Searching for the perfect Makeup Artist for your Destination Wedding in Greece is as important as hiring the perfect wedding planner. Unless you are fortunate enough to able to take your makeup artist or beauty entourage with you, here are 5 important tips for brides of color to consider before booking their local makeup artist. Where to find inspiration and what are the important questions to ask when selecting your destination wedding makeup artist.
Open channels of communication that provide helpful insight are crucial when selecting your Destination MUA as a makeup trial may not be possible before the wedding day.
1. Arrange to have a Skype Call.
Skype Calls are a great way to create a two-way conversation where you feel at ease sharing your biggest concerns when it comes to your makeup; plus, it’s a great way to meet and connect with your makeup artist.
2. View their portfolio
Make sure the MUA you are selecting has experience with diversity and multi-cultural weddings. Ask to see photos of their work.
3. Share your photos
Share photos of yourself without makeup so that your MUA has a clear image of your natural skin tones. Turn to social media for inspiration and share your favorite black female celebrity. This will give your MUA a great reference as to the style and feel you are going for.
4. Inquire about products and brands
A wide range of shades is as important as the formulas for the foundations that will be used. I recommend you inquire about what cosmetic brands your makeup artist has in their kit. Brands such as FENTY BEAUTY, MAC COSMETICS, BOBBIE BROWN AND CHANEL are some that provide a wide range of shades as your makeup artist should be working with 3 different shades to match the different pigmentation which are found in most darker/deeper skin tones. Ask for products that do not contain SPF or silica as these are found among foundations and HD powders and will produce “Flash Back” this is that white glow that is only visible in photos and is especially obvious when contrasted against dark skin.
5. Ask for their expertise
Ask your MUA to recommend and make suggestions for eyeshadow and lipstick colors that will flatter your features. Some great suggestions to look for are:
Gold & Bronze tones are beautiful for darker skin, as they warm up the skin and brighten the eyes. Eyeshadow colors such as purples, deep burgundy, blues, and emerald greens are colors that compliment against a darker complexion. Stay away from white, cream colors, and pale frosty eyeshadows as they tend to give the skin an ashy appearance. When it comes to lipstick be bold, deep shades of red will really enhance the radiance of your skin. Nudes should match and enhance your natural lip color.