Makeup can be such a personal thing. Some people like their brows a certain way or their liner just so. There’s a fine line a makeup artist can cross that will forever banish them into someone’s Worst Makeup Artist Ever Hell. So when you are looking for an artist for your big day, STYLE, I feel is the most important thing to look for… followed closely by ability and skill… and hygiene.
The elusive “Bridal” makeup. Descriptive words can mean so many different things to different people. Someone can say Smokey Eye and I’m sure we would all imagine different colors, shapes, and shadow placement. Natural Makeup can also vary based on what your take on natural is. With so many subjective makeup views, finding pictures of makeup you like is so important to obtaining the look you are trying to achieve. COLLECT PIX, that’s what Pinterest is for right?!
I have also run into a few brides who wear dramatic makeup on a regular basis BUT they did numerous trials with different artists asking for a typical bridal/natural/no makeup look and hated the end result every time. For some reason, they felt like they couldn’t look like their daily-selves because they had suddenly evolved into this bridal creature in a monstrous white gown that can only wear sheer shades of taupe and beige. WRONG! It’s YOUR day, do whatever the hell you want. If you don’t feel comfortable, you aren’t going to enjoy yourself, and you sure won’t look comfortable in your pictures. BE YOU
This idea may be how I personally decide if I’d like to work with an artist. Do you like your artist’s makeup? Do they have a look or style or portray the skill set to get you looking good on the biggest day of your life that will be captured in hundreds of photos you and your children and your children’s children will look back on for generations to come??! I. Hope. So. Study their work, look through their portfolio or their website. Trials are the only way to find out if your artist has the guts for the glory. DIG YOUR ARTIST AND GET A TRIAL
After all that nonsense, I leave you with these 3 looks.
- Natural- Sheer Foundation, Light Contour, Individual Lashes
- Classic- Medium Coverage Matte Foundation, Contour, Individual Lashes, Lined eyes and Darker Shadows
- Dramatic- Medium Coverage Matte Foundation, Heavier Contour and Blush, Full Strip Lashes, Smokey Liner and Deep Shadows
All Photos by: Lost Highway Imaging
Makeup and Hair by: Brittany Made Me Pretty
Thank you to Meghan for modeling for us 🙂