Makeup Artist in Sydney and the questions that brides should ask their wedding makeup artists before booking.

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By Rachel Cope

Q:      How long have you been doing makeup and how did you become a makeup artist?

A:      The length of time that someone has been a makeup artist does not necessarily determine his or her abilities. However having suitable qualifications does. There are plenty of rouge makeup artists out there who are willing to take your money and not deliver.

Q:      Do you have a portfolio I can look at?

A:      The answer should be ‘yes, absolutely’. Majority of makeup artists these days have an electronic portfolio, so they should direct you to that, it’s usually on their website.

Q:      I love your makeup services and your portfolio everything looks fantastic, so can you tell me what sets you apart from all the other makeup artists.

A:      You’re looking for unique characteristics here, as you want your wedding to be a reflection of you. The makeup artist should be able to help you create individuality you desire and deserve.

Q:      May I contact some of your former clients and see what it’s like to work with you?

A:      The answer to this question should be a categorical ‘yes’. The testimonials of other brides will help you decide if this is the makeup artist you should book.

Q:      What products do you use?

A:      If you like a particular brand it is important to ask if the makeup artist uses that brand and if they don’t do they have similar products? Are the products they use tried and test and do they personally trust them?

Q:      Will my makeup last all day and night?

A:      With proper care your professionally applied makeup will last the duration of your wedding. However expect to do minor touch ups of your lipstick after kissing, eating and drinking. Your perspiration levels will determine whether or not you need to touch up your powder. Any makeup artist that answers, “yes of course” without explaining the above is lying. All makeup no matter how good the product is will require minor touch ups.

Q:      How long does the makeup application take?
A:      Depending on how much detail your looking for, the average time the application should take is approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Q:      Do you recommend I have a trial?

A:      A pre-wedding makeup trial is highly recommended to ensure all of your requests and needs are discussed before your big day. At your trial your makeup artist should talk about your colour schemes, your wedding themes, any allergies or sensitivities that you may have plus any ideas you wish to convey.

Q:      How much will my makeup cost and what payment methods do you accept?

A:      Makeup artists set their own costs, prices range from $50 - $200. You should be able pay by at least direct deposit/electronic transfer, bank cheque, money order or cash.

Q:      This sounds like everything I’ve been looking for, what happens next to start the process?

A:      The makeup artist should explain the steps required by you and them through to your wedding day starting with your trial date and time, as this will determine a number of the other steps taken.


When looking to book your wedding makeup artist in Sydney the following questions are worth asking before booking for your event.

wedding makeup questions that are worth asking before booking for their event at Rc Makeup Artistry

questions that brides should ask their make up artist before booking for their wedding day.