April 22, 2022 4 min read
We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but weddings will not be postponed forever. Now is the perfect time to invest in yourself ready for wedding season this spring/summer and to take your MUA business to the next level. GLAMCOR is an industry leader in lighting for beauty and fashion professionals, and we’re here to help you create an incredible experience for your clients on their wedding day. Here’s some expert advice on why good lighting is essential for makeup artists in the bridal industry.
Weddings can take place in any number of environments – indoors, outdoors, in the sun, in the snow, or pretty much anywhere, a fact you’ll probably be all too aware of! You want to be sure that the look you have created for your client is going to shine in all lighting.
When you turn up to the location, you won’t know what kind of lighting you’re going to encounter. The place where you are doing your client’s makeup may not have windows, and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to rely on the artificial lighting in the room, which may be uneven, flickering, or have florescent colors.
The Revolution X has two flexible arms at different lengths, which can be maneuvered to suit an endless variety of chairs or client beds. With this you can be sure that whilst you are working on your client, their face is evenly lit, and you are able to do your best work. It also has a number of settings and can be dimmed or brightened easily to show how your work will come across in both low lighting environments, and brightly lit environments, which is the best lighting for makeup.
Whilst a wedding day is a wonderful thing, it can also be very stressful and there’s a lot for the bridal party to worry about. Your services as an MUA shouldn’t be one of the things stressing out your client. Whilst you do your job, the client should be relaxed, calm, and have total trust in your abilities.
Arriving to the makeup trial and the big day clearly well prepared, with the best equipment and a full kit, will instill confidence in your professionalism and ease your client’s mind.
One of the most important things you can do to achieve this is to ensure that your kit is tidy, well-organized, and most importantly, clean and hygienic. Use a Single Use Makeup Hand Palette to mix your products, and your client will be reassured that you are working on a sanitized medical-grade hygienic surface.
Furthermore, all of our GLAMCOR LED lights generate low amounts of heat, meaning that makeup will not slip and slide off your client’s face, and they can enjoy being pampered without overheating.
As a wedding MUA, you will know that getting to your client’s location with all your face products, eye products, lip products, tools, brushes, cleaning equipment,andlighting equipment is no easy task. Investing in travel-friendly gear is a must, to keep all your products safe and clean, and simply for ease of use.
The Elite Xis a portable LED light that collapses neatly and quickly into a stylish travel bag, making it a breeze to travel with. When you have finished using it to create a beautiful look for your client, it can be packed away immediately, with no cool down time. You can pack away easily and remove all your equipment from the location. Make the process much easier for your client, who may be limited on space and limited on time, and eager to stick to a tight schedule.
As a professional MUA, it is likely that you spend a great deal of time doing your own social media, digital marketing, and networking online. This can be very time-consuming, but one thing you can do to make things easier for yourself is to invest in high-quality, reliable lighting solutions. This will ensure that all photos or videos you might take of your handiwork are consistent and better suited to your advertising needs. You wouldn’t trust a service-provider with low-quality, dimly lit, grainy photos on their social media, and neither will your potential clients.
Our Multimedia X Content Creation Kit is the perfect all-rounder for wedding MUAs. It utilizes the adjustable LED arms from the other lighting solutions mentioned here, but it also has a universal phone clip with Bluetooth selfie function, and mirror accessories.
You can position your client in front of the camera and take their photo in your own style, or you can invite them to take full advantage of the mirror accessories and take selfies themselves to share online with the quality in-studio lighting. This creates a more memorable client experience, and is double the content and double the advertising for your business.
Investment in yourself is never a bad decision, and your clients will thank you for it! We hope you found this guide helpful, which GLAMCOR lighting solution is the one for you.