What kind of makeup services can you provide? As you can see from my website my makeup skills vary from beauty to body painting to fun Halloween and costume looks! I also love to do private 1-on-1 lessons, group lessons, runway makeup, photoshoots, and all kinds of things for fundraisers. If there is something special that you have in mind, ask!
What kind of makeup do you use? About 95% of my makeup kit is MAC makeup. I used to work for the company so I am very familiar with the ingredients and different product uses. I have different formulas in a variety of colors to customize the coverage for different skin types and can match all skin tones. If you have an allergy or sensitive skin we can always do a test to see how your skin reacts before doing a full application. Please let me know if you have any specific concerns as I am happy to work with you to find a solution!
What kind of lashes do you use? I use both individual and strip lashes that are temporary and easy to remove. The individual lashes rest right in line with your natural lashes and can be completely customized in length and fullness. Strip lashes vary from natural to dramatic, and are sized to your eye shape for a comfortable fit. For all lash applications I use Duo glue, which is a waterproof adhesive that lasts all day and night yet still removes easily with makeup remover.
Do I need to provide any of my own products for the makeup application? It may be a good idea to have a couple products with you for touching up throughout the day/night! If your skin tends to get oily/shiny easily I would invest in a good blot powder and a soft powder brush for application. This product will not add any coverage, just take away shine! The only other product you may need for touchups would be lip products. It is a great idea to purchase your own lipstick/stain/gloss to keep with you (especially for bold lip colors), although for each client I provide a small container of the custom lipstick color that I mix specially for you to use for touchups. You can email me for help or we can discuss this at our trial run, and I can even help you pick out a lip product in person if you need help!
What is included with the cost of my wedding makeup? A consultation with a full makeup application, false lashes, travel to you within Bellingham, and the wedding day makeup application. My expertise in the bridal industry also allows me to assist with the day of scheduling! A signed contract and deposit are required to reserve your wedding date.
What are your rates and minimums for bridal makeup? What is the proper tipping etiquette? Please contact me for a quote! I have a minimum of 3 (bride + 2) for booking bridal services, unless otherwise agreed. It's common for me to book multiple weddings a day during the busy wedding seasons, so there is sometimes room to compromise on the minimums. If I have booked another wedding on the same day as yours I will have already discussed it with both wedding parties to make sure the timing doesn't conflict (this is on a first come first serve basis). As for tipping etiquette, I always say that tips are never expected, but always appreciated! Either way, the service you receive will be the absolute best.
What should I expect for the Bridal Consultation? I always suggest having an idea in mind for the makeup look that you'd like, although I am very comfortable with helping you decide this based on your theme, dress, face/eye shapes, etc. It is common for my clients to say "Just do what you think is best!". Google or Pinterest has tons of ideas that you can browse to get an idea of what you like or don't like. Please keep in mind that your eye/face shape may differ from the persons in the photo, so it is best to look for a similar eye/face shape when browsing. We will chat for a bit about your expectations and any questions you may have, then start in on the makeup application. Expect the trial run to take about 1.5-2 hours.
How far in advance do you book weddings? What do you need to reserve my day? It is typical for me to book weddings up to a year in advance, especially for weddings booked during the busy summer months! Please email me to check availability. To reserve your date I require a signed contract and a deposit, and it is helpful to know how many additional ladies would like their makeup done when reserving your wedding date. If I am booked on your wedding date I will be happy to to give you a referral for another artist! I can also offer a private lesson for the bride and a trusted bridesmaid, or friend who is comfortable with makeup application, where I will teach her how to properly apply the brides makeup. I will help with choosing products, colors, and teach the full application including lashes. It is a cost effective way to make sure you are prepared for your wedding day and you both get a fun makeup lesson!
What should I expect for the Wedding Day? Any tips for prepping the skin? I recommend wearing a button/zip up shirt or hoodie so you won't be pulling anything over your head that could mess up your hair and makeup. As far as prepping the skin, I don't recommend doing anything too out of the ordinary right before the wedding (like your first ever facial), but I would recommend getting into the habit of taking care of your skin as far in advance as possible (washing your face daily and using an exfoliator and cleansing mask 1-2 times a week). If you have dry skin then please make sure you are hydrating and exfoliating your skin properly! If you have any questions or would like some help in choosing some products please contact me! The night before and/or morning of your wedding I suggest exfoliating your face (including brows and lips) and following up with a moisturizer. Last but not least, get a good nights rest!
Do you use airbrush or offer Tattoo cover? I have an airbrush machine which I usually use for body art and special projects. I prefer to use brushes for beauty makeup application because I love being able to customize the coverage and finish of foundations. I have multiple types of foundations in my kit so I will choose one (or more!) to use based on your skins needs. As for tattoos, I am usually able to cover any tattoo, but please let me know beforehand so we can discuss coverage options and pricing. We will also do a trial for the tattoo coverage to make sure it is possible and that we have the right products for the job!
Do you do wedding hair? No. I do, however, have an arsenal of talented hair stylist friends! Let me know if you would like a referral.