You’ve made a significant investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. So, naturally, you want to make sure you look your best. Although I’m sure you do a lovely job on your everyday makeup, I strongly recommend looking into hiring a makeup artist.

Here’s why:

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. We especially recommend hiring a good MUA if you don’t usually do your makeup. They know what will look good on you and can make it look natural and flawless.

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.

On your wedding day, you’re going to be moving around all day, and you want your makeup to last. As a result, you’ll need to be wearing about 30% more makeup than usual. It may seem like a lot in real life because you’re not used to it, but it won’t look like much on camera. Makeup artists know exactly how much to put on.

A MUA knows how to accentuate your features to look your best for portraits and close-ups. They know that cameras alter lighting and colors and how to avoid everyday makeup issues with photography. For example, some ordinary makeups can make you look oily or shiny on camera – MUAs make sure the cosmetics 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, they know your schedule and can help keep you on track by making sure to have you ready in time.