Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Bridal Trials

Q1. I am the bride, do I need a makeup trial?

The purpose of having a makeup trial is to give you and the makeup artist a chance to discuss and establish the look you want to go for. The makeup look you have in mind might not be the one that would suit your eye shape for example and you may also need advice about colours that would suit your skin tone and the wedding outfit. A trial should not be necessary if the makeup artist you have booked is experienced as they should be able to do makeup on any client regardless of age, skin type, skin tone, eye shape, etc. If you are on a budget you may want to consider having a phone consultation (usually free) with the makeup artist as a trial costs extra money. If you decide on a phone consultation you may need to send a picture of yourself to the makeup artist so that they can see your features.

Q2. What is included in the trial?

The makeup trial is for makeup only. It can also include a consultation on the type of hairstyle you would like. This is very important as many people at the moment have layered hairstyles which means that it may not be possible to do some of the hairstyles seen on models on the internet or in bridal magazines. You may also need to decide whether you will need hair extensions if length is important for your chosen hairstyle. Full hair and makeup trials are also available, but cost more and take longer to conduct.

Q3. How long will the trial take?

You should allow 2 to 3 hours as it may be necessary to try different eyeshadow looks to see which would suit you best.

Q4. What is included in the bridal hair and makeup package?

Makeup and hairstyle done in the convenience of your own home. False eye lashes which are a must with most of the makeup looks for brides, hair padding and hair pieces (not hair extensions) which may be needed for updos.

Q5. Does the mother of the bride and/or bridesmaids need a trial?

A trial should not be necessary if the makeup artist you have booked is experienced as they should be able to do makeup on any client regardless of age, skin type, skin tone, eye shape, etc. Their makeup kit should have products for all of the above. If you really insist on a makeup trial you should expect to pay possibly full price for the trial as the makeup artist is using the same products and spending the same amount of time as they would for the actual booking. If there will be a lot of additional people requiring hair and makeup you may want to consider hiring more than one makeup artist so that everyone is ready on time without undue pressure because of time constraints.

Q6. When and where is the trial done?

Its best to have the trial once you either have the outfit or a picture of it so that the makeupcan be co-ordinated with it. Trials are done at the makeup artists premises.

Q7. Should I bring other people with me for the trial?

Yes, it is important to get input, opinions and ideas of friends and/or relatives about the makeup look that suits you best.

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