Inspiration & Tips

Selecting a makeup artist can often feel overwhelming, especially if you don't usually wear a ton of makeup or know much about it. How are you suppose to know what your makeup style is?! That's where the best professionals come in. SJL Artistry has worked in the industry for over a decade, and we're HUGE fans of her work (Our editor gets her lash extensions done there like clockwork)! Today, she's sharing her best advice for brides-to-be and what you HAVE to do for your skin pre-wedding!

photo courtesy Crystal Madsen Photography

How long have you been doing make-up? Over 10 years, professionally.  How would you describe your make-up style? Classic and timeless. I love to customize a look for each client that works for them and brings out their best features. 

photo courtesy Amber Glanville Photography

How should brides get their skin ready for wedding day make-up? Make sure to start any new skin regimens at least 3 months prior. Do not make any crazy changes close to your big day to prevent any breakouts or reactions to products. Light monthly facials are a must and extractions if needed. Only gentle cleansing day of.  How do you help brides choose the right make-up for their wedding day? I always do a pre-trial with my brides. I love inspiration pictures to help the bride and I get on the same page. I spend the first 10-15 min of our pre-trial discussing options and details. I then customize their look! 

photo courtesy Alissa Ferguson 

What products do you use? I’m loyal to no brand, only products that work.  I love Chanel, Dior, NARS, Mac, ex. Brands all across the board have certain products I love and have used for years.  What should brides look for in their make-up artist? Look for an artist that doesn’t just carbon copy each bride, but captures each brides personality and best features in her art.  Will you travel and is there a fee? Absolutely! Depending on distance, there is a fee.

photo courtesy Jackie Zurfluh Photography

What is the price range of your services, and do you do packages? Prices start at $55 and rage to $400 and up, depending. I do packages! Contact me and I will create a custom quote for your needs and wedding.

To book SJL Artistry, contact her here!