I would just like to share some things with you girls in case you find this useful. I looked through lots of portfolios, and scheduled trials with makeup artists who have done indian runway shows and American runway, magazines, etc etc. And, maybe I am super picky with makeup or something but I wasn't happy with a single artist!!! Not to mention, some of these trials were about $200-$300!
So, I took the advice of my DJ's coordinator who told me during her wedding, she couldn't find an artist and she was going to do her own makeup so she went to Sephora and they did a great job! And, let me tell you, she was sooo right. I went to Sephora and they had me buy a $50 gift card for a "makeover". I told the girl which TV star look I was going for, and she did it perfectly. My skin was my exact color, airbrushed and flawless. The girl tried a bunch of different lipsticks and redid my eyeliner 4 times because I am VERY particular about my eyeliner and the eye shadow looked amazing!!
And, the best part of all, I would have paid this girl any amount at this point because I was so frustrated, she said she would do my wedding for less than $200. Most of the artists I contacted were charging me $1300-$2000 for hair and makeup or just makeup. I am waiting to hear back from her to confirm and I am praying it works out because I LOVED her.
Just wanted to share this tip if you girls get to this stage and get frustrated like I did. Definitely try Sephora, you have nothing to lose : ) Good luck!