Of course you do your own makeup well. Who knows your face better than you? But for a special occasion like your wedding, there is good reason why you should hire a professional makeup artist. Makeup may seem like a minor detail in a world of venue design, seating charts and $5,000 gowns, but veteran wedding planners agree that hiring a professional makeup artist is essential for your big day.
Here are 4 reasons why it’s worth hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding:
1- We know what works for photographs
Your gorgeous bone structure can be muted in photos and in low lighting. Professional photos used with lights can wash out your face making the skin appear flat. Your makeup artist will know how to add dimension to your skin so you’ll look fab in photos.
But if your special event is at night, low lighting can also hide your gorgeous cheek bones and glowing eyes in person. Dimension is more than just contour, it’s playing with textures to define and accentuate your features. We know how to apply products that will make you look fab in photos without making you look clownish in person.
2- We known how to recreate your inspiration pics
Bold and dramatic or soft and minimal, there are nuances to makeup that make them special for you and not just a paint by numbers look. You may see a brown smokey eye in that Pinterest inspo pic, but a makeup artist see’s that hint of pink that blends with the mauve and brown to make your eyes really sing! Pro artists come equipped with a variety of products and shades and they know how to manipulate them to create a look full of nuances and details that are unique to you. Also, from our side of the makeup chair we are able to get close up and see better than when you are doing your own makeup. For example, putting on false lashes is much more difficult when you are doing it to yourself.
3- We can makeup sure your makeup lasts
Pro makeup artists know how to keep your makeup locked in for 16 hours of partying (and crying tears of joy). Your Virginia Beach wedding may fall victim to the persistent humidity but your face shouldn’t. From the initial skin care to the setting powder, seasoned artist have tricks to ensuring a flawless face that lasts.
4- Because your face is what everyone will see first
Yes your hair and wedding dress all add to your overall look but your face is the first thing people notice. Go on your phone and look at how many pics you have saved of the back of your head. I’m guessing it’s very few.
If “a smile says a thousand words” and “the eyes are the windows to your soul”, shouldn’t they be dressed up too?