The Importance of a Bridal Trial

I cannot say enough, how strongly I recommend that every bride take part in a bridal trial.

I get a lot of questions such as:

What is a trial?

Why is it something extra I need to pay for?

Is it really necessary?

The answer is multifaceted, and the bottom line is yes, it is very necessary.

First and foremost, bridal trials serve to ensure that the makeup application the day of the wedding is as perfect, luxuriously pampering and stress free as possible. There will already be a lot going on on your big day, so reducing the possibility for stress, will help you feel more relaxed on what is the start to the biggest day of your life!

How does a trial help reduce stress?

Trials allow for both the bride and the makeup artist to decide on the look which best showcases the bride’s natural beauty, before the day of the wedding.

This is paramount.

Allowing time for the makeup artist and bride to experience, refine, and precisely create the look the bride wishes to have on her wedding day, prevents last minute day-of-wedding panic.

We have all experienced a time where our makeup was done professionally and it wasn’t quite what we were expecting. Better to iron out any kinks in the shape of your eyebrows or the color of your lipgloss days ahead of time, than the day of!

Trials also allow the makeup artist to take a look at your skin, and provide referrals and recommendations to aestheticians and skin care products that will assist you in having perfect wedding ready skin! The canvas is as important as the art, after all. My 13 years professional experience working with cosmetics and skincare will allow me to recommend products or treatments that will best suit you. I have an arsenal of local estheticians waiting at the ready for me to recommend them to you if need be!

Book your trial, and trust me, you will thank me the day of the wedding!

Taking a leap of faith

Those of you whom I have been lucky enough to have had by my side through this journey, know it’s taken me quite some time to build my clientele and establish myself as both a businesswoman and a versatile makeup artist. I began my journey into cosmetics in 2006, when I took a break from my undergraduate career and decided to take my fascination with makeup artistry to the next level.

I started the way most of us ‘old school’ artists start, by working at a department store makeup counter.

Learning the ins and outs of makeup application and skincare back then was a little more difficult than it is today. We didn’t have the ability to learn at home the way that is available now, in an era where the prevalence of youtube vloggers makes widespread makeup tutorials available. Instead of through videos from the comfort of my own home, I learned the basics of skincare through work sponsored product knowledge sheets and day long updates paid for by my cosmetics company.

These trainings were not as all encompassing as the information that is readily available at our fingertips today- thanks to the proliferation information available on the internet. However, I will stress, that the value of learning the basics from a structured long time industry leader, Estee Lauder Companies, has served me well in the long-term.

I learned how to identify skincare concerns and recommend skincare solutions in a helpful, easy way. This is an integral part of makeup application, as you can’t possibly create a masterpiece on a rough and unkempt canvas. I learned how to use color theory to select colors that would compliment and enhance my client’s natural features, how to make a teenage girl feel at ease in her body by emphasizing her beautiful eyes and minimize her teenage insecurity.

Being able to shift a person’s mindset, about themselves, simply through education and application of skincare and cosmetics is why I began to seek freelance work, and why I continue to do what I do to this day, twelve years after it all began. At the very beginning, I don’t think I realized what a career leap of faith I had taken by applying to be a beauty ambassador, or how much it would serve me in the long term.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton