Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Bridal Makeup Questions
QUESTION: DO I NEED A MAKEUP TRIAL AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
ANSWER: Yes you do. A trial is absolutely essential. This is where we can discuss your desired look and then create it. It also gives you chance to wear it and try out different colours if necessary. This will give you confidence on your wedding day.
QUESTION: WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING TRIAL?
ANSWER: It's best to get your trial booked in for about 4-8 weeks before your wedding day, although some people like to have it done a lot earlier to give them peace of mind.
QUESTION: WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY BRIDAL MAKEUP FOR THE ACTUAL DAY?
ANSWER: Get it booked in as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
QUESTION: HOW DO I BOOK YOU AND IS THERE A DEPOSIT TO PAY YOU THAT SECURES THE DAY?
ANSWER: You can book by email or telephone. There is a £50 non-refundable deposit to pay to secure your place.
QUESTION: HOW LONG DO YOU STAY ON MY WEDDING DAY?
ANSWER: I stay right up until you're ready to leave to get married.
QUESTION: HOW LONG WILL MY MAKEUP TAKE ON THE DAY?
ANSWER: Your makeup on the day will roughly take about an hour.
QUESTION: ARE LASHES INCLUDED?
ANSWER: Lashes are included in the price of your wedding day makeup and you trial.
QUESTION: HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL AND DO YOU CHARGE OR TRAVEL?
ANSWER: I'm based in Olton Solihull B92 7DN but can travel anywhere. There would be an additional travel fee if it's outside the Solihull area.
QUESTION: AS A MAKEUP ARTIST, WHAT MAKEUP PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
ANSWER: I have an extensive range of products in my kit including Bobbi Brown, MAC, Inglot, Viseart and Nars.
QUESTION: WILL I BE ALLERGIC TO ANY OF YOUR MAKEUP PRODUCTS?
ANSWER: Although quite rare as they are extensively tested beforehand, I cannot guarantee that you won't be allergic to anything. This is another reason why a trial is so important.
QUESTION: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU MAKE UP ON THE DAY?
ANSWER: I can make up as many people as you like, however if there's a large group of 8 or more people then I sometimes bring another makeup artist along with me. This can be discussed at your trial.
QUESTION: HOW LONG WILL MY WEDDING DAY MAKEUP LAST?
ANSWER: Your wedding day makeup should last all day and night however you will need a lipstick to reapply throughout the day. We can decide on the colour at your trial.
QUESTION: DO YOU COME TO ME OR CAN I COME TO YOU?
ANSWER: I will be coming to you on your wedding day of course but trials take place at mine in Olton solihull ideally as I'm all set here b92 7dn.
QUESTION: DO MY BRIDESMAIDS NEED A TRIAL?
ANSWER: It’s not absolutely essential that bridesmaids have a trial although it is perfectly fine if you would prefer they do.
QUESTION: WHAT MAKEUP PRODUCTS SHOULD I HAVE TO TOUCH UP WITH THROUGHOUT MY WEDDING DAY?
ANSWER: I recommend having the lip products used to hand and if you are prone to an oily T.zone then some blotting papers or a press powder.
Q. Will I need to touch up my makeup?
A. I use products that are designed to last, but you may need to touch up your makeup. The weather, skin type, how much you cry (ha, ha – but really), and time between makeup and ceremony are all factors that can have an effect on makeup longevity. Don’t worry, though. You shouldn’t have to apply any more color or blend your eye shadow. What you might need to do, however, is blot your skinand freshen up your lipstick. I will give you a list of products I recommend you purchase to touch up with and I will also provide you with a touch up kit which can be purchased on my site . If you would rather not have to worry at all about touching yourself up, I do offer touch up rates!
Q. How long does each makeup application take?
A. I usually allow an hour for bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party. If a trial has been done beforehand, I allow an hour for the bride.
Q. I’ve never worn false eyelashes. Should I wear them for my wedding?
A.. I recommend to all of my brides that false eyelashes be worn on their wedding day, but it is by no means a requirement. The reason I do recommend brides wear lashes is because the natural lash tends to get “washed out” in photographs. I carry a large variety of lashes – natural, wispy, chunky, etc. – for brides to choose from so any look can be achieved.
Just remember, you must feel comfortable on your special day and if that means not wearing false eyelashes, then so be it! There are several techniques we can use to “thicken” the lash line and give the appearance of a fuller lash.