What is the minimum requirement for weddings?We have 5 person minimum Bride plus 4 attendees for all Fri & Sat weddings and 4 person Minimum for Sunday weddings. With the exception of the Diamond package (Please see pricing tab for details). Please be advised all minimum do not include lash application and flower girl makeup.
How do I book my wedding?A $300 retainer as well as a signed contract is required in order to secure your wedding date. The retainer does go towards the entire balance. We book on a first come basis and do not hold any date for any circumstance without a signed contract and retainer.
What is a trial? And is it included?A trial is held Monday-Thursday at my studio in Warwick, Rhode Island. This is up to a 90 min session where we create and customize the look that we will recreate on your wedding day. This also gives us a chance to meet and discuss plans for the big day. A trial is not required however it is strongly recommended and is a seperate fee of $120.
Can I have a trial before I book my wedding with you?Unfortunately, trials are reserved for contracted brides only and booked no farther out than 4 months from the actual wedding date. Having a trial a year before the wedding date considering the volume of brides that we service is simply to hard to manage. Products in our kit and techniques are so frequently changing that it is nearly impossible to recreate the same exact look a year later. If you would like to see examples of my work please feel free to check out my website and Instagram where there are close to a thousand examples of my work.
Do you charge a travel fee?Yes a travel fee of .50 per mile round trip from Warwick, Rhode Island is charged for each artist that is assigned to your wedding.
If I don't get lashes, will my service be cheaper?No, Lashes are complimentary with each service so the price does not change if you supply your own or if you have lash extensions.
If I don't want lashes can you put them on someone else who is not receiving a full face?Unfortunatley, they would still be required to pay separately for that service.
How long will my makeup last?Great question, and this particular question has a more complex answer. During your trial, I go over what is needed to maintain your look throughout the day. However, there are certain factors that come in to play such a skin type. Someone with dry to normal skin will have no problem at all keeping their makeup on all night however, somebody with oily skin is going to require some maintenance. I personally have extremely oily skin and I’ve tried every product out there and no matter what I do. I can’t make it an entire day without requiring some type of touch up. It is also important to consider the type of look you’re going for. If you’re somebody who is oily and you’re going for a dewy glowy makeup look this is something that’s not going to last as long as a medium coverage matte finish would. Most of my clients report back and say that their makeup lasted until the next morning but for those who want to ensure that everything lasts we also offer touch ups throughout the day as a service for as many hours as you need.
How far in advance can I book a single appointment?Because we specialize in wedding make up and are in high demand for weddings, single appointments on the weekend booked April through November are booked no more than 3 weeks out. And during the off season no more than 8 weeks out. However, if you are booking an appointment Monday through Thursday, I am able to accommodate a much larger lead time.
What is the process for booking a single appointment?For all appointments I take a $50 non-refundable reservation fee which goes towards your total balance.
And what if I have allergies to make up?For people who have allergies to certain makeup products it is important that you personally know which ingredients they are and that I am notified well in advance. In cases where clients are allergic to specific make up products, but are not certain which ingredients they are allergic to. I always recommend bringing what you currently use and I can apply that to you because we carry a multitude of products in our kit. It is impossible for us to know the ingredients of everything we carry, which is why being aware of the situation beforehand is extremely important.
Someone in my Bridal party will be receiving makeup services but they don't typically wear a lot of makeup and would prefer a more natural look. Will their service be cheaper?Whether you are wearing a full face or next to nothing the fee is still the same. I realize some may think natural makeup is a quicker process but often times it is actually more time consuming to apply the correct products and layer them artfully enough so it covers but remains undetectable.
What types of products do you carry in your kit?I have a fully stocked kit of professional grade, commercial grade and consumer grade products as well, such as Charlotte Tilbury, Mac, Hourglass, etc. One of my biggest passions is purchasing and testing the latest and greatest products on the market to ensure that my kit is always stocked with the very best.
How do you sanitize your makeup?Makeup sanitization is a top priority, for powder products we spray them down with 70% isopropyl alcohol. For cream, gel, or liquid products they are scooped out with a disinfected spatula onto a palette or sanitized surface then applied to the skin to prevent any double dipping. Disposable mascara wands are used for all mascara applications and there is never any double dipping. Eyeliners and lip liners are sprayed with 70% isopropyl alcohol then sharpened with a clean sharpener then sprayed again with alcohol. Lip gloss is applied using a disposable one lip wand then discarded. Brushes are cleaned with a professional grade cleanser then sprayed with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
When it comes to one of the most significant days in a person's life, every detail counts. From the venue and flowers to the dress and guest list, planning a wedding is a meticulous process. Among these details, one that often takes center stage is bridal makeup. In the enchanting state of Rhode Island, where natural beauty meets historic charm, bridal makeup artists play a pivotal role in transforming brides into radiant beauties on their special day.
The Essence of Bridal Makeup in Rhode Island
Rhode Island, with its picturesque coastline, charming towns, and rich history, provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable weddings. Couples from all over the country flock to the Ocean State to tie the knot. Whether you're having a seaside ceremony in Newport, an intimate gathering in Providence, or a rustic barn wedding in the countryside, your bridal makeup should reflect your unique style while enhancing your natural beauty.
Crafting the Perfect Look
The key to achieving a flawless bridal makeup look in Rhode Island is finding an experienced makeup artist who understands the region's diverse wedding scene. These professionals are well-versed in tailoring makeup to match the wedding theme, venue, and, of course, the bride's personality.
Natural Elegance for Beachfront Bliss
Rhode Island's coastal venues are popular choices for couples seeking a serene, beachfront wedding. In such settings, makeup artists often opt for a natural, dewy look. This look highlights the bride's natural features while ensuring that her makeup remains intact, even in the sea breeze.
Timeless Elegance for Historic Venues
For those tying the knot in Rhode Island's historic venues, such as Newport's opulent mansions, a classic, timeless makeup style is often the choice. Soft smoky eyes, red lips, and a flawless complexion evoke a sense of vintage elegance that complements the grandeur of the surroundings.
Rustic Charm in Countryside Nuptials
If your wedding takes place in Rhode Island's rustic countryside, surrounded by picturesque farms and rolling hills, your makeup artist may lean towards a more bohemian or natural look. Earthy tones, soft curls, and a touch of floral accents can bring out the bride's natural beauty while embracing the rustic charm of the locale.
The Importance of a Skilled Makeup Artist
Finding the right makeup artist in Rhode Island is crucial. These professionals are not just makeup artists; they are true artisans who understand that your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life. They take the time to listen to your preferences, collaborate with you on the perfect look, and ensure your makeup is long-lasting and flawless.
Trials and Consultations
Many makeup artists in Rhode Island offer trial sessions, allowing brides to experiment with different looks before the big day. This ensures that both the bride and the makeup artist are on the same page, resulting in a stress-free and stunning bridal makeup experience.
Makeup that Lasts from "I Do" to the Last Dance
Rhode Island's unpredictable weather can be challenging, but experienced makeup artists understand the climate and use professional products that can withstand humidity, rain, or sunshine. Your makeup should remain flawless from the moment you say "I do" to the last dance at the reception.
In conclusion, bridal makeup in Rhode Island is an art form that takes into account the unique wedding settings and individual preferences of brides. Finding the right makeup artist who can adapt to different themes and venues while enhancing your natural beauty is essential. With their expertise, you can be sure that your bridal makeup will be a stunning reflection of your personality and the enchanting spirit of Rhode Island's weddings. So, when you're planning your dream wedding in the Ocean State, don't forget to prioritize the artistry of bridal makeup to ensure you look and feel your absolute best on your special day.
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