Step One - Asking your wedding planner for recommendations is logical, but ask your photographer. Photographers spend hours editing wedding photos and they see the makeup artist’s work the most. Your photographer will always know the best makeup artists working in the vendor community.
Step Two- Once you have those recommendations, ask to schedule a phone call with the artist. Talent is important but so is energy. You want to create a beauty team around you on wedding day that is fun to be around and works well together. A short phone call will tell you if this person is someone you want to spend your wedding day with. If an artist is unwilling to schedule a short call with you to discuss details, you may want to consider other artists.
Step Three- Some questions you should ask on that phone call.
“What products do you carry in you kit?”
Some brides don’t care about this, but if you are someone who purchases luxury products for yourself, you may be disappointed if an artist does not use luxury products.
“How do you clean and sanitize your kit?”
Every artist should have sanitation protocols in place and should be able to speak to that.
“How much time do you usually need for a group our size?”
It’s important to ask an artist how they work. The amount of time needed will vary for different artists. Make sure you feel comfortable with their work style and that it works for your timing on wedding day.
I hope you find these steps helpful!