Why Bridal Trial Makeup Is Important

“Is the trial session necessary?”

If I was paid for every time someone asked me that question, I’d probably be able to buy another makeup kit.

I get this question a lot from brides and I always encourage them to have a trial makeup session with me before their wedding date. To some brides, it’s a no-brainer. To others, they see it as an opportunity to cut costs and deem it unnecessary.

But what happens during a trial session? What makes it so important?

During a trial session, the makeup artist gets to know the bride more. She may ask about the bride’s skin: her skin type, allergies, acidity, etc. She also asks the bride’s preferences for hair and makeup. It’s expertise combined with the client’s preferences that creates that dream wedding look; and the trial session is the perfect time for you to team up with your makeup artist.

Brides should take this as an opportunity to get to know their makeup artist. This is a good time for them to take note of their work ethic. They will be able to gauge the artist’s personality with a makeup session and it will be a great time for both the bride and the makeup artist to establish some trust and familiarity.

Here are a few things for brides to remember during a trial session:

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions

    Sometimes makeup can be a little overwhelming. With so many different products and techniques, it’s hard to keep up. It’s okay to ask questions and clarify certain things with your makeup artist. Keep an open line of communication and express what look you are going for. Be sure to tell the artist your likes and dislikes. And if you’re not familiar with something, ask. It’s good to make sure all things are properly discussed for your big day.

  2. Book your trial session in the morning

    A good way to test the longevity of makeup is to have it done in the morning. Have your makeup artist come over to do your face right before you plan a lunch date with your fiance. Have an afternoon walk in the park, do some errands and have a night out with friends. And when the day is done, be sure to check if you still look great before washing it all off. You’ll want your makeup to stay through sweat and tears on your special day.

  3. Cut costs by having your trial before the prenup shoot

    If the time and location permits you to have your makeup done before your shoot, it would be great to have your trial done beforehand. That way, you cut costs on having to book your makeup artist for both a trial and a prenup shoot. Just have some oil sheets, powder and lipstick handy and be ready to do retouching yourself.

  4. Take lots of selfies

    After the makeup session, unleash your inner Kim Kardashian and take tons of selfies. This isn’t just for social media but also a way for you to see how the makeup registers on camera. Try taking pictures with natural light, indoors, outdoors and with flash. What you see in the mirror may be different from what the camera sees.

  5. Book your makeup artist early

    Makeup artist’s schedules fill up really fast. You should book your favored makeup artist at least 4 months before your wedding. Do your research a year in advance and take the time to read reviews. Inquire about prices and availability to narrow down your choices. Remember, the early bird gets the worm.

Interested in booking a trial session? Contact us!

Poi Jakosalem | Professional Makeup Artist

Call 09178527792 or send us an e-mail at poijakosalem@gmail.com