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?
Click on the link below to see my packages and pricing! This sometimes varies based on each client’s situation so if you provide me with all of the details, I can provide you with an accurate price. Please fill out my contact form for specifics.
Click here: PACKAGES & PRICING
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 the Fort Wayne, IN area. I include 90 miles round trip from my personal residence to the getting ready location and then it’s $1 per mile over that 90 miles.
Do you offer bridal trials?
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 be deducted from the total balance :)
I do require a minimum of 4 applications when traveling outside of my service area (bride + 3 others).
Do you offer airbrush makeup?
At this 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. I use high quality products and I have never had an issue with it not lasting the entirety of a bride’s wedding day.
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
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?
I use all professional grade products so there will be no doubt that they’ll look amazing on camera! I use brands such as MAC, Face Atelier, Make Up Forever, RCMA, and Bobbi Brown to name a few! I have a full freelance kit video 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.
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 because of the skincare aspect of it.
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 10 makeup applications alone due to time restrictions.
If the party is over 10 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 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.
I also frequently bring an assistant with me to film client vlogs for my YouTube channel as well :) This is a fun way to get to rewatch your wedding morning from my perspective. It’s especially handy if you don’t have a videographer for the getting ready process!
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.