How to choose a bridal makeup artist

A wedding is among the most important occasions in one’s life. Missing out on special moments or something messing up with your big day might make you feel bad. Everything from food to makeup should be perfect. A bad makeup can ruin your pictures. To get the best makeup, you should hire a professional bridal makeup artist. Finding a professional makeup artist is however not easy. There are factors to be considered when selecting a makeup artist. They are discussed below.

Selecting a bridal makeup artist

Search earlier

It is important that you book the artist as early as possible. Such a step helps you select the best artist avoiding last minute rush. Last minute search might mean hiring the wrong person. We all know the effects of choosing the wrong makeup artist.

A trial makeup

You might have come across a certain makeup in your friends or relatives party and decide that is what you will use for your wedding. To note on this point is that, makeup differs from person to person. You must, therefore, go for what matches your skin type. If you still have time, ask your artist for a makeup trial.

Makeup consultation

It is important that your dress matches the makeup. Weather the saree or lehenga you have to make sure that it matches perfectly with your makeup. You will find that many makeup artists offer pre-wedding consultations. They might be pricey, but it is advisable that you go for them. During the consultation, you will be educated on the dos and don’ts. Make sure to follow them. If you follow the advice given step by step, you will have your skin looking amazing on your wedding day.

Tell them what you want

You must tell the makeup artist what you want. It is advisable that you choose nude makeup tricks or go natural. You do not want to get too much makeup; it will make you look vague. You can go for a spray tan as well. If you decide to use a tan spray, do it early so that it settles on the skin.

Carry an emergency makeup kit

After the makeup artist is done with you, they will mostly leave. It is for this reason that you should carry an emergency kit. In case your makeup goes out of order, you will be able to correct the mess.

 

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How to make your hair color last longer

Dye jobs, touchups, and highlights cost quite a lot. The sad thing is that the color fades away in a matter of weeks. Hair color does not have to fade away that easily if properly maintained. Below are tips on how to maintain your hair color for a fabulous look.

How to maintain hair color

Hot showers

Stay away from hot showers if you do want your hair color to fade away quickly. Turn the heat down. Hot water washes away dye very fast. If you must wash your dyed hair daily, use shampoo and rinse with warm water. Use a clean towel to dry it, apply a conditioner and rinse with cold water. Cold water seals the hair cuticles. With such kind of a wash, your hair remains hydrated, no split ends, and you will be looking nice all through.

Do not wash frequently

Washing your hair with shampoo everyday fades the hair color and natural oils. You can use a dry shampoo to soak up sweat, grease and add volume to your hair.

Shower filter

If you are using hard water, you need to add a filter on your shower as it removes minerals in water that are supposed to keep your hair healthy. With filters, heavy metals and soap build-ups that discolor the hair are removed.

Use deep conditioners

It is important to use deep conditioners for color treated hair. There are conditioners designed specifically for such hair, and that is what you are supposed to be using. Deep conditioning nourishes and moisturizes your hair such that it stays shiny and soft all along. They prevent fading of the color as well. The conditioner should be applied from the colored part deep down to the hair roots for maximum benefits.

Heat tools

Reduce the level of using heat tools. Regular hot tool styling, dyers, blow drying and flat irons are a big enemy to your hair color. Go slow on them. If you must use heat when styling your colored hair, use thermal protectors. That way your hair will be protected from color fading, breakages, and dryness.

Prepare your hair

Carry out a prep before applying color on your hair. Deep conditioning and chelating shampoo masks help lock in the color molecules in your hair for longer.

Balanced diet

A healthy diet fuels your hair luster and growth. To keep your color looking nice and fresh for long, a balanced diet is a must. All your foods must contain irons, proteins, and vitamins as they all play a major role in the health of your hair.

 

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