Date Archives November 2018

2019 Wedding Makeup Look Inspiration

It is time to talk about 2019 wedding makeup look inspiration! I wanted to share with you some inspirational makeup looks for your 2019 wedding makeup.

These are some of my favourite wedding makeup looks that I would look at replicating for your 2019 wedding makeup look.

Remember that hiring a professional makeup artist is an important part of your wedding budget to ensure you look perfect for all of your guests, and also perfect in your expensive photos!

For more great reasons to book your makeup with an experienced artist, read this article.

 

Natural Glow Wedding Makeup

2019 Natural Wedding makeup

Glam Wedding Makeup

2019 Bridal Makeup Look

Bold Wedding Makeup Looks

Sometimes to get the look you want you need to go bold!

I love how these beauties went with very elegant but bold eye makeup choices. Making bold choices usually makes for better photos.

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2019 Bridal Makeup Look 2019 Wedding Makeup ideas

Boho Wedding Makeup Look

2019 Natural Wedding Makeup Look

 

Why you MUST hire a Professional Makeup Artist for your Wedding Day

Why hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day?

There are so many expenses when it comes to planning your wedding day.

With so many expenses, there are always areas brides look back on and think “I really could have cut that expenses, I wish I didn’t spend so much on my ____”

Usually I find that blank space is something like, “napkins, candles, flowers, chair covers, shots (lol), shoes (no one sees them in a typical dress anyways), etc”.

So many couples invest a ton of money into their wedding day. They spend quite a bit of their budget on their photographer.

Capturing your special day has to be one of the most important parts for a lot of people and I can totally agree with that. The photos are how you can look back and remember that wonderful day (that cost you so much for a lot of people).

2019 bridal makeup looks

I understand not everyone is into makeup, and to be honest I find that most of my clients are people who do not wear much makeup on the regular, they are hiring me because they do not know how to do the look themselves.

Take a look at this post where I talk about all the expenses makeup artists incur and why you should be paying more to work with a professional artist.

Wedding makeup can be very demanding, and if your artist is not experienced they may not have what it takes to make you and your bridal party look absolutely perfect.

Hire a professional makeup artist
2019 wedding makeup look

Here are some important factors to consider which make bridal makeup that much more tricky:

  • For some brides, makeup can need to last for up to 20 hours!
  • Many weddings take place during the hot summer months. You must use the right products to combat the heat / sweat or else you could look disastrous very quickly.
  • Most people cry. Maybe you think you won’t… but are you willing to gamble that you won’t? Maybe you won’t cry but everyone else in your bridal party might. A professional is already 10 steps ahead and will be using all long wear and waterproof products. I just assume
  • You need to look perfect in person, but also for the camera
    • Makeup for real life and makeup for photography are two totally different worlds and will look a lot different in person
    • Find a makeup artist who can make you look perfect in person, but also for your photos.
  • Products used will be better quality for the more experienced and more expensive professionals.
  • Avoid products that could cause a makeup flashback (white cast that appears in photos if the wrong products are used [This happens all the time with inexperienced artists]).

Check out our Wedding Makeup Portfolio HERE.

So What Does a Professional Makeup Artist Cost?

Prices professional makeup artists charge will vary a lot and will include different things. Most people charge extra for false eyelashes ($10-50) and at Modern Makeup we always include them.

Having your makeup “professionally” done can range anywhere from $75-400 for your quality “professional”. I would say that beginners are charging somewhere in the $35-65 range. Celebrity makeup artists typically start between $200-500 and can go into the thousands.

You can take a look at our wedding makeup and hair prices listed here.

2019 wedding makeup look

Professional Makeup Artist Prices – 4 Reasons To Pay More

What affects professional makeup artist prices and what should you be paying for your makeup artist services?

Just like any profession there are talented makeup artists and there are not so talented makeup artists.

There are makeup artists who are really really great at producing one style of makeup, but not so great at doing anything else.

When you’re booking your wedding makeup artists, what is most important is to find someone who is going to be the right fit for you!

I want to talk to you for a moment about prices and what you should be considering before selecting your makeup artist for your big day. Keep reading to find out 4 reasons why makeup artist prices are what they are.

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Why Do Makeup Artists Charge So Much? What Affects Makeup Artist Prices?

In this section I will touch on several key factors to remember about your makeup artist prices and what you should remember affects the cost of doing business with a professional makeup artist.

#1 – We travel to you.

  • The cost of a vehicle or public transportation is something you need to remember
  • The cost of fuel
  • The cost of maintenance
  • The cost of car insurance

# 2 – Time is Money

  • You are not just paying for the time it takes to actually do your makeup
  • You’re paying for all the communication back and forth time it takes to book you and answer all of your questions
  • You’re paying for the time it takes for me to travel to you, and to travel back home after your appointment.
  • You’re paying for the time it takes to clean all of the tools used on you and your group
  • Our time is valuable just like yours and our work does not stop when your makeup application is done
  • The time it takes me to go shopping for new products
  • The time I spend and have spent educating myself and attending classes and workshops

# 3 – Supplies are Expensive

  • Have you ever purchased makeup? The answer is likely yes and if so you know that makeup is not cheap.
  • Makeup artists are expected and required to have top quality products available in every shade, texture and tone.
    • It costs a lot of money to properly stock a full makeup kit.
  • Makeup has a shelf life, it does expire. Professional makeup artists will always keep their kits fresh and doing so is very expensive

# 4 – Running a Business is Expensive

  • If you are reading this article (which you obviously are at this point) then you are on my website… which I pay money to host every year.
    • I also invest time into writing this material, updating my photo images, and keeping everything here up to date.
  • Business Insurance – That’s right, we pay that too.
  • HST – Legitimate businesses like Modern Makeup charge and pay HST to the government.
  • Advertising
  • Paying employees

Take a look at this super accurate video that is talking about the same thing, but with photographers:

Makeup artist prices can vary by huge amounts! In general, the more experienced the artist, the more they will be charging.

Makeup artists today are having trouble making an honest living because so many people do not fully understand what we do and all the factors that should be considered.

Makeup artistry is my career. I have to charge the rates I charge because if I did not I would never stop moving and everyone would be taking advantage of my talents. I would end up having to close my business because I could not sustain all the expenses that go along with being the best at what you do. Learn more about me here.

If you want the best makeup artists, they are worth paying double for. Like I always say to my brides…. How much money are you investing into your professional photography? Typically everyone has a high budget for photography, and practically no budget for the makeup which is the #1 thing that everyone is going to see in those expensive photos you’re paying for.