(Closed) When you hire a makeup artist…

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Give the artist’s a call or send them an email.  Ask all the questions you want to know about like,

1.  Is the artist available for your wedding date?

2. Do they offer a makeup trial for the bride… if so is it included in the price

3.  Price quote for the bride and bridal party

4.  How long with each girl’s makeup take – how long will the brides makeup take?

5.  What products does He/She use?

6.  If you want to see extra photo’s just ask….

7. Ask about their contract…. the contract is to protect them from your canceling on them last minute but also to protect you to make sure they show up on your date… ect…

HOpe that helped. 

Post # 4
3331 posts
Sugar bee

Speaking from experience, I’d check with them to see what happens in the event that the MUA you book isn’t available on your date. I booked a MUA and then she cancelled several days before the wedding (due to illness) and they didn’t have anyone else available for me.  Anyway, you should check with them about a contract as well.  Also, I’d ask if the MUA who does your trial will defintely be the person on the day of the wedding.  I’ve heard of people having one MUA for the trial, but then having another person show up on the wedding day.  THe contract should cover that kind of thing.


Post # 5
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

1) Bring some pictures with you, so the make-up artist can get a good idea of what you are looking for. Everyone’s make-up style is different.

2)DEFINATELY do a trial run a few weeks before the wedding.

3)Take pictures, so you can assess it afterwards, and be sure that you are 100% happy with it. Also, everything looks different in a photo than it does in the mirror!

4) Be sure that the salon books enough time on your Big Day. (As a MUA myself, I HATE being rushed on a bride! …She should have at least 45min booked for the bride)

And lastly, don’t be afraid to speak up! Again, as a MUA myself, I know exactly what make-up looks and "trends" I like – but that might not be what someone else likes. You might want very neutral shades, where as another bride might want a dramatic smokey eye. This is YOUR DAY – if something isn’t 100% completely what you want, tell her!

 Good luck!

Post # 6
3331 posts
Sugar bee

MrsT2Bee is right, make sure to take some pictures so that you can assess what your makeup will look like in photos.  It may seem different than what you usually wear in the mirror, but photograph great.  Also, I took photos immediately following my trial, as well as 2 hours and 8 hours after.  I wanted to leave my makeup on as long as I could, so that I could get a sense of how it was going to wear during the wedding day.

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