How to Hire a Makeup Artist for your wedding via ATB

How I got started on the last post was actually when I read this post on Addicted to Blush about How to Hire A Makeup Artist. I love all the points in this post, but my top ones would be:

  • going to makeup counters of department stores and finding your MUA for the wedding at a reasonable rate (I think I’ve found mine at MAC!)
  • getting a trial with your MUA. If he/she refuses to do a trial, even if he/she is somewhat famous, I wouldn’t go with him/her. And if they’re famous, they’ll be expensive, more the reason for you to have a trial so that you don’t regret paying through your nose for just-ok-makeup on your wedding day!
  • Plan to buy the same lip color / gloss from the makeup artist so you can take it with you that night—you shouldn’t need to reapply anything else” – how I wish I’d read this before my roka! This is SO important!
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  1. hi! just found ur blog..am a delhi bride as well :)) getting married in dec.. would u mind telling me which mac outlet in delhi did u go to to try out MUAs?? any help would be great.. im clueless rite now!

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    1. The MAC outlet in Select City Walk and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon has some very competent MUAs. I’ve heard Clinique is also a great place to find good MUAs (I don’t have any personal experience though) – you should check that out as well. Do let me know how it goes!

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  2. Hi TDB. Love your blog, and the newly launched magazine, congratulations on that.
    I am getting married in Dec ’13, and looking for a MUA for engagement/sangeet and wedding (on 2 consecutive days) who won’t break the bank (read ~10K for a ceremony), and who is willing to travel outstation. Wedding is in my hometown in UP (a small town about 4 hours from Delhi).
    What complicates things is that I live in US, and won’t get down to N. Delhi until 12 days before the wedding… Am desperately in need of help here 🙂

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