Why Hire A Makeup Artist?/Brainerd MN

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How should brides get their skin ready for their wedding day make-up?

I wholeheartedly believe in pro-active skin care…especially when a bride is preparing for the most important day of her life! It is an area I love and specialize in. Since every client is unique, I begin assessment at a one on one pre-consultation. During this meeting we discuss areas of concern and formulate a personalized routine with trusted products matched to each clients beauty needs. Naturally, washing the face twice a day, exfoliating, and moisturizing is a good place to start. At the studio I have routine facial treatments that can and should start months prior to the wedding to get their skin perfect and healthy for the wedding day. I can not state enough the importance of this vital step.

Remember your skin is the canvas for beautiful makeup.

How should I come to the trial run and wedding day?

Wear a white or ivory shirt depending on the color of your wedding dress. I recommend coming with a clean face free from any other products including moisturizer.  If that is not possible we will have you cleanse your skin before we start the process.  Also Hydration is key for beautiful skin so drink lots of water before the trial run and before the wedding.


How do you help brides choose the right make-up for their wedding day?

I love inspirational pictures and pinterest is perfect. I ask brides to send pictures of themselves and their inspirational pictures before the trial run. I always have a pretrial to insure product choice with my brides. Trial runs are where all the details are worked out and if anything needs to be changed then we have a chance to do so. My brides leave a trial run feeling 100% confident in our work and products used.

What products do you use?

My kit is built around HD professional makeup and skincare products that I and other professional makeup artists have personally used and the brides have loved. These products are based on ones that are have long lasting wear and work beautifully.

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Why hire a Professional makeup artist?

This is your wedding day and one of the biggest days of your life and you want to look and feel your best.  It is also the day you will be looked at & adored the most. As Calvin Klein said, “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes MAKEUP to look natural.” Nothing is truer when it comes to Bridal Makeup….Even if you never wear makeup or wear very little makeup. Let the professional makeup artist do her magic. She can create the most natural look that will make you shine in your photographs.

There really are tricks to the trade where makeup and photography are concerned. Remember the camera takes away about 30-50% of the makeup,

Remember you will be looking back on  these precious moments for a lifetime…

This is NOT the area to skimp.

Will you travel and is there a fee?

We travel a ton! We do start a fee after 30 miles from the  studio of .57 cents per mile.

What is the price range of your services?


Do you use airbrush?

Yes, It is my first makeup of choice for the brides…….and their first choice…their face is quite flawless… This will also be determined by the makeup artist during the trial. I have spent a lot of time mastering the products used to ensure it lasts hour and hours!

Brides also have a few different Bridal Makeup Packages to choose from…


What are other services offered by Captivating-Beauty?

We do facial treatments, hair extensions, vitamin infusions, skincare, eyelash extensions, corrective skincare products, facials, brow & eyelash tinting, and 100% acne safe makeup, spray tanning & massages
kristina wedding at Madden's on Gull Lake

Bridal season in the Brainerd Lakes Area is in full bloom….visit us here at Captivating-Beauty for all your beauty needs…updos and airbrush makeup to make any bride – CAPTIVATING!


Make your day BEAUTIFUL!