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It might seem strange to get make-up advice from a Byron Bay wedding photographer. While I might not know the difference between an eye shadow brush and a blusher brush, I have gathered some valuable make-up advice for my beautiful brides over the years. So today I’m going to share what I know about your wedding day make-up.

Don’t Do It Yourself

It can be tempting to do your own hair and make-up. The reasons might be to save money or that you feel confident doing your own. But there are several reasons to hand over the beauty task to a professional for this most important day of your life.

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First, you should indulge and have an experience of luxurious pampering on your wedding day. If there is ever a time to splash out and get an artist to create your make-up look, it is this day. You deserve to feel fabulous on the day you become a married woman.

Secondly, I’ve seen brides get nervous and stressed doing their make-up on the wedding day. It’s not because they are not usually skilled at the job, but because they run out of time. Or maybe they have time but are simply a bag of joyful jitters. A shaky hand is not the one you want putting the mascara on. 

Finally, it would be best if you didn’t enjoy a drink until you have completed your hair and make-up. There are three strong reasons you shouldn’t do your own bridal hair and make-up. 

Hire The Best

As a Gold Coast wedding photographer, I know there are many talented hair and make-up artists to choose from. As well as finding one with a beautiful ascetic, modern style and excellent portfolio, you also want to hire someone who uses quality products. 

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We want your make-up to last all day because you are getting photos and video taken for many hours. For staying power, the quality of the make-up products can make a big difference. Airbrush for the foundation can also give you a flawless look that won’t come off as quickly as a regular foundation application. 

For me, as a wedding photographer, this is so important. When I’m editing and I start to see lines and streaks on the bride’s make-up, my heart has a little tantrum. Please do your research well to get a makeup artist who will give you a look that is as long-lasting as it is pretty.

That’s my make-up advice. A fresh perspective for you all, I hope! 

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