Post # 1
I live in a relatively small city. When I google “make-up artist” I don’t really come up with anything. I am not a make-up person. When I do wear make-up, I stick with drugstore brands. I do feel like I could do my own make-up, but I’d have to invest in better make-up, and I’d probably just rather spend that $ on somebody who’d do my make-up for the one day, since I won’t really get a lot out of the investment.
Post # 3
go to your local mall and go to a makeup counter of a brand that embodies what you want to look like – dramatic, MAC; flirty, Clinique; classic glam, Dior or Chanel and then tell them you’re looking for a makeup artist for your wedding. they should definitely be able to help.
Post # 4
Is there a M.A.C. store anywhere nearby? Even if it’s an hour away? I drove about 45 minutes to the closest mall that had a M.A.C. store and had a trial with an artist there. I loved it and her so much, i booked her the next day for my wedding day. She charged me $120 and I tipped. But I also feel it was worth every penny. And it was fun getting all glammed up for the big day.
Post # 5
I would advise against going to a cosmetic counter because sales associates and makeup artist, while often time overlapping, are simply not the same. Only ask for the Artists, not the sales associates! (But they can lie to you, trying to get your money!!!)
I would try be more specific in your search engine first: “Make-up Artist in ____ ” (your city) or “Bridal Make-up Artist in ____” and try “makeup” vs “make-up” vs “make up” because it makes a difference!
The other BEST way is to ask your friends in your town who got marry and who they recommend! A referral is always a better shot at getting someone you like versus someone you randomly find!!!
best of luck!!!!!!!