Why have a Makeup trial?

A makeup trial is a great opportunity to get to know each other. To deliver the best results, I have to understand your likes, dislikes and discuss your makeup ideas. The bridal makeup is a key part of your wedding day so it is crucial not to skip this part of the process.

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At the trial, I go through your eye colour, skin colour, texture and facial features as well as your dress, flowers, overall theme of the wedding. The makeup style has to enhance your personality not take it over. It is very important to work together to make you look and feel your very best and exude confidence. The trial also gives the opportunity to test the best products for you to ensure there are no skin reactions or sensitivities to them. It remains your responsibility to inform me if any reactions occur after the trial so that I avoid the use of the product(s) that may have caused it.

It’s an enjoyable fun experience, going through all your makeup ideas, likes and dislikes. (I know many of my brides haven’t worn make-up before, so baby steps…)

Best timing to book your makeup trial

I recommend booking your trial 3 to 6 weeks before the wedding day, as this is when your skin tone and texture will be as close as on the day. Too far in advance is not ideal as your skin could change.

During the trial I will take pictures and keep a record of the products used in every look to ensure the chosen look is replicated to perfection on the big day.

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Make-up trials can be booked from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Weekend availability for trial sessions may be limited and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Please get in touch for more information.

How long does a trial take?

I allow approximately 2 hours with each of my brides, so that I can go through different looks and products without rushing. It’s a fun and enjoyable process.

Pick the right outfit

For your bridal makeup trial, try to wear a light coloured top or similar to your dress colour. If you arrive in a Star Wars hoody and walking boots, any make-up will just seem out of theme and change your perception. Cleansed, clean skin with no makeup is perfect.

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How long does a bridal makeup take?

Bridal make-up takes approximately 60 minutes.

Other wedding party guests’ (e.g. bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride) make-up takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes each.

Usually brides want to be ready with make-up an hour or so before having to leave for the ceremony – you will still need to get dressed, have some photos taken, enjoy a relaxing glass of champagne and deal with other last-minute things. Time will fly the morning of the wedding; so I highly recommend scheduling plenty of time for after make-up before leaving for the ceremony.

Semi-permanent lashes

Semi-permanent lashes add a wonderful effect, perfect to the overall look. I will be delighted to discuss the options available during the trial session.

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Can I bring a friend to my makeup trial?

The wedding preparations are as special as the wedding day itself so if you want to share the trial experience with your loved ones, you are more than welcome. I will need to be informed in advance of the numbers, due to the limited space in our salon.

Will I leave with some ideas of what to do?

Yes. You will leave with skincare tips and advice. You will also have information on where to buy the chosen lipstick, as this is the one thing you will need to top up on the day.