Post # 1
I’m getting married in May 2010 next year and I’m looking for an good makeup artist who is asian and understand the complexity of asian featuresa, skin and beauty.
I recently did a bridal trial and was a little disappointed and felt like the artist didn’t really listen to me. As much as I was expressing how I didn’t want a “heavy” hand when it comes to makeup, the look after she was done very much felt like so. I don’t wear makeup but I wanted to look nature and beautiful on camera as well as normal in person.
I thought I looked to much like a drag-queen, too shining/irresdescent/glowing…I know she was trying to acheive the dewy look but honestly I felt like I looked to oil or shiny.
If you have any reccommendations of a good asian makeup artist locally in VA/DC/MD please please help.
Post # 3
She’s not exactly in your area, but she’s willing to travel. (She’s a lil pricey, but she quite professional – fashion shoots, magazines, weddings, etc.)
Her name is Nam Vo and her website is http://www.makeupnv.co. Please let her know that Phannie sent you! 🙂
Post # 4
by the way, I would also use Yelp – that’s how I’m finding my makeup peeps (I would use Nam, but she’d have to travel to Cali, and that’s more $$ )
Post # 5
how about going to your local dept store, getting a makeover from someone whose makeup you admire at the store – then asking them if they do weddings on the side? most do.
Post # 6
Make sure you take pictures of yourself after the trial! I think wedding make up is always a little heavy because of the photographs. You want to find that balance of looking great in pictures and in person.
As for a make up artist, I would check out theknot and project wedding and find people that got married in your area that are asian and ask them about their make up.