HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MAKEUP ARTIST?
I have worked in the industry as a professional wedding makeup artist for 21 years.
DO YOU SERVICE SAME-SEX WEDDINGS?
Absolutely! Love is Love!!!!
DO YOU OFFER HAIR SERVICES?
I do not offer wedding hair services. I have an extensive wedding hair referral list exclusively available to my brides that have secured their wedding date with a signed contract and non-refundable and non-transferable date retainer.
WHY DOES THE BRIDE COST MORE?
There is more time spent with the bride from the inquiry stage through the booking process as well as the day of scheduling.
SHOULD I GIFT MAKEUP TO MY BRIDAL PARTY?
Professional makeup services for your wedding is an investment towards the quality and end result of your wedding photos that you will look back on for years and decades. If you can afford to gift your bridal party with professional makeup services they will surely appreciate the gesture. If it is not in your budget to cover the full cost, there are many ways to work this out with your bridal party to ensure you have who you want to work with. In those cases, some brides will give their bridal party the option to get their makeup done or let their bridal party make their own arrangements. Some brides will opt to cover a portion of the services to offset the cost for their bridal party. There is nothing more special than having a day of pampering with your bridal party as they celebrate you!
DO YOU ONLY OFFER WEDDING MAKEUP?
In addition to weddings, I provide on-location makeup services for photo and video shoots, headshots, private and group makeup lessons, maternity and family portraits, special events, mitzvahs, and proms.
CAN YOU WORK WITH ALL SKIN TONES?
I have extensive experience with all skin types and ethnicity. My professional makeup kit is equipped with makeup in shades to accommodate everyone in your bridal party.
DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP LESSONS?
Absolutely! I love to teach! Check out my lesson services here!
WHAT MAKEUP BRANDS DO YOU USE?
I stock my professional makeup kit with trusted professional-grade camera ready, long-lasting and cruelty-free products to ensure you look naturally flawless in person and professional photography.
DO YOU OFFER FALSE LASHES AND AIRBRUSHING?
Custom applied faux lashes and airbrush foundation are included with every makeup application. Airbrush foundation is a unique long-lasting formula in a wide range of shades for every skin tone. The formula is silicone-based and non-comedogenic. Foundation is sprayed through an airbrush gun powered by a compressor. It appears natural and photographs beautifully. The key benefits of airbrush foundation are a natural and flawless complexion with long-lasting durability. It withstands heat, humidity, sweat, and tears. It is transfer-resistant and will not rub off on your dress, guests or groom. It may also be used to blend tan lines, tattoos, and imperfections. A traditional hand-applied foundation is also available and Anabelle will help you decide which approach is best for you.
ARE WEDDING MAKEUP TRIALS REQUIRED?
There are no do-overs on your wedding day and it should be relaxing as you get ready. A trial is necessary to ensure we are a good fit for each other to ensure that you are comfortable spending the day together and will love how your makeup will look come wedding day.
WHERE DO YOU HOLD MAKEUP TRIALS?
I do not work out of a studio. I will come on location to you with a full professional makeup kit and portable lighting. Trials are most often scheduled during the week. However, weekend trials may be an option based on availability around other weddings and client bookings.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY WEDDING MAKEUP TRIAL?
During your makeup trial, I will ask questions about your wedding-day details, as well as your skin, how you plan to wear your hair, personal style, wedding day vision, comfort level, and so forth. The better understanding of these elements, the smoother the process will be to achieve the look you envision for your wedding makeup. Your makeup trial is a collaborative effort where you and I will work together to get the look you want just right to ensure you are completely in love and excited with how your wedding makeup will look!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY MAKEUP TRIAL?
Bring a photo of your dress and inspiration photos or a Pinterest board of makeup styles you envision for yourself. Natural and dramatic makeup have various interpretations. Inspiration photos provide a clear idea of your comfort level and style.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING DAY MAKEUP?
Wedding dates are first come first serve and tend to book out as early as 8-12 months in advance, especially during popular wedding season months of May through November. Dates can only be secured with a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable and non-transferable date retainer. Schedule your trial as soon as possible in order to have the opportunity to secure your date.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Checks are not accepted. You may pay by cash or credit card, including American Express. For wedding date retainer and wedding day balance, credit card only.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?
I can accommodate up to 7 people. For larger groups or later start time, an additional makeup artist(s) for an additional fee can be provided with advance notice to guarantee availability.
HOW LONG IS A MAKEUP APPLICATION?
I allocate 1 hour for the bride and 45 minutes per each additional.
CAN YOU STAY THROUGH MY PHOTOS AND CEREMONY?
I offer the options to do and go or stay with you all day through photos and ceremony for an additional hourly fee. For the do and go option, once the last makeup application is completed, final touch-ups will be provided before packing up to depart.
WILL MY MAKEUP LAST ALL DAY?
Professional makeup holds up throughout the day, but it is often a very long day, and some touch-ups do need to happen as you will likely cry and could be standing outside with your bridal party under the blazing sun during photos and ceremony. I offer hourly touch-up services for the bride that wants touch-ups through photos and ceremony. This is often the most popular choice with my brides during the summer months with photos and ceremony often outside.