1. Be stress free
The morning of your wedding goes by in the blink of an eye and while you'll have plenty to think about, worrying about whether your eyeliner is straight, while you wait on your flowers to arrive just shouldn't happen. Hiring a professional make-up artist will allow you to sit back and relax (a little, at least), feeling reassured that you are in good hands. Most make-up artists will meet you in advance of your wedding day for a trial run so you'll have reassurance that it will be perfect on the day.
2. Flawless finish
Professional make-up artists know all the tricks of the trade. From the art of highlighting your best features, to contouring secrets, the perfect colourings for your skin and how to make your eyes pop, a professional will leave no stone unturned to ensure you look fabulous on your wedding day.
3. Skincare saviours
Hiring a professional means that your skin will be treated to the best products in the business. And that starts with a good skincare routine. At your trial, your make-up artist should be able to confidently advise you on the products which are best suited to your skin. This will give you a fantastic basis for your make-up application on your wedding day.
4. Photo ready in a flash
With wedding photos that you'll treasure forever, no doubt you'll want your make-up to be on point. You've bought a new dress, spent money on flowers and had your hair done, so don't scrimp on your make-up. Although you're probably a pro at doing your own make-up everyday, let someone who specialises in make-up for photography take care of you on the most important day of your life.
5. Long lasting wear
You'll be on the go all day so you'll want make-up with staying power. Hiring a professional means they'll have a kit comprised of the the industry's finest products. But what's more than this, is they'll know exactly what is best for your skin to ensure it stays put long into the night. So from that walk down the aisle, to the first dance, you won't have to worry about your make-up being anything but perfect!
6. The perfect party
It's a good call to not only have a professional do your make-up, but also your bridesmaids'. Your make-up artist will be able to take into consideration each gal's gorgeous colourings and personal style to create a unique, yet perfectly co-ordinated look for the entire bridal party. This will avoid multiple make-up looks, particularly if one of your leading ladies loves a full face of make-up, while another prefers the natural look. A make-up artist will be able to (tactfully) strike the perfect balance.
7. You deserve it
Remember, it's YOUR day and it's all about you! Even if your cousin or friend is good at make-up, they'll most likely be distracted by everything else that's going on. Hiring a make-up artist means that you'll get the one-on-one attention that you deserve. Plus, you'll look and feel like a million dollars, which is what your wedding day is all about.
At Raffinee by Lola, Lola is both a professional make-up artist and hairdresser, meaning that you can have both of these needs effortlessly catered for. The great advantage of having your hair and make-up carried out by the same person is that they will ensure you are left with a look which works in harmony, complementing each other perfectly, rather than competing.
If you're looking for a professional wedding make-up artist and hairdresser in London, find out how Lola can make you look fabulous on your wedding day here.