Post # 1
My wedding is in May and I’m still trying to figure out what to do about makeup… I’m thinking about either going to a makeup counter and having someone create a wedding look, and then I could purchase the products and recreate it on my wedding day (I’m pretty good with makeup, especially if someone showed me how to recreate it…but I’m not a professional and it might be a lot of stress/pressure to do that on the wedding day?) or, I’m thinking about trying to find a makeup artist, but I have NO idea how to go about this… do you just approach someone at the makeup counter and ask? I’ve looked online but haven’t been able to find anyone. My wedding is about an hour outside of Atlanta, so I’d need to find someone who would be willing to travel to the location, or I’d need to be able to do my own makeup.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, especially you gals in Altanta, I would greatly appreciate it!
Post # 3
Im looking for one as well so Im interested to see the suggestions
Post # 4
Depends on how much you are willing to spend. There are people out there that fly to provide these services. BUT If you decide to go through the make up counter, ask for a trial. This way you can assess this person’s makeup artistry skill/knowledge. Sometimes these girls are willing to do a trial and then go to your location to do makeup for an agreed fee.
If you are looking to go “El CheepO” see if you can schedule a trial prior to your special day and set it up so that you can go to the store on your wedding day. Offer to purchase atleast three products. This person is using her talent and expertise and many people don’t know that though makeovers in stores are complimentary these girls have to sell or they get in trouble. If you go this route, DO NOT BE A BRIDEZILLA!
If you search around you will find that the rate for bridal makeup is usually around 350 dollars and up. That’s if you go with a skilled profesional. So think of it like getting your makeup products for free.
On another note, I suggest the following Cosmetic lines:
They call their beauty people Beauty Stylists because they train them EVERY SEASON on makeup techniques and what’s in and what’s new in color application techniques and styles. Unless you are having a Vintage wedding you want a look that’s not outdated. Ask the BS how long they have been with Dior.
Keep in mind Dior is a Fashion line also. So their products are created with simplicity and function in mind. They have foundations that are high definition, airbrush foundations, even makeup you can swim in. Visit Sephora.com and look up their products before you visit the counter so you can know what to ask for.
I have been in the makeup industry for many years. When it comes to dept store eyeshadows I only use Dior, Chanel, and Laura Mercier.
When choosing prods. keep it simple. Makeup base is only for those who have enlarged pores like pot holes lol Also don’t expect miracles from your makeup if you don’t regularly take care of your skin.
If you’d like to know more message me at twitter/beautyprodiary
I hope this helps.
Post # 5
If your looking for a make up Artist try Zack McDonald at Topaz Salon. Hes been doing my hair/make-up for close to twenty years now and he is amazing!!! (He does alot of professional make up and hes not SUPER expensive).
1927 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Their website is http://www.topazsalon.net and let him know Karen sent ya!
Post # 6
Thank you for all of the advice! I think the dior makeup counter sounds like a great idea! I love their makeup. I think I should be able to recreate a look on the wedding day if someone shows me how to do it first. Plus it will be nice to spend the money on makeup I get to keep and can use again! Thanks!