Blog post by Desiree Neel, owner of La Muse Beauty Salon

Newly engaged?

Why hire a licensed makeup artist ANSWERED.

Professional makeup artists study the art of their craft. They live it and breathe it like any musician does to their craft. The proper selection of colors is part of an artist’s DNA. From your foundation to your lips to the perfect eyeliner, makeup artists know how to choose the colors that match your unique features. Your wedding day will be the most photographed day in your life. The memories you will be creating, as well as face-to-face interactions should be striking and memorable.

Like it or not, there is a big difference behind mainstream, less expensive makeup products vs. professional grade products that have been engineered for specific applications such as high definition photography (High definition optics can do some interesting things to your skin and pores).

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Since makeup artists apply cosmetics for a living we test the quality products every single day, most have a kit stocked with high quality products that are designed for wearability and flexibility that you may not own or do not want to invest in due to the high cost. Not to mention, most artists endure years of professional training to keep up with the trends, techniques, sanitation measures and industry concerns. You simply can’t put a price on their experience or the luxury and intimacy of having them apply it and perfect it. After all, your unique beauty is what I live for!


Desiree Neel is a licensed esthetician and stylist with more than 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Since year one, she’s remained committed to ongoing education both as a participant in courses and seminars and as an invited instructor. Desiree’s devotion to her art allows her to keep her approach fresh with an eye to current and upcoming trends. Believing every person is unique in their own right, her goal is to partner with her client to discover their most authentic and beautiful self.