Choosing a makeup artist is an important decision. On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you! The first step for you is to fill out my contact page with information on how to get in touch with you. Once I receive this, I send an information packet and ask you to look it over carefully, then contact me if you have any questions. Hopefully I do a good job of answering your questions here, but if I don’t, feel free to contact me. I want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to make me part of your day.
After reviewing the information packet and feeling fully in-the-know about any questions you may have had, you can secure your wedding date for bridal makeup services by filling out the questionnaire, contract and service order form, as well as sending a $200 deposit. This can all be sent via email or postal mail (payment methods accepted are Cash app, Venmo and personal check).
Next, you and I will connect on a date for your bridal makeup trial. You have the choice to either come to my home studio or I can come to your home. We meet and get to know one another, and apply your makeup the exact way you’re envisioning for the wedding. Then on the wedding day itself, you can rest easy knowing your makeup look is going to be just how you want it. Bridal trials are for the bride only. The rest of the bridal party will have their makeup done on the wedding day after a brief consultation.
I specialize in airbrush bridal makeup. Most brides prefer airbrush makeup for their wedding day because it looks very natural (I always say, “it is like Photoshop in real life!”) and is also formulated to be resistant to sweat, tears, and humidity. Airbrush makeup and false eyelashes are included free of charge for the bride as part of the makeup trial and application; for other members of the bridal party, airbrush makeup is an additional charge.
If possible, all members of your bridal party (maid of honor, bridesmaids, mothers of bride and groom) should have their makeup professionally applied. This is not a requirement of course; however, when a bridesmaid opts to do her own makeup while the rest of the bridal party get a professional makeup application means that she will be (in-person and in photos) spending the entire day standing next to someone who has photo-ready, long-lasting makeup. Frankly, it is noticeable and often not in a flattering way. For this reason, I do not offer an eyes-only makeup service option. We often think of eyes as the focal point of makeup artistry, but in actuality, it’s the appearance of the skin that makes the difference between an everyday makeup look and one that is professional quality.
Professional makeup applications for weddings are applied to last all day and night, through sweat and tears! Sometimes you may need to powder your nose or reapply your lipstick after you’ve eaten. I am happy to be an attendant for makeup touch-ups for you and your bridal party for an additional, hourly cost. I am happy to use your favorite cosmetic product in lieu of makeup from my kit (sometimes, we not only meet our soulmate- we also have a soulmate lipcolor or lashes).
In order to provide the absolute best makeup artistry services possible, I focus solely on makeup and do not style hair for weddings. However, I am partnered with many trusted hairstylists that I would happily to recommend for you.
Final payment for makeup services is due on the day of your wedding. There is a $400 minimum for on-site bridal makeup services. Some brides prefer to settle their bill prior to their wedding day so that they can focus on getting ready. Others have made an arrangement that the members of their bridal party will pay individually for each of their own services. Either of these options are available. Cash, Cash app and Venmo are accepted forms of payment. Personal checks are accepted under the terms that a check is directly from the bride, for the full amount of all services, and is given 5 days prior to the wedding to verify funds.
When you fill out your order form for bridal makeup services, make sure that you connect with your bridal party and see who is committed to receiving services. This order form is a contract and secures time slots for everyone to get their makeup done, but it is also formally agreeing to a certain amount of fees for services (this means if a bridesmaid changes her mind, for example, the charge is still valid). If you have a member of your bridal party that is unsure of whether they want to have their makeup done, hold off on adding them to your order form. When you know for sure, you can contact me and we can add their service if time permits. Sometimes, a member of the bridal party absolutely does not want their makeup applied professionally, but when they start to see the difference between their makeup and the makeup of others who are receiving services, they decide that it is something they’d like to do. I am happy to provide them with a makeup application, provided that there is enough time and they have a verifiable payment method (cash or electronic payment).