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Guest Post: Your Bridal Make-Up Artist

Wedding season is fast approaching and you should have booked your make-up artist by now. One of the first things that you should be seeking once your wedding date is finalized is the right make-up artist for you. Start by researching and booking a make-up trial at least 8 months before your wedding day.


Photo Source: Paula Scalco Photography

  1. Research


Photo Source: Paula Scalco Photography

As they say, ‘different strokes for different folks.’  Every artist has their own style and every bride has a preference, so it’s really worth your while to do a thorough research and find the make-up artist that you think best suits your style & budget.

Once you have a name, book a trial. Wedding make-up artists are always booked in advance, so make sure you book yours right away before another bride books them.


  1. The Trial


Photo Source: Paula Scalco Photography

On the day of the trial, the bride should have two things with her: a reference photo of how she wants to look like – probably a photo of a Kim Kardashian on her wedding day or a photo of herself when she felt the most confident. Basically, the first thing you need to have is a vision of how you want to look like; some brides want to look au naturel & some would want to go for the glamorous look; either way, you should stand out on your wedding day. As long as you feel beautiful and confident, go for that look. Bringing some reference photos allows your make-up artist to understand how you envision your wedding make-up to be.

Communicate openly with your make-up artist. Let them know about the make-up products that you trust and also mention those products that didn’t work well for you – this is best stated before the trial so they could prepare the products they need to bring.

On the trial, you and your make-up artist should agree every step of the way. The products that she used should be listed on a make-up chart and should be kept as your file for reference on the day of your wedding. She should have this at hand on the day of your wedding to ensure that you both are on the same page.


  1. On The Day 


Photo Source: The Bridal Showroom

It’s a given that however thorough your wedding preparation is, there will be unexpected stresses that will arise. To avoid this, make sure that you are in constant touch with your wedding planner and let her take care of everything –venue, flowers, food etc. Your wedding day should be the day when you feel most beautiful & pampered. When doing your bridal make-up, eliminate the distractions. Put your phone away, and be in a room where there are no people other than you, your make-up artist and the photographer. This way all your energy is focused on your look and nothing else.  Sit back, relax and let your make-up artist work on her masterpiece.

Submitted by: Louise Monique


Louise Monique is a make-up artist and owner at The Louise Monique. Currently, residing in Dubai, she was born and raised in Manila. She has always been interested in things about beauty, especially make-up. She pursued to study and attain her make-up diploma at London College of Make-up and started to be extensively exposed to different types of make-up jobs such as fashion shows, weddings, photo shoots, video shoots and special effects make-up. Check out her work on Instagram and Facebook.

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