- 8 years ago
I don’t consider myself too much of a Plain Jane, but when it comes to make-up, I definitely adhere to a more natural look with a simple routine. So, when it came to searching for a make-up artist for my wedding, I knew I didn’t want cheesy bridal make-up (yuck) and was wary of accepting services from an artist claiming they specialized in anything to do with weddings.
That said, wedding experience wouldn’t hurt, of course. So you can see my predicament as I scoured the blogs and begged my friends for recommendations. I explained what I was looking for…
“A make-up artist who knew how to do brides but did them in an unbridey way.”
Hmm. I knew I was looking for a needle in a haystack. Who would be talented enough to do stylish, yet natural looking make-up at celebrity caliber, AND agree to do the make-up for my wedding?
Days passed. Weeks went by. How was I to trust someone to do my make-up and not make me look like Cyndi Lauper in 1984?
Lo and behold, a chic, and uber stylish friend of mine, who’s opinion I whole-heartedly trust, recommended Kim Do. She showed me a few photos of make-up she had done for fashion week and personal events, at which I raised an impressed eyebrow. She raved about Kim’s spunk and her undeniable talents as a make-up artist. The way she spoke, I couldn’t resist. I would call her for a trial.
After meeting Kim Do for the first time, I knew it was the perfect match. She is young, fun, witty and actually knows what she’s doing (which, I have found while planning a wedding, is not always a given). She listened to the vague, but adamant description I gave of what I hoped to look like at my wedding. “Subtle but radiant… does that make sense?” I see now how much it does NOT make sense, but Kim Do never let on to my ambiguity and was cool and confident as she painted me to a much more sophisticated and simply beautiful version of myself.
I was so impressed with Kim’s work, that I asked her to stay for most of the wedding day. I wanted to ensure that the look she gave me didn’t fade one bit. Doing my own touch-ups during the wedding would have been like having the guy who paints your house restore an original Monet.
And so. Without feeling too made up or too unatural, I was able to feel beautiful the way a bride should. Kim’s bright smile and relaxed nature were welcomed company on that nerve-wracking day and most importantly, she contributed to my becoming an elegant bride in the way that fit me best. In a… you know… unbridey way.
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