Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that hasn't been answered please call Candice on 021 175 8686 or 09 299 7446 or simply email her about your makeup and hair design question.


Which products do you use?


Do I need a trial?

When should I have my trial?

How long do trial's usually take and is there a time limit?

 

Do I need to buy my own lipstick and powder etc?

Do you work with an assistant for larger bridal parties?

Do I need to pay a booking / deposit fee? And when do I pay the balance?

On my wedding day, what time should I have my hair and makeup done and how long will it take?

Do you do face painting for children's parties?

Which products do you use?
I prefer to use high quality products as I know how important it is to make sure that your makeup can go the distance and last throughout your special day!
Makeup products that I choose to use are Arbonne, M.A.C Cosmetics, Smashbox, Colorevolution, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, O.P.I & Orly nail care. The hair-styling products I prefer to use are Salon only, to ensure that your hairstyle will last as long as your makeup does!

When should I wash my hair?

Washing your hair the night before I arrive is a perfect time. Make sure that on the day, your hair is absolutely dry with no traces of product in it. Also using a gentle facial scrub and applying moisturizer to the face on the morning of the trial and on the day is a good idea. Please make sure to tell your bridesmaids!

 

Do I need a trial?

I always recommend having a trial before the big day because there are so many things to discuss including the hair style that would be the most flattering for you as well as determining the specific look you are after. Your wedding day is one of your most special days and you want to make sure that everything is perfect and that you have nothing else to worry about!

 

When should I have my trial?

I usually recommend having your trial about a month before the big day and it's a great idea to coincide this with your hens night to really make the most out of looking fabulous! You can also plan this around your dress fitting to see the final result!

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How long do trial's usually take and is there a time limit?

Trial's usually take about two hours. One hour for hair and one hour for makeup, although I would allow up to 3 hours so that we can sit down and discuss all we need to finalize the perfect look for your big day.

 

Do I need to buy my own lipstick and powder etc?

I do supply a complimentary sample pot of your chosen lipstick for you to keep with you on the day, although I do suggest purchasing your own face powder to use as a touch-up throughout the evening. I will help you to choose which colour and product to purchase on the day of your trial. A complimentary sample pot of lipstick will be provided for you and all your bridesmaids.

 

Do you work with an assistant for larger bridal parties?

Yes, I do work with a great team of makeup artists and hair stylists when I am working on larger bridal parties. If I am already booked for a wedding, I will call on them to help me with the extra bookings if needed. All the makeup artists on my team are amazing and I trust them to look after you on your special day if I cannot be there myself.

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Do I need to pay a booking / deposit fee? And when do I pay the balance?

Yes, I understand that budgeting for a wedding can be difficult so all I ask is a 25% deposit to secure your wedding date and the balance is due one week prior to the big day.

Please note that the deposit is not an extra fee but a part payment, and is not refundable.

 

Do you have a (mobile makeup) travel fee and how far will you travel?

All travel within Auckland and as far as Albany, Henderson and Pukekohe are complimentary during the weekend, however due to traffic congestion, I do charge a fee during the week. Please let me know where you are based so that I can quote you more accurately.

I will travel to wherever you need me to be, so long as the travel and time charges are covered, I will be there!

Travel to Waiheke is $170, which includes the ferry ticket, parking in the city,  and travel time on the ferry. If extra assistants are required, this will be a slightly higher fee. You will also need to arrange transport to and from the venue once we are ready to go.

 

On my wedding day, what time should I have my hair and makeup done and how long will it take?

I usually suggest that you allow two hours for your hair and makeup to be done. One hour for your hair which will be done first, and one hour for your makeup. I will do your bridal party first so they can be ready to help you to get dressed and finalize anything that you may need before you leave.

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Do you do face painting for children's parties?

Yes! I love to work with children and help to make their birthdays extra special! I use professional face paints that are kind and gentle on the skin and wash off easily - please enquire for a makeup quote by email or call 021 175 8686