Bridal Makeup Trials: What to Expect

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I’m in the middle of the wedding season and since I’m booking in loads of wedding makeup trials right now I thought I would do a post on what to expect at your trial!

Having a trial is the time to get to meet me in person and spend time with me determine the perfect look for your wedding day. A trial will take us about an hour and a half…this gives us time to discuss the dress, style of your wedding, look through the pictures you’ve brought and then create the look.

Before the trial I’ll ask you to email me with pictures of makeup looks that you would like to try. Some brides have a clear idea of what they want…Grace for example (Pictured above), she saw one of my makeup looks and decided that was the look she wanted. Nice and easy for me as I knew exactly what products to use haha. ย Most brides have some idea of what they want but if you don’t that is totally fine, I will ask you questions on the day that will give me an idea of a look to try on you ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to always travel to my clients’ homes for trials but these days I have a lot more work on so I now hold all trials at my house…however if it’s too hard for you to come to me then please let me know and we can work something out!

Over a cup of tea/coffee/water/wine ๐Ÿ˜› we’ll discuss the wedding, makeup pictures you’ve brought along, jewelry and bridesmaids gowns.

Then the fun part starts! ๐Ÿ™‚


Once your makeup is finished I will hand you a mirror and hold my breath while you take your first look! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I will sit down and let you have a good look at the makeup…this is the time to point out any areas that you would like altered. Don’t be afraid to say if there is something you aren’t quite happy with, that’s what the trial is for! It’s to spend time trying different things until you are 100% happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Through experience I now do the eyes a little lighter than requested and then go darker from there…so much easier to add darkness than take away! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cassie - 2013

If you are happy with the makeup I’ll take a couple photos for reference on the wedding day and set your makeup with a setting spray. I’ll ย run through my Makeup Agreement, deposit details, time I need to arrive and finish by etc. Finally I write down everything that I used so I will remember on your wedding day. I will make a list of products that you might need for touchups on the day (for example: blotting powder, lip products, etc). I can provide wedding touch up kits so please ask me at the trial about it ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Tips for your trial:

  • Please arrive with your face washed and moisturised so I have a nice clean canvas to work with.
  • Don’t be shy about voicing what you want. I’m here to create the look you want, not a look that I want ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bring pictures of a look that you are interested in trying out so that I have a visual of what you like.
  • Be honest. I want YOU to be completely happy with the look I create, I want you to look in the mirror at the end and think/say “It’s perfect, just what I wanted!”. So please do feel free to let me know if there are any changes you would like.
  • It’s not essential but it does help if you have your hair trial on the same day so then you can really visualise how you will look on the wedding day.

That’s it from me today!

If you want to inquire about making a booking please go to my contact section and send me an email ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of love,

Chloe xx

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  • Reply
    November 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    What a fantastic post!! So good to see a makeup artist whose best interest is in what their client wants, not what they want ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Loiriam Jimenez
    November 26, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I love your personality with this beautiful post. You have the best interest in what your clients want for their wedding day or any occasion day. Good job, Chloe!

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