1. Knowledge is Power
A professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of bringing out your best features and contouring any imperfections. They will know how to fix your brows to best frame your eyes and cover that last minute pimple. Did you know that there are special techniques and products that makeup artists use so you don't look like a ghost in flash photography? If not, then you should consider leaving your wedding makeup to a professional.
2. You Get What You Pay For
You will find a large range of prices for makeup artists in your area. If there is a makeup artist sporting super cheap prices for on-location wedding makeup, they are most likely lacking experience. Book with a professional with a portfolio, reviews, and a good reputation, because it is not worth hiring the wrong person for your wedding day! When all dust settles your memories and your pictures is what you will cherish!
3. You Are Worth It
You have spent so much money on your dress, your venue, your photographer…why would you skimp on your face? You will be looking at your wedding photographs for the rest of your life. Although you may do a great job on your everyday makeup, for your wedding day, hire someone who specializes in makeup for photography.
4. Be Stress Free
An on-location makeup artist will come to your location of choice. They will create an environment where you will feel pampered and totally relaxed before the festivities begin. They will save you time from having to run from one location to the next and will keep everything on a scheduled timeline.
5. Be the Center of Attention
Just because you have a family member or bridesmaid who knows how to apply makeup, that doesn't mean that she will do a great job on your wedding day makeup. Most likely she will have a lot going on and things to do that day to get herself ready, you won't be her center of attention, and your makeup may suffer because of it. A professional makeup artist makes it his or her job to make sure that the bride is the most important face of the day!
With the exception of being an out of town bride, all brides should have a trial with their makeup artist before their wedding day. You will want to meet them and make sure that your personalities are compatible, because they will be the one person all up in your face at the most crucial part of your day. You should be able to communicate your ideas or concerns and receive timely responses on emails and phone calls. They will be willing to work within your comfort zone, but will also advise you on your best look, so you know you will look and feel amazing!