Getting Your Bridal Makeup ? Here are 5 things you should not expect from your Bridal Makeup Artist

Expectations”, let’s face it all of us suffer from this typical feeling. We expect a lot of things in different situations and from different people and if it doesn’t get fulfilled we get upset. I guess the point I am coming to is expectation can sometimes be unreal, impractical and can cause lot of misery.

World of makeup or let’s say beauty is extremely subjective, One may like other may not, so how do we get a balance ? I want to touch upon client’s expectations from a makeup artist in this article and if you are a client reading this, please do not mind as this is something extremely important for you as well. I am going to try to break it down in pointers for an organized read . You can judge and adjust your expectation from a makeup artist little more practically.

Here we go!

1. Celebrity Look:

If you are a makeup artist it is nothing new for you when a client has walked in to you with a picture of a celebrity and they want the exact same look. Let us understand this closely. If you want a celebrity alike makeup you will have it, however whether you would look like one ? I doubt it. Makeup Artists are not plastic surgeons who make you look like someone you are not, they can use the shade, makeup products and style but they cannot morph your face to someone else and if they can then it’s not Makeup.

2. Hide every pimple no matter what: Many clients expect that no matter what condition your skin is , makeup will hide it all which is not factual. Makeup goes really well if your skin is healthy. Yes of course it hides blemishes, spots, pores and scars to a certain degree however if you skin is acne prone and not well maintained do not expect your makeup artist do a miracle. There will be visible imperfections shown no matter how and who has done your makeup. If you will pressurize your MUA further, chances are that you end up with a very thick and odd layer of foundation and primer. Remember makeup will only make you look sharper and that is all.

3.I don’t want too much Makeup, just a little! : Let’s admit almost all of us say this to our makeup artist and it’s a very valid statement, I have got no problem with this at all. Problem starts when the client asks for heavy discount just because very little makeup is involved. You know how it sounds to a makeup artist? It’s like asking a painter let us say PICASO that I will pay less for your art “the painting” because you have used less colors. You understand what I am coming to? Doing less makeup is even more challenging because you still “expect” to hide the imperfections and look awesome. Nude look or No makeup look is in fashion right now and it takes tremendous amount of effort to make you look gorgeous and yet give you a feel that you are not wearing any makeup. Nutshell lesser makeup doesn’t mean any lesser efforts put in place. No discounts here please!

4. Make me White: I sometimes get really mad not that I judge but what is this fetish of looking fairer? Imagine a white face with darker shade of hands, neck, back and legs. Many times we end up talking about self-confidence and being real with a client trying hard to hold the original persona the client has. Look clean but why white? Be proud of the color, face and the way you are. It makes sense if the makeup is making you look one shade darker as sometimes few products oxidizes real quick or the foundation that has been used is not a right match however it becomes a real big spoiler when a client requests to make her 4 tones fairer. Makeup becomes unethical during such times!

5. I liked the makeup but they didn’t (vice versa): Coming back to the point I earlier made, it is difficult to make everyone happy as everyone has a different opinion and different way they see the world. It is confusing for a makeup artist to meet everyone’s expectation. Tell her how you feel about the makeup do not change your opinion because someone else didn’t like it. If you are getting ready for someone else then let the makeup artist know the expectation accordingly for example my fiance doesn’t like liner or my would be mother in law doesn’t like contouring , Do not try to please everyone is the point that I want to make here and keep your makeup artist informed about the major stake holders. This is where you need to talk and discuss a lot about your taste, family background and culture if you are going to get a bridal makeover done.

So there you have it 5 expectations which is expected out of a makeup artists and chances are they will not get fulfilled or at least will not have an expected outcome.

Makeup will enhance your features, it will not make your skin smooth. Makeup will make you look confident but it will not make you look like Deepika Padukone. Enjoy the process of transformation and see the best version of yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can makeup artists create exact celebrity looks?

Makeup Artists are not plastic surgeons who make you look like someone you are not, they can use the shade, makeup products and style but they cannot morph your face to someone else and if they can then it’s not Makeup.

Is it possible to hide all your skin imperfections with makeup?

Yes of course it hides blemishes, spots, pores and scars to a certain degree however if you skin is acne prone and not well maintained do not expect your makeup artist do a miracle. There will be visible imperfections shown no matter how and who has done your makeup.

Is doing less makeup challenging?

Doing less makeup is even more challenging because you still “expect” to hide the imperfections and look awesome. Nude look or No makeup look is in fashion right now and it takes tremendous amount of effort to make you look gorgeous and yet give you a feel that you are not wearing any makeup.