How to Find a Wedding Makeup Artist Who Just "Gets" You

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At its core, your wedding day is undoubtedly about expressing your love for another human being in front of everyone you care about. That being said, it's only normal to want to feel like the very best version of yourself while you do it. And a big part of that is nailing the perfect makeup look (like one of these).

I always advise friends getting married that they should never stray too far from their usual day-to-day makeup—you don't want to look back on pictures and feel like you don't look like, well, you. You'll also feel far more comfortable in that simple taupe smoky eye you wear most Saturdays than you would in anything more substantial, so it's okay to err on the side of caution. I know I would.

But even if you aren't venturing too far from your comfort zone in terms of colours and textures, booking yourself a wedding makeup artist can be a massive help in making sure you look your most polished. We've all had days where our eyebrows don't sit right, and our mascara has gone clumpy for no apparent reason—bringing in a professional will eliminate that stress so you can worry about everything else going on.

As for the perfect makeup artist for you, you want someone who really "gets" you and knows how far you want to push your makeup. You also want someone who you can really talk straight to and explain exactly what you want to. I can't promise that finding the right artist for the job will be easy, but the following nuggets of advice will really help.