What to expect at your bridal makeup trial

Congratulations on your recent engagement!

I also want to tell you that you are making a very good decision to have a bridal makeup trial. Some brides think that this is an unnecessary step and cut it from their wedding budget, but the truth is that this is for you and it will make you feel at ease on your wedding day.

Here’s what you might expect during your bridal makeup trial.

  • Get to know your makeup artist – make sure that you vibe well together. This is also a good time to get all the makeup chatter out and discuss your looks and expectations upfront. The day of the wedding, your artist may be working on multiple people in your wedding, holding to a strict timeline. Truth be told, the wedding day is not when you should be finalizing plans.
  • Discuss your preferences for makeup – while the artist will use her discretion and experience to provide a beautiful application, you may not feel yourself if you don’t have certain details a specific way. For example, you may not feel yourself without a winged eyeliner. These details are likely important to you, but if you’re just meeting your artist for the first time with a clean face, she probably doesn’t know this. Make sure you discuss specifics with your artist so she can incorporate your look with her vision.
  • Wear your look no less than 4 hours – if possible wear your look at least 6 – 8 hours so that you can get an idea of how your makeup will look in different lighting and also how long it lasts without touch ups. It’s also great to pair your trial up with your engagement photos or bridal shower.
  • Try airbrush makeup – if you’re unsure if airbrush makeup is right for you, ask your artist to do half of your face in airbrush and half not. Most brides will like the flawless look of airbrush, but airbrush really isn’t for everyone. Due to the size of the micro particles, airbrush tends to lay in the pores, which could add more attention to textured skin. If you’re not sure about airbrush ask your artist if it’s a good fit for you.
  • Leave 100% happy – make sure you address what you like, and what you would change (if anything) and be honest! Once you are happy with the completed look, your artist will take photos to store under your project for recreation on the wedding day.

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