Things you must check with your makeup artist before booking them!

Posted by yashi ganguly on July 6th, 2017

As we promised to be your ultimate wedding guide, we're here to share the most eminent things you MUST check with your makeup artists before booking them for your wedding. To ensure that there are no last minute hassles or spoiler moments for you, we asked the best makeup artists for their recommendations on things related to Indian wedding makeup. We've listed their suggestions (and things they want you to know for a perfect makeup). Also, we’ve mentioned things that you must ask from your makeup artist before hiring have been mentioned by us. Follow down to know more about the same!

Call your makeup artist at least a month before your wedding

Yeah, a lot of brides think that they can ask their makeup artist a week before wedding to do their makeup. Last moment planning doesn't just get uncomfortable for your makeup artist but also puts you in a risky space. Everything done on the last day is just an experiment. The makeup might come out nicely on you or it might not - ruining the entire look of your facial frame. In order to avoid these mishaps, you must call your makeup artist at least a month before your wedding date and ask them for a makeup trial or a patch-test.

Meet and discuss

It's always better to meet and discuss things one on one. You might think that you can do that over the phone but that's not how it really works. Meeting and talking makes your makeup artist more aware about your requirements. This helps them to enhance your wedding look the way you want them to, bringing out the best of your tastes and preferences.

Questions to ask them

Make sure you ask your makeup artist about their team size, number of people who'll help them to get you ready, time required for doing your makeup, products that will be used by them, whether the photographer will be allowed to take your Indian wedding makeup shots or not and if they have any other booking on the same date. In case you do not like the quality of products they're providing, you can ask them to use better products or a different brand for your makeup session.

Check for these services

Whatever package you choose for your bridal makeup, you must check for these services in it. These are the absolute must-haves:

1. Hair wash
2. Hair styling
3. Dupatta draping
4. Doing the nail paints
5. Beautifying the eyelashes
6. Helping you out with jewellery
7. Body shimmer
8. Airbrush bridal makeup

In case these services aren't included in your makeup package, ask your makeup artist to include these all even if you have to pay some additional charges because there's no point of doing these important things on your own when everything else is getting done by a professional. And yes, experience in eye makeup for brides and traditional Indian bridal makeup style are another important details that should be checked with the artist before booking.

DON'T Haggle

What girls usually forget is that there is a difference between asking for discounts and pushing the makeup artist for reducing costs. Under any circumstances, you must not haggle with them. If the makeup services do not come under their price list, they'll put lesser efforts and will have to use low quality products which might just ruin your entire look. So, ask them for discounts they can provide but refrain from haggling at all costs.

Ask for advance deposits

Just like the vendors, makeup artists also need the advance amount to make your booking. This amount is not refundable and the rest of the amount should be paid to them by the date of your wedding. Makeup artists are thorough professionals who put in physical efforts, time and money to reach the venue and get you ready, therefore it's always better to make their payments on time without any negotiations !!

Confirm their availability

Check whether they're available or not during your wedding dates. Even if they're available during those dates check for the number of bookings they already have made for that day and how many hours they'll have in hand for you.

Makeup for family members

Get quotes for makeup packages for your family members and other guests who'll be attending the wedding so that there are no hassles in the end and they get the best bridal makeup in Delhi service at your function.


This is the most common issues in Indian weddings. Almost all the functions start late which makes the makeup artist for hours and hours doing nothing. It ends up wasting their time as well as your money. So make sure you discuss the timings so that they come when they're really needed and it's always a good idea to inform them in case there are any delays in the pre-set timings. It will avoid the last minute rush and panic.


Ask your makeup artist for a backup plan (ideally for arranging someone to fill their space) in case they have to cancel the booking on the last day. Also, if you have to cancel the booking, in the end, you must forgo the advance that you paid to them as your makeup artist wouldn't have taken any other booking on those dates because of your function and they deserve to keep that advance amount at least.

Outstation make up charges

All such details should be checked and noted beforehand so that there are no confusions, negotiations or arguments (in the worst case) at the wedding venue.


It is extremely important to TALK and communicate your side of the story, desires, and preferences. Until you communicate with your makeup artist or any other vendor about your requirements, they'll not be able to get in sync with your vision. It’s always better to talk and clear your doubts, concerns, ask for suggestions (wherever needed), discuss your perspectives so that there are no shortcomings on the final day.

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