Here are some common questions in regards to Makeup Previews and Trials
When should I book my trial?
The old wives tale is that you should book your trial 6-8 weeks before your wedding. But we want you to go out and really wear the makeup and make the most of it! which is why we always recommend doubling your makeup preview/ trial with a social event ( like your hens day or engagement party) or when you know you're going to be photographed ( your pre wedding photo shoot). At the end of the day it's completely up to you!
- What should I wear?
We always recommend wearing a white tee shirt or top for trials, as it gives you the opportunity to see how light will reflect on your makeup.
Do you do trials on the weekend?
With limited availability we can't always guarantee weekend availability for a single service booking. Trials are usually completely Monday through Wednesday during business hours. Contact us directly for weekend availability.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Yes! to streamline your service. please have a few different reference images to makeup you like, it's important to choose makeups where the models have similar colouring and features of your own.
And if possible wear a white T-Shirt so your finished result doesn't throw any unwanted reflected colours.
How long is the trial session?
Trials / makeup previews are usually in-between 60-90 minutes long. We love a good chat and hearing all about your wedding plans and playing around with a few different lip colours to make sure you love the finished outcome.
Can I have a second trial if I change my mind?
Yes, If you decide you'd like to try another style or colour scheme we and happy to provide a second trial at our standard rates.
however during your trial we expect our clients to be 100% upfront and honest with us if you are unsatisfied with the style or outcome prior to service completion, that way we can do what's needed and change anything so you leave feeling confident, in control and ecstatic with the finished result.
Are there any requirements you need for the trial?
Access to natural light is a must, and table space to unpack our kit on. We also ask you do not use your phone during service.
Should I wear a spray tan?
Yes! but only if you plan on wearing a spray tan on your wedding day. This will give you a more realistic idea of how you'll look on the big day.
How long will the makeup last?
There are many variables that can affect the longevity of your makeup ( think picky fingers, or subconscious touching, scratching rubbing of the facial area) but we find that by using silicone based / waterproof foundations our clients have the best pay off longevity wise with the average being around the 10-12+ hour mark.
How many people can I bring along to my preview?
We limit our trial / preview guests to a maximum of one. This year we've decided that while we love meeting your nearest and dearest before the big day, having an audience during your makeup trial can be distracting. causing us to run longer, and if there are too many opinions floating around can lead to miscommunication between the bride and artist, which can lead to an unnecessary re-trial or second preview.
Do you do a trial for the whole bridal party before the wedding?
If you'd like! most commonly its usually just the bride and her mother, or maid of honour. But we don't mind either way.
Will you come to us for the trial / preview?
Yes! we're a mobile service.