Auckland Wedding Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
By Avya Hlaváč

01 May 2024

Let's talk about the power of makeup. Something as seemingly simple as a face of makeup can accentuate your natural beauty and give you newfound confidence. However, when poorly done, a face of makeup can just as much make you look and feel unlike yourself. If there's one day you want to nail your makeup - it's your wedding!

Image by Ellie Kia 

Makeup should be the last thing on your mind once your wedding festivities have kicked off, so it's worth ensuring you have an incredible makeup artist you can trust. 

A great makeup look will not only photograph beautifully, but it will be long-lasting - withstanding the tears, the non-stop cheesy grins and the sweat you work up on the dance floor!

Choosing a wedding hair and makeup artist may seem daunting, but with these simple steps - you'll find your perfect match in no time!

Do your research 

Read reviews, and not just the ones on their website! Google reviews are unbiased and show you the good, the bad and the ugly. They're the best way to truly get to know a vendor. 

Social media is the modern-day portfolio 

Most reputable makeup artists use social media as their work portfolio, so get scrolling! If you have a specific style in mind, it's worth seeing if this falls within the scope of what they do. If your preference is natural makeup but their page is full of heavy, glam looks, it's probably not a fit. It's key to ensure that their style lines up with your references, so browse their website, social media, and tagged photos. 

For the organic-only babes

Do you have a preferred brand, or perhaps you only want organic skin products? If so, address this before booking your makeup artist. 
Find out what products they use so you or your makeup artist aren't inconvenienced later down the line. 

Communicate any skin concerns

As a second part of the above point, if you have any allergies or skin sensitivities, communicate these to your makeup artist ahead of time so they can avoid any products that might aggravate your skin. 

Preferred suppliers 

Your photographer and other vendors will likely have a list of their go-to makeup artists. They will be able to attest to their character, professionalism and the quality of their work. The Auckland wedding industry is tiny, so recommendations from expert vendors can be taken at their word! 

Know Your Look

We suggest you have your dress sorted before deciding on a makeup look! The style, material, and shade of your dress may affect what makeup will best complement your entire look, so start with the dress and decide on hair and makeup from there! 

Hair & Makeup Trial

Pre-wedding trials are not crucial but will settle any nerves about your wedding day look. Bear in mind that you will be paying a similar cost to your wedding makeup - and rightly so; it's an equal amount of work on the makeup artist's part!