1. CAN THEY TRAVEL TO YOU ON THE DAY?
Make sure they are a mobile makeup artist who is willing to travel to you on your wedding day and they’re not located too far away from where you are getting ready. I will always discuss the wedding venue with my bride beforehand come up with a schedule for the day so everything can run smoothly.
2. DO THEY DO TRIALS?
A trial is essential to make sure your makeup artist can achieve the look you want, and it will also give you confidence on the day. It is when I truly get to know my client and what is important to them. We try different looks and make sure you are super confident with the look we are going to do on your special day.
3. WHAT MAKEUP BRANDS DO THEY USE?
Make sure you choose a makeup artist that uses high quality brands and knows what they are talking about. Also be sure to let them know of any skin conditions or allergies so they can cater to this. I love talking to my brides about the different products I use and what finish you will achieve by mixing and using different products.
4. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DO MAKEUP ON THE DAY?
It takes roughly an hour to do the bride’s makeup. If you are booking your makeup artist for your bridesmaid and mothers or other guests, I recommended to have at least 45 minutes for each additional person. I will always write up a schedule for my brides and have some buffer time to make sure everyone is ready on time and we can relax and enjoy a smooth running morning.
5. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
They should be happy to discuss the packages they offer and should be able to give you a quote over the phone. Expertise level, location, and the size of the bridal party will all affect the cost.
6. DO YOU HAVE REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS BRIDES?
Ask your makeup artist if there is anywhere you can read their reviews such as Google reviews or Facebook. When a bride takes their time to write some kind words about their artist I think it really shows the kind of person you are hiring.
Please do send me any questions you have and I will be happy to help and chat to you about your upcoming wedding.