Are you concerned about finding a trust worthy makeup artist to work with your wedding party on one of the most important days of your life? There are likely thousands of make-up artists in your area. So how do you choose the right one for you?
- The most common mistakes made by brides today is having their make-up applied in a salon or in home by a hair stylist. Although there are some artists who practice their hair and make-up talents equally, it is extremely uncommon. It is important to find an artist who specializes in make-up artistry, both airbrushing and traditional.
Try to hire the actual artist. Avoid large companies not only because they’re usually over priced, but because there is a chance that the same artist you have a trial session with, will not be the one to make it on your wedding day. Their employees are known as some what disposable. The booking company takes a large cut, leaving the artist unmotivated. Not to mention, it isn’t the artists reputation that is ruined if they decided to flake on a wedding.
I urge each and every bride who is reading this to try airbrush make-up. The best brand I have ever worked with is Kett Cosmetics. The make-up is water based and gluten free, lasts through the most extreme heat and will remain flawless until you decide to wash your face. I have successfully camouflaged tattoos with water proof airbrush make-up by Kett Cosmetics. Don’t worry, it will not rub off on your dress! It is truly amazing technology!
If a make-up artists is asking under $50 per face, start asking questions. The average price for a quality full face make-up application is between $65 and $75 for bridesmaids and anywhere from $100-$175 for a bride. Ask for photos of their recent work, how many weddings the artist works per year and most importantly, in what year did the artist complete make-up school?
No matter what, have a trial session with your make-up artist! What you will look like on your wedding day should be a planned work of art created by your make-up artist and yourself. This will enable both of you to come prepared on your magical day. Be sure to e-mail your artist a photo of yourself along with samples of make-up styles you like.
Chicago Wedding Make-up Artist