Why is it important to hire a professional makeup artist for my wedding or special occasion?
It is particularly important to have your makeup applied by an experienced professional. It is important that your makeup will last all day and photograph beautifully. This includes using the right products for the occasion.
This is where my skills will be of absolute benefit to you. I have the knowledge, experience and products needed to ensure your makeup looks just right and lasts for the occasion no matter how big or small.
I don’t normally wear a lot of makeup but I still want to look beautiful on the day – should I hire a professional makeup artist?
Absolutely! You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup to look beautiful, it just needs to be applied correctly and with the appropriate products. I will ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best by focusing on enhancing your natural beauty.
Do you offer hair services as well as makeup?
Yes, I offer styles along with makeup applications including basic up-styles, down-styles and curls. I don’t cut or colour hair however if you are after something more detailed, I can put you in touch with some fantastic professional hairdressers.
I’m not sure what look I want, should I do a makeup trial?
Yes absolutely! I suggest you begin looking online or in magazines for some makeup looks that you like and bring them to the makeup trial. At the trial we can have a look at the images and I will create a look based on what you like and accentuate your most flattering features to reveal your natural beauty.
Do you do bridal makeup trials?
Yes definitely, I would highly recommend that you and your bridal party have a makeup trial well before the big day.
During the trial, we will discuss what works best for you. I recommend bringing a photo of your dress along with samples of makeup looks you like. We’ll then try out some makeup styles on you and your bridal party. After making tweaks and adjustments, I’ll take photos and a written record of the products we’re going to use so come your wedding day it will be a smooth and stress-free process!
Why should I have a makeup trial?
Preparation is key for a stress-free experience. It’s important that we discuss looks and what works for you before the special occasion not on the day. Makeup tends to be interpreted differently through words so showing me what you like speaks volumes. It not only tells me what you like, it lets me know your comfort level and style. I can then apply that to create a makeup look that suits you personally.
Another important reason to have a makeup trial is to allow you to wear the makeup for the day and see how it feels and holds up in preparation for your special occasion.
How long will my makeup last after you’ve applied it?
I only use professional products so the makeup will last all day. As a professional makeup artist, I am able to apply and set your makeup to ensure it looks as beautiful in the first hour as it does in the last hour. I give you a sponge to touch up with during the day if needed and have lipstick you can purchase to touch up with.
What brand of makeup do you use?
I use a variety of professional brands and only use brands and products that I’ve personally tried and tested myself to ensure its performance is top quality. Major brands in my kit are Kryolan, MAC, NARS and Hourglass.
Are false eyelashes necessary? Can I opt out of using them?
Lashes are a finishing touch that add to your natural beauty. Whether you are aiming for a natural or dramatic look, I can tailor the lashes to your needs whether it be individual or strip lashes.
Lashes come free with every makeup application, the choice is totally yours.
How do you keep your makeup kit sanitary?
It is very important to make sure that the professional you hire to apply your makeup is sanitary. A professional makeup artist will have clean brushes and a tidy makeup kit. I always begin each makeup application with cleaned and disinfected brushes and products. My brushes and applicators are cleaned before and after each client.
How long does the actual makeup application take?
I always initially allocate 30-45 minutes per person. It may take less time, but I allow extra time per person to ensure proper makeup application with no rush or hurry.
It is always a good idea to have a makeup trial well before your special occasion to ensure we get the timing right.
Can I hire you for partial makeup services i.e. just the eyes or lashes?
Unfortunately, I am not available for partial makeup services. I want you to look your best so for a look to last all day and photograph beautifully, all aspects of the makeup application will need to be applied by me from start to finish.
Do you provide on-site services and travel to me?
Yes, I can travel to you however minimum clients and travel fees apply. Cost of travel fees will vary depending on location.
How far in advance should I book you? What is the process for securing my booking?
I highly recommend booking as soon as you have a secure date. I recommend booking a makeup trial as well as a tentative booking for the date of your special occasion.
If you decide at the makeup trial that you would like to secure your booking for your special occasion you will need to leave a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking. The remaining balance will be due on the day of your special occasion.
I take bookings up to 6 months in advance.