so you think hiring a professional is expensive?
...Just wait until you hire an amateur!
We have compiled a small list of things to think about before hiring a "budget" makeup artist for your wedding. Why hire us when you could hire someone else and save a few bucks? Read on, ladies. We will keep this short, sweet, and to the point.
1. Education, experience & skill.
Professional artists cost more because they spend more.
Education is not cheap. Professional grade products are not cheap. If your makeup artist is- they likely don't have either, You must be diligent when choosing who you are going to allow to apply products to your FACE on your WEDDING day. Choose someone who invests time and money into their business. If they don't, it's a good indication that you probably shouldn't either. Hiring an expensive photographer to take a gazillion pictures of you is a waste if your foundation is 3 shades too dark and rubbing off halfway through the night. The pictures won't lie.
I run a professional business. There is no room for error when it comes to sanitary hygiene practices. This means added expenses for disposable applicators of all sorts, and lots of brush cleaner, sanitizers, etc. It may bump my fee's higher, but it also ensures that you won't end up with a cold sore on your mouth after having an appointment with me.
3. Peace of mind.
My bridal bookings are never finalized without a signed contract on both ends. This ensures that we both keep our appointments organized. It also means that I am obligated to actually show up on your wedding day, rather than ditching you and your bridal party for a larger one that contacted me yesterday. If your artist (or photographer, hair stylist, florist etc) doesn't require you to sign any paperwork to reserve your date, it's time to start looking around for a backup.