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Tips for having a successful Bridal Makeup Trial


Here are my favorite tips for nailing your makeup trial:


- Bring Photos


It's important to bring inspirational photos of looks you're interested in. When you do research, be sure to choose images that are close to your race and coloring. Even bringing pictures of celebrities you look like will better inform what the makeup might look like on you. Also bring some photos of you looking your best. That will help me get a sense of your style.


- The point of a trial is to try things


It's always good to go into a trial with an open mind as well as a sense of what you want. Don't be afraid to be specific and speak up. I can always fix something that you may not like and my feelings won't be hurt. The process of creating your wedding look is a collaboration, and I want to get it how you want it! That said, be open to the idea that some styles may look different on your face than they do on the model in the photo. Tailoring the look to your face shape and style is important, and that's where I come in! Sometimes I have to adapt your look, and make recommendations to make you look your best.


- Come with a clean face


I prefer my clients come with clean faces. That way, we won't spend time at your trial on removing makeup. Instead, we can start from scratch and build the look from there.


- Camera phones wash you out


Definitely take photos of your trial for reference purposes, but be aware that regular cameras and camera phones create a flat, washed-out look that will bring back the intensity of your hair and makeup by three times. Go with what your eye sees, in person, at the trial. Your photographer will have professional lighting the day of your wedding which will capture your actual look.


- Only bring one other person


If you would like to bring someone to your trial, choose a person whose opinion you trust. Bringing more than one person can become create opinion chaos--it can be too many cooks in the kitchen.


- Remember to have fun


Having your makeup done should be one of the more fun aspects of planning your wedding.  So enjoy the process!