Have an upcoming event that you want to look your best for? Let us pamper you with a makeup application!
What types of events? Proms, Family Photos, Maternity Photos, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, High School Reunions, Attending a wedding, Big Date, First date, Wedding Anniversary, Trip to the Grocery Store, etc...
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How long will my makeup last?
Your makeup will last all day and night (yes, even if you are the first one to go at 8 am). The traditional foundation will last at least 12 hours, and the airbrush will last up to 20 hours. I have some brides who wear their makeup to brunch the next day. I had a bridemaid who had a bottle of champagne explode in her face in the limo and she still looked great at the wedding. You will likely have to touch up your lips throughout the event, and depending on your skin type, you msy want to carry blot paper or blotting powder to soak up oil.
What if I don't want my makeup to look dramatic, I don't usually wear makeup?
We consult with each client individually to determine what look they are going for and how they will feel most comfortable and look their best. We want you to be recognizable (unless you want to look totally different) and won't try to pressure you into anything you aren't ready for (except false lashes... they're amazing... please?!).
Where did you learn to apply makeup?
I have always been artsy and loved drawing and painting. In college my passion for makeup started to develop and I began to apply it on others. The satisfaction of the before and after, and making others feel more beautiful and confident was addictive to me. I began doing makeup for weddings and started taking workshops at MAC Pro in New York, eventually getting trained in airbrush makeup there in 2011.
I loved my makeup, now what?
We are so grateful you hired us for your big day and trusted us with something so personal. We would be thrilled if you referred future brides to us, wrote a review on facebook, wedding wire, the knot or elsewhere. And even better yet- book a spray tan, eyelash extension or other appointment with us so that we can continue to see your gorgeous face!
What if I need to cancel?
We will do everything we can to re-book your date, and if we are able, we will refund your deposit. If we are unable to re-book your date the deposit will be forfeited.
Is your pricing negotiable?
Unfortunately no. We have done our best to keep our pricing as reasonable as possible, but when it comes to professional makeup services, you get what you pay for. The level of skill will exceed having your sister, another relative, friend or cosmetics salesperson from the mall do your makeup. We specialize in bridal beauty and come to you, prepared and committed to your timeline. Exceptional products, web services, liability insurance, gas, training, communication and correspondence, sterilization and countless other factors contribute to our pricing, and we want to give you the best value for your money.
What methods of payments do you accept?
We accept Cash, Check (made payable to Monroe & Bardot), and Credit Cards (3% fee will be added)!
What if I cry?
It's ok! Everything we use is either water resistant or waterproof and applied in such a way that it will not budge. Just blot (don't wipe, scratch or rub) with a tissue and you'll still look fab!
Do you do airbrush makeup? Is it really all that?
Yes and yes. We do, and it really is. We use MAC Pro Airbrush formula for foundation and a special effects line of Temptu for tattoo cover (or placement!) Airbrush makeup is waterproof and transferproof and it lasts longer without feeling heavy on the skin.
How will I touch-up my lips or face? Can I get those products from you?
We suggest that if you have oily skin you have blotting paper or blot powder on hand to absorb oil and sweat. The warm weather months are popular for weddings and other events and it can get quite hot and humid. We will not pressure you into purchasing products but are happy to get them for you and pass along a discount for oil control and lip products.
What brands of products do you use?
So so many different brands. I am constantly trying new products and if they beat out my current favorite, or have a new use or application then it makes it into my kit. My kit has a lot of MAC, MAC Pro, Makeup Forever, Tarte, Urban Decay, Lorac, Anastasia, Nars and even a few drugstore products.
How long will the eyelashes last?
For weddings we use strip lashes and temporary glue, so they will last the day, but no more. To remove them you will want to gently pull from the outer corner or use makeup remover and a cotton pad to wipe gently until they slide off.
Can you duplicate a makeup look from pictures in magazines?
It can be hard to see the eye makeup on a lot of magazine photos unless they are looking down/ showing their lids. We will try to replicate the feel of the makeup in a way that suits your coloring and features. Please bring multiple pictures so that we can discuss what aspects you like from each. Please also understand that the majority of magazine and internet photos are retouched and photo shopped.