking your best before the day really begins.

No Indecision
This might sound like a strange benefit, but I've seen this happen so many times at weddings: the bride either applies her own makeup, or has a friend do it for her. Then...there's a change of mind. The makeup is washed off, and slightly different tones are applied. Brides can become very indecisive ...because they're nervous. A professional makeup artist knows what they're doing. They're confident and they know what's best for you.

Less Stress
In relation to the above point, delegating the makeup application to a professional is one less job you have to worry about.

This will sound counterintuitive, but hiring a makeup artist might even SAVE you money. How so? Well, you will probably end up buying a full kit of wedding day cosmetics if you're going to apply your own makeup. After all, wedding makeup IS different to your usual office makeup. And those cosmetics can set you back more than hiring a makeup artist! A makeup artist already has wedding day cosemtics. Not only that, but such an artist will have a wide array of such cosmetics - a bigger palette to paint from!

Hiring a professional makeup artist will ultimately make your wedding day that much better - both on the day, and in the photos. You won't regret it.

Article kindly provided by charnie-makeupartist.co.uk

User Anecdotes

We've solicited a number of user anecdotes on this topic, and have hand picked some of the more interesting ones below. We feel that anecdotes can give a practical, human perspective on a topic.

"<i>When I got married, I was on the fence about hiring a professional makeup artist. I've always been quite good at doing my own makeup, and with so many wedding expenses already, I thought it might be an unnecessary cost. However, a friend of mine who got married a few months before me strongly recommended that I hire one, so I decided to give it a try. I have to say that it was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day! The makeup artist was able to create a flawless, natural look that lasted all day, and I didn't have to worry about touch-ups or smudging. Plus, she was able to skillfully cover up a blemish that had popped up the day before the wedding. It was such a relief to know that I looked my absolute best on my big day, and I truly believe that the professional touch made all the difference.</i><br><b>Emily S.</b><br><br> "<i>I had a small, intimate wedding, and initially, I didn't think that hiring a professional makeup artist would be necessary. I figured that my sister, who has some experience with makeup, could help me out. However, as the wedding day approached, I started to get more and more nervous about how I would look. I decided to bite the bullet and hire a professional, and it was a fantastic decision! The makeup artist was able to create a look that complemented my wedding dress and the overall theme of the wedding perfectly. Additionally, she was able to accentuate my features in a way that I never could have achieved on my own. In the end, I felt confident and beautiful on my wedding day, and I owe a lot of that to the expertise of my makeup artist.</i><br><b>Priya K.</b><br><br> "<i>As someone who has been in several weddings as a bridesmaid, I can attest to the value of hiring a professional makeup artist. In one wedding, the bride decided to do her own makeup, and while she looked lovely, it was clear that she was stressed out about getting it just right on her big day. In another wedding, the bride hired a professional, and not only did she look stunning, but she was also able to relax and enjoy the morning with her bridesmaids instead of agonizing over her makeup. It's amazing how much of a difference it made for the overall atmosphere of the getting-ready process. Plus, the professional makeup artist was able to make all of us bridesmaids look cohesive and polished. If I ever get married, I will definitely be hiring a professional makeup artist for my wedding.</i><br><b>Sophie T.</b><br><br> "<i>I am a professional photographer, and I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a professional makeup artist for your wedding day. I've photographed countless weddings, and the difference in the quality of the photos when the bride has professional makeup is astounding. A skilled makeup artist knows how to create a look that will photograph beautifully and last all day. They also understand how to accentuate the bride's features and choose colors that will complement her skin tone and the overall color scheme of the wedding. Trust me, the investment in a professional makeup artist is well worth it - not only will you feel gorgeous on your wedding day, but you'll also have stunning photos to cherish for a lifetime.</i><br><b>Marcus L.</b>""

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