Questions a hair & makeup artist gets asked…

What makeup brands do you use? 

Short Answer: My kit evolves constantly as new and exciting products enter the market. My kit as of  July 2019 is:

Foundations:  Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, NARS Sheer Glow, NARS Longwear, Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow , Estee Lauder Double Wear, NARS Concealers,  MAC face and body , foundations

Skincare: REN, Clarins, Bio Derma, Chanel

Colours & Pallets:  Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Stila, Hourglass, MAC, Benefit, Makeup Forever, NARS, Chanel, Dior, By Terry, HUDA, 

Lashes: Helen Dowsley & Modelrock, Duo Lash glue. 

Brushes: Makeup Weapons, MAC, Rae Morris, Makeup Forever , Modelrock beauty blender. All cleansed and sanitised in between each client for your health and safety. Washed after every bridal party. 

Hair: Natalie Anne Haircare , Redken, Kevin Murphy, Loreal, Showpony Extensions

Can you do both hair and makeup for my wedding?

I’m pleased to offer a hair styling service to complement your bridal makeup. Due to time restrictions we face on a wedding day, generally, no more than 3-4 people for hair and makeup can be catered for by myself. For more than 4 people or on a tight time schedule, myself and one of my team members will be happy to have you all ready on time. Under my direction we can create your perfect look. 

How far do you travel? 

 I can travel anywhere interstate or international with my kit. Being based in the Illawarra gives me very easy access to service the  Southern Highlands, Bowral, Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Nowra, Camden, Sutherland, Kiama, Gerringong and Wollongong.  But I’m always up for an adventure so please get in touch to discuss where you need me to be. International and interstate weddings must be in conjunction with Gavin Cato Photography. We will work out a perfect package for you!

I live too far away and can’t get to you for a trial. Do I really need one? 

While trials are recommend to give you a wonderful overall picture of what to expect on the day and to make sure you are happy with your look, rest assured that if circumstances don’t allow a trial to happen, that’s fine too. With my experience, we will make sure that we have a telephone or skype conversation, and chat about your requirements, and on the day allow that little bit of extra time to make sure we achieve the most beautiful outcome you are 100% happy with. For more information, refer to Trials & Consultations

How Much Time Do We Need For The Day? 

That’s the golden question and there is no real straight answer! It all depends on the style you are having. On average, 45 mins per person for hair or makeup is a good starting guide. 

I love your hair and makeup style but my bridal party is too big for you to do everyone! What are the options? 

Firstly, get in touch by filling out the contact form. It will all depend on your location, how many people you have and what time your ceremony is! Many times, I will do the brides hair and makeup and then makeup OR hair for the rest of the bridal party. Where there is a will, there is a way! I’m here to help! 🙂 

Haven’t found your answer to your question? Please feel free to get in touch as I’m only too happy to help!