Don’t forget to ask your makeup artist these KEY questions!

Yes I do! Why worry about getting yourself and all of your party to and from the salon and off to the venue on time when I can come to you?! Trial run sessions and weddings day services are all done on-site. I can come to the venue, hotel, your home, or wherever you are most comfortable and is the most convenient for you and your wedding party.

It is very important to hire a professional hair and makeup artist you trust for your wedding day. A professional hair and makeup artist will make sure that your hair and makeup will last all day and photograph beautifully. Your wedding day is not a good day to risk doing your own makeup, or having a friend do it, only a professional artist will ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best on this very important day that you will remember in your thoughts and photographs for years to come. Your makeup is particularly important to have done by an experienced professional. Everyday consumer brands of makeup will just not cut it on your wedding day, through the hugs, perspiration and tears, and that type of makeup is not meant for professional photography. My research has gone far passed what is taught in cosmetology school, and I have over 6 years of experience doing makeup for photography, special events, bridal and much more, so you can be sure that your makeup will last all day and look amazing in your photos. I will also be sure to provide you with a fun, enjoyable and relaxing experience on your wedding day, because I travel to you!

Most of the hair and makeup products that I use are professional brands designed to give long lasting results and look beautiful in photography. They are obtained through professional retailers and are not brands that you will find in the stores.

Arianna provides a unique and personalised experience and is committed to making every bride look her best by concentrating on her individual features and enhancing them. Arianna believes trials are a great way to understand and establish your hair and makeup requirements for the big day. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and build a relationship.

A trial consists of:
• Skin analysis
• Look selection and makeup application
• Hair styling ideas and try out
• Outfit, Jewelery and style review
• Briefing of booking procedure and what to expect on the day.

Yes, a signed bridal contract and a 50% deposit from the total amount due on your wedding day is required in order to reserve your date. Be advised that no date will be reserved until the contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid. I start booking for wedding season up to 18 months in advance, so don’t put this off for too long! The deposit will be put towards your final bill and it is non-refundable.

Absolutely! You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup on your wedding day to look beautiful, it just needs to be applied correctly and with the appropriate products. If you don’t want to look too “made up” for your wedding, I can give you a very soft, natural bridal look. It is most important on this day, you have a great experience and are comfortable with your look. I will use the appropriate products to ensure that your makeup lasts, looks great in photographs, makes you feel beautiful and is applied flawlessly to make you feel and look your best on this very special day.

It is very important to make sure that the person you hire for your hair and makeup is sanitary. A good makeup artist will sanitize there hands right in front of you, have clean brushes, and a tidy makeup kit. I always begin applying makeup using sanitized brushes and products. I have been properly trained to know how to keep everything clean and sanitary. My brushes are cleaned before each work day, and cleaned with antibacterial brush cleaner between clients. I do not share lipsticks and other products between clients, they are always taken out with spatulas and then mixed on a sanitized cosmetic palette. All eye shadows and eye/lip liners are disinfected with cosmetic sanitizer between usages as well.

Any makeup can make you the prettiest version of yourself you can be, it doesn’t have to be airbrush and there are many times it isn’t. The correct application for your own personal needs is more important. (Read: It’s much more important that you hire a great artist than an artist solely based on if they airbrush or not). You know all those nifty You Tube video’s that show you how entirely unrealistic magazine images are? We cannot change the texture of your skin. Only Photo Shop can.

No. Airbrush makeup is WAY to thin to be used as a foundation for acne, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, or dry skin. At best, it may be used as a fine finish on top of a traditional foundation simply to give it a finer finish once most of the work has been done. And by work, I mean that a professional makeup artist will more than likely lay down an entire face full of foundation and concealer, giving you a flawless look long before the start button on the compressor is pushed.

Airbrush makeup is a much finer product, thinner than a traditional foundation. Because it comes out as a spray, it very closely mimics the way cameras see your face. Think of it as tiny little pixels being applied as opposed to a big block of color. Also, it makes blending a breeze! Carrying it down to the neck and decollete is smooth and seamless. The caveat is that because it is so fine, it only works best on skin that is already in pretty great condition and should never be applied heavily. And, it doesn’t really have a leg up on traditional methods unless a specific and unique look. You’ll find most well-respected celebrity makeup artists use traditional makeup, because it is more precise.

Traditional foundation is more opaque, and has a richer coverage. Also, because the finish is in hand-blending, you can work the product into skin that may have some texture issues, filling in all the nooks and crannys. It allows you to be more involved, more detailed, because you don’t have to worry about ruining a finish since the finish is largely contingent upon your skill as an artist and not a machine. Not to mention, traditional foundation is more flexible when it comes to building up or sheering down coverage, which gives the artist more control over the final outcome. With many professional brands offering silicone based formula’s, the durability of a traditional foundation is more water-resistant rather than water proof, but it looks, acts, and feels more like skin. It will still take patience and a makeup wipe to remove, but not an intense scrubbing.

For those wanting a water-proof application, keep this in mind: Makeup that is best water-resistant is not super dry, it’s actually still got some viscosity to it. The water beads up on the skin, as opposed to re-wetting it, kind of the way a freshly-waxed car would bead up against the rain. For live engagements, like your wedding day, silicone based traditional makeup or hand-applied airbrush formula’s tend to be the artists’s preferred method, for control and precision.

Arianna

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