Good to know tips to and how to maximise your time in the chair...
- What happens in a lesson?
In an artistry lesson I teach you how to do makeup on a model that you bring along. The techniques are different for working on someone else, and we go more in depth with them. I give 2hours for an artistry lesson so that we can cover more.
- How long does makeup application take?
- How much will it cost?
- How do I pay?
- Do I need to bring my own lashes?
- I'm not sure what look I want, what do I do?
Bring along 2-3 pictures of makeup you like. Makeup is visual, and can be difficult to describe, so pictures give me a base idea of your style.
The definition of a "smokey eye" or a "natural look" varies greatly from person to person. The perfect smokey eye for client A, could be too natural for client B, and too dramatic for client C!
If there are any specific things you do or do not like, just let me know (e.g. winged liner, strong brows, glitter etc.) - the more info the better!
- I just want to try something new and different
- I know exactly what I want, is that ok?
- I'll be wearing makeup during the day before my appointment, what do I do?
- I will be cleansing my skin before my appointment, should I moisturise?
- Will I have a say in the look after I have shown my pictures?
Queries about bridal makeup and the booking process...
- My wedding is some time away, should I make a booking now?
- What is the booking process?
If you are happy to book I take a 50% deposit. The remaining balance is paid on or before the date. (Cash only is accepted for any balance being paid on the wedding day).
I will then email you the bridal contract which will outline all of the details (timing, address, balance due etc) to sign digitally.
We can then look at booking you in for a trial at a time that suits you. I take my trials Mon-Thurs from my private studio in Ballincollig.
- Why should I book a trial?
- I have no idea what look I want! What should I do?
*NEW* You can also try my handy Quiz to help you define your style
- Will a false tan affect the makeup?
- Can I book a trial without making a booking beforehand?
- Why does bridal makeup cost more than "regular" makeup?
- An enquiry is made, the artist provides information on pricing, the booking process and any other details necessary. There is usually questions from both ends, so there is more emailing back and forth that goes on, which takes time.
- Trials often take up more time than a regular makeover as you are both figuring out, creating, and perfecting the right look. For example, I allot 90mins to be sure, but charge the same as a 60min appt.
- When I take a booking, I take the time to put together a bridal contract. These are forwarded via Docusign, as digitally signing a contract is more convenient for brides - rather than printing, signing and either posting back or else scanning and emailing back. Docusign is a service that I pay for, specifically for bridal contracts.
- Between the trial/booking and the wedding I am open to as much correspondence as the bride needs regarding details of the day, questions, tips etc.
- The time taken to travel to the bride is charged for with a callout fee, however this often does not cover realistic appointment time lost, between time to pack up the kit, leaving early incase of traffic, fuel, unpacking the kit and cleaning brushes before another client can be taken.
- The wedding makeup itself takes that bit more care for the artist as it must last all day, and these wedding pictures will be cherished forever.
- Different products might be used, and are often bought by the artist specifically for bridal work. Again, because it needs to suit HD photography and last for a long day.
- However, because of timing constraints this makeup must also be done quicker. A "regular" makeover appt with me is 1hr allowing a relaxed experience. For bridal makeup I have 45mins per face in order to make sure that the entire group is ready for when the photographer needs.
- Therefore the makeup work itself is more intense, as it must be done faster but with more care.
- All the extra time and cost that goes into bridal work is compensated in a small increase in charge per face.
Every artist has a different process and charges differently, but I hope that this gives some insight into what goes on "behind the scenes" for bridal work, and allows you to understand where your money is going.
- How important is a makeup artist for my wedding? Do I really need a professional?
1) Having someone apply your makeup will take one more thing of your agenda for the morning, and will put your mind at ease.
2) Booking a professional gives you the peace of mind, knowing that the artist has the skills and proper practices, required for your bridal makeup. Though you might trust a friend, employing a professional does avoid any sticky situations that may arise.
3) As the bride, you will be photographed all day by family, friends and a professional. These pictures will be looked back on for years to come.
4) It also gives you a period of time to sit down, relax, and maybe have a glass of bubbly, while you're being pampered!