FAQ's

When Should I Book You for My Wedding?

It is advisable to book 6 months – 1 year prior to your wedding. Please note that popular wedding dates (April through October) often book over 1 year in advance. Inquire early for best availability!

What Is a Wedding Preview?

 

This consultation is an essential part of the makeup experience! Together we will look at inspiration photos you may have, and we can plan out your perfect makeup look. If you don’t know what you want, that is ok too! Many brides are not sure, but after I take the time to ask some questions and consult with you, I can suggest options for you. During the preview, I take notes and photos so we can accurately recreate your look exactly on the day of your wedding.

When Should I Schedule My Preview?

I recommend previews 4 to 6 weeks prior to the wedding. Special arrangements can be made if necessary for out of town clients.

Where and When are Previews Done?

I offer previews during the week (Monday - Thursday). Appointments may occasionally be available on the weekend during the off-season (November -April).  For your convenience, I always travel to your location.

Help!! I've Never Hired a Makeup Artist Before!?

 

I specialize in makeup that fits your individual style!  Many clients, especially for bridal, are in the exact same position. I work with a wide variety of clients like yourself everyday. Whether you love subtle natural beauty, or want to feel like a complete glammed up version of yourself, you are covered. My ultimate goal is to assist with your beautifying process, while ensuring you feel great with the end result. 

We can always make adjustments. It’s just makeup! As long as you are upfront and honest, we can ensure your 100% satisfaction with the entire makeup process. My job is to make sure you look and feel amazing, so I ask that you communicate your honest thoughts with me, so I can make adjustments as necessary. Also, that is why we have an included preview session (for bridal clients), and trial previews are available to add on to any service. 

Do You Offer Faux Lashes?

 

I offer a wide variety of faux lash styles for makeup services to suit every style and preference. Between strip lashes and individual lashes, there are options from super subtle, to very dramatic. Both are designed to be worn for your event, up to 24 hours. Faux lashes are complementary to the Bride for her preview as well as on her wedding day. Members of the wedding party can add faux lashes to their makeup application if desired.

Do You Offer Airbrush Makeup?

 

Yes! It is my favorite choice for brides. As a pro makeup artist, I custom blend a variety of shades to perfectly match your skin tone. Even if you have gotten a spray tan, it will still match perfectly! Airbrush makeup is applied in a very fine mist, and provides a flawless natural look when applied correctly. Airbrush is transfer resistant, so it will stay on you, (not your dress or your groom!) Airbrush foundation is excellent at withstanding all the heat, humidity, sweat and happiness that occurs during your wedding day.

What Products Do You Use?

 

I use many different products from professional brands. They have all been carefully chosen to photograph beautifully and be suitable for a wide variety of skin types and concerns.

A few makeup brands I currently use include: Make Up For Ever, Viseart, NARS, Temptu, RCMA, Kett, Inglot, Graftobian, and MAC.

Will My Makeup Last all day?

Yes!! Between using high quality professional products, and using the right combination of products for your skin type, your makeup will be life proof! Using blotting papers and touching up your lip color is a great way to freshen up your look if needed. 

What if I Have a Large Bridal Party?

I routinely work with any size bridal party! If your timeline or bridal party size necessitates additional artists, I can accommodate that. Any artists that I work with have been personally vetted by me and perform makeup services to the same high standard I do.

Do You Offer Men's Grooming Services?

 

Absolutely! Often this is simply skin correction and powder and very subtle enhancements for the camera. This can be as subtle or detailed as preferred.

Do You Travel?

Absolutely! I am based out of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul) area. I do all my work onsite, so I regularly travel within Minnesota and to other areas as needed. I am available for out of state weddings and international destination weddings. Contact me today, and we can discuss your personalized quote.

Do You Provide On-Site Services for Events?

I always provide on-site service! I offer a large variety of makeup services from weddings to photo sessions.

How Do I Book You? 

I require a 50%, non-refundable retainer of total services, to hold your wedding date along with a signed contract. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to your wedding date. Contact me today, to secure your date!

I accept cash, check or credit cards. Last minute additions on the wedding day may be paid by cash or credit card only.

Is Gratuity Included?

Gratuity is not automatically included, but always appreciated!!  An industry standard rate of 20% can be added to your invoice if you prefer to avoid the hassle of handling cash/credit cards on the wedding day.

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651-338-5548