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Why DIY Wedding Makeup is a Bad Idea

Are you thinking about doing your own makeup for your wedding day? Before you make the final decision, keep reading. You want to leave your bridal makeup in the hands of a professional...trust us, you won't regret it.


Here in Dallas, TX, we've seen too many brides fall into the trap of thinking they can save a few bucks by doing their own makeup. But the truth is, a professional makeup artist can make all the difference on your wedding day - especially for black brides seeking a makeup artist who won't make them look ashy.



First off, let's talk about the benefits of hiring a professional bridal makeup artist. You'll get an expert consultation where you can discuss the details and vision for your wedding. And you'll receive a bridal makeup preview where you can dive deep into the details of your look, curate a skincare regimen so you have flawless, radiant skin on your big day, and discuss any other special requests. A professional will have top-of-the-line products and tools to ensure a flawless, long-lasting finish for you and your bridal party. And most importantly, they'll have the skill and experience to create a look that perfectly complements your unique features and style.


Now, let's talk about what can go wrong if you try to DIY your bridal makeup. Take it from our owner, Tamar. As a previous bride, she know all too well the struggles of doing her own bridal makeup. When she did her wedding makeup in 2015, she knew nothing about how to make it camera-ready or long-lasting. And although she looked beautiful, she was so anxious and stressed that she could barely put her lashes on or get her eyeliner straight.


It's easy to end up with a cakey or unnatural look if you don't know how to properly apply your makeup. And if you're not familiar with color theory or how to properly match your foundation to your skin tone, you risk looking ashy, washed out in photos, or worse...your head looking like it's detached from your body in photos. We call this Floating Head Syndrome. This is especially true for black brides, who often struggle to find makeup artists who know how to work with their skin tone and create a natural, radiant look.


Even if you're confident in your makeup skills, keep in mind that your wedding day is not the time to experiment with new techniques, products, or TikTok trends. You want to feel relaxed and confident on your big day, and the last thing you need is to stress over your makeup.

So, why take the risk? Invest in a professional bridal makeup artist in Dallas, TX who has the skills, experience, and knowledge to give you a flawless look on your wedding day. You deserve to look and feel your best, and a pro can help make that happen.



Black Bride receiving makeup for her wedding in Dallas, TX
Tamar Israel Bride, Mrs. Joi Price

When it comes to finding a makeup artist who understands the unique needs of black brides, look for someone who has experience working with a diverse range of skin tones. Ask to see photos of their previous work with black brides, and don't be afraid to speak up about your concerns or preferences. You also want to read their Google reviews, and be sure that the language in the reviews aligns with what you're looking for in an artist/bridal beauty team.


Remember, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want to feel beautiful, confident, and stunning as you walk down that aisle. By investing in a professional bridal makeup artist, you can rest assured that you'll look and feel your absolute best all night long. So, put down that makeup brush and pick up the phone - it's time to call in the pros!

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