The Real Girl's Guide to Picking a Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

Life is full of big, confusing questions, one of those being: How on earth do you pick a makeup artist for what is arguably the biggest day of your life? After all, you’ll have the photos and memories forever, and you want to be able to look back and not see smudged eye makeup, a shiny forehead, or any of the many other beauty blunders that could happen on your wedding day.

With so many people saying “I do” now through the end of fall (hello, wedding season!), we thought it would be helpful (and plain old interesting), to talk to four real brides about exactly how they picked their wedding day makeup artist—step by step. Keep scrolling to read their real-life stories!