Hiring a professional make-up artist (MUA) seems like an unnecessary expense when working with a tight budget. And I would never suggest to you it is a necessity. But it is a worthy splurge.
Don’t you want to be surrounded by your bridesmaids instead of getting ready alone? Think about where you are planning to get ready on your wedding day – is there enough space for all of you around the mirror? It can get really hot in a small room with a lot of bodies – not a fun way to do your make-up.
Today’s cameras will pick up any flaws in your skin – blemishes, dark circles, even recent sun exposure. Are you skilled enough in your makeup application to hide those?
Some make-ups photograph better than others – do you know which ones to use?
Planning a summer wedding? How will your make-up stand up to the heat? Or your tears of joy?
A professional MUA can help you with all of these things. You will sit in a chair, calm and relaxed while someone else works at hiding your minor flaws, enhancing your natural beauty with make-up that will last all day through heat and tears.
So is a MUA a necessity? No. But I’ve never met a bride that regretted the splurge.