Top Makeup Artist questions asked by Brides

As professional makeup artists, we have the opportunity to be a part of many ladies special day. We get to be up close and personal with brides and bridesmaids and realized that similar questions would come up in regards to wedding makeup!  We decided to begin a series of blogs to answer questions from our experiences and knowledge. If you have questions and want it answered by us, send us an email and we would be happy to include it on our blog!  Just like in highschool, if you have a question most likely someone else does as well! Let’s get this party started!

Is it going to feel cakey?

  • Make sure your skin is hydrated and exfoliated- try going for a facial 2 weeks before your wedding day!
  • Using products that are HD will make your skin feel like skin and not like a cakey mask
  • Ask what products your make up artist uses
  • Less is more and every makeup artist professional knows that- especially for a bridal look.  

How do I touch up?

  • Carrying a light powder and brush to apply in T-zone
  • Completely remove lipstick and reapply when you have a few moments. A fresh coat will last and look better the reapplying on top.
  • use a lip brush to apply lipstick

Is it cry proof/waterproof?

There are no promises on how any girl will react to seeing their fiance at the end of the aisle, a beautiful gift from someone special or heartfelt speech from family. That being said there are ways of avoiding a big mess!

  • Waterproof mascara, eyeliner and lash glue.
  • Powder & fresh cosmetic sponge to buff out tear lines
  • Avoid tear drips all together by wrapping a tissue around your finger and blotting in your waterline
  • Eye Primer

I like natural but want to look like i’m wearing something?

Everyone is different. my natural could be completely different to another makeup artist. So don’t be afraid to speak your mind and let your makeup artist know that you don’t wear foundation on a day to day basis. It's important to have a complete trial with your make up artist. So you both know what to expect and can try a few options.