Picking the perfect makeup artist is the key success to a happy start of the wedding day. Here are top 5 things to consider before booking your bridal MUA!
They are reliable.
The last thing you want on your wedding morning is to be worried that your makeup artist won’t show up. Some things to keep in mind is their response time (are they taking a little too long to get back to you?), reviews from other brides (not being able to find any is a big red flag!), and their activity on social media (are they active? do you see them posting constantly?). All these factors show how serious they are about their business and if other people were happy with the service.
They work in the style you admire.
Always pick a makeup artist whose style speaks to you. If you don’t wear much makeup day to day don’t choose a makeup artist who does bold glam looks because you will feel overdone. Ideally, you want to see their work and say «oh, wow, I want something just like this!».
They meet your desired level of service.
For some people, all wedding vendors are just service providers for the day who arrive, do the job, and leave (nothing wrong with it). For others, it is important to build a relationship and trust before your big day and know exactly what kind of person to expect. In this case, it is better to pick a solo artist like myself versus a makeup business who delegates their jobs out to different artists. Important to keep in mind that freelance makeup artists are typically charging more as they are doing all the work from start to finish by themselves (emails, contracts, schedule for the day, trials, wedding day makeup, etc.).
They show diversity in their portfolio
It is important to see how their work looks on people from different backgrounds to give you a better idea of what to expect. It also shows how experienced and versatile they are. Feel free to email them for more pictures if their portfolio doesn’t show enough. Not everything gets posted on social media as to not overwhelm the feed so there is nothing wrong in asking for more examples.
They are available on your date!
Captain Obvious, I know! However, makeup artists who tick all these boxes are high demand professionals. Start looking and inquiring at least 6-12 months before your wedding day. Don’t wait to secure the date with a deposit and a signed contract as it is a first come first serve basis.
Hope these 5 tips help! Inquire about my availability for your special day here.