1. WHY DO I NEED A MAKE UP ARTIST FOR MY WEDDING DAY?
I am always baffled by the amount of time and effort spent on finding that perfect dress, the perfect church, the best caterer and the most qualified photographer but when it comes to the finishing touch - the make up - brides feel they need to question its importance. Hiring a professional make up artist will be one of the best choices a bride can make. A professional make up artist will travel to the preceremony location and provide a service that is both beautiful and soothing. She (or he) will be able analyze undertones, bone structure, skin texture and facial shapes. She can determine which tones look absolutely stunning on you and will utilize that to bring out your best features. You can dance, kiss, cry, laugh and shout and you will remain stunning from beginning to end. Furthermore, makeup artistry and photography work hand in hand. Professional photographers use lighting and equipment far more advanced than the average digital camera. The flashes are much brighter and way more precise. If you chance not having your makeup professionally done, you also chance that camera capturing every blemish, ill blended product, wrinkle and line on your face. Why spend so much on your special event and end up with photographs that you may be ashamed to show? Sit back, relax and enjoy the red carpet treatment and whatever you do, don't skimp on your beauty!
2. I CAN DO MY OWN MAKE UP, I AM SO NATURAL... DO I STILL NEED AN ARTIST?
Think of it this way. Do you go to $20,000+ events everyday wearing $1500+ dresses? Probably not. If you were going to work or even out on a date regular everyday make up would suffice. When you are the star of the show you need more than your everyday approach. A make up artist offers skills and techniques that are often studied for years. Wedding make up must endure hours upon hours of photography, you overheating due to a heavy dress, dancing, greeting, kissing and crying. If you are looking for a low cost alternative then purchase your own cosmetics and keep practicing. But if you want a look that is flawless, elegant, stunning and precise - hire a professional artist to do it for you. An artist is more than qualified to bring out your best features in ways you never thought possible. It's your time to shine so SHINE.
3. ARE CONSULTATIONS REQUIRED FOR SERVICES? IS THERE A FEE FOR CONSULTATIONS?
We would definately suggest consultations for weddings and bridal parties. A consultation gives me, the artist, and you, the service recipient a chance to get to know one another and learn what each other expects. As for proms or special occasions a consultation is not required by any means but if the client wants one, I will do it. There is a $50 fee for bridal, special occasion and prom consultations.
4. DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE THE MAKE UP YOU PUT ON MY FACE?
No. I use the make up from my own professional kit. Don't even add another concern to your already growing list of expenses.
5. WHICH PRODUCT LINES DOES TIFFANY USE?
M.A.C., Smashbox, Temptu, Lancome, Prescripitves, Cinema Secrets and Private Label Brands that come directly from makeup manufacturing plants. These products were originated for either stage, runway and studio usages. Therefore, on your wedding day, the products will sustain under the sweat, flashes, tears and time. Other mainstream products may work wonderfully for everyday wear but for any occasion where one will constantly be photographed, cosmetics that were created specifically for that are best.
6. I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, WHAT CAN I DO?
During the consultation please make known your concerns about your skin. In this case, we are more than happy to use your foundation if you'd be more comfortable and we will certainly work out the details with you as to which brands irritate your skin. It's our absolute goal to make you glow so whatever we need to do in terms of making you flawless and beautiful we will!
Bridal 911 Kit:
Your day is finally here!!! After hours of hair, makeup and clothing preparations the last thing you want is a beauty meltdown or a wardrobe malfuntion to ruin your most important day. Fill a cosmtics case with the following things and give them to your maid of honor to carry for you, after all that's what she's there for!
Straws Stain Remover Hair Spray
Contact Lens Case and Solution
Double Sided Tape