How you’re going to look on your wedding day is important to you right? Don’t leave the task of hiring a makeup artist for your wedding to the last minute.

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life. You want to look your best; glowing and radiant as you walk down the aisle to your husband.. With only one day to get it right, have your makeup done at home by a professional and be the image of elegance and perfection.

I’m forever hearing horror stories of bad makeup experiences and you don’t want this to be you! On your wedding day the last thing you want is to look like your makeup is packed on layers thick and you don’t need to do this for your look to last all day. Most brides want to still look natural, highlighting their best features, with definition for the photographs. You still want to look like you, the women your fiancé fell in love with.

Start looking for a makeup artist a year before the big day if you can this way you have a better chance of finding a good makeup artist before they become booked out -I’m already taking bookings for 2016! Look for someone that will travel to you on your wedding day in the convenience of your own home. This is more time efficient and relaxing for you so as you’re not rushing from one place to the next possibly getting held up in traffic and by other clients that also require attention in a salon environment. Your wedding day should be all about you and you want to have your makeup artists’ full attention! Let them do the running around and fuss over you!

Look on the internet so you can view some of their work and read information, prices and feedback before scheduling a trial this way you have an idea of the work they do and if this is what you’re looking for. When you do schedule your trial, book it in the daytime so you can see what your makeup will look like during the day – it’s also a good idea to choose a date when you have another function as once your makeup is done you’ll want to go out and show it off!!!!

Have a close friend or family member with you at your trial that you know will give you an honest opinion. Be careful not to bring too many people as you may get confused with too many opinions! At your trial, get to know the makeup artist so you feel comfortable. The makeup artist should be getting to know you as well and asking questions such as colour/style of your dress, bridesmaids’ dresses and flowers. This will help to create a makeup look to go with your personal style and compliment the colours around you on the day.

Have pictures from magazines to show the make-up artist various looks that appeal to you. Mention if you have any skin problems or allergies etc, or if there are any particular ways you like to wear your make-up. It’s also great if the makeup artist notes down the look you have decided on for the day so you’re guaranteed the same look you’re happy with without the risk of the makeup artist forgetting what they have done at the trial. This will give you reassurance and peace of mind.

Look at the cleanliness of the makeup artist, if brushes are cleaned and sterilised and if disposables are used such as mascara wands. You don’t want a mascara wand touching your lashes if it’s been used on other clients as this can easily transmit conjunctivitis. The same goes for lipsticks and cold sores.

Once you’ve chosen your makeup artist, start a beauty routine as soon as possible to have your skin in top condition for the big day. Wash and moisturise your face morning and night to keep your pores clean and give your skin the moisture it needs. Exfoliate once or twice a week to get rid of dead skin otherwise your makeup clings to dead skin showing it up.

A facial is also recommended once a month which is a more intense treatment than what you do yourself at home and is also a good chance to relax from the stresses of planning a wedding!

Amanda La Monica is renowned for natural looking wedding makeup, emphasising your best features to unleash the beauty and confidence in you.

Amanda La Monica


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