FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Why invest in a professional artist?
When it comes to makeup artists, education, formal training, amount of hands-on experience and professionalism can vary tremendously. These factors reflect in our pricing guides, portfolio and general business practices. A licensed and professionally trained makeup artist has had the education to back their work, as well as an understanding of sanitary practices, color theory and lighting. If you plan to invest in an incredible photographer (and you should!), do budget for an experienced artist as well. Not only will you look amazing in your photos, but you are also putting your trust in a seasoned artist who is knowledgable about the planning process and scheduling so that your day goes smoothly and ensure you look incredible in photos you will cherish for a lifetime.
I normally Don't Wear Makeup. Will I still look like myself?
Many of my clients wear very little, if any, makeup on a day-to-day basis. However, my expertise is tailoring the right amount of product to be applied and selecting the type of coverage and tones that will best suit each client's unique features and desired look. The end result is defined, polished and fresh - never overdone or too trendy. I want you to look and feel like the best version of yourself.
What is High Definition Makeup?
If you want to hire a professional for your wedding, event or photoshoot, know that the makeup application you need to look your best in person and on film or camera is not the same as every day makeup. Not all consumer products are compatible with flash and only an educated artist with hands-on experience and ingredient knowledge will understand which products will work best. I use only the highest quality products - both luxury and professional-grade - that are made for high definition photography and film.
Are bridal trials required?
Bridal trials are both highly recommended and required in order to ensure a smooth and seamless wedding day. During your trial, we will discuss your desired look, details of your wedding, do a thorough skincare consultation and select products that will best suit your unique skin type, skin tone, coloring and desired aesthetic. Trials are generally scheduled 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date.
What makes your services unique?
As a licensed esthetician and highly trained artist, I bring with me years of hands-on experience, continuing professional education, in-depth skincare knowledge and a business background. I will support you from the beginning of your wedding planning, up until the finishing touches of your makeup, so that your cosmetic experience with me is fun, timely and carefree! I provide on-site services to my clients and can get them ready anywhere they desire. I only commit to one wedding a day, so you can ensure my full attention and energy towards making your wedding a success.
How Do I book?
Weddings are booked on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in inquiring about our availability, please contact us here. A signed contract and paid retainer are also necessary in order to reserve your date.