My first ever blog was to share with you all my top tips on HOW to choose the perfect Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist for your special event/ wedding. Looking back, I really should have started with the WHY? But it is always better late than never right?
“What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? – Letters to Juliet
Ok, so comparing this quote to whether or not you choose to have your wedding Makeup and/or Hair styled may be a little extravagant but I do hear all too often from brides that they really regretted NOT having their makeup done professionally for their wedding day. With that in mind, I wanted to (hopefully!) provide you with a little bit of an insight into what we as mua’s and hairdressers have to offer you! Dare I say it may well help you make that all-important decision!
Let’s start at the beginning, applying your own makeup on a day to day basis is almost second nature. We barely even need to think about it, we are experts at our daily makeup routine, we master the mascara on the tube, we adapt to using one product in several ways so we don’t have to purchase a thousand separate items, I mean as long as we look fresh and healthy, we’re winning aren’t we? And don’t get me started on the messy bun we have told ourselves is an effortlessly chic style and totally passes us off as a cool, modern woman. But it’s your wedding day and the thought of doing your makeup and/ or hair whilst being nervous can be a little daunting, the pressure is on because let’s face it when we are feeling anxious, that sleek winged liner application you can usually apply whilst performing a back somersault with a twist to boot, is going to be a little trickier and when you are putting pressure on yourself, you just aren’t in the right mindset to perfect your application and feel like the goddess you are.
So by booking a pro beauty expert, you are taking that weight off your shoulders waaaaaaaay before the wedding day, so instead of wasting your time searching for the best foundations to ensure longevity, you can relax knowing that you have someone with all the expertise you could possibly need, a person who has tried and tested many products to guarantee that you have the PERFECT foundation to suit your skin and will leave you feeling fabulous from morning until evening (sometimes your application can even make its way to breakfast with you the next day), giving you all the confidence you need to flaunt down that aisle in style!
It isn’t all about the flawless application though or the luxury products, the incredible variety and even the excellent techniques. When you decide to book yourself a Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist, you are allowing yourself to have an experience. An experience you can truly treasure because putting that responsibility into someone else’s hands will gift you the time you ought to have to enjoy your wedding morning with your bridesmaids and mother. It is certainly a luxury we do not have all time, so you should certainly take advantage of it at such an event because, in the words of Maybelline, you’re worth it! Time flies when you’re having fun by any experienced artist/ stylist will also make sure everyone is where they need to be, when they need to be, taking on the honorary role of your very own wedding coordinator for one morning only.
I should probably mention a mua’s kit since it isn’t like any ordinary beauty bag you’ll have seen. It boasts a huge array of the finest and most magnificent products you’ll have seen, all bought with purpose. A purpose to promise longevity, come rain or shine (even through tears). A promise that each product used is suitable for your skin type and matched perfectly to your skin tone so you look absolutely glowing as every bride should. A promise that everything used will look absolutely fantastic on camera too so that you can look at your photos for years to come!
Remember if you decide to book, your beauty stylist is there for you whenever you may need them and for whatever you need, so make use of them, ask them the hair, makeup and skincare questions you’ve always wanted answers to. If you would like to find out more about what we do here at Stephanie Alexandra bridal you can do so here.