We realize that you put on your own makeup everyday. But that doesn't mean you should be the one applying your makeup on the most important day of your life. And we have good reasons for saying so. What you need for your big day is to hire a professional makeup artist. Before your big day even rolls around, a professional makeup artist will be able to examine your skin and give you tips on how to improve it so that your makeup will be as flawless as possible when it is applied. And then in terms of your big day, there is no way that you could possibly come close to what a knowledgeable artist will be able to do for you. They have been trained in and know how to highlight your best features and limit the visibility of your imperfections. Another great reason to hire a professional is that they know how to apply makeup so that you look absolutely gorgeous in your photographs. You will feel like a queen as they work on you and give you that pampered sensation. As you begin your search throughout the Richmond area, we suggest that you always keep in mind that there are some high quality candidates and there are some subpar candidates out there. You want the former. So, do your due diligence and follow this guide as it will lead you to the makeup artist that will have you looking absolute stunning as you walk down the aisle.
So, considering that you always apply your own makeup, there is probably a great chance that you have never had to conduct a search for a makeup artist before. And if that is indeed the case, you need to know about a few sources that you can tap into in order to identify some quality candidates. Start by chatting with your friends, family and coworkers about any professional makeup artists they may have hired. If you talk to anyone who has had an amazing experience, get the name of the vendor. Harnessing the power of the world wide web is another path you should pursue. Do a Google search for “professional makeup artists in the Richmond area.” Have you thought about asking your wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with? You really should take advantage of their knowledge and their connections. Take your working list and contact each makeup professional to find out if they have your wedding date open on their calendar. If they do, setup a meeting.
When you are sitting across the table from each candidate, start your discussion by talking about price. You need to know if your budget and their cost is in the same ballpark. How would they describe their makeup style? Check out their portfolio and pay special attention to whether the application looks like something you would be interested in. What makeup brands and products do they use? Are the products that they use of the highest quality? Do some research to make sure. How much experience do they have in the business? How did they learn how to apply makeup? How many brides have they worked on? It is great if they have a lot of experience, but make sure they have specific experience working on brides. Ask for references and follow up with each one. Are they a good listener? Do they honestly seem to be interested in making your big day the best it can be? Ask about doing a trial session. This can really protect you against real disappointment. You want to have real confidence when you hire someone. Do they offer package deals? When you feel confident about a particular candidate, make sure that you have a contract written up and have both parties sign it.