WHAT ARE MELANIE'S QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE?Melanie has been applying makeup professionally for 30 years and has extensive training in all proper sanitation and application protocols. Prior experience includes being YSL's national makeup artist along with makeup applications for studio photography, runway, theater, film, private clients and weddings.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY MAKEUP APPLICATION?
You should have clean, moisturized skin. I recommend light exfoliation a few days prior. If you have questions about an appropriate exfoliation method please contact me.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID FOR A GOOD MAKEUP APPLICATION?Avoid any harsh treatments immediately before your wedding date. Schedule facials and other treatments at least 2-3 weeks prior to your event. Avoid using SPF products on the day of your event as these can interfere with flash photography.
WHAT MAKES AIRBRUSH MAKEUP SPECIAL?Airbrush makeup is a light weight makeup applied with an air gun. It produces a thin, even layer of makeup that feels light, provides a smooth finish and is durable. That being said, it is not always the best foundation choice and during our initial consultation, it will be determined what method of makeup application will give you the result you are looking for.
IS FOUNDATION MAKEUP WATERPROOF?Silicone based makeups are water resistant, not water proof. There are few makeups on the market that are truly waterproof and these are not typically appropriate for beauty makeup applications. However, if you take care to blot rather than rub any tears/sweat your makeup will last through your event.
SHOULD I WEAR LASHES?For most events, I do recommend them. They really make the eyes stand out in photos and they come in many styles to fit any type of look. For clients with overly sensitive eyes it may be best to avoid using them. If you are unsure if you want them I suggest trying them out at your bridal trial or prior to your special event.
DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE A BRIDAL TRIAL?I highly recommend having a makeup preview. If you fail to plan, you plan to... It makes the wedding day much less stressful by feeling comfortable with your artist and confident your look will be exactly how you want it.Another great option is is to add a hair-styling session in order to see the entire look (time/price vary depending on stylist).
WEDDING DAY BRIDAL/BRIDAL PARTY MAKEUP?The bridal-fee includes time spent before the wedding; prepping, finalizing arrangements, responding to questions, etc.I always allow for more time on the wedding day for the bride to review and make any changes to her look without feeling rushed.Extra-time is also applied to your bridesmaids/mothers/aunts applications.The attention to detail during the Wedding Day provides the bride with a calm and relaxing atmosphere to prepare for her ceremony.
WEDDING DAY HAIR STYLINGMost hair stylists prefer to style hair before the makeup. We usually work in tandem with lipstick and veil application once the bride is in her dress. It is always helpful to wear a robe or button in the front shirt for these beauty services.
HAIR STYLIST/SALON RECOMMENDATIONS
Zackery Bowen is a Chicagoland & Michigan Hairsylist/Colorist
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Salon 218 in Chesterton, (Northwest) Indiana is centrally located between Chicago and Southwest Michigan.
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