Do you do on-site services?
Yes, I do.
How far in advance should I book?
I recommend 8 months to 1 year in advance and earlier than that if you marry during wedding season months (May to September).
What brands do you carry in your kit?
Makeup: MAC, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, CoverFx, Temptu, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay and more.
Do you have a booking minimum?
This will depend on my schedule, but I do require a minimum of 2 services. I do not mind doing one person only, but make it worth while for me by booking makeup and hair. First come, first serve and with a paid deposit gets priority.
Do you provide services for large parties?
This will depend on availability of artist assistants for the date you request and if there's enough time allowed. Please ask for availability if you have a big bridal party ahead of time.
I don't wear a lot of makeup, should I book a makeup artist?
I recommend to do a trial and request for a very natural makeup look. You will get the chance to see what it looks like in person and in photos to decide. Please keep in mind bridal makeup/special occasion makeup is much heavier than you would be use to for the purpose of looking flawless in your photos!
Travel fees apply?
I charge $1 per mile pass 40 miles from El Monte, CA. There is also a travel fee for multiple location requests.
Are there other fees besides travel fees I should be aware of?
This will depend on a few things. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for venue fees like if a hotel only does valet parking. You are responsible for those parking fees at the highest parking rate that day.
Any other bridal party besides the bride who request adding hair extensions will be subject to additional fees.
How do I prep myself before a trial?
1. Wear a button up shirt or loose neck shirt. It will help not ruin your makeup and hair when you change clothes.
2. Make sure your hair is clean and completely dry when you meet me. One day of not washing your hair is best. Do not use conditioner on your hair from last wash.
3. Use your toothbrush to scrub your lips that morning prior to the appointment and put lip balm.
4. Please be prepared to fill and sign my contract if you haven't done so prior to consultation.
TIP: If you have dry skin, I recommend to use a facial oil such as argan oil (coconut oil ok) on your face right after a shower. Your skin stays hydrated better right after a shower/ washing your face thoroughly when you use facial oil to lock in the moisture. I will do the rest of the prepping before makeup!
How do I take off my makeup?
Use makeup remover, makeup remover wipes, or something like coconut oil to rub off makeup. Once everything looks dissolved, use your face cleanser to wash off the residue.
Please feel free to email me with your questions if not answered here!