Here are a selection of questions that I am regularly asked by prospective clients. So if there is anything you would like to know about me, how I work or about making a booking please look through the following frequently asked questions.
If you can't find the answer that you are looking for please feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to help.
Which Makeup Brands Do You Use?
Ethics and sustainability in cosmetics is very important to me and this is something that I look for in the cosmetic brands that I use. Everything in my makeup kit comes from cruelty free makeup brands, including a good selection of products that are vegan. As well as using cruelty free makeup I am careful to select high performance products that I can trust to deliver exceptional results for my clients personally and on camera.
Furthermore, I am always looking to improve the sustainability of my makeup kit by limiting the use of single use plastics as much as possible, such as disposable applicators and hygiene products.
How Many People Can You Accommodate On My Wedding Day?
I can accommodate as many members of your bridal party as you like. My average wedding includes makeup for 5 people, and I do get asked to look after up to 8 people. For larger bookings it is advisable to look for a second makeup artist and allow me to focus on the key members of your bridal party.
How Long Will My Makeup Take?
For weddings I advise up to an hour for a bride's makeup and 30 to 40 minutes for members of the bridal party. For other types of booking this may vary depending on the client's requirements or the brief for the booking. Makeup trials and other services can be much more involved and we usually advise a client to allow a couple of hours as a guide.
What does Minimal or Light Makeup include?
Minimal/Light Makeup is suitable for non-makeup wearers or for someone who doesn't want to have much makeup applied. Such as young teenagers, adults who don't want to feel that they are wearing a full face of makeup, and older relatives. Generally speaking Minimal/Light Makeup would include a light coverage foundation with a little concealer, subtle powder and blush, a little mascara and a light finish to the lips.
Do You Also Do Hair?
I do not currently offer hair styling as a service. My skillset is very much in makeup application and time constraints mean that it is not always possible to do both makeup and style hair, especially with larger bookings. I regularly work with some very talented hair stylists and are more than happy to provide some recommendations should you require it.
How Do I Make A Booking?
To make a wedding makeup booking, for example, I ask for a booking form to be completed and a deposit to be paid. The booking form can completed online via a link that is emailed to you and details of the deposit and how to pay this will be advised at the time of booking. Once this has been completed the booking will be confirmed in writing. For other types of booking please contact me to discuss your requirements in more detail.
How Soon Should I Make A Booking For My Wedding?
If you have decided that you would like to go ahead with a booking I advise completing the process as soon as you are ready to. Dates can not be held, or pencilled in, without a completed booking form and deposit. To avoid disappointment I recommend that you complete the booking process at your earliest convenience.
I Am A Guest At A Wedding, Can I Book To Have My Makeup Done?
I am more than happy to include wedding guests with an existing booking for wedding makeup, provided the bridal party are happy for us to do so and subject to the available time before the wedding ceremony. Unfortunately I am unable to accomodate bookings just for wedding guests on their own or as a part of a larger group. Any requests for makeup for wedding guests should be discussed with the bride, or the person who made the booking, before contacting me.
When Should I Book A Makeup Trial?
You can book a makeup trial anytime you like but I find that the perfect time is around 8 to 12 weeks before the date of your wedding. This is not too far in advance of the wedding date and also not too close, so that should we advise a change to your skincare routine, for example, there is enough time for this to take effect.
I do not restrict makeup trials to certain times of the year or days of the week, but my availability can be limited during the summer months and peak wedding season. During this time I often only have availability on weekdays but will try to work with your schedule as much as possible when booking these in.
What Do I Do If I Am Not Able To Have A Makeup Trial?
An important part of the makeup trial is the consultation process, during which I will discuss arrangements for your day and the specifics of how you would like your wedding makeup to look. Even if you are not sure what you want, your likes and dislikes help guide me to the right makeup design for your wedding day.
If logistics make it difficult for you to come and see me for a makeup trial I can easily complete the consultation process remotely via a video call, such as Zoom/FaceTime. We would arrange this about 4 weeks before your wedding day. I would also allow some additional time on the wedding day to make any changes to your makeup, should you require them.
Do You Use Vegan Products?
When possible I will only use vegan products but my makeup kit does contain products that contain some animal derived ingredients, such as beeswax and lanolin. I can easily accommodate a client's preference for vegan makeup from the available makeup products in my makeup kit. In addition to this the majority of the makeup tools that I use, such as makeup brushes, are also vegan.
Are You Insured?
I am fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I am also happy to provide insurance documentation on request.