Hey there! The month of June was both a pivotal and sad month for our country. After taking some time off to meditate on, listen to and learn about how to center and suppport Black and IPOC voices within the wedding industry and our world at large, I am back on the blog to highlight one of my favorite makeup artists to work with in Northwest Arkansas. Veronica is an amazing and talented artist who is warm, friendly and creative and I hope you’ll consider her as your makeup artist for your wedding or upcoming event! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Veronica more about her insight as a bridal beauty consultant.
Q: What do you do currently?
I am a makeup artist, specializing in bridal makeup.
Q: How did you get involved in working in the wedding beauty industry?
I was always interested in makeup and it became my passion, so I joined the NWA Fashion Week backstage makeup crew. I have been part of it for five seasons now and it taught me how to work fast, how to match makeup to different skin tones, and how to execute different styles of makeup. I then was able to network with models, designers, stylist and photographers and we joined to create collaborations. That is what opened doors for me, creating content with a lot of creatives and showcasing my work.
Q: What’s the most important thing a bride should consider when choosing her bridal makeup artist?
When choosing a makeup artist, choose the artist that matches closely to your style, and let the MUA know your personality and how comfortable you are with makeup. If you do not already have a styled picked out, the MUA can make suggestions based on your personality. A look that will show case you and your amazing features.
Q: What advice do you have for brides who are considering eloping? Does that influence the type of makeup they should consider?
When eloping, makeup and hair is just as important. Whether its next to a waterfall, overlooking a valley or at the court house, these are moments that you want captured forever.
Q: Are there other factors they should take into consideration, such as potential weather, time of year and their ceremony/reception location?
The seasons can influence a lot when it comes to makeup trends, whether it’s summer bronze glow or a cranberry lip and a smoky eye for fall. One thing that is never out of trend is hydrating and taking care of your skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and be sure to clean your face morning and night with a cleanser.
Q: What tips do you have for brides who just aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to selecting their bridal makeup artist?
Talk to your wedding planner, photographer or florist. They have worked with several MUAs and can recommend who arrives on time, has a clean kit and listens to the bride. Once you have their info check out their portfolio/gallery whether its on Instagram, Facebook or their personal website. Reach out to different MUAs and don’t forget to read thoroughly through their contracts and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Most rewarding part of my job is the relationship I create with my brides. I get extremely excited for their big day and once that day arrives seeing them happy, content and full of bliss is the biggest reward of all.
Q: Any other tips for brides who are planning their wedding for 2020 or 2021?
Tips I would give my brides is to drink plenty of water, sleep 8 hours a day, avoid any new masks or skin care treatments at least 2 weeks’ prior the wedding date. Use sunblock or avoid laying out in the sun. Have your maid of honor or bridesmaids create a get ready playlist to have your day full of laughter singing and stress free.
Veronica is a makeup artist based out of Northwest Arkansas. You can follow her here:
Phone: 479 866 1290