Frequently asked questions


I recommend booking in for a trial at least 1-3 months prior to your wedding date. Trials usually last 2 hours. At the trial we can go through your ideas and themes for the day working together to come up with a look for you. We will also discuss specifics and timings to ensure a smooth running schedule on the wedding day. Members of your bridal party may of course book a trial if they wish. Trials are available on weekdays and evenings. Weekend trials are subject to availability. Trials usually take place at my home in London, however I am happy to travel to you. Travel expenses will be charged for any travel outside of London zones 3, if travelling to you for your trial. Remember to bring along any inspiration images to the trial of how you would like your makeup on the day, this will help me get a feel for your look. This can include any images of your dress, hair, accessories, even your venue and wedding themes. If you have no idea where to start or need some extra help with how to have your makeup please see my Pinterest and Instagram for bridal inspiration.

On the day

On the day I will travel to your venue, home or hotel at the pre-arranged time to assist you and your bridal party to get ready for the big day. Generally speaking it is preferred to get the members of the bridal party ready first, and then the bride although this is flexible depending upon what is best on the day. I like to allow extra time for any touch ups, unforeseen circumstances and most importantly fun! If you would like me to stay on for the remainder of the day for touch ups or a makeup change, please let me know when booking to discuss arrangements and any additional charge.

Payments & deposits - Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms Payment for your trial will be required in full prior to or on the day of your trial date. If you are happy with your trial and would like to go ahead with booking, a 50 % deposit will be required to secure your wedding date. Your wedding date will not be secure until payment for deposits have been received. Trial payment and deposits are non-refundable and payable by cash or bank transfer. The remaining balance for your wedding day will be payable up to one week before the wedding date by cash or bank transfer (unless otherwise arranged). Changes to booking Notification should be given of any changes to the booking and trial as soon as possible. This includes changes to the number of clients, location, dates and times. Cancellations 48 hours notice must be given to cancel a trial appointment or the cost of the appointment will be charged in full. If a booking is cancelled within 3 weeks of the wedding date, full payment will be required within 7 days of cancellation. Should the client wish to cancel this booking at any stage written notice must be given. Cancellation will take effect from the date of receipt of the written cancellation and you will receive written confirmation of your cancellation and any cancellation charges that may have been levied In the very unlikely event that I am unable to fulfil your wedding date due to illness or emergency, an alternative trusted artist will be offered as a replacement who will be able to replicate my work using my photos and notes or your money minus deposit refunded if fully paid in advance. In the event that I need to cancel the trial appointment for any reason, an alternative date will be suggested or all monies refunded if paid in advance. I reserve the right to refuse to work if a client is rude or aggressive. In this case I reserve the right to cancel the booking.


Travel will be charged at 40p per mile, and the same for the return journey, including parking. Or the cost of public transport/taxis taken for a return journey. A travel cost can be calculated for you when booking. For destination wedding travel arrangements please do get in touch.

What products do I use in my kit?

I use a mix of high quality, professional makeup products in my kit. Examples of some of the brands I use include: Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, Hourglass, MAC and Inglot. I also carry natural, organic, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free brands, such as Ilia, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, Juice Beauty, Vapour, Ere Perez and Lily Lolo. For skincare I use only non toxic, organic brands such as Pai, MV Organics, Tata Harper and Tweleve Beauty. If you wish to use any of your own personal favourite products I am more than happy to incorporate these into your look. Please let me know if you have any skin sensitivities or allergies.

Help! I need makeup inspiration!

For bridal hair and makeup inspiration please feel free to check out my Pinterest and Instagram! Here are some useful things to consider when when planning how to wear your makeup:

  • How do you wear your makeup everyday or on a night out?
  • How do you feel most comfortable wearing your makeup?
  • What time of year are you getting married? Will it be hot or cold? As this can help determine a look and products used.
  • Are you going to remember to touch up your makeup throughout the day? If not then perhaps a low maintence look is better suited?
  • Remember to take into consideration your dress, theme, venue and flowers.

Bridal beauty advice

Makeup is there to enhance your natural beauty, so in the lead up to your wedding it is really important to start looking after your skin. If your skin is glowing and in good condition, then it gives the makeup a great base to work on. These points may seem obvious, but they are the sort of questions I am always asked by brides. So to get you started here are some essential bridal beauty tips...

  • Start by getting a good skincare routine in place, I can help with recommending products suitable to your skin type and what sort of routine you should follow at the trial. The earlier you start the better.
  • If you have time and can afford it - book in to have some facials suitable for your skin type to get you glowing for the big day. I also offer holistic bespoke facials suited to your skin type, please let me know if this is something you would like to book. Alternativley try doing your own at home. Not only will it leave your skin looking gorgeous, it is a lovely way to unwind and destress from all the wedding planning! However remember to not have your last facial in the week before your wedding in case of any adverse reactions or pesky pimples.
  • Any beauty treatments such as tanning, eyebrow threading or lash extensions make sure you do a trial run well in advance to ensure it’s right for you and you like how the therapist has carried it out. If you do decide to go for any of these treatments, again try not to get them done in the last few days before the wedding. You don’t want any last minute beauty disasters.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of greens, this will really help your skin look fab!
  • To make sure your makeup is kept looking fresh throughout the big day once I have left carry your lipstick or gloss, powder and blush in your bag for touch ups. Or leave with one of your bridesmaids to be in charge of touch ups.

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Make-up Artist & Holistic Therapist 
London & Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7540 299906

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