A recent bride-to-be wrote this in an email after we met for a makeup trial-run: “You do a great job, and I love what you do, but I really didn’t feel comfortable with it, and as it’s a daytime wedding I’d like something lighter and more natural. Had a look through your portfolio and this is more along what I’d prefer…” She had emailed through some photos from my portfolio of brides wearing darker makeup than I applied on her…How did this happen? Here’s my reply: “You’ll be interested to know the makeup on these ladies was – in person – slightly darker/more than the makeup we did in your trial. This is the beauty of good photography! And makeup looks softer and more natural on camera, partly because we’re not looking as close-up as you would have been at your own photos. If we took a photo of your after your trial like these photos, you might look the same – all creamy and natural and gorgeous.” I then explained how I could lighten the makeup for her…Bride’s response: “Ahaha. Isn’t it funny how we never think we look as good as somebody else.” The problem with using photos […]
I get questions from brides looking for a Bay of Plenty makeup artist all the time. Of course many of them have questions – planning a wedding can be tough and it’s a big deal. That’s why I have a FAQ’s page on my website. But not everything’s on there! Just a couple of times I’ve been asked about airbrush makeup. Is airbrush makeup any better than brushes? Is it suitable for me? Does it last longer or look better? Have a snoop inside my email inbox. Here’s an email conversation I had with a bride back in 2015. I met her again recently to do her makeup as a wedding guest, and that reminded me of how she first booked me initially, and what her concerns were. Have a read! BRIDE It’s so hard to chose a makeup artist/hair stylist online. I really value Su-an’s recommendations (from Old Forest School) and your communication has been so professional and helpful. I want to be honest with you, I believe I have now narrowed it down to you and one other. The other one is xxxxxxxx who does airbrushing makeup (a new concept to me). One of my girl friends told […]
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Lillybeth: A Beautiful Education
Bride-to-be: Let’s get you ready for your ‘red-carpet moment’! Here for a makeup lesson? You’ll soon have the skills to turn any day into a ‘special occasion’! We’re here to help you ‘show up’ in all your glory.