Wedding Words of Wisdom

The Art of Wedding Make-Up

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"I see beauty in all women and that’s the part that I like best about wedding make-up.  Make-up’s job is to illuminate natural beauty."

Bethany counters the common misconception about wedding make-up - that  the bride can do it herself -  and explains why a professional make-up artist makes such a dramatic difference in the way the bride looks and feels on her wedding day.  The best tip for selecting a make-up artist - find a person that makes you comfortable and who understands what makes you feel beautiful.

A bride should look like the best representation of herself on her wedding day.  A good make-up artist will consider the bride’s style and what makes her feel beautiful.  Remember that people are looking at the bride from many angles and distances - application of make-up needs to consider all of the unique aspects of the wedding day.  Make-up artists working in collaboration with hair stylists will help the bride create the complete styled look based on her vision.

Bethany shares tips for the bride who prefers to do her own make-up.  Using proper product is very important.  Find a great foundation that works with your skin, developed for professional conditions.  MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation is a favorite, because it is designed to wear for a long time.  Make Up For Ever Silica Powder is another important product because it absorbs and disperses the oils in the skin.


Bethany's Wedding Words of Wisdom(tm):  Be yourself, love more, fear less.

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Bethany Colson

Make-up artist

Bethany Colson Make-up Artistry



Based in Los Angeles, California, Bethany Colson has worked with many talented creative professionals and celebrities on editorials, commercials, advertisements, music videos, runway shows and short films/webisodes.  As a freelance artist and as part of the Creative Team of Felix & Tabitha in Santa Monica, she has worked with numerous production teams and has enjoyed the creative process of bringing a vision to fruition. With many private clients, she has helped each one look and feel like supermodels for their special events and red carpet galas. Her career started early when she was hired by M.A.C. Cosmetics at the age of 18. She was quickly promoted through the ranks to Creative Artist and then again as a Trainer.  After 5 wonderful and inspiring years, Bethany chose to pursue a freelance artistry career and her university education.