Makeup FAQs: Bridal Makeup
From stunning eyelashes to dewy nude makeup or a pop of lip color, your Wedding look isn’t complete without the right makeup. Whether you’re a crier or a dance-floor fiend—or both!—we’ve got wedding makeup ideas and tips that’ll keep you looking gorgeous all night long.
BRIDAL MAKE UP FAQ’s
WEDDING MAKEUP $300+
I'd be honored to be a part of your special day. Sit back, relax and let me take care of creating a look that makes you feel confident and beautiful.
WEDDING MAKEUP TRIAL $150
BRIDAL PARTY $75 - $150
Availability is first come, first serve, and changes by the day. Email us through the contact form on our website and we will email you with a full proposal and pricing packages. If you are interested in booking from there, we will check on our artist availability and usually this takes about 1 business day. You will be able to see a small portfolio. A deposit with signed contract will lock in our artist's availability for your date.
WHERE DO THE MAKEUP SERVICES TAKE PLACE?
The most affordable option is to come to our Studio in Valley Village. If you want on-site makeup, there is a travel fee depending on location. We brave the LA traffic to arrive on time, transporting our 30+ pound kits all over the city, so you can relax in the comfort of your home, hotel, or venue! We want to provide an effortless client experience. Each travel fee quote is per appointment and per artist. We are happy to accommodate you and come straight to you to make it easy, and as stress-free as possible!
WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE?
We bring a makeup chair, ring light and our specially curated and meticulously clean kit and including the products and tools needed for every skin tone, skin type, age, and desired look.
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS LIKE?
A non-refundable deposit and signed contract completes your booking and secures your artist. The remainder of your balance is due 2 weeks before your event - no worrying about paying on the day of! (Your date/booking is not confirmed or held available until deposit paid and signed contract is received and counter signed.)
We offer makeup trials/consultations for brides. (We use the term “consultation” and “trial” interchangeably.) This is a great chance to meet before the wedding implement any ideas you have.The consultation appointment includes 2 makeup looks and lasts around 1-2 hours so that we can nail your vision and create your dream look together! (Consultation/trial makeup balance is due 2 weeks before the appointment.)
I'VE NEVER HAD MY MAKEUP DONE BEFORE, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
We have a full PDF with all the details and suggestions on preparation for getting your makeup done with us.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
We do not offer discounts, out of respect for our clients who pay our rates. However we can "bundle" lots of our services to give you a discounted rate on the total. For example, if you book Wedding makeup and want to work on your skin care routine and maintenance prior to the event, I certainly will work out a great deal for you!
WHAT TIME DO WE NEED TO START?
For brides, we suggest a window of 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Additional makeup (such as bridal party are allotted 30-45 min. Once we know the time you need to be ready, I will create a customized and detailed timeline that helps everyone stay on the same page!
We suggest having a conversation with your wedding planner and/or photographer to determine the ready time. We like to be completely finished with hair and makeup before your photographer arrives. That way we will be able to pose with you for any “getting ready” shots you’d like, but you are already done, stress-free, and can jump right into the rest of your photo
HOW MANY ARTISTS DO I NEED?
We will help you decide how many artists you need, based upon how many services you have. Each artist on our team has different service minimums and maximums. Usually, each artist can do between 6-8 services on a wedding day.
DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?
Yes, there will be a travel fee charge for every booking. We feel our fees are fair and conservative considering the time and effort we put into traveling to each client. This compensates your artist for their time in traffic, the cost of gas, car wear/tear, and setting up at a location. Our team is local to the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We will email you with an exact travel fee quote based on your location address!
HOW DO YOU CLEAN YOUR KIT?
As a California State Licensed Esthetician, Cleanliness and public safety is HUGE. We prioritize our disinfection practices and make sure that after every single job, our kits are clean and ready for the next clients. This is a commitment of time and a lot of energy after getting home from a long work day, but it’s 100% worth it to know that we are doing everything we can to provide the best for our clients. Ask if you would like a PDF to read more about some of our protocols and safe practices.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes! And if your venue needs a COI or to be additionally insured, we can absolutely accommodate that.
WHAT IS THE MAKEUP PROCESS LIKE?
We truly get SO many questions about this subject!
As makeup artists, we all have our own unique taste, experience, technique, eye for things. Two of us could use the exact same concealer and one of us hate it. You know why? Because we have different processes when it comes to applying, using a brush vs. a sponge, the skin prep beforehand, the amount of powder - a number of factors that all make up the end result. Two artists could receive the same inspiration photo, and achieve the same end result, but by completely different means.
This leads into the biggest point of this blog post - trust your artist. If you are hiring an artist because you LOVE their work, LET THEM do their best work and allow them whatever tools they work with best to achieve that.