WEDDING MAKEUP FAQ'S
Why book Emilie for your wedding makeup?
As a makeup artist and beauty therapist, Emilie understands how important it is to look and feel your best in your day-to-day life so your wedding day is the one day that you should definitely experience this. Emilie is a strong believer that wedding makeup should enhance your natural beauty and not mask it. We are all unique, therefore makeup should reflect your personality and style. Emilie takes extra care and time to understand and listen to your wants and needs, whether it's more traditional and natural makeup or maybe something a little more glam. She gives professional and expert suggestions on how a look will work best for you based on your preferences, skin type, skin tone, hair colour and eye colour etc - ensuring that you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful every step on the way, on your big day.
Why is it recommended to have a trial?
By having a trial and discussion prior to your wedding, you will be able to relax and feel at ease that you'll know what to expect on the day. It's one thing less to think about on the lead up to your big day!
When should I book a trial?
At a minimum this should be done at least 2 months prior your wedding day but the choice is completely yours. With the wonderful world of Pinterest, our minds and personal style can constantly change so by going for this timeframe you'll be more certain it's what you'd like plus, you will hopefully have your outfit, hair style, wedding colour scheme and theme sorted or at least an idea in mind - these can all play a big part in the type of makeup look you'd like.
How do I prepare for my trial?
Emilie suggests collecting some makeup reference images and sending them to her in an email so that she has an idea of which style you'd like. Your skin should also be free of products on the day of your trial.
Which brands does Emilie use in her kit?
All of the products in Emilie's kit are cruelty free and some are also vegan.
Emilie uses Eve Taylor Skincare along with makeup brands such as; Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay, Jeffree Star, P.Louise, Skindinavia, BECCA Cosmetics, Stila, RCMA, Inglot and Linda Hallberg.
I have a large wedding party, how many can Emilie manage on her own?
Ultimately, it depends on which time you all need to be ready by and which time you'd like to start getting ready. Emilie has worked on up to 8 people before starting at 5:00am. If you require makeup for more than 6 then Emilie may be able to source an additional Makeup Artist. Depending on the look you'd like, Emilie likes to allow 1 hour for each person with 5-10 minutes in between for cleaning and switching over.
Where does the trial take place?
The trial can be done at either the salon or wherever is convenient for you. It is worth baring in mind that Emilie is usually working at the salon Tuesday - Saturday with her beauty clients so if you require Emilie to travel to you, it is always recommended to book trials 2 months in advance.
Can I try more than one look during my trial?
You can of course try multiple looks but Emilie recommends deciding on just 2 looks which are similar to each other that can be tweaked e.g. made darker, different lip colour otherwise it can lead you to a lot of confusion. It's also not ideal to keep removing makeup and re-applying as it can effect the way the makeup sits on the skin. Emilie recommends that you book another trial if you'd like to try an entire different look.
Does everyone in my wedding party need a trial?
Emilie does recommend that at least one other person from your wedding party has their makeup done such as a bridesmaid. There won't be any extra time on the day of your wedding to experiment or discuss different looks so this will help Emilie ensure she brings all of the suitable products with her and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
If you aren't having trials, Emilie will need image references for each of your wedding party members so she has a clear idea of what they'd like and is able to discuss this with you prior. Having trials done together is a lovely and fun way to enjoy all of the wedding planning too - why not book the trials for a time when you have somewhere special to go or make plans for after your trials!
How long should I allow for makeup on the day of my wedding?
Depending on how many in your wedding party, Emilie recommends 1 hour and 10 minutes for each. She often leaves the bride second-to-last or last to ensure the makeup lasts as long as possible but also the bride is normally enjoying watching everyone getting their hair and makeup done (and trying to stay calm!) and everything in between. Once you have secured your wedding date and times with Emilie, she will send you a recommended schedule so you can ensure everything flows as you wish and know what to expect - you may wish to send this to your hair stylist or any other people who will be there with you getting ready. Planning is absolutely key!
Can Emilie make me look exactly like the images I send?
Emilie uses all image references as inspiration only. It worth baring in mind that a large majority of images on the internet are heavily edited. Textured skin is perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of - no one has naturally airbrushed skin and that is perfectly ok!
How much does Emilie charge for wedding makeup?
For current prices and to receive a quote, please see here.
How should I prepare for my skin for makeup?
Great skin is absolutely key. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated and sugary drinks/food. If you are wanting to try new skincare products or treatments it is highly advised to try them 3 months before your wedding to ensure your skin gets used to them and to avoid any possible flare ups. On the lead up to your wedding, you should gently exfoliate once a week, use cleanser, toner and moisturiser both day and night using products that are appropriate for your skin type. Emilie can advise the best way to prepare your skin based on your skin type and any concerns you may have.
Can Emilie use my makeup?
The products she uses are of high quality and professional, designed to last all day. Products containing SPF can create flashback in photos and may make your skin look very pale in comparison to the rest of your skin - quite often foundations contain this. Emilie is often more than happy to use your own lip colour but if there are any other products of your own that you'd like Emilie to use, please enquire with her well in advance.
Why does Emilie charge more for makeup on the day of the wedding?
On the day of the wedding, Emilie doesn't take on any other bookings or make any plans in her personal life for that day so that she can solely focus on your wedding ensuring that she doesn't feel rushed and likewise, doesn't make you feel rushed. More often than not, she is required to arrive to you 'out of hours' therefore, the 'extra' charge helps to cover her time for this also. Furthermore, this cost also covers her time for staying to do the all-important finishing touch-ups.