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Secrets to Stunning Wedding Day Makeup: Five Things To Communicate with your Whistler Makeup Artist in advance

As you gear up for your special Whistler, Pemberton or Squamish wedding day, enlisting the expertise of a makeup artist can be a game-changer. However, to ensure your makeup turns out just the way you envision, communication is key. Your makeup artist may be incredibly talented, but they are not mind readers!



Here are five crucial things you should share with your makeup artist, in advance of your wedding or Preview Session, to achieve your desired makeup look for the perfect Whistler wedding:


  1. Skin Sensitivities or Allergies: Your wedding makeup artist needs to know if you have any skin sensitivities or allergies. Whether it's a particular ingredient, fragrance, or type of product, disclosing this information ensures they can choose the right products that won't cause any adverse reactions. It's essential to be upfront about any sensitivities, even if they seem minor. It's also helpful to chat about your usual skincare routines and favourite skincare brands to give your makeup artist a wider understanding of your skin's needs.

  2. Preferred Makeup Style: Every individual has their own unique style and preferences when it comes to their makeup. Whether you prefer a natural, barely-there vibe or a bold, glamorous aesthetic, conveying your desired style to your makeup artist is crucial. Consider sharing photos of yourself to show how much makeup you feel comfortable wearing, alongside references of your favourite wedding makeup styles, to offer a clear and concise idea of your makeup vision. This ensures your makeup artist can tailor the makeup application to suit your personal taste, in a way that makes you feel confident, beautiful and most importantly - yourself. The term 'I just want something natural' is completely subjective to the individual and could mean two very different looks depending on preference- so make sure to be specific about what makeup products and beauty looks you love, as well as anything you'd rather not use on your wedding day.

  3. Event Details and Lighting Conditions: Providing your makeup artist with details about the wedding ceremony and photography locations, such as the venue, time of day, and lighting conditions, can significantly influence their approach to your makeup. For instance, if it's an outside and daytime wedding, natural light will be different from indoor evening lighting, requiring adjustments in makeup intensity and colour choices. By sharing these specifics, your makeup artist can adapt their techniques to ensure your makeup looks flawless in any setting and lighting scenario. In Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish, many weddings ceremonies and photograph locations are outside and potentially high up on the mountain, where it can be sometimes be slightly windy and cold - these details can effect the choice of makeup products used.

  4. Wedding Dress and Colour Palette: Your outfit plays a significant role in determining your overall look, so sharing details about your wedding dress, including its style, colour, and any accessories, can help your makeup artist coordinate your makeup seamlessly. Consider discussing your colour preferences and any specific hues you'd like to incorporate or avoid. Harmonising your makeup with your attire creates a cohesive and polished appearance that compliments your outfit without overpowering it.

  5. Photography or Videography Considerations: It's useful to know the style of photography you have chosen for your wedding day. Certain makeup techniques, such as contouring and highlighting, may appear differently depending on the location, lighting and depth of field. By letting your makeup artist know about the photography and videography aspect, they can adjust their techniques accordingly to ensure your makeup looks stunning both in person and in photographs / on video.


In conclusion, effective communication with your makeup artist is paramount for achieving your desired look and ensuring your makeup enhances your natural beauty while aligning with the wedding's theme and your personal style. By sharing pertinent information and collaborating closely with your makeup artist, you can create a flawless makeup look that makes you look and feel radiant on your special day.


Helen Hamilton Whistler Wedding Makeup & Hair

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