• Top Things Your Makeup Artist Wishes You Knew

    15 Jan 2018

  • Top Things to Know Before Your Makeup Trial

    Makeup by Keria wants to provide you with a prepping guide featuring the top items that your makeup artist wish you knew before getting your makeup trial.

    Prep your skin for application:

    Make sure to prepare your face for your makeup application. Those who have dry skin should start prepping their skin weeks before their application. It is essential to make sure that your skin is hydrated to help your makeup application apply flawlessly. Your makeup artist can recommend products that can help with identified skin “problems.”

    The most recommended moisturizers are:
    First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Cream
    Retail: $24

    Embryolisse – Concentrated Lait Cream
    Retail: $28

    Start a look board:

    Your makeup artist may have already asked you to start your Pinterest look board, but this is just as important as prepping your skin. The reason why this is so important is that once you have selected a few looks, you can show your artist inspiration before you get your makeup completed. It is a helpful tool to make sure that your artist is on the same page. One tip is to make sure you’re seeking out images of looks that have a similar eye shape as your eye.


    On the day of your makeup application make sure you arrive at your appointment with a clean face. It may be tempting to leave the house with makeup already on your face, but in some cases, the removal of makeup when you arrive at your appointment can affect the makeup application process. Don’t forget to stay on top of your skin prepping steps as you get closer to your appointment. On the day of application avoid face creams that will make your face oily. It’s often recommended to moisturize the night before your appointment but not that morning.

    Don’t demand the impossible:

    Keep in mind that your makeup artist’s goal is to enhance your natural beauty. Your makeup should complement you and not change you into someone else. We all have natural beauty, and it is your artist’s job to help you enhance it.

    Make sure to sit back and relax:

    While you’re getting your makeup done feel free to sit back and relax. Enjoy the pampering process that your artist provides and do not be shocked if your makeup artist does not speak that much as they are often allowing you to enjoy that time getting pampered.

    Don’t be scared to speak up:

    If there is part of your look, you do not like do not be afraid to discuss this with your artist. Do not leave your makeup artist’s chair with regret because your makeup artist wants you to be happy and feel beautiful.

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  • About the Artist

    I'm the makeup artist and owner of Makeup by Keria.
    I started doing makeup in 2010 in fashion and modeling. I moved into the wedding makeup in 2013 and fell in love. I'm a sucker for wedding days and all the emotional moments around it. I love helping the bride fulfill her dream wedding and making her look flawless for her big day! I've been married to my husband Westley for over 10 years and he happens to be a wedding photographer. We enjoy working with one another but when we have separate weddings we also enjoy telling the bride's big day over dinner.


    I'm great under the pressures of the big day's timeline and make the bride my focus. I have a degree in social work that I have used to help some brides ease their anxieties while also relaxing them while they are in my chair getting their makeup completed.
    I'm an easy going person and put others forward and I can't wait to talk to you about your big day! <3