How to Nail your Wedding Hair and Makeup with KM Makeup Studios

By Georgia Mather


How to Nail your Wedding Hair and Makeup with KM Makeup Studios

You’re engaged, you’ve booked your wedding hair and makeup artist, now where to go from here? Karissa McLaren and Michelle Gataric from KM MAKEUP STUDIOS have over two decades of combined international experience in bridal, runway, editorial, beauty and red carpet styling. We caught up with the ladies and chatted about their favourite products, hot tips and how to decide on the finer details of the Wedding Hair and Makeup that is right for you. Let’s jump right in with some FAQs…

Lash Extensions or Strip Lashes

“If you have your heart set on lash extensions we recommended a trial with a highly skilled artist. They will choose the length and curl that will suit your eye shape. Choose a style that is tasteful.”

“We love to use natural strip lashes on your wedding day as we can customize the right shape for your eye and desired look.  A strip lash cleans up the lash line and “dresses up” the makeup.”

“If you have straight lashes, we are obsessed with a yumi lash lift!”

Airbrush or Regular Makeup

“Ultimately, the choice between airbrush makeup and traditional wedding hair and makeup comes down to personal needs and preferences.”

“Airbrush makeup is a fine product sprayed onto the face in thin layers to give you a flawless and matte finish.  We love using this on women that want full coverage or have problematic skin. Keep in mind that it won’t give you the same glowing finish that traditional makeup will. It won’t work on women who have a lot of fine hair on their face or deep wrinkles.”

“Traditional makeup is more flexible when it comes to building the desired coverage and finish. You can choose from matte, glow, sheer, medium, opaque, semi matte and the list goes on. We work the product into the skin which allows us to be more involved and detailed. It gives the artist more control over the outcome.”

Glowy or Matte

“This really comes down to you, your skin type and the look you want to achieve. We have many different options of primers, foundations and powders that can create any look. At your trial a professional should discuss your options and advise what will best suit your situation.”

“If a bride with oily skin wants to achieve a natural glow, we create that with powders. For dry skin we use skincare and liquid highlighters.”

Spray Tan or Au Natural

“The secret to a glowing bride is a glowing tan. A spray tan will even out your skin tone and blend your face, neck and shoulders. It also helps to make your makeup POP!”

“Do your research and have a trial with a trusted professional. We personally love the Sun Escape spray tan solution as it gives you a gorgeous natural glow that nourishes your skin. In saying that, if you are blessed with English rose porcelain skin no tan is necessary!”

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