Why do I need a Pro Makeup Artist for my wedding day?

Written by KarenB

How many times have I heard this question before?... A Million times!

From experience, I have learned that many brides will settle for a cheaper option when it comes to Hair & Makeup on their wedding day because they have over-spent on their budget!

Few brides know how important a makeup artist truly is. Hopefully, I can assist you today, to realize the importance of this service. The real issue we have with bridal makeup is that we have to combine two completely different makeup looks. 

We have to do the makeup so people look at you up close and don’t feel like they could scrape the foundation off with a spatula, but on the other hand, you are having professional photographs taken and when a camera is involved we need more of everything!
There is a fine line down the middle... you don’t want to be lady dull, but you also don’t want to look like a drag queen, and that’s where the pro artist comes in!

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Here are a few more benefits of having a pro makeup artist at your wedding:

  • Even if you have a fantastic photographer who costs you a fortune, if your makeup is not camera ready...you will NOT look flawless & gorgeous on your photos! You WILL need a pro for this! 
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    Even if you want a very natural look on your wedding day, a pro makeup artist will be able to give you a natural look that will look great on photos!
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    If you don’t use a pro for your natural look, you may look really dull on your images, as the camera absorbs 80% of the colour
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     A pro makeup artist will also ensure that the makeup lasts the entire day because we use the “good” stuff! 
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    A pro artist will help you create a “look” for your day, that suits your face.
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    An experienced makeup artist will also assist with the wedding day timeline, making sure that you are NOT late!

So there you have it! To have a pro makeup artist or to NOT have a pro makeup artist is up to you... but it will be the determining factor between being “drab” or “fab” on your wedding day!

About the Author: Karen Bezuidenhout

My name is Karen Bezuidenhout, and I am a freelance make-up artist based in Pretoria, Gauteng.  I get to do a different job everyday, and working with the most amazing people is so rewarding. I just love this job...

I am married to a very talented photographer, and a mother of 2 boys. I started my makeup career in 2006 and did my hair styling course in 2011. 

What I love most about being part of a bride’s wedding day, is knowing that I helped to make her day special. I also love that no two brides are ever the same, no look is ever created twice.