Bride's Grade: A+
There are many women who when getting married MUST HAVE a makeup artist. I wasn't one of those women. I had settled on the fact that I was going to do my own makeup, as well as my bridesmaids' makeup that day and had no problem with it since I do makeup pretty well. However a good friend of mine, Shay Ashmon, who had begun expanding her artist portfolio offered her services to me for my traditional wedding and white wedding. Of course, I took her up on her offer.
My traditional wedding was actually 6 months before the white wedding. Shay actually arrived with everything before I did. She did an absolutely wonderful job!
A couple months before the wedding, we had a makeup trial so I could get an idea of what I really wanted on the day of the wedding. I wanted a look for the ceremony and then a look for when I changed into a traditional outfit. We tried several different looks and decided on one for the ceremony. 6 months later, came the day of the wedding.
On the day of the wedding, Shay was, of course, early and already set up by the time I arrived (4 hours before the ceremony). I requested that she attend to me last as I wanted to make sure my makeup lasted as long as possible. Although I had 4 bridesmaids, only 2 had their makeup done by Shay (pics below) as the others wanted to do their own makeup.
Shay was available throughout the wedding for touchups as needed quite a few (I cried and cried) and prepared to do my face for when I changed to my traditional clothing. I wanted to do a little bit of a smokier eye look.
Even after a couple of hours of dancing (and sweat), my makeup didn't budge.
Shay did a wonderful job and I would recommend her to anyone that would need a makeup artist. She went above and beyond and I greatly appreciated it.