Hopefully these FAQs will answer most things that you’d like to ask, but if not please just get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!
I want to book you for a special occasion. Is it possible for you to come to me?
Yes! Depending on my availability and the location you require me to get you ready at, then this may be possible. Travel costs may apply, this will be confirmed once you send me an enquiry.
Do you require a minimum booking?
Friday, Saturday & Sunday weddings in peak season do require a minimum of 3 adults, including the bride.
When should I book my bridal makeup 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 organised knowing it’s something ticked off the big to-do list! And others prefer to wait until closer to the wedding date, so it’s something to look forward to and so they know they will have more understanding of other aspects of their wedding planning/theme.
From my experience though, I normally advise a good couple of months prior to your wedding day, due to the possibility of preferences changing on the desired look with the overall styling for hair/makeup and accessories. However, some brides prefer to have their bridal trial straight after booking or even closer to their wedding day itself. It is a personal preference and is subject to my availability.
Due to my weekends being booked up for weddings, trials are held Monday – Friday at my studio, based in Grafton Regis.
Are you able to travel to my location?
Absolutely, I am available for destination weddings/events worldwide! I’m based in Grafton Regis, Towcester but can travel anywhere. Travel charges may apply, and some additional charges may also apply if you require setting up between two venues, but I can confirm this for you once you send me your full enquiry.
Do you also do wedding hair?
Unfortunately, I don’t. I prefer to specialise in makeup only as that’s what I am so passionate about. I do have a couple of recommendations for hair though found on my ‘Supplier Friends’ section.
Why is bridal makeup more expensive than occasion makeup?
This is, rightly, one of the most frequently asked questions for any bridal makeup artist.
Firstly, bridal makeup is a bespoke and specialised service, which is why it is charged at a premium service. Each bride’s wedding is completely different, and all require tailored needs.
The products used for bridal makeup and how they are used should be done in such a way that is equivalent to red carpet makeup; it must feel comfortable, look good and natural in person. It also needs to photograph and video beautifully, while required to last and feel good all day. The difference in pricing compared to occasion makeup reflects the additional time spent with all bridal parties, admin and communication leading up to the day, time spent on the wedding day itself, as well as insurance and kit costs.
What is the maximum number of people you can do?
The amount of makeup services I can 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 I am allowed to enter the room/venue we will be working from.
For the day to run smoothly, I always ensure that I arrive promptly and on time. Your detailed schedule, which will have been created ahead of the day, will ensure that the morning runs on time with each person getting the right amount of attention required. I strongly advise for the schedule to be sent to all bridal party members ahead of the day, so they understand how the morning will run.
What should I expect at the makeup trial and how can I prepare for it?
A trial with me, is always relaxed, fun and a great opportunity for us to get to know each other. We will talk all things wedding and I love to hear about all your plans and choices, for example, wedding dress, colour schemes, hair styles, flower choices etc. This will be followed by a conversation regarding your ideal makeup vision, where we will then start to design your bridal makeup. Please come prepared with inspiration images to the trial appointment.
Feel free to bring a friend or family member along with you, as it’s always good to get a second opinion. I also recommend you wear something light in colour, preferably a colour like your ideal wedding dress, that can help you understand how your makeup will look on the day.
For all of my brides to be, I send across my special Bridal Booklet. A 12-page online booklet, packed full of skincare advice, information on what to expect at your trial/on the wedding day, and lots of additional information my brides find useful.
What brands of makeup do you use?
I spent many years working for various professional makeup brands, and this allowed me to trust and fall in love with multiple products that are staples in my kit. I am skincare and makeup obsessed and I am always researching new brands, products, and styles.
A few of my favourite brands are some of the followings: Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Nars, Morphe, Dior, Inglot, Tarte, NYX and Makeup Revolution – all tried, tested, and trusted!
Are you insured?
Yes, personal liability insurance is assured.