A trial is advisable to make sure you will be happy and gorgeous on the wedding day. During the trial session, we will try different bridal makeup and wedding hair looks if you are uncertain which one suits you the best. Our professional make-up artists and hair stylists will go through styles, colours, your wedding outfit and many more during the trial session. They will listen to your requirements, take notes on it and give you helpful advice. You will then have a very accurate idea of the look you have dreamed of on your very special day.
There are a few things that you can do in the lead up to the big day to ensure your make-up looks perfect.
1. Trial is very important!! A trial is an opportunity to meet your artist/stylist prior to your wedding. The trial process is designed to give you the chance to try different hairstyles and makeup looks. It is all about finding and creating the perfect look for you!
2. Come prepared. Working with the makeup artist and hair stylist can take between 2-3 hours for your trial session. It is helpful to do a little homework before hand to provide your artist with some inspirations. Start searching for images of bridal looks that you really like and bring them with you on the trial day. These images will most effectively communicate what you want and save a lot of time. Generally only a few styles will be attempted at a trial so it’s important to have a clear vision of what you are looking for. You may bring photos of your dress to your trial appointment as well so your artist can complement your whole look.
3. Don’t be shy! Speak up your thoughts. Whist your stylist is doing your hair or makeup, please let us know what you want and what you don’t want. For example, the lip colour, too dramatic eyes, or do you prefer loose waves or tight curls? We hope you can honestly point out what you particularly like or dislike, so we can adjust accordingly and find the perfect fit.
4. Clean and complete dry hair. In this way, it will be easier for the stylists to style and switch between different looks if necessary. Make sure you wash your hair the day or night before the trial and hair to be dried without using straightening irons or any other hair products.
5. The smoother your skin, the better your makeup. Come with a clean, moisturized face and free of any makeup. On the night before, use a gentle exfoliator on your skin and lips.
6. If you have sensitive skin. Please let us know if you are allergic to any type of cosmetic product or any specific ingredient.
7. What to wear? We recommend wearing a white t-shirt or soft neutral coloured clothing (e.g. white/ivory tank-top) or something that is close to the colour of your wedding dress. It helps you to get an idea of what your full make-up will really look against the colour of your wedding outfit. Try to avoid bright or heavily patterned clothing.
8. Hair colour. If you considering a hair colour change before the big day. Hold off on having your trial until you have got the hair colour you want, or as close to it as possible. Because it will dictate your ideal makeup tone.
9. Be consistent with your skin tone. If you plan on using spray tan for the big day, ensure you have a spray tan for your trial otherwise your makeup will appear entirely different on the wedding day. Have a test run before your trial so that your stylist can see what colour your skin becomes with the tan.
After Trial Before Wedding Day
1. Drink lots of water and stay out of the sun in the lead up to the wedding.
2. If you are having a fake tan applied, ensure a light coverage on your face so the tone of your body and face match.
3. Get your last regular facial a week before the wedding. If you rarely have facials, don’t get one within a month of the event.
4. Give any facial waxing or threading five days before your wedding day to settle down in case you are sensitive or prone to breakouts. Have your eyebrows groomed or waxed at least a few days prior to your wedding to avoid any redness and puffiness. Your makeup will look much more polished if you have tidy eye brows.
5. Practice a consistent cleanse and exfoliate routine in the months leading up to the day, however do not start one in the week of the wedding.
6. Face cleanse in the morning of the wedding and moisturize several times. A well moisturized face is the key to long lasting make-up.
7. Pack a wedding day survival kit.