Choosing the right beauty team for your wedding day can be tough! Check out our list for some useful tips.

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1. Look for artists who have a lot of photos of their work, ideally both professional wedding photos and unedited, high quality cell phone photos and videos. The first thing to determine is if the artist's style aligns with yours! You will find that although many artists can do both natural and full glam looks, it makes most sense to go with someone who specializes in the kind of look you want. For instance, our team specializes in natural beauty - when I receive inquiries asking for full glam, airbrush makeup, I recommend a trusted colleague who excels at that kind of look. She recommends my services to brides looking for a natural look, and all of our clients are happier for it. Finding a good style match between bride and artist is key to a great experience!


2. Details, details, details - When looking at portfolios, don't forget to look closely at each element of the makeup. Is the eyeliner even? Is the blush fully blended out? Keep an eye out for heavily edited skin - zoom in to make sure you can see natural skin texture. Heavily blurred under the eyes can mean the artist has difficulty concealing dark circles and they are using editing to cover it up. Your wedding day makeup is important - make sure to book someone who has the attention to detail necessary to make sure every element will be perfect day of.


3. Read reviews from previous brides! Most makeup artists have a profile on theKnot, WeddingWire, Yelp, and/or Facebook where you can find reviews from previous clients. For example, you can find our team's reviews on theKnot! Reviews can give you great insights into the style and personality of your artist and help you determine if you will be a good fit.


4. Book an artist who communicates clearly and has an easy to understand booking process. Planning a wedding is stressful enough as it is - it's important to work with vendors who will have your back! When you contact your desired artist for a quote, look for someone who responds within a reasonable time frame, answers all of your questions, is easy to talk to and uses a clear booking process with a contract and deposit.


5. Set up a hair and makeup trial! Even if you know you will LOVE your selected artist's work, it's still a good idea to set up a trial so you can test out your day of hair and makeup. Just like trying on your wedding dress, sometimes the look you want initially may not look exactly how you imagined - having a trial allows you and your artist to work out the kinks and get your look absolutely perfect for day of. It's also a great chance to get to know one of the final people you'll be speaking with right before you get married - it can be an emotional time, so it's important to make sure your artist is someone you trust and feel comfortable with.


6. Ask your planner, photographer, friends and family for recommendations. Referrals can be the best way to find trusted wedding professionals quickly! It is very likely one of your wedding vendors or someone in your close circle will have worked with a hair and makeup team they loved. However, hair and makeup is personal - make sure to look at the portfolio of the recommended artist and determine that they align with what you're looking for.


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and good luck finding the perfect beauty team for you!


If you are getting married in Austin / surrounding areas and are interested in a quote, feel free to get in touch at info@anastasiamua.com.




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This past Sunday I did my first trade show for Anastasia MUA Pro Hair + Makeup Team! The Austin Bridal Extravaganza happens 3 times a year and is the biggest trade show in Central Texas.


My booth at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza

Our first show was a success! I got the chance to talk with so many brides and made some great connections with other vendors there too. I have already booked several brides we met at the show - can't wait to work with them (and hopefully more)!



My dream team!

Audrey (marketing) and Amanda (hair artist) worked my booth that day with me - they did a fantastic job representing the brand. It was so busy that day, I couldn't have done it without them.


Contact me today to book Anastasia MUA Pro Hair + Makeup Team for your wedding!

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These are some of my favorite makeup products for brides. Read on to find out why!


Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

An excellent 2-in-1 product - primer and moisturizer. It's important to moisturize before makeup (even on oily skin types) to help your foundation apply flawlessly and keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.



Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation

Used in movies, TV and on the red carpet, this luxury foundation is a favorite of celebrities and makeup artists alike. It gives a flawless, skin-like finish, conceals pores and texture, optically blurs fine lines and wrinkles and lasts all day.



Tarte Tartist Eyeliner

One of my favorite things about this eyeliner is the packaging. It is so much easier to keep sanitary than a gel liner in a jar. As a makeup artist, keeping my products sanitary and safe for my clients is a top priority. It's easy to apply, waterproof, and comes with a great brush.


Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

When you want your makeup to last, setting spray is a must. This is my favorite for keeping makeup looking just applied all day (and night)! This breakthrough formula cools the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place, even in hot and humid conditions.



Contact me today to schedule your bridal makeup trial with Anastasia MUA Pro Hair + Makeup Team!


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