Q: What makeup brands do you use?
A: Mac, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Smashbox, Laura Mercier, Liz Earle, Chanel, Dior, Urban Decay, Nars, Make up Forever, Sephora own brand, Becca to name but a few!
Q: Do you work with sensitive/problematic skin for brides?
A: Absolutely! I have suffered myself so this is close to my heart. I liaise with a skin clinic on my lane and have access to a vast range of mineral powder makeup from Jane Iredale that I have used on lots of brides and has photographed beautifully on their wedding day whilst not upsetting their skin.
Q: I'm interested in booking you, what next?
A: If you are interested in my services, I would love to hear from you! Get in touch using my contact form or give me a call 07753 675 625; I'm very easy to talk to!If I am available for your wedding make up, I ask for a small booking fee of £25 which is non refundable but will be deducted from your wedding day total. Once I receive this and a date for the trial has been set, I will email you a confirmation letter. This formally SAVES THE DATE in my diary.
Q: Do you do wedding hair?
A: I have completed a hair up course and enjoy doing hair for shoots and commercial work such as headshots. However, wedding mornings are so busy and I really want you to get me at my absolute best on the most important day of your life. Therefore, I prefer to concentrate on my make-up artistry skills for weddings, with the exception of bride only/small bridal parties (up to 3 people) where I am happy to do both hair and makeup. If in doubt please ask.
Q: Do I really need a trial for my wedding makeup?
A: 100% Yes! Firstly, we get to know each other, so you are sure you want me to be a part of your wedding morning. It gives you that security that you won't get a reaction to any products we have used at the practice run. It also gives us a chance to try various looks out on you that you can wear throughout the day and ask people's opinions. From my point of view, I can come to your wedding knowing exactly what I am doing so the morning runs like clockwork and you can just concentrate on enjoying being a beautiful bride!
Q: When should I have my trial for my wedding makeup?
A:I normally suggest a couple of months before the big day. Some brides are super excited and want to have their trial earlier! That's fine but I would urge not too early - no more than six months in advance if possible.
Q: How long will the trial for my wedding makeup last?
A: For brides, I set aside two hours. Sometimes it takes longer, I don't not rush you.
Q: Can I bring anyone to my makeup trial?
A: Of course! Although I would respectfully ask that you do not have too many people. Too many opinions can be really confusing for the bride and can make it quite hard for me to do my job properly - I want you to get the best out of your trial so I would ideally say one to two people.
Q: Can anyone else have a trial at the same time?
A: Yes but again no more than three of you. If you have a large bridal party of four and over, I would suggest two dates for you trials.
Q: What do I need to bring to the trial?
A: Yourself! Pictures of your wedding dress, hair (if I am not doing it for you) any inspiration pictures and pictures of you wearing your everyday makeup. This sounds like a strange request but helps me massively as I don't know you and want you to look the best version of yourself on your wedding day. If you can remember to wear a white top too, that would be great.
Q: How do you remember what you have used on me?
A: I make notes, make sketches in my diary (which you are welcome to keep if you wish - some brides like this!) and take photos. I suggest you take photos for your reference too.
Q: What payment is due at the makeup trial?
Payment for the trial plus if you are happy and want to go ahead, I ask for a further 50% deposit towards the wedding day. If you want to go away and think about, please let me know within a week. If I do not receive the deposit, I release the date in my diary.
Q: What happens between the makeup trial and my wedding day?
A: After your trial, you won't then hear from me until the week before your wedding day when I will send you your final invoice for the remaining balance and reconfirm timings; I will need to make sure I have mobile numbers, WhatsApp (in case there is no service at the venue). However, if you have any queries during that time, I am always happy to hear from you and you can keep tabs on me by following me on social media - don't worry I won't be far away!
Q; What happens on the wedding day morning?
A: I will arrive at the venue giving myself time to set up and be ready to start working at the agreed time. Normally hair is done first so I arrive about 30-45 mins after the hair stylist (if I am not doing your hair). The order on the day is: bridesmaids first, mother of the bride (30-45 mins each) then I set aside 1 hour for the bride, leaving you approximately 30mins to get into your dress, have your veil put on and other final touch ups.
Q: What happens if I need to cancel my wedding makeup booking?
A: If you need to cancel for any reason, please can you let me know as soon as possible so that I can try and re-fill that date in my diary; cancellation means loss of earnings to me.
Q: What happens if you are ill or need to cancel?
A: If in the very unlikely event that I have to cancel (have not let a bride down for ten years, touch wood) I will do may upmost to find a suitable replacement amongst my network of trusted collegues. If this is not possible, all monies including the trial will be refunded to you.