Makeup artist holds the same importance as your wedding planner on your big day. Just like your wedding planner tries to give your wedding the elegance it deserves, your makeup artist is responsible for making you look beautiful. Appointing the right makeup artist is one thing every bride gets confused about as they do not want anything to go wrong in their wedding album. Here are a few questions to ask your make up artist before hiring him/her. Wedding happens just once and you deserve to get the best shot!
Previous experience in giving ‘bridal’ looks
Indian wedding are colorful and so is the bride’s apparel. There might be several makeup artists in the market with amazing work profile, but creating a bridal look is altogether a different genre in itself. Ask about your artist’s past experience in bridal look. An experienced bridal makeup artist can handle all types of brides from nervous ones to the ones who throw a lot of tantrums. Your artist must be good at deciding your look as per the lighting setup. Amateurs will not be able to come up with such minute details.
Portfolio and references of your artist’s work
Portfolio provides the true insight into your makeup artist’s work. Therefore, ask him/her to provide you with a few references. You may also consider meeting up those brides to understand their experience. Personality is a very big factor that needs utmost consideration while hiring your makeup artist. It does not matter if he/she is the best in the market, but if has an attitude problem, it is better not to even consider the personnel. You will never want last minute clashes to ruin your look on your most cherishing day.
Discuss the Charges and taxes beforehand
Different make up artists charges differently. Some may charge you for every event while some may provide packages. If you prefer opting for packages, do enquire about the inclusions beforehand. Do not forget to ask if the package is inclusive of taxes. Indian wedding runs very late. Discuss well in advance about the wedding timing. Many charges extra bucks for staying late.
Ask about the Products and brands
Makeup artists normally use products from established brands. But what is the harm in confirming? If you are allergic to some brands, ask your makeup artist to find you and alternative. Again, if you are too conscious about the hygiene standards, you may always provide your artist with the products you are comfortable with.
Take Trial sessions for confirmation
Even after going through the portfolio, you are still in a dilemma about the makeup artist, ask for a trial session. Most makeup artists agree to give you one. You may also evaluate the level of professionalism of your makeup artist in the process.
Prevent multiple bookings on your wedding date
Indian Wedding seasons are a big rush for make up artist. They take two to three appointments per day. The last thing you would want to see in your make up artist a tired, stressed out and overworked look. Wedding is the most important event of your life and you deserve full attention. It is really ok to pay a few extra bucks and reserve your artist exclusively for yourself. Your extras will definitely reflect on your look.