Wedding makeup is an extremely important part of getting ready to walk down the aisle. A bride strives to look and feel her best on her wedding day, and that includes a makeup look that accentuates her features and makes her feel beautiful. There are many makeup artists, looks, products, and themes to choose from when making this selection, which can get overwhelming. With so many different photos of wedding makeup floating around on Instagram, brides have a surplus of makeup artist options and looks to consider. Let us help you break it down. There are three standout steps to making sure a bride selects a wedding makeup look that she will fondly reminisce on for the rest of her life.

1. Artist Photo Galleries

When selecting a makeup artist to get the job done, be sure to look through their online photo galleries first. Whether this is their Instagram account or official website, look through photos of the makeup they’ve done on previous brides and make sure they line up with what you want for yourself. Makeup artists have all different overall styles- from natural to glam and everything in between. Looking through their previous work right off the bat will help you narrow down the options in your area. Don’t forget to contact a potential makeup artist shortly after deciding that you like their work to make sure that they aren’t booked out on your wedding day.

2. Pinterest Inspiration

Pinterest is always a good idea when it comes to all things wedding planning, and wedding makeup is no exception. Turn to this digital inspiration board to see other wedding looks that you loved and ones that will work well on your skin tone. Having a few inspirational ideas to show your makeup artist once you’ve selected one will really help the process along. Perhaps you could even show your potential makeup artist photos that you love and see if it’s a look that she can accomplish. Either way, it’s always a good idea to have Pinterest photos in your back pocket. Maybe you’re unsure of the direction you want to go in-- Pinterest is great for that, as well. From romantic to Bohemian to natural and much more, you’ll be able to get ideas and bits and pieces of inspiration from many different makeup looks.

3. Makeup Tests

Before the big day, testing out your makeup look is a must. This is a great idea whether you’ve already selected your makeup artist and want to try a few different looks with them to see which one sticks, or if you’re still in the decision-making process. It could be a good idea to get test makeup sessions done with a few different prospects in the area before making a final decision. These trials will likely be a charge, but it’s worth it to be absolutely sure that you’re making the best decision for your overall wedding look and skin type. These tests can ensure that your ideas and hopes for your wedding makeup can and will be achieved by your artist-- giving you peace of mind and the ability to move on to the next portion of wedding planning.

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