Updated: Mar 11
On occasion, brides will ask if they need a trial and I can’t stress how important having one is. I personally do not require them but I highly, highly, highly recommend them. I find it will provided you with a better sense of comfort and reduction of stress when the day finally arrives.
A trial gives us the opportunity to discuss more in depth your wedding vibe, color palette, your skin care routine, what colors you prefer for makeup, and how you envision yourself on the day off. This is also a great time to chat about whether you’re going to be wanting lashes, if you plan on doing a spray tan, or if you plan on having any facial treatments prior to your wedding.
On the day of your wedding, I prefer to schedule the bride last or second to last, that way your makeup is as fresh as possible. At this point in the timeline, chances are your photographer, videographers, flowers, will be arriving and possibly your day of coordinator or family will be popping into the bridal suite to check in. You’ll may get pulled away from your beauty services to help with these tasks.
If this does happen, we don't have to worry finding the which lip color you like best, if you want this lash, or that lash. You can just relax, laugh with your girlfriends, get pampered and enjoy your day!
When should I book my trial?
Some brides prefer to secure their date and then schedule their trial at a later time for a special event such as bridal shower or bachelorette party. Some brides, prefer to do their trial before securing their artist and that's ok too. You want to find the right artist who listens to you and understands your wishes. Usually 2 months ahead before wedding is best.
How do you prepare for your trial?
Please arrive with a fresh face, no makeup necessary. As artists, we are very visual. It's always helpful to provide pictures of looks you're interested in trying, pictures of your venue, your dress, your bridesmaids dresses, and flowers etc. Not everyone has the same interpretation of a smoky eye or natural makeup look.
Does everyone need a makeup trial?
Most frequently brides are the only ones to book trials. However, there are many times mom or sis would like one too. Any key members of the family wishing to book one is more than welcome to.
Who should I bring with me to my trial?
I personally love providing a 1-on-1 makeup trial. My biggest goal, is to make you feel amazing. I want to make sure YOU'RE happy and feeling confident with your look. We've all seen "Say Yes to the Dress" when the brides is getting different opinions suggested to her. It can be emotionally stressful and go against what she truly wants. Having more people there than necessary tends to cut into your appointment time resulting in less time for your makeup. So overall, its really suggested than no more than 1 other person at the time of your trial.
what does a trial include?
At your trial, you’ll have a conversation with your artist of what you’re looking for. It’s always helpful to bring inspirational pictures. Don't forget... pictures of your dress, bridesmaids dresses, venue, flowers etc. From there they will execute what you both discussed. Its extremely important to be honest with your artist. If you’re not happy with something, chances are it is super easy to tweak! Trust me, we won’t take it personally. Ultimately, we want YOU happy!
Keep me posted! Want to change your lip color or want a more natural lash? No biggie! Those are the two the most commonly updates made.
Hopefully these points answered some of your biggest questions with booking your trial. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out!!