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Vendors I Love: Radiant Makeup NYC

I’ve known Rebecca from Radiant Makeup NYC for quite a while now. We’ve worked on weddings, photoshoots, and I even did her engagement photos.

She is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with and I am happy to refer her to couples in need of a makeup artist. So, I wanted to sit down and talk a bit about the her experience working on weddings…

Radiant Makeup NYC

What’s your favorite part about working with couples getting married?

The love!!! I love love! So I really LOVE getting to be part of such a special, romantic moment in a couple’s life.

I have to agree with that! What’s your favorite part of the wedding day?

I love the excitement of the wedding day. All the months of planning, blood, sweat, and tears finally coming to fruition is such a beautiful thing. As a makeup artist, it’s a joy to be part of that excitement and to be one of the last people that helps carry the bride and her ladies to the finish line. It really is an incredible honor that I absolutely love.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to every engaged couple if you had the chance to tell them?

Don’t let too many cooks into the kitchen! Wedding planning can be very stressful—save yourself a future headache and keep the planning between the two of you as a couple. The more people (and opinions) that come into play, the more potential for problems.

With that said, try your best to keep things light, and make decisions together as a couple. And remember, this is only one day! You’ll have the rest of your life together after this so really take the time to love each other and spend time together while you’re planning. Try your best not to let it take over your entire relationship.

How did you start doing weddings?

I’ve been a makeup artist for over 13 years now. When I first started in the industry, I did makeup applications for individuals and photo shoots my mostly. Then one day, I received an inquiry for a wedding and that was it! I had a blast at that first wedding and decided to make it the primary focus of my business.

What did you do before working weddings?

I did makeup for private clients and photo shoots before I got started in the wedding industry.

You recently got married yourself! How have things changed?

Things have been amazing. This is the best year of our relationship so far. I don’t know what it is about being married. There’s something about the two of us uniting as a team.

Central Park engagement photos by Casey Fatchett - fatchett.com

And how does it effect how you look at your own job differently now?

Now that Ive been through it. I understand the stress of planning. When it comes to booking someone, people are just trying to get things done. I try to just be there for them and help them. I know what a nightmare it can be, so we’re going to make this part of your wedding really easy. I really understand how important that is now.

What would your dream job be if you couldn’t do weddings?

I’d be a motorcycle racer, of course! 🙂

What do you feel you bring to your clients that no one else does?

My mission is to provide an experience that is so positive, that my clients can’t wait for the next opportunity to work together again. It’s important to me that my clients understand that what I do is about more than the products that I’m using. I want to empower women.

Bridal fashion shoot - dress by Elizabeth Fillmore - photos by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

I want the ladies I work with to get glammed up for their special day, yes. But I also want them to leave my chair feeling happier and more confident. I want them to know that their worth is not dependent on how they look, and that the makeup we’re putting on is all about self-expression, not self-loathing.

Product education is another element I consider extremely important.I want my clients to be aware of what they’re putting on their bodies and how it might impact them. In everything I do, my clients come first. I will do anything to help them be their best, most radiant selves!

What are you listening to/watching/reading lately that you think other people should check out?

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay – one of the greatest self help books ever!

How would you advise couples to take care of themselves leading up to the wedding?

There is so much pressure when you’re planning a wedding. People feel pressured to lose weight and do all sorts of other crazy things. So I’ll just say this: don’t forget to take care of your mind. Nurture yourself with good thoughts and good vibes. Try your best to take things in stride and prevent stress as much as possible.

Bridal fashion shoot - Reem Acra dress - photos by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

What’s your guilty pleasure and why?

I love to binge watch medical-type dramas! Grey’s, Emily Owens MD, Nurse Jackie… anything like that!The intensity when things go wrong… just can’t get enough!

Do you have anything coming up that you’re really excited about?

3 of my best friends are also getting married in the next 14 months, so it’s going to be a great year!

Central Park engagement photos by Casey Fatchett - fatchett.com

Anything else you want to tell me about before we wrap up?

One of the things I love the most about being a makeup artist is that I get to meet amazing people. And you, Casey, are one of those amazing people! I’m so glad that we met each other and that you also did our engagement pictures! You’re incredible!

Awwww, you make me blush! Thank you.

You can check out Rebecca’s work and Radiant Makeup NYC over on her website, or view her profiles on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. You can also check out her new YouTube channel for tons of makeup tips and info.

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