Choosing The Right Bridal Make-up Artist For You

Here at The Select Bride we have teamed up with top bridal make-up artist Kristina Gasperas to give you some handy tips on how to choose your bridal make-up artist for your big day…

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You want to feel your most beautiful and naturally radiant on your wedding day – your makeup, hair and dress are the three things that will make you look like a superstar and that everyone will notice most. The photographs will last forever so you want to ensure that your makeup and hairstyling are taken care of by the best within your budget so that you look and feel on top of the world!

 When choosing your makeup artist it is important for you to consider the following:

1. Availability

The best wedding industry suppliers get booked up 12-18 months in advance, especially during the high summer season. Don’t delay the search for your favourite bridal makeup artist who’ll make you look divine!

2. Galleries

Pay attention to their makeup styles in order to match the one you’d like for your wedding day. Can you imagine yourself looking like the brides in their pictures? If you do it means they’re a good match.

If a before and after gallery is available then check it out to see the skills that your favoured makeup artists have: do the brides look naturally beautiful or heavily made up? Do they look younger, polished and stylish? Are there examples of brides of different age groups? The more variety that is displayed, the more chance that they have a good range of skills dealing with different skin types, they understand correctional techniques and the intricacies of makeup styles suitable for a variety of age groups.



3. Testimonials

Check these out on industry websites, on the makeup artists’ own websites and social media pages and you’ll get an insight into the standard they’ve delivered to previous brides. Happy brides will rave about outstanding service so plenty of great testimonials is always a positive sign.

4. Recommendations

Always a good indicator of a quality service. Ask your family/friends/colleagues who’ve used a makeup artist before and hopefully it’ll be a good starting point to find someone suitable.




5. Customer Service

Once you’ve made an inquiry see how smooth the booking service is. Is it prompt, polite and clear? Expect excellent customer service throughout because then you’ll know that on your wedding day you’ll get excellence too.

6. Google

Enter the name of your chosen makeup artist and see if they’ve appeared in any magazines or on-line publications, also check whether they have any industry awards and if they’ve been discussed in wedding forums.

all images © Kristina Gaperas
all images © Kristina Gaperas


Kristina Gasperas

Kristina Gasperas is a national award-winning makeup artist based in London. She provides bridal and special occasion makeup of the highest quality nationally and internationally.
Kristina frequently contributes to top UK wedding blogs and publications sharing her expert tips.
The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 NATIONAL WINNER

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