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Welcome to our next installment of the Wedding Planning Series. This week we are featuring the AMAZING makeup artist Anna from Anna Joy Makeup. Take a look below at some tips for hiring a makeup artist!

For the Brides

Welcome to our next installment of the Wedding Planning Series. This week we are featuring the AMAZING makeup artist Anna from Anna Joy Makeup. Take a look below at some tips for hiring a makeup artist and when you find yourself needed a bomb makeup artist, reach out to Anna! Not only is she sweet, but beyond talented and she has served many of our clients (from brides to maternity to intimates) with grace and professionalism. We are always recommending Anna Joy Makeup to our clients because she serves them so well and we can count on her to make them feel gorgeous!

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day

My name is Anna Jorgenson, owner and lead makeup artist at Anna Joy Makeup!

I am so excited to be writing this guest blog for Cameron & Tia for the Wedding Planning Series! 

 

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day

I have been doing makeup for about three years now but 2017 was my first “official” bridal season. Getting to know the ins and outs of the bridal industry has been amazing. 

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day

One question I frequently get is ‘when should I book my makeup artist and schedule my trial?’

ASAP. But seriously, as soon as you know the artist you want to work with for your wedding day, sign the contract, pay the deposit, whatever you need to do to secure your date! Most of my brides are booking me 10-12 months out. Now, some of you may think; why so far out? I’ve found that more and more brides are planning their wedding vendors and details about a year or more out now, It helps with securing cheaper pricing (some vendors) and also making sure you get the vendor you want!

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day

 

Now that’s not to say that you can’t go “shopping” for makeup artists and do a few different trials. You want to make sure your makeup artist is going to give you the look you want and you love their style! This is the biggest day of your life, you want to look and feel amazing!! 

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day

Another question I get is, ‘how can I prepare for my trial?’

Makeup artist helping bride get ready on wedding day 

The best thing to do for your trial is take good care of your skin! It all starts with skincare. Makeup can only sit nicely on the skin if your skin is a smooth canvas for your makeup. Drinking plenty of water. Also, washing your face regularly and a well-balanced diet are all key parts of this!

Bride getting ready on wedding day

Also, come to your trial with inspiration pictures! Go to your makeup artist’s website, Instagram, or Facebook and find looks they have done before that you like. Now Pinterest can be a great place to look for inspiration on makeup looks but, please keep in mind that your makeup artist can create a similar look but never the exact look. Your artist will have to take your eye shape, face shape, skin type, skin tone, and eyelid space into consideration when creating your look. We as makeup artists are trying to create a look that fits you and your features well.

Close up of wedding makeup

I hope these tips and tricks help you when booking an artist for your big day! 

-Anna Jorgenson

Bridesmaids with beautiful makeup and robes laughing and getting ready with makeup by Anna Joy Makeup

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