Bridal makeup season is already here, and whether you are a makeup artist or a bride-to-be, it's time to get your makeup game on point. As a Makeup Artist, it's important to understand the trends, tips, and tricks that can take your bridal makeup artistry to the next level. And as a bride, it's important to know how to find the perfect bridal makeup artist who will make you look and feel your best on your special day.
Tips for Makeup Artists
Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Trends: As a makeup artist, it's essential to keep your skills fresh and updated. Attend makeup conventions, read beauty blogs, and watch video tutorials to keep up with new trends, techniques, and products. I'm a big fan of joining The Powder Group, a community of professional makeup artists online.
Perfect Your Bridal Makeup Trial Process: The bridal makeup trial is a crucial step in the bridal makeup process. It's an opportunity to showcase your skills and build trust with your client. Make sure you understand the bride's preferences (I ask for pictures of inspo looks ahead of time) and create a look that enhances her natural beauty.
Create a Bridal Makeup Kit: Ensure that your bridal makeup kit includes all the essential products and tools required for the perfect bridal look. You'll definitely want long-wear products like primers and setting sprays as well as go to bridal shades that suit all skin tones. Double-check the kit before each appointment to ensure you have everything you need.
Be Open to Feedback: Listen to your client's feedback and be willing to make any changes. It's important to keep your client happy and feeling confident with their makeup look. I always like the client to wear their makeup for the full day after the bridal trial and to provide feedback in case I need to make any tweaks.
Tips for Clients
Research and Shortlist: Research makeup artists and shortlist based on their experience, portfolio, and reviews. Do they have a diverse portfolio? The style of makeup you like? Check if they have experience in bridal makeup or if they specialize in the particular bridal look you desire.
Schedule a Bridal Makeup Trial: A bridal makeup trial is essential to seeing if the makeup artist's style is in sync with the client's preferences. Schedule a trial well in advance to have enough time for feedback or any necessary changes. I recommend the date of the trial be between 1 and 3 months prior to the wedding date.
Share Reference Pictures: Share reference pictures with your makeup artist to help convey your desired look. Pinterest and Instagram are great places to find looks. This will help the make-up artist to understand your vision for their special day makeup.
Check Availability: Bridal makeup artists often get booked early, especially during peak wedding season. Check the artist's availability months before to make sure they are free on your wedding day. Holiday weekends especially get booked fast.
Hope these tips helped prepare you for your Best Bridal Makeup. I've been doing Bridal Makeup in Atlanta for the past 15 years and have learned lots of tips and tricks along the way. I offer Atlanta Wedding Day makeup and also mentor and offer Makeup Artist Training. Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you want to book me for your big day!
Whether you are a bride-to-be or a makeup artist, getting ready for bridal season can be both exciting and overwhelming. By following these tips, you'll be able to ensure fantastic results and make it a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Good luck with your bridal makeup journey!