Wedding Makeup Artist Pro Tips

Prepping for your wedding day can feel overwhelming! Here are some wedding makeup artist pro tips in making sure your look is perfect on the big day!

Treat Your Skin

Your wedding makeup will only look as well as you take care of your skin. Therefore being on a regular skincare routine, at least 4-6 weeks before the wedding is necessary in having beautiful smooth skin. I, personally, like to provide a custom tailored skin care routine to all my clients based on the current condition of their skin. You should at least be cleansing, exfoliating, using a serum, eye cream and moisturizer. Exfoliators, Serums and Eye Creams should NOT be purchased from your local drugstore as the ingredients have too many harsh chemical agents that tend to do more harm than good.

Book A Trial

Even if you are a destination bride, you should ALWAYS book a trial, for your wedding makeup, even if its the day before. Trials should consist of a full regular hair and makeup session and should at least be 2 hours for a successful trial with optimal results. Sometimes, even more time is needed. I would hesitate with any wedding makeup artist saying their trial is less than that time frame because you need to be able to spend time with the artist and get to know your wants, desires and best suitable option for wedding makeup. Its like saying “Yes to the Dress” but saying “Yes to the Makeup!”

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Consider Your Dress

Your wedding makeup should match your dress. Not literally, of course, but the formality of it. If you dress is more light and boho, then the makeup should reflect that a bit so it all goes together for one beautiful shot. If your dress is super dramatic with lots of bling, the makeup, or course can be a more dramatic look.

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Have More Than One Wedding Makeup Look

By having more than one option for your wedding makeup will give you more to work with. Sometimes, what you imagined for your look, doesn’t always translate well on you! Thats where we come in to help make subtle changes so the look translates well on you! By choosing a professional wedding makeup artist, the artist should be able to look at your inspiration photos and help determine what you like about each photo to customize and translate it well  for your personal face shape and needs. That is why its always important to go with someone who is experienced.

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Consider Your Florals

Your floral colors can sometimes set the makeup look for the big day! You want the colors of your look to compliment the floral arrangements, as well as, your wedding bouquet. It all has a trickle effect, in creating the perfect look. My advice is choose the makeup inspiration photos after you have determined your wedding colors. Your wedding makeup artist will help you in customizing the perfect look. This will help everything flow together nicely for the perfect wedding day!

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Destination Wedding Makeup | Kate and Casey

When you get asked to fly for a destination wedding to do the brides wedding makeup and hair, you cant help but feel so excited and thrilled! Kate married Casey on 5.18.17 in beautiful St Augustine, Florida at The White Room a gorgeous venue overlooking the Lions Bay Bridge. Casey having some Hawaiian roots, Kate and Casey chose to have Hawaiian styled elements throughout the ceremony and reception with a simple laid back feel. Therefore, when it came to Kate’s makeup, we went for the same approach.

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When I get asked for destination wedding makeup and hair, sometimes it can be a little tricky depending on what the climate is, as Vegas has complete opposite weather from Florida’s natural humidity. This is where my skill in chemistry comes in handy. Most people don’t think about the chemistry behind wedding makeup, but there is TONS of chemistry behind application and product to achieve long wear durability.

las vegas wedding makeup artist

las vegas wedding makeup artist

When determining what type of wedding makeup to apply, we first evaluate the clients skin type and texture, then build from there. I used a very light weight airbrush spray foundation on Kate with an underlying matte primer to help with the humidity a bit. Kate requested a very understated simple, but clean look and I think we nailed it. We contoured her cheeks slightly with Lorac Pro shimmer in Moonlight and Mac Cosmetics sculpting powder in Shadester with a kiss of Nars Orgasm blush. Kate wore our kiss proof lipsense color in Bombshell.

las vegas wedding makeup artist

las vegas wedding makeup artist

While bride was happy and groom even happier staring into his princesses eyes, we were successful! Kate’s wedding makeup was stunning and Alex did such an amazing job capturing their love for each other!


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Creative Partners:

Venue: The White Room, St. Augustine, Florida

Photographer: Alexander Photography

Hair and Makeup: Yours Truely!



Makeup Tips For Your Vegas Wedding

Hello Beauties!

When it comes to your Vegas wedding, its not just up to the makeup artist to make you beautiful. Having a proper skin care routine and personal grooming, leading up to the big wedding day can help make or break your look! If your not blessed with good skin, here are a few wedding makeup tips that can help perfect your dream look.

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2-4 Weeks Before Wedding:

-Start with a good skin care routine of Cleansing, Exfoliating, Using a Serum, Eye Cream and Moisturizer will help give your skin the nutrients it needs to give you that smooth skin and radiant glow.

-Get your hair color freshened up, and polished

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1 Week Before Wedding:

-Schedule all waxing Appointments (face, eyebrows, lip and those girly bits:))

-Get a Deep Conditioning Treatment on your hair for extra vibrance

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2 Days Before Wedding:

-Get your Spray Tan ( We offer this service!) and schedule your trial (if you are a destination bride and are flying in a few days before).

-Drink a green juice. This will help flush out any toxins you may have so you feel good and refreshed.

The Night Before The BIG Day:

-Wash hair and try not to use too much product

-Exfoliate or mask your face for a perfected soft glow. Dont forget to exfoliate your lips.


-Make sure your hair is dry and clean (unless otherwise advised)

-Wash and gently moisturize your face

-Wear clothing that you can easily take on and off over the head. Button down shirts of zipper hoodies are recommended.

These makeup tips for your wedding, will for sure guarantee the look you will love on your most memorable day in Vegas!