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What you should know about bridal make-up trials

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

Are you unsure about spending money for 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 stylist chooses to “try something new” an hour before your nuptials? You’ll likely be in for an unpleasant surprise. But, you can avoid such pitfalls by finding an artist, who understands your mood board and executes it to perfection. To ensure that your face glows just as brightly as your outfit, invest your time (and money) in a make-up trial. You won’t regret it!

 

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 in the same manner. You find a make-up artist of your choice and contact him/her for a trial. The artist will carry out a trial—a full face or half-face of bridal make-up—to help you decide if it matches your vision. Planning and getting a glimpse of your bridal look will not only put you at ease, but also save you from trying to fix any last-minute disasters.

 

How do you decide the most suitable wedding day look? 

Prep for a make-up trial by bookmarking images you’ve seen on Pinterest or other sites.

A detailed description is good, but supporting it with a visual reference will ensure that there is no misunderstanding. The trial lets you decide which artist is able to execute the look better.

PHOTO: HAPPY FRAMES

Where does the make-up trial take place?

You will be required to go to the make-up artist’s 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 undergo a 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 and you best. Also, you must inform your MUA about your hair requirements. Since make-up trials do not generally include hair styling, it is better to voice your requirements and gain clarity instead of being overcharged on the day of your wedding.

Even though you’ve got references in mind for your trial, be open to suggestions. You never know what the artist may suggest that could enhance your overall bridal look.

You’ve found your bridal outfit and accessories, but have you found the make-up artist who will pull it all together for you?

Lead Photo: PK Suri Worldwide Studios

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