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24 May

Everything you need to know about a bridal make-up trial

Here’s everything you need to know about bridal make-up trials to help you find the ultimate make-up artist for your wedding day

Not sure about spending on a make-up trial before your wedding day? We assure you that it is worth every penny. As a bride, you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, but, what if your beautician decides to “try something new” an hour before your nuptials? You will be in for a nasty surprise unless it is a make-up artist you trust. But, how do you find an artist you can trust? It is possible through make-up trials. You can find the one who understands your needs and executes them to perfection. To ensure that your face glows just as brightly as your wedding trousseau, invest your time (and money) in a make-up trial, you will be very grateful!


What is a make-up trial?

Just as you try on your wedding outfit weeks in advance to make sure everything is perfect, a make-up trial works similarly. You find a make-up artist of your choice and contact him/her for a trial. The artist goes ahead with a full face or half-face of bridal make-up to help you decide if it matches your desire. Knowing your bridal look in advance keeps you from salvaging last-minute catastrophes.


How do you decide the most suitable wedding day look? 

When headed for a make-up trial, bring a set of ideas or references that you may have seen on Pinterest or online. Having an idea in your mind is good, but having it visually helps the make-up artist understand your requirements well and they are able to deliver efficiently. The trial lets you become a better judge of which artist was able to execute the look better.


Where does the make-up trial take place?

You will be required to go to the make-up artists’ studio for the initial trial. Of course, you may call and ask them to come to your place if it is comfortable for both parties. If the MUA lives in a different city, you can ask your friend or relative in the city to go for the trial on your behalf.


What should I keep in mind while going for a make-up trial?

Bring a picture of your wedding lehenga so it becomes easier for the make-up artist to decide what hues and shades complement your wedding trousseau best. Also, you must inform your MUA about your hair requirements. Since make-up trials do not generally include hair-styling, it is better voicing your requirements and gaining clarity before, than being over-charged on the day of your wedding.


When going for a make-up trial, although you go with references in your head, be open to suggestions. You never know what the artist may have in mind to enhance your overall bridal look.


You’ve found the wedding trousseau and the husband-to-be, but have you found the make-up artist who will pull it all together for you?

Lead Photo: PK Suri Worldwide Studios

Alinda Gupta
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