Top 5 Makeup Trial Tips for Millennial Brides- How to Have the BEST Appointment and Fall in Love with Your Wedding Day Makeup
It has never been a better time to be a bride! All of your creative ideas, the resources and vendors to execute your dream vision is at your fingertips, especially when it comes to your makeup artist.
Most makeup artist’s offer their brides a trial makeup appointment before the wedding day, giving brides so much more piece of mind and confidence in their artists ability to bring their vision to life. Here are 5 quick tips for how to have the BEST appointment and to create amazing chemistry with your makeup artist!
Skincare is your secret sauce
Being a devotee to your skincare regime is essential before your trial makeup appointment. Your routine doesn’t have to be complicated, and you are not required to use a $$$ miracle cream to have perfect skin. Simply cleansing, protecting your skin from the sun and moisturizing day and night puts you ahead of the curve!
Tip: Make time to visit your dermatologist or try out a reputable esthetician if you have very specific concerns that you aren’t able to solve with a little bit of trial and error.
Tip: If neither one of those are in your budget, schedule an appointment with me. Together we will decipher your concerns and put together a list of recommended products to try!
2. Arrive with a clean slate
Always come clean faced without traces of makeup from the previous day on your face. Even though you may have trouble leaving the house without anything on, please keep in mind that I will have to work harder to remove what you have on. And keep in mind, if I need to remove any stubborn makeup, inevitably minor irritation will occur that can be avoided with a squeaky clean canvas.
3. Narrow down your vision
Ideas are great, and show me your preferences for color, technique and the level of drama you want for your look. But having too many ideas can be overwhelming and confusing.
Tip: Narrow your choices down to a max of 2. As you look through your ideas you’ll see many similar ones you can skip over.
Tip: Keep in mind, you want to present an idea that shows all of the little details. A straight on view, while giving you an idea of what it looks like in person, doesn’t help me decipher the specific details that drew your eye to the look.
Tip: Remember less is more when it comes to wedding makeup.
4. Take advantage of creative control
I make sure you have creative control throughout your appointment. I never want to complete a look and have my bride unhappy with the result, especially when feedback can be given along the way. I show you progress often throughout the process so that we are able to make tweaks as we go
Tip: There is a point of no return once the lashes go on (okay not really but it is a much longer process to go backwards and start again), so I would rather make any changes that you want sooner rather than later.
Tip: I remind all of my brides that you will not hurt my feelings or cause tension in our relationship if you want to make a change. You just have to tell me, because sadly I have not developed mind reading super powers yet (it would be nice though).
5. Test drive your face
Your all made up so... what now?! I encourage brides to schedule appointments around special events such as their shower, dress fitting, hair trial, or bachelorette party.
Tip: If you have to schedule for a random day, plan a dinner date with your fiancé, girlfriends or mom! Go shopping for a new outfit feeing like a million bucks. Schedule a photo shoot or a private selfie session. The more your try out your look, the more compliments your receive, the more you will fall in love with your look!