If your anything like me, I don’t generally wear makeup. Usually a tinted moisturiser, a swipe of mascara and a bit of lip gloss to get me through the school run. Then I’m off to my home office and my normal work attire of jeans and a t-shirt. When I do have a wedding I love the fact that I get the chance to get dressed up and wear make up. Like most ladies I feel comfortable with applying my own make up. I’ve seen photos of me officiating and general photos of when I’m out with friends, I’m happy with how my make up looks in photos but it is very different story for a couple of hours of work or play to a whole day of looking and feeling fabulous.
It’s hard as there are so many things to think about when your getting married. Celebrant :-), Venue, Photographer, Rings, Dress, Suits, Guest list, Bridal Party, Cake. I won’t go on as the list can be pretty long but something I’ve found lately when speaking with Brides closer to their wedding day is that they may not be getting their makeup done professionally. There have been a number of reasons why this might not happen but something stuck me that it might be a bit of, not knowing what exactly a make up artist brings to the table and also seeing their work in your circumstance, of being a bride not a model on a catwalk and feeling overwhelmed with the idea of a lot of make up.
So let’s set the scene of how your wedding day might run and why investing in someone who knows the right products to use and how to apply them to maximise your make up for your day. From the time your wedding dress goes on, your off and racing. Heading to your ceremony, lots of photos, talking and congratulations, more photos and a little more go, go, go. After which you move onto the reception. By this stage you’ll be hanging for dinner, then into speeches and maybe finish the night dancing with friends and family. Depending on when your ceremony starts that’s a huge day and if you can get to the end of that day, feeling and looking like you did when you stepped out of the car at your ceremony that’s important.
So I thought I’d do a little experiment and provide a visual comparison to show you what a make up artist can do to make your eyes pop or enhance your lips, cover a blemish with out making it look worst and helping bring your whole look together.
On a side note the afternoon we did this experiment I was on my way out for a girls night. My make up was still looking great after dinner and dancing till the very, very early hours of the next morning.
Thanks Ali for hanging out with me. I had so much fun and truly love and value your work. X