A bridal makeup trial is a must if you are hiring a pro makeup artist for your wedding day. Don’t risk being stressed out and unhappy by foregoing this important step. Try to plan meeting a friend for dinner after your trial so you can get her reaction.You should feel comfortable in your makeup but also look special enough for your hair style and wedding dress.
So many of my brides ask for a little more makeup on their wedding day than we had originally planned during the trial.
Bridal Trial Dos:
Be prepared. Bring any photos that inspire you. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want, think about which celebrities you think look good on the red carpet.
Do you feel comfortable? Do you like their personality? This is the person who you will be staring at right before you put on your dress.
A bridal makeup artist should take an interesting finding out what you think is beautiful. There is no “one size fits all” in beauty. You want to look great in person as well as photos.
Do they seem professional and dependable? Is there makeup clean and organized? Were they punctual?
When concluding the trial a pro should take photos and/or write down what they used on your face?
There should be a contract and a discussion about what you will need on the day (i.e. lip color and pressed powder)
Discuss timing. Be very careful if an artist has another bride on that day. There should be ample time in between and traffic must be taken into consideration.
Be realistic. Don’t expect to look exactly like you will on the day of your wedding. This is a trial and you aren’t in a gown with your hair styled.
If you don’t like something tell the artist. That is what a trial is for. Be as specific as possible. The eyeliner is too thick/thin, the blush is too pink. These are easy changes.
If the artist isn’t open to change, find someone else.