Bridal Makeup Lessons From A Documentary

We’ve been watching a handful of wedding movies lately. They’re such useful tools to study different aspects of a bride’s experience on her wedding day. A mockumentary on HULU titled “Breakup At A Wedding” showcases 5 fabulous lessons about bridal makeup in a certain scene:

1. Makeup Artists should definitely take a non-refundable retainer like other wedding vendors, to protect their business during cancellations (I Do!)

2. Refrain from a family member/friend who does their own makeup well as the sole/main criteria for saving money and doing the job at the same caliber on a different face.

3. A Bridal Preview (AKA “Trial Run”) is imperative to schedule. This ensures a bride walks into wedding day feeling confident, knowing the makeup look has already been designed and worn for a test drive.

4. Allow extra time for moments where the person doing makeup has to pause due to head turning, talking and phone checking. *There are typically 60 of these moments during any given wedding day application.

5. Be 100% honest with the person doing your makeup. It’s usually easier to communicate edits with a professional beauty service provider because it doesn’t become ???????? (as it might become with a family member/friend) . You’re a paying client who has stake in the collaboration. 

Wedding Makeup Checklists

We’re pleased to share our Wedding Makeup Checklists for Bride-To-Be’s! Whether you’re receiving professional beauty services or doing your own makeup, be sure you are prepared ahead of time. There are important items to pack and tasks to complete to ensure your makeup properly escorts the vision of how you want to look on your special day!

The Wedding: Makeup Class

Every bride wants to look and feel stunning on the most important day of her life. With the high demands of new technology, certain tips and trade secrets must be incorporated to create that desired flawless bridal face. Dear future Mrs.- Join F.A.C.E. Makeup Artistry for an afternoon of learning how to master a fresh wedding makeup application! Register your bridal party members too for a gal’s day out.

WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS CLASS:

Both Bride-To-Be’s + Bridal Party Members Who:

-Want professional makeup by F.A.C.E. for wedding, but we are already booked on their wedding date.

-Want the F.A.C.E. professional bridal makeup “touch”, but don’t have a wedding-day budget for it.

-Are eloping or having a destination wedding and won’t have access to F.A.C.E. on actual wedding day.

-Feel they have a good knack on appying their own makeup, but want to learn a little extra for applying it on wedding day!

-Are considering professional bridal makeup by F.A.C.E. , but would like to see makeup in action first.

CLASS TAKEAWAYS:
-Understand Bridal “Must Have” Makeup Products
-Learn How to Properly Touch Up Bridal Makeup
-Order of Applying Products for Best Longevity
-How to Decide Proper Bridal Cosmetic Shades

DETAILS:
-Demo Makeup Style: We apply the entire look on a face model and attendees can watch, take notes, and ask questions throughout.

-All attendees receive a complementary wedding makeup gift.

TICKETS ARE: $35 Demo Observation Only | $60 Hands On, Interactive

ADVANCE ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

RSVP HERE: bit.ly/WeddingMakeupClass

*Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another class or service/product. Tickets CAN be transferred to another person to attend in your place for specified class you signed up for. If you are unable to attend (or find someone to attend in your place) the makeup product and class recap will still be redeemable for you at the studio for 7 days after the class date. If product is not claimed after 7days, it will be donated to our annual philanthropic “Beauty Egg Hunt” for Look Good Feel Better

Bride + Bridesmaid: Makeup Class (Round 2)

Where: F.A.C.E. Makeup Artistry

When: Sunday, March 24th, 2pm-3pm

Every bride wants to look and feel stunning on the most important day of her life. With the high demands of new technology, certain tips and trade secrets must be incorporated to create that desired flawless bridal face. Dear future Mrs.- Join Face Makeup Artistry for an evening of learning how to master a fresh bridal makeup application! Register your Bridal Members too for a gals night out!

WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS CLASS:
Both Bride-To-Be’s + Bridal Party Members who:
-Want Professional Makeup by Face Makeup Artistry for wedding, but we are already booked on their wedding date.
-Want Professional Bridal Makeup for wedding, but don’t have a wedding-day budget for it.
-Are eloping or having a destination wedding and won’t have access to Face Makeup Artistry for actual wedding day.
-Feel that they have a good knack on appying their own makeup, but want to learn a little extra for applying it on wedding day!
-Are considering Professional Bridal Makeup by Face Makeup Artistry, but would like to see our work in action first.

CLASS TAKEAWAYS:-Understand Bridal “Must Have” Makeup Products-Learn How to Properly Touch Up Bridal Makeup-Order of Applying Products for Best Longevity-How to Decide Proper Bridal Cosmetic Shades

DETAILS:-Demo Makeup Style: We apply the entire look on a face model and attendees can watch, take notes, and ask questions throughout.
-All attendees receive a complementary Bridal Makeup Compact (1 shadow, 1 blush, 1 “Bachelorette” lipstick) as well as a Class/Lesson recap.
*Register by Sunday, March 17th for an additional FREE eyeshadow.

ADVANCE ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

RSVP HERE

*Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another class or service/product. Tickets CAN be transferred to another person to attend in your place for specified class you signed up for. If you are unable to attend (or find someone to attend in your place) the makeup product and class recap will still be redeemable for you at the studio for 7 days after the class date. If product is not claimed after 7days, it will be donated to our annual philanthropic “Beauty Egg Hunt” for Look Good Feel Better.



Are We Meant 2 Be?

1431023995922In relationship milestones, two years seems to be the first major one foreshadowing its future. It is recommended that couples date two years minimum to really get to know one another before tying the knot. After getting hitched, research shows that how a couple weathers their first two years together can make of break their marriage. I believe the same “two year rule” applies for the relationship between business & owner. The following are red flags to watch out for and reflect upon once the two year mark has been reached:

Lack of Romance

"I went to sleep thinking about you, and I woke up just the same."
“I went to sleep thinking about you, and I woke up just the same.”

I believe the owner needs to constantly fall in love with their business- and make efforts and gestures to do so. Micro gestures lead to macro emotions. I know to constantly reignite passion and love for my business, I romanticize my atmosphere by creating a fun mood: a bouquet of prop-sized flowers, candles scattered throughout the studio, custom playlists, and creating new art to display. I also believe reminiscing is a healthy and necessary practice to incorporate. Just like looking back on the days of a budding relationship, I enjoy reading old journal entries, photos, and videos of the early days of my business. It brings back mixed emotions and reminds me of how far my business and I have come.

Inability to Have Fun Together

"Life is better when you're laughing."
“Life is better when you’re laughing.”

I am my business and my business is me. I work alone a lot, or individually with clients. I’ve been fortunate enough to have several stylist friends in the salon business I collaborate with for hair and makeup, and I love every second of it when we are on shoots together. Professionalism still remains at the forefront of my presentation, but I enjoy cracking jokes and enjoying time while doing my work efficiently.

Overspending of Money & Time on Other Things

"Do with less."
“Do with less.”

Just like living space for a couple, the space for conducting business needs to be equipped without spending too much money. Keeping overhead low is one of the most recommended tips for housing and business spaces. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a small, quaint studio space where I conduct retail, services, and office work all in one. Every inch is used every day, so time and money is being properly utilized and not overspent. Having a smaller space also prevents me from having leisure items like TV, lounge couch, bar, or even people,  so I can keep focused on the tasks at hand.

Married Before 25

"Nothing will ruin your early twenties more than thinking you should have your life together already."
“Nothing will ruin your early twenties more than thinking you should have your life together already.”

Everyone has their own timeline + path, but I began my business at age 25. A lot changes every year, so I felt like when I hit 25, I developed my stride and knew who I (and my business) was and was not. Years prior I had to experiment, have trial and error moments, edit my lifestyle choices. At age 25, I had graduated college, lived & worked in NYC for two years, and finally acquired the gumption to be something remarkable: a Makeup Artist in my micropolitan hometown, Paducah.

Five Reasons You Should Hire A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

Bridal Video

When I was in NYC, I was contracted for several series of Ehow videos. I think this one is especially important because some brides don’t realize how much goes on wedding-day. I’ve had brides call the very last minute, hoping to book an appointment because they’ve realized that they will be too stressed and flustered on the big day. My advice: plan ahead! You will not regret hiring a professional to ease your stress and perfect your dream look.

Now, don’t laugh too hard…I had to do this in 1 take and just came from modeling for another bridal video 😉

Bridal Face Model

Footage has surfaced of projects I’ve worked on in NYC. It’s amazing how long of a “waiting period” there is for certain production projects. This one in particular, is fellow Makeup Artist, Amanda Shackleton demonstrating some bridal beauty basics. I had the opportunity to face model for the demo. I do admit, I rather be working on the model, than being the model. But, this was a ton of fun!

Best Bridal Practices

I had the lovely opportunity to take a bridal makeup business seminar through The Powder Group this past weekend. Alison Rafaelle was the speaker/demonstrator for this class and held the class at the Makeup Forever Studio. She used to assist Bobbi Brown back when Bobbi’s business was in it’s beginning stages.

This class was 2 hours jam packed with fabulous information and advice. Attendees also  got some fabulous products for their kits!

Here are some tips that stuck with me:

Makeup = Psychology.

Consider context clues when determining the makeup for your bride (age, personality, style, what they like/don’t like about themselves).

Ask questions and Assume nothing.

…and SO much more.

I advise any makeup artist to take this class next time it’s provided.