Thursday, 24 August 2017

Make-up as important as wedding dress

People often comment about the cost of bridal make-up. I explain that they’re paying for a luxury, on location service where the make-up artist has transported numerous make-up cases and equipment directly to the bridal location at a date and time to suit the client. This allows the bride-to-be to relax and enjoy their special day without having to travel between multiple locations. 

 An experienced make-up artist has multiple positive reviews on their website and social media, plus good photos of happy brides they have worked with. An experienced make-up artist will have contracts in place to protect you and to protect them. This prevents them from cancelling on you at the last minute. I’ve had so many brides message me the night before their wedding in a panic because they’ve fallen out with a friend who was going to do their make-up, or a cheaper make-up artist they booked has taken on a bigger job. 

Experienced make-up artists are also continually updating and perfecting their skills by going on training courses. An experienced make-up artist will understand your vision of how you want to look on your special day and you will have confidence and peace of mind that you’re going to look amazing. It takes a lot of time to advise brides via email, phone or social media, as well as to devise a schedule of the morning for them so that it runs smoothly and without stress and worry. It also takes a lot of time to clean the make-up kit after each wedding and ensure it is kept in proper sanitary conditions in accordance with our industry guidelines. 
A professional make-up kit costs thousands of pounds, and that’s even with professional discounts applied. You are paying for luxury, so you should be getting luxury products as well as the cost of disposables such as cotton buds, tissues, mascara wands, make-up sponges and false eyelashes.

A professional make-up artist will have a lot of overheads like insurance, product costs, advertising, the cost of their website, car insurance and tax. An experienced make-up artist will keep a file on the bride-to be, including information from phone conversations, emails, photos and key information such as addresses, times and schedules. Weddings are a huge expense and cost thousands of pounds for the venue, photographer, dress, shoes and so on. It’s important to book an experienced make-up artist that can see your vision too as your make-up look will be seen on every photo. Your face and make-up is as much an investment as your perfect dress or venue. I hope I’ve answered why experienced make-up artists cost so much, but please do your research by asking for recommendations from friends, following your favourite make-up artist, checking their reviews and looking at their photos as your wedding day is an investment in you.

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