Working with brides-to-be all day long, we've come to learn the endless amount of possibilities when choosing wedding vendors here in NYC. With the launch of our new Saja Wedding Blog, we thought this might be the perfect opportunity to sit down with a very talented professional and dear friend, Christopher Marcum. Interior designer turned makeup artisan, we are so thrilled to pick his brain about the world of bridal makeup.
With an artistic eye and passion for bringing out his clients' natural, inner beauty, Christopher Marcum truly captures the essence of a bride on her special day!
Christopher: I had ventured into makeup when I was 17 and living in Chicago. I've always been in love with the transformative and uplifting power of makeup and decided to put myself into the mix. Around 25 I went back to school for interior design and had a successful career in that world. This past august I realized my true happiness was with lipstick and I came back to what I loved. It's been a great transition and I couldn't be happier!
Christopher: I love to see what personality comes out of someone when they feel beautiful. Makeup can seem very trivial but it truly is something that can be a huge boost to someone. I love being part of making someone happy by doing something I love.
Christopher: As an artist I have many favorites but I love nars for the great colors and beautiful textures in their cosmetics. I also can't live with out tom ford illuminating primer for radiant flawless skin
Christopher: My tip for a bride on her big day is too not go for a look that isn't her and she feels uncomfortable in. This is a day that you want to be your most beautiful and happiest. Your makeup should enhance not detract. Of course you want to step up your game as you are being photographed but there are ways to take your look and make it extra special. Your makeup shouldn't be something that makes you look like someone else but a way to enhance how beautiful you are naturally. And waterproof mascara
Christopher: It's about connecting with the bride and understanding what she's comfortable with. I would suggest booking your makeup artist the same way you book all other elements if the wedding. Get them in advance and do a trial run to make sure you are both on the same page and you feel comfortable with what they are going to do for you