Professional Make Up Artist
On your wedding day all eyes will be on you. You will want to look both beautiful and confident and a make-up artist can do just that.
Recently, the Southern Charm staff met with Jill Stonier of Ruthless Beauty, a professional make up artist, (MUA) to give us the ins and outs of why professional make is a necessity and not a luxury. While there we discussed why brides SHOULD hire a make up artist for their wedding day and what our staff should have handy in case there should be any mess ups after the artist has left.
Every bride is unique in their own way and with a professional make up artist by their side, the MUA can create a look that is just right for you..natural, glamorous, etc. Unlike your cake or flowers, your makeup will “show” on your big day. It is important you look great from the start of the ceremony to the end of the night.
The Southern Charm staff learned that certain makeup can last the longest on your face. For example, a foundation called “photo ready foundation” will last the longest on your skin and will photography much better than regular foundation, no matter what the cost. Generally, makeup needs to be put heavier to show up on photos. In addition, the MUA will use products such as a primer to help make the foundation last longer and perform better with the photography.
Beautiful wedding makeup is all about balance. This is where the skill of a MUA can come in to play. Before every wedding day, the MUA and the client will have a “trial run”, meaning a mock-up of what your makeup will look like on your “big day.” There will be no time limit for this, so you can feel confident you will look your very best on your special day.
We also learned clients should PLAN AHEAD! It is very frustrating for make-up artists when they did not have time to prepare before your special day. Their job is to make you flawless and without time for a trial run, this puts the MUA under the gun so to speak without the chance to find out your style and needs.
Lastly, Jill gave us a few tips on items that all wedding planners should consider keeping in their emergency kit. Jill also advised to ask your MUA if it is possible leave behind a sample of the eye and lip makeup so that you can do some touch ups before the formal photos are done.
Therefore, after putting so much money into your wedding, we learned it is important to hire a Professional Makeup Artist. The cost of a MUA is modest in comparison to the cost of a look you don’t like, or that won’t show up for the camera. So when trying to save money planning your wedding, don’t cut out having a professional help you feel and look your best!