Deciding on a makeup artist for your special day is a huge decision! Whether we believe it or not we are highly egotistical creatures. If someone showed you a picture of yourself in a group you would automatically look at yourself first and the first thing you will check out is the expression on your face.
With that said, after the most expensive four hours of your life, i.e. your wedding, is over, the only thing you will have aside from your memories are the pictures. Picking out your wedding day look isn't as simple as picking out a cake flavor. You need to make sure that the particular look you select will look amazing five feet away and 25 feet away. You need to make sure it will be natural enough that your garden pictures in daylight don't look like a montage from "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." And bold enough that in dim candle lighting across a banquet hall you can still see gloss, glow and contour. It needs to last all day -- from "I do" to the last dance. And most importantly it needs to meet the standards of modern technology -- meaning that you look great in person, in still photography, and in video.
As much as I wish I had fairy powers to make sure that every bride's makeup meets the below criteria, I do not. But with this criteria handy, you can make sure your artist is versed in the ways of the fairy.
- Make sure your artist is using a primer! Silicone-based primers are the best. Silicone fills in fine lines, wrinkles, pock marks and blocks the sebaceous glands from producing oil. It also is noncomedogenic and nonacnegenic -- which means it doesn't harbor or produce bacteria. In layman's terms, it keeps your makeup on all night and keeps you from sweating!
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