Wedding makeup: why you should hire a professional

by Jackie Merlau / Photograph by Kayce Stork Photography

Makeup for your wedding is very different than your everyday beauty routine. When it comes to your big day, you want to consider longevity, photography, luxury and much- needed relaxation. You have spent hours finding the perfect dress and booking an incredible photographer, so don’t forget your beautiful face. It will be front and center in photos and what your love will be focused on when saying, “I do”.


You will be eating, drinking, kissing, crying and dancing. On top of that, there is a chance
it will be hot and humid on the Gulf Coast, and the climate can take a toll on your makeup. Professionals are educated in the proper ways to apply makeup that will last throughout the day and well into the night. They know all the best products and how to apply them correctly.


Did you know professional photography can remove up to 20 percent of color and intensity in your images? Even if you don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, you will want to add just a
bit more than usual. This will provide flawless images throughout the day on both professional and personal cameras. You want to make sure in every image and video that you look your absolute best.


Hiring a professional means you have hired an artist who is punctual and delivers great work in a timely manner. Time flies by much faster on the morning of your wedding, and it is crucial to have a team of vendors who can keep everything on schedule. It cuts down on stress and sets the tone for the day ahead. Professionals also will strive to give you the look you want and are happy to make any needed adjustments. They know this is your special day, and they are there to make this the best experience for you.


Artists who do this for a living invest a lot of time into their craft. They go to hands-on training, classes, workshops and conventions. You will have someone who knows the best professional products on the market and how to use them on multiple skin tones and textures. Plus, you are guaranteed sanitary measures and clean working habits.


This is a luxury service. You get the chance to relax, sit back in your beautiful bridal robe with a coffee in hand and just be pampered. The artist will arrive with a makeup chair, special lighting and a kit full of products and brands from all over the world. It will smell good, feel good and calm you. All you have to do is enjoy!