Wedding makeup trial tips
Think of a makeup trial as a job interview for a make up artist where you are the employer. Do they conduct themselves professionally, are they able to meet your needs, do they provide advice and suggestions, do they have good hygiene practices with their makeup and products.
Many brides book and choose their makeup artist based on seeing their work on another bride. For my wedding, I was fortunate to have worked with Sonia C at 2 other weddings prior to my wedding. Just like any other bride, I was scouring Pinterest to find a makeup look to bring to my bridal makeup trial. The photo above was the picture I brought with me to my makeup trial. I thought it was the most beautiful bridal makeup I had ever seen for an Indian bride. I showed Sonia and she recreated the Indian bridal makeup on me, but once I saw it with all my bridal jewelry, it didn’t feel right. We tried 3 more versions before I found “my wedding look.” Just remember it takes time and what you thought you wanted might not look the same when you put it on your face.
1. Do you like working with the makeup artist? You want your wedding day to be as stress free as possible so choose someone who you enjoy being around.
2. The artist can test the makeup on your skin and then you can make sure you do not have a reaction to any of the makeup. The last thing that you want is to break out on your wedding day.
3. Save time on your wedding day, your makeup artist can help you create a custom look and offer suggestions based on the photos that you bring. Trials can last 3-4 hours depending on how many looks that you are trying out. Ultimately on your wedding day you want your makeup artist to just open their makeup kit and put your face on for you. The last thing you have time for is creating a look.
4. This will give you and your makeup artist a realistic idea on how much time will be needed on your wedding day to create your looks. Your artist will also be able to take out the makeup that they will use on you.
5. Not all hair is created equal. Does your hair hold curls? Will you need a roller set or extensions? Will the condition, texture, length of your hair allow you to achieve that amazing style you love? These are all questions that your makeup artist and hair stylist will be able to answer for you during your trial.
*Take pictures at your bridal make up trial in different lighting (indoor and outdoor)
*Bring photos. This is extremely important, you can have an image in your mind of how you want to look, but you are unable to communicate that clearly with your make up artist. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.