Whether you are a makeup minimalist or enthusiast, booking the artist who is responsible for giving you that lasting 'all day glow' on the most photographed day of your life can for some feel a little overwhelming. The art of striking the delicate balance of your makeup looking both natural and fabulously glamorous, on your wedding day, is best left to experienced professionals whose expertise can guide you in curating your desired look.
Armed with lipsticks that range from natural nudes to romantic reds and flawless foundations, ensuring the only thing thick is the icing on your cake, these talented Brisbane makeup artists will allow you to get comfortable, clink some champagne and relax as they work their magic.
You can trust in this list of the 10 best Brisbane wedding makeup artists (MUAs) that we’ve put together to help you contact and find someone who will ensure you feel your best on your wedding day.
A few things to consider for the start of your journey
Before you start reaching out to contact the artist who will naturally enhance your best features and work alongside your hair artist, it is essential to have a few details set in place:
- Look to book a venue and secure the date for your wedding so that you can confirm availability for your wedding date
- Scour Pinterest and Instagram to find what makeup looks you're drawn to naturally. Look for images of women with similar hair colour, bone structure and complexion.
- Confirm your wedding dress style or choice so you can show your artist
- Arm yourself with photos of your hairstyle of choice so your artist can envision what overall look you want to achieve on your wedding day
- Consult your budget to ensure you have a clear idea of the price you wish to pay on makeup trials and wedding day makeup along with bridal party makeup.
- Narrow your selection down to a few favoured vendors. Take the time to read client reviews paying particular attention to comments on communication, tardiness and hygiene.
Insider Tip: Ask your wedding venue for a list of trusted vendors. Choosing recommended local vendors who offer an exceptional service will reduce the costs associated with travel and give you peace of mind.
Contact your hitlist of MUAs
When reaching out to your hitlist of MUAs, keep your message informative and be clear to include a few key details such as what you're after, number in your bridal party and potentially the price you wish to pay. Consider using this suggested template to get the ball rolling:
My name is Ally, and I wanted to get in contact as I have seen your work on (the platform you viewed their work on), and you have come highly recommended by (name the individual/venue that passed on their details). I love the looks you create for brides and find some of the styles similar to my own. I am interested in learning more about your services and price you charge. I also want to check your availability as I am getting married at (your wedding venue) on (your wedding date). Would you mind sending me some information on your packages, inclusions and pricing as well as a copy of your standard contract?'
Kind regards, Ally.
Insider Tip: Take note of each vendors response time. Expect to hear back within 2-3 days. Lots of communication will need to occur in the planning stage and lead up to your wedding day, so clear and prompt responses are essential.
After contacting your chosen makeup artists and perusing their packages organise a face-to-face meeting to discuss your wedding in more detail.
Questions to ask your makeup artist at your initial consultation:
- Will you bring all of your products, or will I be responsible for supplying some of them?
- What beauty products and brands do you use? Be sure to clarify what products are used if you have skin allergies and sensitivities.
- Have you ever done make-up on someone with my skin type/condition/ethnicity/acne/scars/wrinkles/freckles etc.
- Can I use a fake tan?
- Do you have a team, or will you be the only artist working?
- Will the person who does my trial be the person who does my makeup at my wedding?
- Will you come to my venue?
- How much time will you need per person?
- What happens if you are sick or have an emergency?
- How do you charge, by the hour or by the person? What does it include if charging by the person?
- What other expenses will I incur? Travel, meal costs etc.
- How many bookings do you take per event? What happens if my makeup takes longer than expected? Will you be able to stay longer?
- Am I able to do a trial before my wedding, and how long does a trial take? Are we able to keep going until I am happy, or is there a window of time?
- Should I bring accessories to my trial?
- What are your hygiene processes?
- What do I do about touchups?
- Can you provide me with a list of essentials to purchase if I need to do touchups?
- What will I need to consider with my makeup for the season I am getting married in?
- Can you provide me with some information on how to best prepare my skin for the lead up to my wedding?
- How do I book you for my wedding date? What are the terms for securing the date?
- Do you provide false eyelashes or can you work with eyelash extensions?
- What is your Covid-19 postponement or cancellation policy?
Insider Tip: If possible, try coordinating your hair trial with your makeup trial to have an overall snapshot of your wedding day look. Be sure to take photos of the makeup at your trial to refer to on your wedding day.
The 10 best Brisbane wedding makeup artists
To help find an MUA who will keep you looking like your most gorgeous self, no matter how many happy tears you shed on the day, we've compiled a list of Brisbane and the surrounding regions top 10 makeup artists. These talented artists will curate the perfect 'glow' for your wedding by carefully selecting the right products, from romantic red lipsticks to setting sprays that keep smears and smudges at bay.
In addition to offering a comprehensive list of beauty services from their light-filled studio in the Toowomba CBD, including tanning, brow, lash, and skincare services, Stacey and the team provide a mobile service to cater to brides and their bridal parties. Offering a professional experience that begins ‘long before you sit in the makeup chair' the team specialises in creating individualised and seamless experiences by taking the time to thoroughly understand the specific requests, needs and concerns of each bride and her bridal party.
'Sweet Stacey - you were my first and only choice for makeup on my wedding day. One thing that really sticks in my mind (and never ceases to impress me) is how quickly you picked out the different skin types we each had and tailored our makeup to suit!'
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Chantal knows your wedding is the most photographed day of your life. Ensuring each brides wedding day makeup compliments and accentuates all of her best features, she focuses on enhancing naturally beautiful qualities. Using only the highest quality products, including Tom Ford, Mac, Stila and Nars you are guaranteed to leave her chair with a glam and gorgeous look.
With an unwavering passion and commitment to helping clients look and feel confident in their skin, Luminosa's breathtaking work will leave you glowing - both inside and out. Their mobile and the salon-based team have over 25 years of combined experience in the industry, and best of all they offer inclusive wedding packages combining makeup, hair and tanning.
'I absolutely loved having my makeup done by Ellie at Luminosa on our wedding day. Professional and relaxed, Ellie captured each of my bridal party's personal styles with their makeup and worked with everyone, including the hairdressers, seamlessly. Our makeup lasted wonderfully till the end of the night and we were also provided a lippy top up kit each to freshen up - so handy! I highly recommend anyone preparing for their wedding day to contact Ellie and the team.'
Blessed with skilled hands, Marley focuses on your features to create the perfect balance for your look with a signature natural yet flawlessly glamorous style. She is specialised and highly trained in the art of airbrushing with the products she uses designed to mimic your natural skin, giving excellent coverage that lasts up to 16 hours. Offering packages for your entire bridal party, she is well versed in the art of mobile spray tanning, mobile nails and mobile brows.
'Marley is amazing. She came around the night before my wedding and did the spray tans for my bridesmaids and I, which were the perfect colour. I have had my makeup done many times in the past, but I can honestly say that Marley's work was by far the best. So completely natural, it felt amazing and stayed on my face all day and through the night. Marley is so talented and really took the time to understand what look I wanted. I could not recommend her higher, thank you, Marley!'
With Lauren any makeup dream is possible and getting glammed up for your wedding day will be a pampering experience; you'll enjoy every moment while feeling completely relaxed. Offering affordable services and seeing beyond trends to create effortless makeup that reflects each bride's style, she has over 12 years of experience in the industry.
'My wedding makeup was a dream! I had a large bridal party, and Lauren was so accommodating, giving us each what we asked for without any hassles. I recommend Lauren to all my friends and family!'
Contact: 0478 163 357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Renae can be trusted to make you feel beautiful on your wedding day, from foundation to the finishing touches. Specialising in bold, glamorous looks she offers mobile services to bridal parties and is committed to making your wedding day makeup truly unforgettable.
'This lady is amazing at what she does! Professional, knowledgeable and down to earth to ensure that you're not only comfortable being up and close but also 100% happy with the final outcome and gives you exactly what you want! And for someone who doesn't wear makeup, I loved every second of it and, most importantly, how beautiful you made me look and feel. Couldn't recommend higher if I could.'
Known for their attention to detail and calming nature on your big day, you will be in the best hands with Amy and her team from The Beauty Bed. Their carefully selected creative team has extensive experience in the beauty industry and is committed to creating beautifully timeless and romantic looks that compliment your individual style and features.
'I had Amy do my makeup for my wedding. Amazing job and so very professional. I honestly can't thank her enough!'
Contact: 0416 108 781 or email@example.com
Offering attentive service and skilled artistry, think of Stephanie as your personal beauty squad, here to create your bespoke makeup and dream lashes. With an artful and editorial approach to beauty, her talent and professionalism go hand-in-hand. With a strong focus on creating glowing, glamorous styles she is the go-to artist for brides looking to feel their best on their wedding day.
I had such a fabulous experience with Steph for my wedding makeup! She did an amazing job with the makeup and was so much fun to have with us for the morning! The makeup did not run or wear at all through the day and night! I went with a bold lip as well, and it was so perfect!
The team at The Makeup Alliance knows how to truly listen to their clients needs to deliver a luxurious, customised and professional service. Using their collective skills, knowledge and expertise to create a tailored and memorable experience, they offer progressive and fashion-forward techniques from around the world. With a collection of highly qualified artists to choose from, Brianna and the Make-Up Alliance's dynamic team cater to brides located throughout South East Queensland.
'Brianna is a very talented and wonderful makeup artist. I found her extremely professional, timely and great to talk to. She was exceptionally fast at replying to emails/ texts and any questions I had. At my trial, she asked me a lot of questions in regards to my style and what I liked. I found her very attentive to what I wanted, and she gave great suggestions. I would definitely recommend her for any event, she'll make you look flawless!
You will feel assured and at ease from the first moment of contact and through every step of the journey as Sheridan works her creative magic. bronzed, dewy, glowing, or bold you and your bridal party will feel effortlessly beautiful, picture-perfect and of course 100% confident and comfortable on your wedding day.
' Could not recommend Sheridan enough... Sheridan did my makeup for my Hens night and wedding and completely nailed both looks. Sheridan was so friendly and really made each occasion enjoyable. It is definitely evident that She has a natural talent when it comes to beauty. Thanks so much!