Featured: Meredith Hayman Makeup Artist

Every bride wants to feel like a celebrity on her wedding day, and one of the most important vendors to make that happen is going to be your makeup artist!

Meet Makeup Artist, Meredith Hayman!

Photo: Monica Cole Photography

meredith hayman makeup artistMeredith started in 1998 when she got a job at the Trish McEvoy counter at Saks 5th Avenue. She went through a very detailed program and had the opportunity to shadow experienced artists. After working the retail scene, Meredith went on working as an assistant to other artists on print campaigns and television. Eventually, Meredith gained enough experience to be able to start her own freelance makeup business and be the success she is today! She stands out from other makeup artists for her natural hand and strives to bring out a bride’s natural beauty. She believes makeup should be used to enhance your natural features and not make you look like someone else.

When it comes to bridal makeup Meredith says, “I love being a part of someone special day!  I love hanging with the girls and getting to know the bride personally.  Being around someone in love on the happiest day of their life is a privilege.”

meredith hayman and bride

bride - boscobel wedding

Photo: Love + Wolf Co

Meredith’s Pre-Wedding Day Skin Care Advice for the Bride

  • Exfoliate 2X a week in the months/weeks leading up to your wedding
  • Avoid salt and use a cold compress on your eyes the day before your wedding to reduce puffiness
  • Don’t pick at any blemishes

roundhouse - styled shoot

Photo: Alicia King Photography

Meredith’s Skin Care Advice for the Groom

  • Start an easy skincare regimen that includes daily cleansing, weekly exfoliating, and some moisturizer
  • Lip balm goes a long way and if you get a blemish or cut yourself shaving, ask the makeup artist to touch you up a little bit.

groom and groomsmen

Photo: Ben Hider of Buttonwood Photography

Basic Makeup Essentials for Every Woman

We asked Meredith what are some basic makeup essentials every woman should have. The three basic essentials are Concealer, Mascara, and Blush. Meredith says, “these three items make the biggest difference in making you look more awake and ready to face the day.”

Meredith is a very inspirational figure to women and I decided to find out who she is most inspired by, “I’m inspired by the everyday women I work with – the girls who are confident and beautiful on the inside.”

makeup by meredith

Photo: Annie Watson Photography

We would like to thank Meredith Hayman for taking the time to chat with us. If you are a bride in search of a Hudson Valley makeup artist get in touch with Meredith at www.meredithhayman.com. You can see some of the weddings we have worked with Meredith on in our portfolio.

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