wedding makeup trial & consultation

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What exactly is a “makeup trial”? You will discuss your makeup preferences, the style of your dress, the flowers and decor you have chosen for your event. The makeup artist will design a look for you, based on your individual personality and personal style. You will be able to preview your look before your wedding day to see what it looks like at different times of day, and in different types of lighting. Your personal touches, like more blush, or thicker eyeliner are noted and the look is perfected. You will not just like, but love, your wedding day makeup!

Do I need one? Highly recommended. As for any wedding vendor, the least amount of surprises, the better. Brides who like the style they see on this website and are confident, will book first and do a trial later. It’s up to you. It’s a good idea to book a trial sometime before the wedding day, either before booking the date, or after.

How far in advance should I schedule a makeup trial? Makeup artists can be booked six months to a year in advance, depending on the month. Scheduling a trial and consultation well in advance is a great idea.

How long does a makeup trial and consultation take? Allow an hour and a half.

Where does the appointment take place? At your location. Within the city of Chicago, North Shore, and surrounding suburbs. No travel fees.  Please contact Fine Makeup Art for longer distances and destination weddings. Travel fees may apply.

a Bride having her makeup done to preview her makeup look before the wedding day
makeup artist applying makeup on an Asian Bride

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Do you do wedding hair styles in addition to makeup?  Yes. Wedding hair styling is really a specialty, and the best results come from a hair stylist who specializes in wedding hair styles. You may book your own hair stylist, or work with one of our talented associates. At Fine Makeup Art, makeup artists do makeup and hair stylists style hair. We specialize.

What kind of makeup do you use? The best products from each brand.  Choices are results driven. Nars, Makeup Forever, Dior, Viseart Paris, Anastasia, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, to name a few. Multiple types of HD Film Foundation. I custom blend several colors and finishes to create a flawless, invisible, long-lasting foundation for each person.  Professional quality makeup that has been tried and tested on television and in photos.

Do you do airbrush foundation?  Certainly. But, the preferred method is by hand. A makeup artist’s skill is the ability to blend, mix, move and manipulate makeup. An airbrush is essentially spray paint. The finish tends to be flat and pageant-like, which is not the aesthetic I’m going for. I achieve beautiful, multi-dimensional, long lasting foundation by custom blending multiple formulas and finishes of HD Film foundations for each person’s individual color and skin texture. This produces a  flawless, nearly invisible foundation that will last the entire event.

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