Wedding FAQ

Frequently ASked Questions regarding wedding makeup

How soon before my wedding do I book a makeup artist?

I allow brides to book their wedding dates as soon as they know their date. It is never too soon to lock in your artist in my opinion.

How soon should I book my bridal trial before the wedding day?

This is totally up to you! Some brides prefer doing a trial before putting down a deposit, and some brides put down their deposit first and do a trial a few months before their wedding. There is no right or wrong answer. However, I do request that when you schedule your trial you give me a few weeks and even a few months notice if possible. I cannot guarantee immediate availability for a bridal trial on the date that you want it. We will work together to find a date that works for both of us for your trial.

How should I prepare for my makeup trial?

Please come with a clean bare face and moisturized skin. If you come from somewhere and are wearing makeup I can provide you with a cleanser and moisturizer. You can also bring photos for inspiration!

Can I bring in some of my own products for the trial?

Yes, that is no problem. You know your skin best and if you have certain products you love I would be happy to use them on you.

Do you provide services for all skin types and colors?

Absolutely. I am a licensed esthetician and will cater to skin of all types and tones.

How long will my bridal trial be?

Bridal trials are about 2 hours. During your trial we will consult in depth about what you do and don't like about certain makeup looks and we will find a custom look that will fit your vision for yourself on your wedding day best. We will also discuss all of the lash options and find the best fit for you. I like to use trials to get to know my bride and learn about their overall vision for their day.

Are trials for brides only?

I allow any guests to have a trial done, I know professional makeup can be overwhelming for clients who have never had it done before and because of this I allow anyone to do a trial. This can also ensure that the day of the wedding the makeup is perfect.

How long do you need for bridal makeup on the day of my wedding?

I like to take between an hour and an hour and a half for bridal makeup the day of the wedding. This allows me extra time to make sure the brides makeup is more than perfect.

How long do you need for bridesmaids/moms/other makeup clients?

For bridesmaids and other clients, we schedule an hour for each makeup.

Can I pay in advance for makeup services for my wedding day?

Yes you can, but I prefer it not be paid more than a month before the wedding.

How can I pay for services?

I accept credit cards, cash, or venmo. If paid on the day of the wedding, cash if the only accepted form of payment. Checks are not an acceptable form of payment.

Is there a minimum number of people required for on site makeup?

I require a minimum of 5 people for bridal makeup services. If you would like to book fewer people, this can be discussed, but you will be charged the full minimum. Please inquire for more information!

Will you hold my wedding date once inquired about?

I do not hold wedding dates for anyone without a signed contract and a paid deposit. I have too many bridal inquiries to keep track of to hold dates. The only way I will hold a date is if you prefer to do a trial before putting down a deposit, and in this case we would need to do a trial as soon as possible.

When do I need to send back the contract by?

The contract must be signed and sent back to confirm your date. If you are unsure of details such as location, timing, etc. when signing your contract please just let me know and we can organize those details at a later date.

What are your travel fees?

Travel fees vary depending on the location being traveled to, how many artists are traveling to you, and the date of your wedding/event (holiday weekends, etc.). Please inquire for more information about this regarding your event.

Do you do destination weddings/destination makeup?

Yes! I have done destination makeup all over in places such as Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey. I am more than happy to travel for your wedding whether it be out of state or out of the country!

Is gratuity included in your pricing list?

Gratuity is not included in my prices and is entirely at the client’s discretion.

Do you create a schedule for the day of the event?

I typically don't make schedules, mostly because I know how unlikely they are to actually be followed. The only thing I determine is the set up time and the start time for makeup. After that I just ask that people filter in next with whoever is available to get their makeup done. If requested, I am happy to make a “timeline” of what time I will need people for makeup, but I do not assign specific people a time slot.

Is there anything I need to do to be ready for your services on the day of?

Please prepare an open space with table space near outlets, preferably by natural light such as a window. I do bring my own lighting, but I prefer to be in as much natural light as possible!

Am I responsible if someone in my bridal party backs out at the last minute?

Yes, this is in my contract. You must confirm the number of clients that are receiving makeup services when you send your contract back. If there are any changes made 6 months prior to your wedding date, you will still be responsible for full payment of what amount is written on the contract.

Can you accommodate day-of add ons?

If the time allows, I am happy to accommodate any additional add ons, but we do only have a certain amount of time. If there is enough time after everyone who was originally on the contract to have makeup services done, and only if myself or another artist with me is available to stay longer, then we will gladly accommodate!

What does my deposit cover?

Your deposit covers your makeup on the day of your wedding. It holds your date as well. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Do you offer discounts?

I do not offer discounts. Please inquire for a price list for your wedding date.

Will you bring additional artists/stylists? Does that cost extra?

Any party sizes larger than what I can handle I will bring another makeup artist with me. There is no additional charge for a second or third makeup artist. If you have a bridal party of 6 or more girls receiving makeup, I will likely bring an assistant to help, in which there is an assistant fee. An assistant is there to help the day run smoothly, they collect payment, apply lip touch ups, help with set up and break down, and more. This fee varies depending on the amount of clients receiving makeup services, please inquire for pricing.

Why does the bride cost more than a bridesmaid or guest?

I spend more time on the bride because the bride is who needs to stand out the most and have the most time and detail spent on them. All clients will have plenty of attention to detail on them, but the bride is given extra time and attention to.

Do you offer airbrush make-up?

I do not offer airbrush makeup, I prefer traditional makeup techniques and feel as though it can give the same affect of an airbrushed look.

Do you have any tips for touch-ups throughout the day and night?

If you’d like to purchase lip liner and lipstick to keep for the day I can tell you what colors and brands to get ahead of time. I HIGHLY recommend my “Stay For The Day” package. Makeup can last over 24 hours, but outside elements such as rain, humidity, high temperatures, are out of our control and can all affect your makeup and your hair.

Can I hire you for touch-ups throughout the event?

Yes, I offer a “Stay For The Day” package that can be customized to have me stay until your photos, your ceremony, your reception, or all night. The amount of time you hire me to stay for is entirely up to you.

If you have any further questions, please email me at DevEstheticsLLC@gmail.com