by Koren Barry
With bridal season around the corner, it is time to get those last details booked. Unfortunately if you wait too long, you may not be able to book the makeup artist you like. Truly thank you for all inquires and bookings past and present. So sorry if I was unavailable when you inquired. With some parties I am getting requests almost 2 years in advance!
When booking your makeup artist, make sure they are a fit for you. We all have our own style. We all have a vision that is beautiful to us. We have our own philosophies when it comes to makeup. We all have our standards in how we operate.
I support anyone who is interested in venturing in to the freelance world. It will take a number of people before you get comfortable and it will take a significant amount of money. We are all artists and I applaud your courage.
My philosophy. Your wedding means A LOT to me. You have chosen me to deliver a luxury service with quality products. I have a very high standard in the makeup I produce and the highest amount of professionalism. Many people have no idea how much time is devoted to getting everything ready packed for the wedding day. Not to mention the travel and set up time before we even get started. At times we are on our feet six or more hours without stopping. I arrive early to make sure you and your party are ready on time. Appreciate your artist 🙂
I am certified. I am insured. I am respectful to you, your guests and your day. My products are high quality, well cared for and many disposables to prevent cross contamination to my products. My brushes are always sanitized. My makeup palettes are always cleaned. I literally clean all my palettes. Lets face it, I invest a hefty amount and the last thing I want is my kit to look dirty or unkept. It melts my heart when a photographer walks in and comments on the amount of cleanliness and organization of my makeup.
Trends are great. Trends come and go. Keep in mind that you will be looking back on your photos. The last thing any bride wants is to look dated to a specific time period. I will do a trend more for a special occasion or prom. When it comes to brides and bridal parties I keep it classic.
What does classic mean? It means you will be timeless. Your photos will not be dated. Yes big brows and many other things are huge right now. I may suggest dialing it back a bit for your wedding. I concentrate on accentuating features. Keeping skin flawless. Making you pop without being too overdone. My favourite saying. You don’t want your makeup to enter the room before you do!
One of my biggest inspirations for makeup was my mother. She was a young mom. She never over did herself and she was always beautiful. I look back on old photos. Even her and my dad back in the day, mom looked great! She was filling in her brows 40 years ago. She followed the natural shape of her brows. Not like today when you find yourself secretly saying oh yikes when you see a fair girl with big dark brows in a harsh stencil shape. I am observing not judging. You do you!
The majority of my clients have one common phrase. They rarely wear makeup. Moms too! No problem. I will not make you feel like you want to scrape your face off with a putty knife. Don’t get me wrong, I do love when my girls love makeup. For those beauties we turn it up but still keep it classic. On the other hand, I have clients that are stuck in a trend they were doing in high school. Chances are it was not a classic trend and it may need to be broken.
If you are interested in booking your special day or special occasion with me you can visit my website for samples of my work and pricing.