Your big day is quickly approaching!! All of your wedding vendors have been chosen, except for one very important person(s): your makeup artist!
Your best friend says she knows a girl that did Cousin Anne's makeup for her prom, your Aunt Jan says not to waste your money, she'll do it. Katie says, "Girl, I got you!! I sell Younique, Avon & Mary Kay! I do people's makeup all of the time."
Here's the deal: do NOT allow these people to do your makeup for your wedding day! There's no need to sugar coat it. If you don't want to break the news to them, call us, we'll do it for you! We've said it once, we'll say it several times, just because you sell makeup, apply makeup for fun, or are still in beauty school, it does not mean that you are a professional makeup artist!
You’ve taken the time to plan every detail of your wedding day from your gown to flowers to centerpiece's to hiring the most fabulous photographer to capture every detail and special moment of your wedding. Spend the money on a good, reputable professional. Trust me, you'll thank us later.
*Sonia Ryan & Co.'s reasons to why you should hire a professional makeup artist:
-BE PICTURE PERFECT
Your every day make up is very different from photography makeup. A professional makeup artist will know which products to use and how to apply them perfectly in order for you to look radiant in all of your pictures.
My goal has always been to create a beautiful flawless face that will look amazing in person as well as in each of your pictures which in turn will diminish the use of Photoshop that will be needed. Trust me, your photographer will be happy to hear this!
-PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Professional products that have been formulated for film and photography will not only last for hours but they also tend to be highly pigmented. This results in using less product and your makeup will not look cakey. Less is more!
A makeup artist should also have a comprehensive makeup kit that can accommodate your entire bridal party’s skin tones and needs.
Your wedding day will be full of emotion, by applying the correct products you will not have to worry about your make up staying in place all day long.
Airbrushing, professional brushes, false lashes and professional application techniques will all influence the outcome of your look.
I’m sure you might be a little nervous and on your wedding day and it’s probably not the best time to test your skills on applying false eyelashes or perfecting your liquid eyeliner.
-KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
A professional makeup artist will focus on enhancing your best features and will have the knowledge to do so.
My philosophy has always been To use my makeup skills and talent to enhance your natural beauty. I want you to look so stunningly radiant that your groom will be blown away by your beauty. He will feel like he is the luckiest man in the world by having you at his side, because he is!
Here's a list of recommended local Makeup Artists:
Verde Beauty Studio
Danielle Does Makeup, LLC
The Makeup Dolls
Kiss & Makeup by SarahBess
(Out of respect for people, we will not show any images of bad makeup.)
We had some great engagement photos and stories submitted!! Thank you soo much for your submissions!
We have narrowed down the Top 6 submissions. We will be posting their photos to Facebook for voting to commence!
The photo with the most "Likes" will be the winner!! That simple.
Voting ends on January 31st @ 5:00 pm cst.
The couple who wins will be featured in our next issue, Volume 3, and on our website.
(The couples are listed in no particular order.)