I never hired a makeup artist to do my wedding makeup, partly due to being on a budget, but mainly because I wanted to do my own makeup.
I have always had my own distinctive makeup look and it is a far cry from the very natural look that must people expect a bride to have. This was not me however so I made the bold decision to wear blue eyeshadow and winged liner. Eight years ago when I got married I felt my vision of my bridal makeup would not have been understood.
Thankfully times are changing and people are more comfortable with the makeup choices they have for their wedding, as my beautiful friend and MUA Charlotte Crouch explains in this special guest post.
Charlotte is a phenomenally talented makeup artist and business woman who has been such a inspiration to me throughout my makeup journey. She writes…
“As a MUA (Make up Artist) one of my biggest problems that my Bridal Clients face is what is the correct look that they should have for their wedding. Generally they are pressurised by what family think they should have, or what magazines think is the PERFECT BRIDE.Well let me tell you what is the perfect look…….. YOU!
The perfect look for your wedding is being You! Showing your personality, your taste, your style, your best version of you! If you do not normally wear Makeup, you do not suddenly have to have a spray tan, false eye lashes and a full face of makeup.
I have had trials with my beautiful English Rose Brides where they have had family members trying to persuade them to have more then how they feel comfortable. In terms of photography a little bit more on the contour/ shadow spots is good especially if you like black and white pictures, but it should still look very natural in person. The same goes to my Glamours Janes, if you want to have glitter, contour and a red lip then go for it.
I get so frustrated reading forums, where Brides are slated for the looks they are going for by other woman in general. Is it not the reason your partner to be is marrying you, is for your style, personailty and who you are, not what you think they want to see.
So the secret to having the best wedding, is going with your heart and gut. Show off who you are, wear the red shoes, wear the glitter, leave your tattoos on show.
Its about the Marriage not the Wedding and the coming together of two people.”
Love and Sparkles
Thanks so much to Charlotte for sharing her experience as a Bridal MUA.
Ciao for now makeup fans