Why Use A Professional Makeup Artist For My Wedding Day?
It is very important to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day. A professional makeup artist will make sure that your makeup will last all day and photograph beautifully. Your wedding day is not a good day to risk doing your own makeup, or having a friend do it. Only a professionally trained artist will ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best on this very important day, that you will remember in your thoughts and photographs for years to come. Your makeup is particularly important to have done by an experienced professional. Everyday consumer brands of makeup will just not cut it on your wedding day, through the hugs, perspiration and tears. Consumer based brands are not meant for professional photography or video.
How Far In Advance Should I Book You?
I recommend booking as soon as possible. I do book some weddings a year in advance. Certain days are more popular than others.
Is A Retainer Or Contract Required To Hold My Wedding Date?
Yes, a signed bridal contract and a non-refundable/non-transferable retainer fee are required in order to reserve your date. Be advised that no date will be reserved until the contract has been signed and the retainer has been paid. The retainer fee covers your trial and day of makeup
Do I Have to Have a Trial Makeup Application In Order To Book?
I do require a trial run makeup application prior to your wedding. This gives me the ability to see your skin tone, type, etc. which helps me perfect your wedding makeup look. It also gives you the chance to decide what makeup look you want to have. Many times brides will tell me that don’t want blush or eyeliner and after the trial they realize they need the blush and the eyeliner in order for the makeup to show up in the pictures.
What Brands Of Makeup Products Do You Use?
All of the makeup products that I use are Professional Brands and higher end brands that were designed to give long-lasting results and photograph beautifully. Many are brands that are only available to professional makeup artists.
I Don’t Wear Any Makeup. Should I Still Hire A Professional Makeup Artist?
Absolutely! You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup on your wedding day to look beautiful, it just needs to be applied correctly and with the appropriate products. If you don’t want to look too “made up” for your wedding, I can give you a very soft, natural bridal look. It is most important on this day that your makeup lasts, looks great in photographs, makes you feel beautiful and is applied flawlessly to make you feel and look your best on this very special day. Just keep in mind you need a little more than what you normally wear in order for the makeup to show up on your photographs.
How Do You Keep Your Products Sanitary?
It is very important to make sure that the person you hire for your makeup keeps his/her kit sanitary. A good makeup artist will sanitize their hands right in front of you, have clean brushes, and a tidy makeup kit. I always begin applying makeup using sanitized brushes and products. I have been professionally trained to know how to keep everything clean and sanitary. My brushes are cleaned before each work day, and cleaned with antibacterial brush cleaner between clients. I do not share lipsticks and other products between clients. All eyeshadow, eye liners, lip liners are disinfected with cosmetic sanitizer between usage as well.
Do You Provide On-Site Services?
Yes I do! Why worry about getting yourself and all of your party shuffled around and off to the church on time when I can come to you?! All wedding day services are all done on-site and bridal previews can be done either in studio or on-site, depending on your location. I can come to the church, hotel, your home, or wherever you are most comfortable and is the most convenient for you and your wedding party!
Do You Provide Services For Larger Parties?
Yes, I can accommodate as many as possible before your photos depending on how early you are willing to start. If I cannot accommodate your entire party myself, I may bring along another professional stylist if I have one available.
About How Long Does It Take To Do Each Service?
Bride – Approximately 60 minutes
Bridesmaids/Mom/MOB/Others – Airbrush makeup approximately 45 minutes and Traditional makeup approximately 30 minutes
ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL TAKE EXTRA TIME (SUCH AS: EYELASH EXTENSIONS, TATTOO COVER, ETC.)
I have a bridesmaid who wants just her eyes done. Is this a service you provide?
Unfortunately, I do not offer a la cart services.
Do you offer airbrush makeup?
I do offer airbrush makeup and it is the medium that I prefer to use. It is able to cover any imperfections and it lasts longer than other makeup.