Frequently asked bridal questions!
Why should I hire a makeup artist?
You’ve gone through the time and effort of hiring a team of professionals for your wedding, so why not hire a professional makeup artist for your makeup as well? It’s not only less stressful, but your makeup artist will have the training and knowledge to make sure your makeup stays on all day and night. It’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about!
To read more about this, check out my blog post: https://jmartistrymakeup.com/2020/04/30/pros-cons-of-hiring-a-professional-makeup-artist/
What is your pricing?
Please fill out my contact form and I would love to answer this for you! This sometimes varies based on each client’s event so if you provide me with all of the details, I can provide you with an accurate price.
Here is the link to the contact page: https://jmartistrymakeup.com/contact/
What do you include in your bridal services?
I offer two different bridal packages that you can choose from: Basic & Luxury.
BASIC: The basic bridal package includes standard false lashes and any makeup look requested
LUXURY: The luxury bridal package is for those that want to fully pamper themselves on their wedding day! It includes a mini facial (toner, moisturizer, eye gels, facial sheet mask, lip scrub, etc.), faux mink lashes, and the makeup of course!
For every client, I include touch up kits as an added bonus! The touch up kit includes each client’s personalized lip color, oil blotting sheets, translucent powder, and more!
Do you travel?
Absolutely! I am a 100% mobile makeup artist so I can travel anywhere you need me to! A travel fee may apply if the booking is outside of my service area.
Do you offer bridal trials?
Of course!! Bridal trials are a required to book any bridal services so I include them in my total price. I want to make sure that the day runs as smooth as possible and having a trial eliminates a lot of stress and scheduling issues. I will work with you as the bride during the trial to ensure that the makeup look turns out exactly as you envision!
To learn more about why bridal trials are so important, check out my blog post: https://jmartistrymakeup.com/2020/07/22/are-bridal-trials-worth-it/
How far in advance should I book my wedding? What are the requirements to book with you officially?
I can book out as far as you wish! On average, my client’s usually book with me about 6-8 months out, but 8-11 months is now becoming the norm!
Your date is not officially booked until I receive a signed contract and deposit. I require a $50 deposit to secure your date and this will pay for your bridal trial whenever you want to schedule it with me!
I do require a minimum of 4 applications when traveling outside of my service area (bride + 3 others).
Do you offer airbrush makeup?
At time, I only offer traditional makeup services. In my opinion, airbrushing is just another application tool such as a brush or a sponge. When traditional makeup is done in the correct way, you will not be able to tell a difference between the two forms of applications.
For more information on the pros and cons of airbrush makeup, check out my blog post: https://jmartistrymakeup.com/2020/05/15/airbrush-vs-traditional-makeup/
Do you do hair as well?
No, I was trained solely as a makeup artist in the past so my specialty is makeup only. I would be more than happy to provide a list of hairstylists in my area so I can give you a few names for sure!
How long does it normally take you for each application?
Basic package: 35-45 minutes
Luxury package: 1.5-2 hours (Skin care portion takes around 15 minutes of that time slot)
The time slots also include my clean up and sanitation in between each client as well! I like to make sure that I can fully provide the highest quality of work possible for each person.
What makeup products/brands do you use?
Great question! I have my full freelance kit walkthrough on my YouTube channel. The video is linked in the sidebar on the right if you are on a PC, or at the bottom of the screen if you are on a tablet or phone. If you have any additional questions about the products, I would be more than happy to answer those for you!
Does hair or makeup go first?
I’ve done it both ways, and it has worked out great either way! The only time makeup needs to go first is if you are getting a hair or headpiece adhered in front of your face or if you are doing the luxury package.
Can you accommodate larger bridal parties?
I will do the best I can to accommodate you and your bridal party. However, due to me being a solo artist, I cannot do more than 8 makeup applications alone due to time restrictions.
If the party is over 8 people and timing does not allow for me to add any more applications, then I would suggest hiring a second artist to make sure everyone gets makeup if they want it. I never like to compromise quality for quantity! I have a list of fellow artists that I really like working with so I would be more than happy to pass on their information.
Do you have an assistant?
If I feel like an assistant is needed due to the number of people or time restrictions, I will bring an assistant with me to help sanitize and clean brushes in between each client. The assistant will not be a second artist, but a helper to speed up the clean up time in between so I can take clients back to back.
If you have any other questions that I have not answered in this FAQ section, please feel free to email me or complete the contact form below.