12 Steps to Choose the Perfect Bridal Makeup Artist

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Your bridal makeup artist is capable of altering your entire bridal look.No bride wants anything less than her big day to travel smoothly.  If you’re  a bride-to-be, your concerns over your wedding day look is completely justified.

Hiring a proper bridalmake-up artist is extremely important especially on your wedding day , when hiring a bridal makeup artist to make your bridal look is usually well well worth the investment. Things to remember before meeting abridal makeup artist

What is your budget?


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Like everything else, there must be a budget for your bridal makeup artist too, usually bridal makeup artists’ charges start from ₹ 8,000 and range till ₹ 15,000. Try to stick to your budget as there would be ample unexpected expenses. Also, there would be transportation costs, lodging costs in case of an outstation wedding. 

Who else will be getting ready?


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Apart from you, your mom, sisters, and other family members will need makeup artists too. Some professional bridal makeup artists give you discounts depending on the number of people getting ready along with the bride. So, find out how many people will be getting ready with you to get the best offers. 


What is your skin type?


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You need to know your skin very well before you head to meet your makeup artist also, f your skin has any specific needs. Without this, you won’t be able to convey your requirements to your makeup artist and you might end up having an allergic reaction later. 

What look do you want?


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There are some bridal makeup artists who specialize in the all-natural look while there are some who specialize in a glam makeover. Before settling down on an artist make sure you have well-knit research done regarding the look that you want. An image of your outfit is also very important. 

Is it a day function or night?


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The type of your function largely affects your choice of a  bridal makeup artist . Your requirements will be different for a day function and a night function. Once the timing of your event is decided, convey the same to your makeup artist because that is going to affect your look. Glitter eyes with bold lips is a big no-no for a day event. 

Have you gone through their social media accounts?


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Your makeup artist would be on probably all social media handles and going through their FB and Instagram accounts is the best way to check if the particular bridal makeup artist suits you. You can also ask your prospective makeup artist to show you a portfolio of unedited pictures of real brides to get a better idea. You can also talk to their ex-clients and take feedback from them. 

What are the services they provide?


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There are a variety of makeup services- from HD to mineral. Gather knowledge of the pros and cons of each type to know which type suits you. 

HD-HD makeup is suitable for all skin types and it is best to hide all your skin problems. HD makeup makes you look great in wedding photos. 

Airbrush– Are you a bride with oily skin? Airbrush makeup is the best for you. Brides are given a matte and even-toned finish in airbrush makeup, though it will cost you a little more in comparison to other types. 

Mineral-You can opt for a natural and glowing look with mineral makeup. 

What to ask your bridal makeup artists?

Are they giving a makeup trial?


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This is nothing new, many  bridal  makeup artists give a paid trial and adjust the amount with their final payment. Trusting someone blindly for your big day is not a very good idea, despite them being renowned and well-known in their respective fields. 

Also, wait for a few hours before wiping out your makeup just to see how it looks after a while and how long it stays. 


Do you need to prep before makeup?


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Some makeup artists might ask you to get some treatment done before getting the appointment. Inquire them about the same and land up with all the required things done. 

Which brand will they use?


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The quality of the makeup products is a huge deciding factor for your overall look. You definitely cannot finalize on a  bridal makeup artist  who will use low-end brands that are harsh on the skin causing breakouts and skin problems. Good quality products last longer and are safe on your skin. 

How big is their team?


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Ideally, a makeup artist has three people working as a team- one for makeup, one for hair and one for draping. Do ask how many people do they have in their team also if they have a backup makeup artist in case of an emergency. 

Are they committed to your day only?

If your  bridal makeup artist  has taken bookings other than yours on your day, they are ample things that can go wrong. The makeup artist will be in a hurry which is not good for you, leaving you in a mess. So, don’t forget to ask if they day have time devoted to you only.   

Once you have finalized on a  bridal makeup artist , you also need to know some do’s and don’ts of bridal makeup 

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