3 things brides should prepare for their makeup artist

Dec 16, 2022

Bride wearing a white lengha and a Jazzy Bindi jewellery set with pearls

As a makeup artist who has helped countless brides look their radiant best on their big day, Vin has gathered some essential knowledge over the years. Understanding that your wedding day can be filled with a whirlwind of emotions, from pure joy to overwhelming stress, it is important that your bridal makeup experience is smooth, relaxing, and fun. So, from the vantage point of my makeup chair, here are ‘3 Things Brides Should Prepare for Their Makeup Artist.’

Being prepared not only helps your makeup artist create the perfect look that you’ve always dreamed of but also helps keep your special day on schedule. This guide will help you understand how the simple act of coming prepared for your bridal makeup trial can transform your bridal look and ease some of the potential wedding day stress. So, let’s dive into the specifics of what you can do to help your makeup artist help you look your absolute best.

Inspiration images

It’s helpful to bring along some inspiration images of makeup looks that you like, as well as any specific requests or requests that you have for your makeup artist. This will help your makeup artist understand your personal style and create a look that you will love.

Here’s what you need to consider when selecting your inspiration images:

  1. Complexion: Choose images of individuals who have a similar skin tone to yours. This will help Vin to more accurately gauge which colours and shades will complement your complexion. The more the model in the image resembles your skin tone, the closer the outcome will be to what you envision.

  2. Hair Color: Your hair colour plays a significant role in determining which makeup shades will harmonize best with your overall look. Therefore, if possible, select inspiration images where the model has a similar hair colour to yours.
  3. Face Shape and Features: If you have specific requests concerning how to accentuate or subtly alter the perception of certain features (such as contouring a round face or creating an illusion of fuller lips), it can be helpful to provide images of individuals who have similar facial characteristics to yours.
  4. Style Preferences: Your images should not only resemble you physically but should also reflect your personal style. If you prefer a minimalist, natural look, avoid inspiration images with heavy, dramatic makeup. Alternatively, if you love a bold, glamorous look, be sure your images reflect that.
Indian Bride on her Sikh wedding day
Hindu bride on her wedding day
Sikh bride on her wedding day
Sikh bride on her wedding day

Skincare products

Bring along any skincare products that you regularly use, as well as any special skincare needs that you have. This will help your makeup artist create a makeup look that complements your skin and takes into account any sensitivities or concerns that you may have.

Your outfit and jewellery

If you have your wedding day outfit and jewellery, bring them along to the bridal makeup trial. This will enable you to get an exact idea of what you will look like on your big day. If you are wearing an Indian outfit, the top and duputta will be sufficient. Your makeup artist will understand that if you are wearing a dress for example, you won’t be able to bring this along, but do bring along pictures and your jewellery. All outfits and jewellery reflect onto makeup and your skin/face – so it’s all-important!

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