1) Book in a day when you don't have a strict time limit or an event to go to afterwards.
It's not every day you get your makeup done and even though you may want an event to show off and road test your makeup, a friends party or catch up with old friends might not be the best thing to follow your trial appointment.
Why?.. usually this will change what you chose to have in your makeup as it now has to suit your outfit, event, or you are pushed for time. So pick a day when you don't have anything to do, or you can go out for a casual dinner with a girlfriend afterwards without any time limit or dress code so you can sit back, relax and enjoy this pre wedding pamper.
2) Have photos of your wedding details.
Show us your plans! Flowers, invites, venue, bridesmaids and groomsmen suits, hairstyles, jewellery and of course your dream gown!
The more we know about your wedding day the better we can understand your style and match your intended look with makeup.
3) Wear your every day makeup to the trial.
It only takes a moment to remove but It gives your makeup artist a much better idea of the style and amount of makeup you wear on a daily basis. I'm sure you can imagine, one person's idea of a smokey eye and another's can be completely different!
4) Bring us some inspiration photos.
Have a look at your makeup artist's website and see if there is a makeup similar to the style you are after for your big day. Its always good to gather a few shots of other makeup artists' work as well to help your MUA understand your style, colour choices and concerns.
5) Don't be afraid to tell us if something is wrong!
Please tell us what you honestly think! Makeup isn't a tattoo, its just makeup and if you want to change anything, just say the word. A quick sweep of a cotton tip and it can all be gone. Its better to leave happy and excited. Stressed and unhappy isn't what you want to be feeling before your big day.
Keep an eye out for more makeup and wedding tips and hidden secrets soon to come...