We caught up with leading bridal makeup artist Sasha Pallari to find out more about choosing your big day MUA and what products you simply can’t be without… Over to Sasha!
What is your style of bridal makeup?
I often get asked what ‘type’ of bridal makeup I do. Five years in and I still don’t really understand the question! I’ve never had a specific bridal style, because I apply makeup to ultimately help every bride to feel their very best, which isn’t a ‘one look fits all’ approach. For me, it’s all about your face, your personality and what type of makeup I can create to make you feel incredible.
Do I need to have a makeup trial?
Before the wedding day I always do a makeup trial with the bride. I can’t stress the importance of this enough. The trial isn’t only about creating your best wedding day look, it’s also my opportunity to see the condition of your skin and to make sure I can give the best advice for the lead up to your big day.
I usually send my brides away with a skincare routine and often suggest having a couple of really great facials. Performing a thorough skincare routine in the months leading up to your wedding will have a huge part to play in how the makeup lasts throughout the day.
It’s also essential for me to understand what colours you want for your wedding so I can create a makeup look to complement them. I’ll always ask about your flower choice, colour of your bridesmaid dresses and whether you have a lipstick you love to wear. These may seem like tiny details, but I like to make sure that the makeup we choose for the bridal party complements your colour theme.
Using the similar tones of eyeshadow and lipstick for your bridesmaids will still look slightly different on each person, but when you get those group shots back, you really see the difference. Having enough definition around your eyes and lips and making sure your skin is flawless are all such important elements when choosing your makeup. Lashes are another key feature to consider for your big day, because they add so much depth to the lash line and really open up the eye area.
How can I choose the right bridal makeup artist for me?
I know first hand how difficult it is to choose a bridal makeup artist… I am currently looking for one to do my own wedding day! When you do your research, make absolutely sure that the artist you’re choosing has a great and genuine portfolio.
Instagram is key for me and while I’m continuously giving my brides skincare tips and recommendations for the latest products, I constantly use it for my own inspiration too. The impact social media has had on makeup is phenomenal, but don’t be pressured into thinking you should look like anybody but your beautiful self on your special day.
What bridal beauty products could you not live without?
- BECCA Cosmetics backlight priming filter
- Iconic London strobing stick in ‘original’
- Laura Mercier Caviar stick in ‘moonlight’
- Prima lashes in the style #ANNA