All brides want to look beautiful on their wedding day. This can mean different things for different people. but for many brides it means flawless make-up! Because of the length of the day, your make-up has to last, which is just one of the advantages a professional make-up artist can provide. When choosing a make-up artist, I recommend a bride start to think about where she wants to get ready (a salon, at home, at a hotel) and what type of make-up look she wants. Other factors may include bridesmaids and mothers getting their make-up done and building in “getting ready” time into the schedule for the wedding day.
A little over a month ago, I had the pleasure to be a bridesmaid for one of my best girlfriends, and I was impressed by her make-up artist Avantika Fraser of The Beauty Buff Blog. She did the entire bridal party (10 of us). Our make-up stayed fresh the whole night, even though some of us did shed tears during the sweet ceremony. Avantika began her career in beauty at age four. “What started as a love for drawing turned into a passion for making over the faces she was drawing with only the finest markers Crayola had to offer. Each color was seen as a tube, jar, pencil or pot of something that would magically enhance and transform her subject-and it did! Since then, she has taken her makeovers to another medium – people. The Beauty Buff did theatrical makeup in school and has done applications for events, weddings and fashion shows.”
From Avantika: I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I’m around lotions, potions, concoctions, etc. I love writing about and reviewing products on the blog, doling out insider tips and interviewing professionals in the profession. I feel so lucky to have a forum that allows me to celebrate colors, art, fashion and beauty. I love what I do and look forward to working with many brides in the DC area.
Here is a highlight of Avantika’s great work, which includes last year’s Reem Acra Bridal Fashion Show with Carl Ray at the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine Event-Unveiled
To check out more of Avantika’s work, which includes video tutorials, check out her blog and join her on Facebook/Twitter: