(Closed) Make up Artist in need for the Groom in central NJ

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jujubean:  I don’t have advice for him as far as an actual makeup artist, but I wanted to recommend that he did airbrush makeup. I am on accutane (extremely strong anti-acne medication) & I have a bit of scaring, and my makeup artist used airbrush makeup on me. It did a fantastic job of covering without looking cakey, like traditional foundation can sometimes look, & I definitely feel like it would be the best look for a groom who doesn’t want to look like he has a lot of makeup on.

I found my amazing makeup artist on The Knot. Perhaps that would be a place to start. I know NJ has to have a lot of them, since it is more urban than the area I am in.

Post # 4
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think he has plenty of time to try and (gently) heal his skin before the wedding – who knows, maybe you won’t need a makeup artist!

Drinking tons of water will help keep his skin hydrated, which helps scaps and scars heal faster. General rule of thumb is take your body weight in pounds, divide it in half and drink that number in ounces (i.e. if you weigh 100 lbs, you should aim for at least 50oz of water a day)

I think that picking up a couple of aloe plants to help heal his face would be a good (cheap) investment… the fresh plants shouldn’t burn his skin (like with store bought alcohol-based aloe gels), and because it’s water-based, it will allow his skin to breathe while helping to speed healing. This would be something good to put on clean skin overnight and let dry before he goes to sleep.

Some people also swear by dabbing vinegar on their skin to help lighten scars and even out skin tone. I know that sounds crazy, but look into it! You never know.

I don’t really know any makeup artists in NJ, but I would suggest giving a few local universities a call. Kean University has a wonerful theater program, and they might be able to direct your attention to a makeup artist who has actually worked on male faces before.
Also, Empire Beauty School has a few locations around (i.e. Paramus) and it might not be a bad idea to contact them about male makeup as well. You’d hope they have some experience or ideas about that!

Good luck!

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