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FAQ's

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY TRIAL?

You are welcome to have with you anything that will help Vanessa create the perfect look for your day.

Here are a few suggestions that you may not have thought of (please note these are not compulsory)

  • Photos of your makeup ideas. Pinterest is an amazing tool for this! Be mindful of highly edited images and use as more of an inspiration tool

  • Photos of your dress and colour swatches of your bridesmaids dresses if they're booked for makeup

  • A general collection of images of the type of theme of your wedding to help Vanessa paint a picture

  • Wear a white or light top (or a similar colour to your wedding dress or outfit) to help you get the feel of the makeup look with the right colouring

  • Have a clean, makeup free face ready to start your appointment once Vanessa is set up (if you would like to use your usual skincare before Vanessa arrives it's absolutely not a problem) 

  • Have a best friend, bridesmaid or Mum with you for a second opinion and positive vibe

  • Finally, a warm drink or favourite beverage ready to sit back, relax and put your trust in Vanessa 

WHEN DO I SCHEDULE MY TRIAL AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • Scheduling the trial after you’ve bought ‘the’ dress is pretty helpful as it guides the whole look.

  •  Vanessa recommends your trial to take place no later than 2 months before the wedding date.

  • Daylight and weekdays for trials are always preferable due to Vanessa working weddings at weekends, so look to enquire with appropriate times and days in mind.

  • Trials are up to 2 hours

  • Be sure to have some nice plans in the diary  (couples photoshoot, cocktails with the girls, date night?) to test the durability and make the most of your makeup

WHAT PRODUCTS DOES VANESSA USE?

​Having tried and tested many products over the years, Vanessa's makeup kit only contains high end brands that she trusts will give you a long lasting, radiant finish and hold throughout the tears, the laughter and of course the dancing! Brands include: Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Armani, Makeup by Mario, Hourglass, Nars to name a few. Let's call it a little bit of luxury.

 

CHANGE OF HEART AFTER MY TRIAL

If for any reason you decide not to proceed with Vanessa’s makeup services after having your trial, the cost of your trial will be deducted from your deposit in which a percentage of this will be refunded.

HOW LONG DOES WEDDING MAKEUP TYPICALLY TAKE?

A time schedule will be put together for you by Vanessa following your trial. This schedule is only a guide, however on the day it is essential your bridal party are aware of their slot to avoid any confusion or delay for a seamless flow. For piece of mind Vanessa allows up to 1 hour for the bride and 30-45 minutes for bridal party members.

CAN VANESSA ADVISE ME ON MY WEDDING MAKEUP IF I'M NOT SURE?
To put it simply, yes! Using past experience along with her professional knowledge, Vanessa is an expert when it comes to helping her brides create their looks. She will offer as much advice as you need and is only a phone call away for extra reassurance.

 

ARE FALSE EYELASHES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Only unless booking the gold package (link here) are eyelashes included. Eyelashes are considered an extra accessory as not all brides wish to include them in their makeup look. See Vanessa's T's and C's (link) for further details.

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