In my last post I mentioned I was getting married...and doing everyones makeup right? Well, I am here to tell you I am now happily married and survived doing my whole wedding party's makeup! I think one of my favourite quotes from my photographer was, "I have seen brides do their own makeup, but I have never seen a bride do everyones makeup. This is definitely a first!"
I suppose my need to do the whole wedding party's makeup was 'next level' as my youngest sister would say. Next level as in I took controlling the makeup situation to a new level haha! I freely admit... I regret nothing.
Now some of you might be wondering why on earth would I do makeup for the entire morning on my wedding day? Let me tell enlighten you.
Being a bridal makeup artist I get to be a part of the hustle and bustle of a wedding morning, which I must admit...I LOVE! Sometimes I am so immersed in the whole experience I forget I am not part of the family! I realized this last summer when the bride's brother in law asked the family if they would watch his son while he got ready. To which I replied, "sure no problem!" I should probably point out that this was the second time I had met the bride - the time before was at her trial. Oops! That is how much I love my job. It doesn't feel like a job at all. If anything I find the experience calming which is another reason why I wanted to spend my wedding morning surrounded by a sea of makeup and hairstyling (and lets not forget the mimosas!) It was my own kind of heaven.
I had no idea what to expect for my own wedding day makeup. To be honest I winged it when it came to my makeup. I had done a trial on myself but knew I wouldn't follow anything on the day of - so I just went with my instinct. I had had lashes put on since I learned while completing a trial that my vision in my left eye was not good enough to allow me to put on fake lashes. I will admit that the look of lash extensions is beautiful...but for me the look of them was the only thing I liked about them. I found them so irritating. I missed being able to coat on my mascara, not to mention the whole shedding factor really weirded me out. That being said, they did the trick for my wedding day and two days later I googled how to remove them yourself and had them off! Whenever I have brides ask me about extensions I am always honest about my experience. They just weren't for me.
A special shout out to Christian Lee - at Christian Lee Photography for the beautiful pictures!
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!