Frequently Asked Questions..
How do I book you for my wedding day?
The first step is to get in touch via email to discuss your wedding requirements and to see if I am available on your chosen date. a personalised quote is then sent to you, if you are happy and decide to book with me then a deposit is required to reserve your date. Once i have recieved your deposit a booking confirmation will be sent to you to confirm that your date is secure.
How far in advance should I book a makeup artist for my wedding?
if you'd like me to be your makeup artist for your special day then please get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. I can be booked up to two years in advance so its never too early to get in touch.
When can I have my trial?
You can have your trial at any time however I would recommend 4-8 weeks before your wedding day. please keep in mind that a trial can take up to 2-3 hours just for the bride so please allow enough time.
Do I have to have a trial?
yes, trials for the bride are so vital for us to come up with a perfect bridal look for you. Its important for us to meet to get to know each other and to come to a mutual understanding of how you envision your bridal makeup. Only in certain circumstances will I book a wedding without a trial pre agreed, this will be at my discretion. Trials for bridesmaids/mums are not essential however I'm happy to offer one if requested.
what can I do to prepare for my trial?
a great tip for your makeup trial is to dress and do your hair in a bridal style, this can be done by wearing a white top or putting your hair in a curled style or up do. this is a great way to see your bridal look in a more realistic setting.
I recommend setting up in a bright room next to a window for natural daylight, this gives us the best lighting for makeup application.
look after your skin as much as you can in the lead up to your trial and wedding day as a good base for makeup allows for a better makeup application.
if you plan on getting a tan or lashes for your wedding then its sometimes a good idea to do this for your trial too, this way you can see how your makeup will look on your wedding day.
how can I care for my skin before my wedding?
- Invest in a good moisturiser that suits your skin type
- Always remove your makeup at night
- Stop using baby/makeup wipes to remove your makeup as these can dry out your skin
- use a cleanser or cloth to remove your makeup
- Exfoliate your skin at least once a week
- For any major concerns then seeing a trained dermatologist can be beneficial
- never use anything new too close to your wedding in case of reactions, a year in advance is a great time to start with a new skincare routine.
- If eyebrow waxing is part of your grooming routine then try to avoid having any waxing done too close to your wedding as sometimes this can effect makeup application. For example having your eyebrows waxed too close to your wedding day can cause the skin to be red/irritated and also prevent the foundation from adhering to the skin. 4/7 days before is usually ok.
- if you decide to have spray tan then I always recommend trialling this before to avoid any disasters. I would also recommend this for any lash treatments.
Your skin is your makeup canvas so looking after it can make a huge difference to the outcome of your makeup application.
How long will my makeup take on my wedding day?
Please allow up to one hour per person for makeup application, this way your wedding morning will run smoothly without stress. I recommend having everyone ready around an hour before your ceremony starts. This way you have time to get dressed, have photos taken and enjoy a glass of prosecco!
Will I need to top up my makeup on my wedding?
Your makeup should last all day however your lipstick will eventually wear off, I recommend taking a lipstick with you to touch up with. Also if your skin is very oily then bringing a powder or blotting sheets with you will keep your makeup maintained.
Do you come to me for my trial and wedding?
Yes I always come to you, travel up to 20 miles is included in my prices however anything over that is charged at 50p per mile.