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5 Reasons Why You “Should” Hire a Professional Makeup Artist on Your Wedding Day

Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Does hiring a makeup artist for your wedding really make a difference?

As lovely as it sounds for a friend to offer their makeup skills on your upcoming nuptials, hiring a professional makeup artist has many advantages, most importantly perfect wedding day photos that showcase your beautiful facial features as well as enhance your style to reflect a luminous glowing you.

The question you need to ask yourself is, "Why would I hire a professional for every aspect of my wedding and then not hire a professional makeup artist to do my makeup when my face is the first thing everyone will be admiring?"

The truth is everyone invited to your wedding day ceremony is looking at you the bride and expecting to see sheer radiance. You are the star of the show on your wedding day, and just like any glamorous goddess, you'll need to make sure your wedding day makeup is stunning, flawless, long-lasting, and immaculately done.

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Makeup Artist

Your Wedding Day Makeup Matters

Time: This is the first and probably the most crucial aspect to remember when you are deciding whether or not to use a professional makeup artist. Do you have the time to let an amateur or aspiring makeup artist do your makeup on the most stressful and notable day of your life? Do you have the patience to sit in a chair for up to two hours getting your makeup applied or would you prefer to have a professional who does makeup for a living get your face completed in forty-five minutes and you know the results will reflect the most beautiful you? The truth is unless your friend is a pro makeup artist and has practiced on hundreds of faces, you could fall behind schedule on your wedding day if you don't hire a professional. Your wedding day schedule is timed to perfection and imagine how stressful your wedding day could be if you kept your groom-to-be and your guests waiting while you were sitting in a makeup chair. Using a professional means, you will be out of makeup, walking down the aisle, and into the loving arms of your groom enjoying your wedding day stress-free.

Money: How can hiring a pro makeup artist for your wedding save you money? Choosing not to engage a pro makeup artist might seem like a useful cost-saving measure for your wedding budget, but we know this isn't the case. There are many money-saving benefits by hiring a professional to do your makeup. You won't have to buy an entire wedding day makeup kit, which could run you upwards of $500. Your pro makeup artist will come with a full package of wedding day cosmetics plus a set of false lashes that she knows how to apply, so if your makeup artist charges $150 to do your makeup, you will have saved $350. Remember time is money and using a pro makeup artist will keep you stress-free and on budget.

Stress: When was the last time you had your makeup done by a friend? I'm guessing it's either, never, or not within the past ten years. Although it can seem like a fun idea when a friend or relative makes the offer to do your wedding day makeup it can quickly turn into a very stressful situation for both you and the friend. Tensions can run high on the wedding day even if you are a calm person by nature, so when you sit down in the makeup chair, you want to relax. But it can turn into a stressful situation if your friend lacks makeup confidence and you aren't getting the makeup results you were looking to achieve.

Photos: Your wedding day photos will be one of your lifelong treasures and how you look in your wedding day photos matters more than you think. We spoke with a few of our wedding photographer friends and each of them said the same thing, "When a bride hires a professional makeup artist on her wedding day we are less likely to fall behind on the schedule, the photos need less touch up edits, and their skills show in the results of our photos." With that information to consider you might ask yourself if choosing a pro makeup artist is, in fact, worth the money to have gorgeous wedding day photos.

Results: We know that getting your makeup done for free or doing it yourself sounds like a good option on your wedding day but are the results you will get by hiring a pro makeup artist much more critical? A pro makeup artist has honed their skills as a professional and has done hundreds of faces in their career; they know the tricks to get your makeup looking flawless as well as having it last all day. They can apply a set of false lashes with one hand tied behind their back, and one eye closed, they are professionals in what they do, and you will see it in the results you get by choosing to hire a pro makeup artist. Your wedding day could be one of the most important days of your life, and your makeup needs to be on fleek.

Does hiring a makeup artist for your wedding day make a difference?

We certainly think so!

Book Your Bridal Makeup Today!

Call: 406.202.0962


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