The question has been popped, and you and your partner start planning out venues and details for your big day. Each and every vendor decision you make along the way is an investment. Often times, bigger items such as venue, photography, and catering are the first to be budgeted for. Remember that each and every vendor you pick will play a very important role. Here are some reasons wedding makeup can be an excellent investment!
1- You should feel stunning: After all, it is one of the biggest days of your life! All eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle to your love. Whether your day-to-day makeup is just some mascara, or full glam, your wedding day makeup should accentuate your features and make you feel confident!
2- Uniformity: Having your bridal party looking and feeling their best will make everyone happier! Maybe champagne and wine were consumed the night before, and some under eye bags are needing to be covered up; your artist can help! Plus, having an artist who can recognize face shapes, skin tone, etc., will help to create a uniformity in your parties look.
3- Style: Your artist should be able to compliment the whole feel of your wedding. Asking the right questions and having the right discussions will lead to a very successful result. If you have an elegant theme with whites and greenery, your makeup look should reflect that. Investing in an artist who can create this with you will be worth it.
4- You get what you pay for: In a market where there are SO many options for every aspect of your wedding, knowing and realizing that you get what you pay for applies in makeup as well. Investing in an artist who can supply a fully stocked, high quality kit, with proper disposables for sanitation will be worth it. You're also paying for knowledge. An experienced artist will have schooling and courses under their belt. This is all so they can provide the most excellent services to you.
5- Pictures are forever: You're investing lots of money into your photographer to capture those stunning and amazing moments- so why wouldn't you want to look your absolute best? Investing in a makeup artist who can use HD products, and can ensure you'll look great from all angles and in all lighting is key. If you're good at doing your "day to day" makeup, just know that the products you use might not work in extremely bright outdoor lighting, or very deep indoor lights. Invest in someone who knows the industry and can ensure a flawless application.
Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.