Booking a makeup artist for your wedding should be like booking any other vendor. There are questions that you should ask to make sure that you have all the information before your big day. It also will help you decide before the trial if the artist is a good match for you. Ask to look at the artist’s portfolio or check it out if it is online. This will give you an idea of what style of makeup your artist typically does and if he/she works with brides.
If you are having your videographer or photographer shoot in HD (high definition), is your artist able to use makeup that works with HD?
Is airbrushing an option?
What products does your artist use? This way you will know if you have any allergies to the brands. And if you do, can your artist work with your personal makeup?
Will your makeup artist travel to you on your wedding day? Is there an extra fee for travel?
Will your makeup artist do bridesmaids and the mothers? What are the rates?
If you want the option for after ceremony touch-ups, what is the charge?
If the groom has rosacea and/or breakouts before the wedding, can the artist do a touch-up for him? What is the fee?
Be sure to schedule a makeup trial. If you’re doing engagement photos, have your trial the same day. This way you can test the makeup and have it professionally applied for your photos.
A makeup artist should also ask questions to find out your personal style and to make sure he/she can achieve a look that will meet your expectations. Here are some questions to expect:
What does your everyday makeup style look like?
What is the style of your wedding dress and hairstyle?
Are you having an indoor or outdoor wedding?
What time of day is the wedding taking place?
What are your wedding colors?
Do you have any allergies to product brands or ingredients?