I recently got an email from a bride asking me for advice on what to ask makeup artists before she chooses one. So I got to thinking and came up with a list of five things you absolutely must ask a makeup artist before hiring them.
These past weeks have been incredibly busy! I have gotten a ton of work done for the wedding, it’s coming up in a little over two months, cannot believe how time is flying! Pakistani weddings are INSANE.. I have my wedding to shop for, my mehndi, my maiyon, an all the other pre-wedding events!
I got my wedding dress a week ago and I’m in love… this means I can *finally* work on getting my makeup trials!!!
I think alongside getting makeup trials, it’s important to take care of your face before the wedding! I’ve been really careful about taking care of my skin before the wedding because the last thing I need is blotchy skin… I’m getting regular facials and doing a micro-dermabrasian next month which I guess evens skin tone and makes my skin glow. My MOH got me an amazing Philosophy “Microdelivery Peel” set for my 25th birthday which has been an amazing little treatment to make my skin look soft and glow coming up to my wedding (thank you!). After one use, my skin felt really soft and had a nice glow, highly recommend this cleanser!
This is going to be apart of my beauty regimen coming up to the big day for SURE. I also am exfoliating day + night with an organic product called Eminence Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser that’s evening out my skin, and tons of sun-screen! I was going to get a big visor that these Asian ladies wear for my drive to work…. kinda like this….
The makeup lady I did a trial with (Carina at Flawless Faces) and I were joking that she has people come to her for a full-body spray tan and Pakistani/Indian women get their skin bleached because our ideal of beauty is bleached, fair skin. The irony of our people and our ideals of beauty! The fair-skinned blonds would die for tan skin like mine (literally–skin cancer!) and the dark-skinned South-Asians do harmful treatments for lighter skin tones. I am just going to hope that my exfoliants, microderms & sun-screen keep my skin glowing before the wedding!
Anyway, I just want to avoid being the silly bride who gets her first ever facial a week before your wedding and wonders why she’s breaking out, or why she doesn’t have fantastic results. The treatment has to start months before your wedding, never ever do a new treatment just a few weeks before your wedding!