Romantic and elegant, Chris and Christa’s wedding was simply beautiful! I loved helping Christa create a look to complement her classically chic wedding gown and wild winter florals. For bridal makeup, Christa opted for a natural, but polished look with a touch of eyeliner and soft blush on her cheeks. Christa’s hair was styled in beautiful waves which looked stunning in the Waiheke wind for her photos.
On their wedding day most brides want to look fresh and beautiful, but not overdone. Start looking for your wedding makeup artist around six to twelve months before your wedding day, especially if you are getting married at the peak of the wedding season. Choosing the best makeup artist who is experienced in wedding makeup can be a tough decision for a bride-to-be. For some, it will be the first time booking a professional makeup artist. When choosing a makeup artist browse through their bridal galleries or wedding portfolio. The portfolio will give you an idea of their aesthetics and style, as well as the quality of their work. Research the artist you like. Read about them, see their published work and find genuine reviews from previous clients. Look at Google, Instagram or Facebook. You can also use wedding planning platforms such as Easy Weddings to check reviews, where only brides who paid for makeup services can rate them. Honest, heartfelt reviews are what matters. On your wedding day you are going to be super busy – opt for a makeup artist who is mobile and can travel to your location.
Book a wedding trial to meet the artist and try the bridal look you like. On the day of your wedding trial, your makeup artist shall listen to what you want, while also making suggestions if they feel something you ask for may not suit you. Varied products in a makeup artist’s kit is a good sign of experience. Professional makeup artists normally have an extensive range of handpicked makeup products that they trust from different cosmetic brands. When booking a makeup artist, remember, you are looking for quality, but also affordability. There are many affordable, talented makeup artists who are passionate about their job. Spoil yourself! You are worth it!