Frequently Asked Questions
Here you'll find the answers to some of the questions you may have about having your makeup done professionally. I've compiled them all based on the most common client inquiries I've received, for your convenience!
Do you accept pencil bookings?
I really hate to say it, but NO. I've had a few bad experiences when it comes to pencil bookings before, so I've learned to be firm with it. I'll be needing 50% downpayment for all bookings, so I can reserve the date for you.
Do I really, really need to do a trial hair and makeup before my wedding?
For both our peace of mind, YES, my dearest bride-to-be.
If you've already booked me already for your wedding, the trial hair and makeup session is the best time for us to experiment with different looks without the pressure of getting it right the very first time. That's why it's called a trial, right? This is also the best time for me and my hairstylist to get to know you, your personal style, and check out to see just how 'gwapo' your fiancé is :p
If you haven't booked with me yet, then you can use this time to see if my style really is what you're going for. You can also maximize your trial hair and makeup by having it coincide with your engagement shoot or have it before a special event you're attending.
I've had clients though who didn't have a trial session and it turned out fine. They're mostly my overseas brides who simply don't have the time for it. Some were confident enough to not have one, since they already like what they saw in my bridal makeup portfolio here.
When should I have the trial hair and makeup session and how long does it last?
If you already have me booked, you may get all excited and have it way ahead of time. We can have it around 3 to 6 months before the wedding date, preferably once you've finalized the design of your gown, the theme, and other details because all of it greatly influences the whole look. Other changes in your look such as weight loss and hair growth can also affect the outcome, so best not to schedule it too early.
Please allot a full 2 hours for the trial session. It can be a bit shorter or longer than that, depending on your requests and depending on how long our 'chikahan' will get :)
I'm so confused! What's the difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup? What's better?
I'm a fan of airbrush makeup and I strongly encourage you to try it. I explained it in detail here.
I absolutely have NO idea what makeup look I want. Help!
Don't worry, just relax! It's my job to figure out what suits you the best. You can search for makeup pegs online and from magazines. But if you're still clueless and not sure, just come with your pretty face and I'll take care of the rest.
I want to have some facial treatments done before being made up. Is that okay?
Sure! You can do facials, diamond peels, etc at least 1 to 2 weeks before being made up. Just don't do anything drastic the day before. I have a few stories to share about treatments gone wrong so for the love of makeup, better be on the safe side and have them done way ahead of your trial session or big day.
What are the makeup brands that you use?
I'm lucky I was chosen to be an affiliate of and sponsored by Make Up For Ever, which is a high quality, professional French makeup brand. About 90% of my products are from this brand. However, I also use other trusted brands as well, such as:
How do I prepare before being made up?
Easy peasy. Just come with a clean, moisturized face. If you can, skip the sunblock for the day. DON'T put conditioner on your hair so we can easily style it. See you! :)
Where is your makeup studio and how do I get there?
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY (BGC):
The Aston at Two Serendra, McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig
You can easily Waze “The Aston at Two Serendra” for directions.
48 Kalaw St., Mira-Nila Homes, Congressional Ave. Extension, Quezon City.
You can easily Waze "Kris Bacani" for directions.
To view the map and for a more detailed set of directions going to my studio, click here.
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