Answers to a few frequently asked questions about make-up:
What do I need to do before having my make-up done?
Before your trial, consultation or make-up, please cleanse your face and apply moisturiser, but NO make-up (not even concealer, BB cream or mascara).
How long will the make-up take?
On the day, I like to set aside an hour for the Bride and 45 minutes for all other members of the bridal party. This allows a little time for any unexpected interruptions, delays, etc.
Do you do hair?
Unfortunately I don’t, but I am willing to work with a hairstylist of your choice. As timing is the key to a relaxed wedding day or event, having a separate hairstylist and make-up artist means that we can work in a “tag team”, ensuring a smooth flow between hair and make-up. This can also minimise the number of hours required for hair and make-up to be done.
Do I need to have a trial done?
This is entirely up to you, but having a trial allows you to see if the look you have in mind is what you really want. It also allows me to advise and help you choose the perfect look for your day. I like to set aside one and a half hours for a trial, as this will give us time to discuss what you would like and to look and any pictures or photos that you may have.
Obviously there are occasions where a trial is not possible. I have had brides traveling from overseas or another part of the country and only arriving the day before the wedding. If you do choose to have a trial done, try and time it with a dress fitting (later the same day), so that you can get to see the overall look. Also please bring any pictures or photos of make-up looks that you’ve seen and love, as this will give me a good indication of what you want or like.
What products do you use?
I am not “brand loyal” and don’t use one brand exclusively. The products in my kit vary from professional brands like Kryolan, YABY, Bobbi Brown, Inglot and Mehron to commercial consumer brands like NYX, Maybelline, Rimmel and Revlon. When I find a product that works well and produces the effect that I’m looking for, I’ll continue to use it.
Can I bring my own make-up for you to use?
Other than lip liners, lipsticks, lip glosses and mascara, I cannot use your own make-up products or tools due to hygiene and creativity standards. Bringing your own lipstick with you to your trial is a great way for me to use a colour that you love and it will also make it easier for you to touch up frequently on the day, as you’ll have the tube with you. Some people are allergic to certain brands of mascara or have sensitive eyes, if this is the case, please feel free to bring your own mascara with you. However, please ensure that the tube is relatively new and has not been open for more than 3 months, as the mascara will have started to dry out and may be prone to clumping and flaking.
Do you travel?
Yes, I do provide a mobile make-up service and travel to various areas on the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast. The first 15kms (per way) from Army Bay, Whangaparaoa are free of charge and thereafter, I do charge the current IRD rate per km (see price list). This mobile service applies to make-up only, all nail services need to be done in my salon. Please use my contact form, should you require a quote.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your date. Once you’ve made an enquiry, I will e-mail you a quotation. Once you’ve read through this, have supplied me with any further information required and have confirmed that you wish to book me on the day, the payment of the deposit will confirm your booking and will secure the date.
I only book one wedding per day, as this enables me to give you and your bridal party the full attention that you deserve. The balance of the funds due can be paid directly into my bank account the week before the wedding or via Eftpos or cash on the day of the wedding. I accept Visa and MasterCard debit cards only. If you choose to pay by Credit Card, a surcharge will be applicable.
Can you cover a tattoo or scar?
Yes, I can. There are photos of tattoo cover ups in the “Before and After” album on my Facebook page.
Do you do make-up lessons?
Yes, I do individual consultations. These are perfect for Teens, adults or “Mother & Daughter” days. See the make-up price list for more info.