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I am a MAC Certified Professional Freelance Makeup Artist located in Phoenix, AZ. My philosophy is simple – beauty lies within everyone and simply needs to be enhanced. My goal is to focus on your best features and make them ‘pop’. I can not only enhance your beauty for specific events, I can teach you to apply the right products so you look beautiful daily. When it comes to makeup, I believe in using the right products in the right places without taking up hours of your time.
I am dedicated to creating an authentic and genuine experience. Each experience is exhilarating to me and I have a true love and passion for this. I have been a Freelance for 15 years, working for Bobbi Brown, MAC, and Makeup Forever. I keep myself educated and up to date with the latest in beauty trends, news, and benefits. Whether I am there to do bridal makeup, or a new mommy makeover - each experience is treated with respect and sincerity. I am there for you. Whatever occassion it is that you are celebrating, let me assist in making it extra special!
Whether it is just myself or - for larger groups my Glam Squad - we will make your special day perfect!
Thank you for your time.
Tam Darling MUA
Why Should I Hire A Professional Makeup Artist?
LIGHTEN THE LOAD – There really is no way to explain to a bride the amount of stress that awaits her the day of her wedding. The way you look can make or break the way you feel on your wedding day. If you are self conscious about your hair and makeup, it will read in your photography and to your guests. Trust me, you won’t regret the hour of pampering for a full day of looking fabulous. Your hair and makeup should be the least of your worries, and if you hire a professional you will be left in good hands.
PRODUCTS/TOOLS – You may know the “how-to” when it comes to makeup but if you do not have the proper products and tools to achieve the look you desire, it will not matter. A proper contour requires at least two or three different shades of foundation. At $40 or so a pop, you’ve dropped $120 just on foundation. Add the eye shadows, primers, blush, mascara, eyebrow color, lip color, and, of course, the right brushes, and you’ve racked up quite a bill. Yes, you may be left with a bag full of fun new products to play with, but the reality is you’ll never apply your makeup on an everyday basis the way you would for wedding photography. Makeup artists have all the products ready to go, and they can cost less than the price of those three foundations alone.
CONTOURING -When you photograph, you do so two-dimensionally. Professional makeup artists use highlights and shadows to make you appear three-dimensional for your photography. This technique is called “contouring.” This same technique is used to enhance facial features by bringing certain features out, creating a sense of balance, and adding definition to makeup with color.
APPLICATION – Getting the face camera-ready does not mean you have to cake on the makeup. Makeup artists know how and what to apply to make sure you look your best. Simply put, professionally applied makeup will help complete the look you spent so many months pulling together. Just a simple application of makeup that takes into consideration your unique features can have surprising effects. Combining the talent, skill, training, and experience of a professional makeup artist with those of a professional photographer is what produces the amazing results you want in your wedding photographs.
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