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6 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR MAKEUP ARTIST By Sonia Allen Makeup www.soniaallenmakeup.com Instagram @sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Facebook /sonia.allen.makeup.bridal Pinterest /soniaallenmua

Makeup: Sonia Allen as assisted by Angie and Alex of Sonia Allen Ma Hair: Angie of Sonia Allen Makeup  Photographer: Karissa Dalton

Makeup: Sonia Allen as assisted by Angie and Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup Hair: Angie of Sonia Allen Makeup  Photographer: Karissa Dalton

Creative Direction, Hair & Makeup Artist: Sonia Allen Photography: Angela Rose Photography Designer: Karen Willis Holmes

Creative Direction and Lead Makeup Artist: Sonia Allen Makeup Assistants: Alex, Amy & Kim  from Sonia Allen Makeup Photography: Esteban La Tessa

1. USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND AN ARTIST WHOSE WORK YOU LIKE Create a shor tlist of makeup ar tists whose work you like. Use Same Same Weddings Magazine, Instagram and Google to search for ar tists in your region. It’s impor tant to know that makeup ar tists ultimately have a signature style. Make sure that the makeup represented on the ar tist’s platforms is in keeping with the style you like and can envisage for yourself before making contact. 2. UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AND A ‘MAKEUP ENTHUSIAST’ In the age of social media, anyone can call themselves a makeup ar tist. When it comes to bridal makeup, you ultimately want a professional and not an enthusiast. A professional makeup ar tist will have a well-maintained website with an expansive por tfolio of images, social media platforms that are regularly updated, and plenty of positive customer reviews. Hiring a professional ar tist for your wedding means you will be working with someone who is organised, timely, hygienic, personable and knowledgeable on trends, products, skincare and makeup design. You will feel more at ease liaising with a professional ar tist while you are wedding planning, which ultimately makes the experience more enjoyable. 3. CURATE YOUR IMAGES Before organising your makeup trial, star t compiling a handful of makeup inspiration images. Where possible, tr y to look at images of people with similar colouring as yourself, as makeup translates so differently across different features and attributes. Sometimes saving photos of makeup you dislike can be just as valuable as makeup you like. Be aware that a lot of images on Pinterest and Instagram have been retouched or shot under studio lights. Photography on your wedding day will primarily be using natural light and makeup needs to be applied accordingly. If you’re unsure if the images have been retouched or shot under studio lights, ask your ar tist at the trial. Also take some photos of your dress (and veil if you’re having one) for reference, as these will help the ar tist to get a feel for your personal style.

SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE LAUNCH EDITION 2018  
SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE LAUNCH EDITION 2018  

Welcome to the national launch edition of SAME SAME WEDDINGS, Australia’s First Same Sex Wedding Magazine published by Paddington Publicatio...