Is a Makeup Artist Necessary… and do I Really Need One?

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Are you a bride planning her wedding? Are you graduating? Attending prom? Maybe you need some engagement photos taken, or have a special occasion fast approaching. Well you may think a makeup artist is not needed for any of these special events in your life, and you may be right it isn’t necessary but I can assure you, you will never regret getting one. A good one! You may know plenty of tips and tricks to apply your makeup for everyday wear, but you’ll find that hiring a professional makeup artist is a critical part of your wedding, photo session or special event!

A makeup artist’s duties largely involve applying makeup, this can mean makeup for a client attending their prom, a special event, or their wedding. It could be makeup for television or photography makeup. Makeup for fashion show models, or performers and even character makeup for the theatre. Professional makeup artists know what products to use, where to use them and in what intensity to ensure you look good face to face, as well as in your pictures. They use a wide range of products from vastly different lines to achieve a flawless look. Most products are waterproof and many are suitable for HD film/TV, that means they will last throughout your entire day while still looking and feeling incredibly natural. A professional makeup artist has trained exclusively in the art of makeup (through a makeup artistry school and/or an internship under other pros) and will have years of experience in the field.

Getting a makeup artist, you will have someone who can recommend products and someone who will give you advice, as well as makeup tips. Most makeup artists are familiar with the most popular types of both pro and drugstore makeup, they will have an in-depth understanding of application techniques, and know how to use different types of makeup i.e. liquid foundation, powder foundation, cream foundation, etc. Makeup artists will also understand colour theory and with this knowledge, they can effortlessly match skin tones to complementary colours. It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. A pro makeup artist is not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, they are also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process from detailed wedding day timelines to working with you to create a stunning makeup style that will transcend time.

If you are planning a wedding or having some pictures taken, then it’s a good idea to have an expert opinion on a day that can be so exciting and emotional. You may be too nervous to apply your makeup properly within the tight time frame of your wedding or photo session. A professional makeup artist will take more time and be more purposeful in applying makeup than you would at home; they will come to your location, be punctual, professional, and efficient to ensure you are ready with time to spare. Years from now when you look back at your wedding photos you want to be sure you look your very best; your dress was beautiful, not a hair was out of place and your makeup was flawless.

The same makeup will not produce the same results on all face shapes, skins types, skin maturities, or complexions. A professional makeup artist will know that to create a personalized makeup application for each individual client is essential, and this will have come from hands-on practice as well as theoretical training and experience. Your wedding or photo session is your mini celebrity moment and you should look and feel as amazing as those stars. Hiring a professional makeup artist is one way to guarantee that!


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