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Bridal Makeup: Why DIY Bridal Makeup Can Be Dangerous
Your wedding day is a sensory experience that represents your unique style and shared aesthetic as a couple. Choosing the venue, music, food, and other details can be overwhelming, so some try to simplify or save money by doing it themselves. Bridal makeup is one of the few tasks that should be left to the professionals. Even if you’re a “no makeup” person, doing your own wedding makeup can cause more trouble than it’s worth.
Here’s why you should hire a professional makeup artist:
1. Less stress – Bridal suites can be chaotic and the logistics are tricky: hands shake, products spill, mistakes are made, dresses get ruined, people freak out – this can quickly ruin your day, as well as your look. Hiring a makeup artist allows you and your bridal party to look polished and cohesive in a short amount of time without breaking a sweat. All you need to do is have a face and sit still for a bit. Enjoy your champagne.
2. Convenience – A makeup artist will travel to that winery two hours away, early in the morning, kit in tow, ready to beautify multiple people in a tight timeframe. Makeup artists are experts in enhancing natural beauty with minimal instruction in minutes with every product and color. Once they’re done, they’ll pack up and clean as if they were never there – like a makeup fairy. Poof – you’re a goddess.
3. Quality – Makeup artists are constantly refining skills, practicing techniques, and use the highest quality products. Whether it’s bad breakouts, melasma, hair loss, burns – they can handle specific scenarios without hesitation. Most importantly, professional makeup is applied to last 8-12 hours by layering long-lasting, waterproof products that will survive partying all night long.
4. Photos – Some spend thousands on a photographer yet do their own makeup, and are disappointed with the results. A makeup artist knows how to translate your face for two-dimensional photos. They sculpt the face to highlight bone-structure, camouflage imperfections, and correct skin texture and tone issues. Without a professional, your expensive photos might be ruined. If you’re investing in photos, don’t overlook professional makeup.
Schedule a bridal trial with a professional makeup artist to do a run-through of your wedding day look. Wear it around for a bit. You’ll quickly see how a professional makeup artist can offer so much more than pretty makeup on your special day.
Article written by Melissa Goss, Makeup Artist