As wedding photographers we often refer to professional Make Up Artists as MUA’s. So from here own out, we’ll call them MUA’s 🙂
Even though you’re great at doing your own makeup, a MUA can do it so much better. I mean, after all, that is their job. I especially recommend hiring a good MUA if you don’t normally do your own makeup. They know what will look good on you and can make it look natural and flawless.
Professional makeup artists use high-grade makeup – nothing runs, shines, or smudges, ensuring that you don’t have any makeup malfunctions during your big day. They also know what works well with the flash, the lighting at different times of the day, etc. No more fake lashes that fall off! (I’ve seen it a zillion times)
On your wedding day, you’re going to be moving around all day and you want your makeup to last. You’ll need to be wearing about 30% more makeup than normal. It may seem like a lot in real life, because you’re not used to it, but it won’t look like a lot on camera. Makeup artists know exactly how much to put on.
A professional MUA knows how to accentuate your features to make sure you look your best for portraits and close ups. They know that cameras alter lighting and colours and how to avoid common makeup issues with photography. Some everyday makeups can make you look oily or shiny on camera – MUAs make sure the makeup they use will photograph perfectly. Also, on your wedding day, you’ll be wearing a lot of white. You don’t want to look washed out in your photos and a MUA knows how to make sure that doesn’t happen.
And lastly, and maybe most importantly, they understand your schedule and can help keep you on track by making sure to have you ready in time.
Of course, if you need my advice on who the best of the best MUA’s are.. just hit me up… or click here