Frequently Asked Questions
I'm sure you have many questions to ask about your wedding makeup, but to help you out, I have put together a list of my most frequently asked bridal questions.
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Why book you as my wedding makeup artist?
As a wedding makeup artist, I understand how important it is to look your best on your wedding day. Wedding makeup should be about enhancing a bride’s natural beauty and not masking it. Every bride is unique and has her own style and therefore a bride’s makeup should reflect that. I take the time to understand and listen to my brides and how they want their makeup, whether that is a more traditional natural makeup, maybe something a little smokier or even a vintage wedding makeup. Working with you, I will make suggestions on how to make the overall look work best for you. You will be able to relax, feeling confident that you will look and feel fantastic on your big day.
It is vital that your wedding day makeup stays put all day long and having an experienced makeup artist will guarantee just that. Wedding makeup needs to look beautiful not only on camera but also to the naked eye. I use expert application techniques to create a flawless look that will leave you looking stunning both for your groom and in your photographs for years to come.
Do you require a minimum booking?
Friday and Saturday weddings in peak season may require a minimum booking of the bride plus one other adult for makeup on the wedding day. If I am traveling to a wedding location which is over an hours drive from me, I do require a minimum booking of 4 people (bride plus 3 other adults).
I have a large bridal party, can you manage everyone on your own?
The number of makeup services I am able to do on the wedding day will often depend on the time you all need to be ready to leave for the ceremony and how early you want to get up on the wedding morning. I am happy to do early starts but also understand that not everyone wants to get up at the crack of dawn on their wedding day! Usually, I am able to preform makeup services on a maximum of 7 people. Should you wish to have a later start or have too many bridal party members for me to do on my own I can bring along an additional artist to help share the wedding day services. I have a group of highly experienced artists I regularly work with on larger bookings. I charge an additional £50 per additional artist added to the booking.
How do I prepare for my wedding makeup?
1 week prior to your wedding day:
It is recommended for no facial waxing to be performed one week prior to the day of the event, as it may possibly affect the makeup consistency on the skin.
1 day prior to your wedding day:
Try to drink a lot of water in the days prior to your event to assist in the best possible fresh, healthy and nourished complexion/skin. It is also good to lightly cleanse/exfoliate the skin and moisturise your face the night before.
On your wedding day:
Before I arrive, make sure to have no makeup on and no heavy skin care products such as oils, acids and creams. They may interfere with your makeup and some products may have SPF in them which can cause a flashback in any flash photography. I would recommend to gently cleanse your skin in the morning but that's it, I will prep you skin with high end skin care products and primers to ensure your skin is in the best state possible, ready for your makeup application!
Do you require a booking fee to secure my wedding booking?
I ask for a £50 booking fee to fully secure your wedding date. This is non refundable upon cancellation. Details on how to pay the booking fee will be found on the quote I send over.
For my full bridal terms and conditions please click here.
Do I need a trial prior to the wedding day?
Trials are really important to try out the kind of look you want and make sure that you feel comfortable with what you’ve chosen and make sure it’s the right look for you. I often have brides show me pictures of makeup looks they want but when they see the look recreated on their own face, decide it’s not the right choice for them. It allows the bride and I to discuss the look and make adjustments and tweaks so that they are completely happy. It also gives me a chance to get to know your skin type and know the best way to achieve the look you’re going for. Trials also give me a chance to get to know a bride Makeup styles can be a very personal thing and I like to ensure a bride feels like herself. Bride’s can also check to see how their skin handles the products I have used and give them chance to give me any feedback so I can again ensure a bride is completely happy on her wedding day. I also record how I have created a look and what products have been used so I can replicate the look on the wedding morning. I understand stress and nerve levels can be high on the morning of a wedding and I like to ensure my brides can completely trust that they are in safe hands and will love the look I create for them so it’s one less thing to worry about.
When should I book my trial?
It is completely up to you how far in advance you book your trial with me. Some brides like to have an earlier trial so they can feel at ease knowing it’s something ticked off the to-do list! And other’s prefer to wait till nearer the wedding date as it’s something to look forward to or they know they will have a better idea of the look they want once they have organised other aspects of the wedding. The date of the trial could also depend on factors such as if you wanted to grow your hair for the big day. Usually, I recommend that your trial is booked 1-3 months before your wedding day.
What happens if my wedding is rearranged due to COVID-19?
If your wedding is postponed due to COVID-19, either by your venue, or government guidelines, your
booking deposit will be transferrable to your new date if I am available! For my full bridal terms and conditions, please click here.
What is your cancellation policy?
Unfortunately, your deposit is non refundable, meaning if for any reason your wedding is cancelled, you will not receive your deposit back. There is 30 day cancellation period for all wedding bookings, if you cannot make your booking, please advise me as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the booking will require 50% of the remaining balance to be paid. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the booking with require 100% of the remaining balance to be paid. For my full bridal terms and conditions, please click here.
For non - wedding related bookings, such as standard special occasion makeup, deposits are also non refundable and non transferable. I also have a minimum cancellation period of 48 hours. This means, if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours prior to the booking, 100% of the remaining balance will need to be paid.
For my standard booking policies please click here.
What makeup brands do you use in your kit?
I use a whole range of products in my kit. Skin care includes brands such as Bobbi Brown and Pixie. My makeup kit includes brands such as Nars, Mac, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Iconic London, Too faced, Doll Beauty, BPerfect Cosmetics. All my products have been hand picked for their performance power and longevity. I will use different products depending on skin type, and the kind of look you’re wanting to achieve.
How far do you travel and will there be an additional fee?
I will usually only travel a 2 hour drive away for standard bridal bookings. If Milage is included within a 10 mile radius of S17, Sheffield. Outside a 10 mile radius of S17, there will be a charge of 45p per mile, based on a return journey. I can travel further for large bridal parties but bookings that requires more than a 2-hour drive will also require overnight accommodation to be provided the night before.