(Closed) Where did you find someone to do your makeup?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I googled makeup/wedding in my city. I also would go to makeup counter at some of the stores and if you see a makeup artist you like ask them if they freelance. I also interviewed a person at my hair salon. But I end up going with a girl that does this for special events/weddings because she is used to traveling to the location and had a great extensive makeup for everyone.As I have white and black people in my wedding party. I looked through portfolio and saw that she had done all skin tones.

Post # 4
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I plan on having someone from MAC do the makeup for the entire wedding party. I will have two to three makeup artist because I dont want anyone to not look their best. We are also hiring someone to help the men get ready even though they are wearing uniforms.

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I googled around a lot in the location where the wedding is, and then I also asked some of my other “in touch” vendors. My videographer is the one that recommended a salon! It was great because I could see their work in one of her videos, and their website had been kind of poor before so I hadn’t been looking at them.

Turns out we did a trade – I revamped their website for them, they’re doing hair and makeup for my whole bridal party & moms!!! Couldn’t have been better.

Post # 6
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I asked my wedding planners like I did for most of my other vendors.  Do you know anyone who recently got married that you can ask?  Or try a few different makeup counters at a department store and see if you find anyone you like there.

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I actually posted a status on facebook that returned a lot of results. One person’s name came up a few times and I saw that she had done the makeup at good friend’s wedding. The makeup looked fantastic, and since she came highly recommended, I booked a trial with her. She was absolutely fantastic and I did a truly amazing job. I tried out one other person at my mom’s request who had been recommended by the secretary at her school. Unfortunately, she didn’t do such a good job, but I was fortunate to find who I did. She regularly does makeup for special events, weddings, etc. so she traveled to the venue, which was important to me. I would really ask recommendations of people you know first, and then check out what local people are available and their reviews/portfolios. 

Post # 8
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I tried the one my venue recommended (horrible!!), so then I just used wedding wire. 

Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I googled it for the city closest to where we are having our wedding.  And she’s willing to travel to my location on the wedding day.  Actually just had my trial last weekend and I was very pleased.  Facebook is always a good idea too.

Post # 10
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re having your hair done, see if the salon has a makeup artist. Mine does, and I know lots of independent (non-chains) ones do, too.

Post # 11
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I read reviews on WeddingWire and The Knot. I also asked around at work, because I work with a few girls who’ve been married in the last 5 years. It turns out that all 3 girls hired the same hair stylist/make-up artist, and she had great reviews, so I hired her right away.

Post # 12
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ivoryowl:  I found mine thru a recomendation from a few other bees who also got married in St Thomas. I read tons of reviews and found out they were the best of the best so I went with them!

Maybe you could start a thread here on the bee seeking recomendations in your area….it worked for me!

Post # 13
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have lots of friends and friends of friends who recently had weddings, pregnancy photo shoots, or “I’m just that fabulous”/”Just because…” photo shoots so I just asked them who did their make up. So, I guess I selected my make up artist through personal recommendations. 

Outside of that person, I also have a couple of friends who are make up artists and work in the beauty pageant and MAC make up industry. So there are plenty of people in my circle, I guess.

Post # 14
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a reccomendation and also I had make up by them for a wedding I was in. Simply Beautiful in New Jersey.

Loved the trial we did. Here is my look.



Post # 15
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Try asking around beauty parlors. The lady who is doing my wedding makeup works with the hairdresser I hired.

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