Your wedding look is one of the most important parts of your big day, and you want to look your absolute best. That’s why choosing the right look, and the right makeup artist, are so essential. Sometimes, you’re not exactly sure what you want or what would work for you. Your makeup artist should be the one to give advice, help you try out different styles and ultimately just get you.
We chatted to Rachelle Froneman, Makeup Expert and Retail Manager for Eastgate Partnered Free Standing MAC Cosmetics to get the inside scoop on how to get the best from your makeup artist, so they can make you shine.
Q: What is trending in wedding makeup in 2020?
A: Fresh face, soft and romantic colors that enhance your natural beauty. Choosing a classic look for your wedding will never go out of style.
Q: How do you help a bride decide on her wedding look?
A: I always ask the bride about her theme and style for the wedding first. Then we can create a look for her, choosing either a lip focus or an eye focus. It’s great when brides come with a reference of a makeup look they like and then we can customize it to her skin tone, eye shape and face shape.
Q: What part of doing a client’s makeup is the hardest for artists?
A: When the client is unsure of what she wants, it feels like a guessing game and can sometimes get frustrating for both the client and the artist.
Q: What do brides do that makes your job harder?
A: Telling us what to do in every aspect of the makeup application. It makes the artist feel like the bride would rather just do it themselves!
Q: What are things brides should keep in mind when hiring a makeup artist?
Cancelling at the last minute makes things really hard on everyone. Also keep in mind that you booked your artist for a specific time frame to be able to finish the makeup and asking them to also just “quickly” do the cousin’s makeup too and the aunt and three other bridesmaids for free, is not cool. Makeup is a skill that artists study and practice for years, and it would be unfair to expect the artists to do more than you pay for.
Q: What is your favorite part of doing makeup for a wedding?
The end result! Seeing everything come together and the look on the bride’s face. It really is a glow like no other.
Q: And your least favourite part? Why?
Cleaning make up brushes…it looks like a makeup explosion in your kit.
Q: Any interesting requests you have had?
Nothing funny or weird, but brides always want you to drink champagne with them and celebrate! And most times the bride wants to take you home with them to be their personal makeup artist, which is quite a compliment.
Here are some looks created by Rachelle: