HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I HAVE MY TRIAL?
I always suggest the best time to have your trial is roughly within 3 months of your big day! By this time most if not all decisions will have been made in terms of style, colour scheme and overall look you'd like to achieve. But I am super flexible and will always try to arrange your trial at a convenient time to suit you!
If you're able to schedule your hair trial on the same day or tie your makeup trial in with an event/occasion then even better! This allows you to really see best how the makeup lasts and feels on your skin throughout the day and evening and in all different lights. Having both your hair and makeup trial on the same day will also allow you to see the overall look! Sometimes one without the other can be a little strange to see and if this is possible it really lets you gain a full image of the final result.
CAN I HAVE A TRIAL BEFORE I BOOK?
Yes, of course! However due to high demand, I cannot reserve, book or save dates without a deposit. Without saving a date you run the risk of attending a trial and then your date already being booked and secured. I have this policy in place to ensure everything is kept fair for every bride.
HOW LONG DOES MY TRIAL LAST?
As standard I allocate around 1.5 hours for a bridal makeup trial, this allows us plenty of time to discuss any skin concerns, makeup style, overall look desired and any minor adjustments you wish to make.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR MY MAKEUP TRIAL?
You don't need anything at all other than your beautiful self! However if you do have time, any or all of the following would be super helpful:
a list of any allergies, ingredients you can't use on your skin, and any skin concerns you have
photos of makeup/eye looks you like
a space where I can set out my kit with good natural light (I always carry my ring light for extra lighting incase of dull days!)
a lighter coloured top/one to resemble the tone of your wedding dress so you're able to see this against your skin tone
any particular skincare or makeup products you'd really like to be used (e.g. you've already purchased your wedding lipstick or use a specific prescribed skincare product).