Amanda Before

Amanda after
  1. Be honest

Have a run through a few weeks before the wedding, and tell the artist EXACTLY what you like, don’t like, and if they apply it in a way you don’t like, be specific as you can about what you would like changed. Don’t worry about hurting feelings. There’s no room for ego when you’re a makeup artist, I consider myself providing a service to you. If someone asks me to “do whatever you want, you’re the expert” I may not make them feel confident on their wedding day.

2. Get groomed

Have a facial a week before, get brows threaded or waxed by someone you TRUST, I have a list of people I trust to groom my brows, and they don’t include the back room of a nail salon. Don’t go to someone for the first time just prior to your wedding. Amanda’s brows are really beautifully groomed(photo) I filled them in slightly, but the shape fits her face.

3.Trust your makeup artist!!

If you have been specific about what you want, and don’t like what they’ve done at the run through, give them the opportunity to change it. This is not ┬áthe time to worry about hurt feelings. A good makeup artist has their client’s satisfaction first on their mind, and shouldn’t take it personally if you need something tweaked.

You would not believe the number of times a client tells me, “I had a bad experience last time I got my makeup done” or”They painted me up like a hooker” or worse,” He/She got mad when I asked them to tone it down”

Your comfort is my #1 priority.