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Tip for Choosing a Wedding Makeup Artist

If there are 40- or 50- something ladies in the wedding party (or if the makeup artist is going to do the MOB / MOG), be sure he or she understands the needs of less-than-new skin. A friend of mine whose son is getting married tomorrow is going through a crisis. In the practice session, the professional makeup artist insisted on treating her makeup very much the same as the 20-something bride’s. She was horrified with the results. The same foundation, concealer, and powder that brought out her future DIL’s beauty made MOG “look like an old hag.” The makeup settled into the wrinkles around her eyes and emphasized — rather than hid — her age. She now plans to forgo the professional treatment and apply her own makeup. To avoid the same tragedy, think about the different skin types your makeup artist will be working with and ask questions about what steps she will take to assure everyone looks her best on the special day. If you’re not satisfied with the answers, keep looking until you’ve found the right artist.

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