What to Expect at Your Bride Makeup Trial
First of all I like to be thorough so pretty please when organising a date/time for your bride makeup trial please allow at least 1.5 – 2 hours.
This is to allow time to:
- Chat about all aspects of your wedding
- discuss what you love and hate about makeup
- time at the end for *tweaking & perfecting* i.e. maybe darken the eyes or trialing a different lip colour etc.
- discuss touch-up products you will need for the day
My aim is to ensure you are 100% in love with your wedding look.
If you want to try perhaps two completely different looks – i.e. a smokey eye for one look and a natural eye for a different looks, its best to organise two separate trials.
How to choose your Bride Makeup Look
Its a great idea to have some inspo pics so I get a general idea for the look you would like to achieve. When choosing inspo pics find models with similar features and coloring’s to you. Its also great to be open to suggestions. I can give you a few ideas on what would work to make your features pop!
If your not really a big makeup person, do not worry – leave it to me. I love working with my clients to enhance their features and will create something for you. I specialize in Natural and Soft Glam makeup styles.
When to Book your Bride Makeup Trial
I usually advise my bride-to-be’s to try book their trials in the morning – so they can see how it will last throughout the day. This helps as if you have a trial and found that you became super shiny and oily by lunch time – then we would know on the wedding day to use more oil-controlling products etc.
When to book your trial is totally up to you – roughly three months out is a general suggestion – but it can really be as early as you like!
Thinking of getting a Tan?
Its a great idea to also have a tan for your trial also – as well as test out your spray tan technician if you haven’t used them before.
Ask Family & Friends for Advice
If your not sure how you would like your wedding makeup to look – lean on those closest to you for their opinion. Best friend, sister or mum know you in and out and can help give you idea of how your wedding makeup should look.
Are you prepared to ‘Touch-up’ your Makeup?
Certain styles of makeup will require you to touch-up during the day to keep it looking fresh – for example a bold lip will wear off during the day (even a specific longwearing liquid lipstick will still come off after a meal etc). Are you prepared to touch up during the day/night? If not – maybe focus more on the eyes.
Don’t be Afraid of Lashes
If you have never worn them before I suggest you give them a go at your trial. They can be super subtle – I promise. I always have an array of styles on hand ranging from soft and natural up to thick and fluttery. They can really help to make your eyes shine through.
(If you do have sensitive eyes or easily irritated eyes and would prefer to leave the lashes off that is ok too).
What style of Makeup Don’t you like?
If you really struggle to know what type of makeup you like – try think of what you don’t like. Most people would have trialed some form of makeup in the past and thought yuck! It could be simple such as – you know you hate looking shiny – or you hate sticky lip-glosses. Or you hate your eyes looking ‘too dark’. These tips will help guide your makeup artist a lot.
Stick with Something that feels like ‘You’
My biggest tip would be to choose a makeup style that is ‘you’. If you have never worn a red lipstick before – and decide you want to try it on your wedding day – we can definitely test it out at your trial – but you may not feel like yourself. In the lead up to your trial its a good idea to start testing a few different lip colors out to see how they make you feel.
Get in touch
If you would like to organise a trial use the contact form here to send me an inquiry.
I look forward to being a part of your special day