How to choose makeup artist for wedding?
Suppose that the wedding dress you ordered doesn’t fit and you ask the designer to get it fixed and its done. Two hours before the wedding anyone from your home reaches the wedding site and founds that the decoration is horrible. Don’t worry we can fix it in no time, we still have time to do it. Easily corrected. Lighting doesn’t goes with the theme or songs those were asked to bring, dj forgot that. Lights are fixed in a minute and the songs gets downloaded in the next. In short vendors involved in your wedding have time to fix if anything is not up to the mark. Even wedding photographer and cinematic videographer can fix things in post production. The only person, the most crucial person is your makeup artist. Just 2-3 hours to complete the work and no chance of starting all over again if anything goes wrong and no time to waste as you need to reach for your photoshoot or to the event venue. Makeup artists let you check their portfolio and you choose a look and style for yourself at the time of hiring but if things didn’t go according to the plans, you will end up with whatever look they have given you. So there comes the question, How to choose makeup artist for wedding?
First of all please do understand if your makeup artist has ruin your makeover, no photographer or videographer can fix things in post production but only to a bit extent. So you need to understand following things before you finalize things. Firstly check the dress colours you have finalized. Best is to have the picture of your three days of dressed in your mobile when you go to your makeup artist. Ask them to let you have a look at their portfolio of any bride wearing almost the same colors as of yours. Check the skin tone of the girl in pictures and the dress colors. Check how specific skin tone is handled by the makeup artist. Check what color combination of dresses he has already handled thats close to your dresses and of which day. Either mehndi, baraat and walima. Check how the specific face features handled by them, like round faces, chubby faces, wide forehead, etc.
Next check the hairstyling they offer. This time its not he complexion, skin tone or the dress color, but you need to select the hairstyling according to your facial features and your event. Means some hairstyles look better on mehndi but not in wedding and opposite. In coming posts we will discuss what sort of hair style goes good with which style of faces and how to handle time delays from makeup artists.
All the makeovers in this gallery are done by Qasim Ghauri.