BRIDAL TRIAL TIPS
We usually recommend booking in your bridal trial 4-8 weeks before your wedding date. Trials are held during daylight hours at our studio in Burton on Trent. This gives you a better view of the makeup as it will be on your wedding day. It also helps test the longevity of the makeup so we can make any needed tweaks on the day. We also have a hair station available in our studio for mobile hair dressers to use if you are wanting to book in your hair trial on the same day.
Feel free to bring up to 2 family and friends with you for your trial for support and encouragement.
PREPPING FOR YOUR TRIAL
START LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION PHOTOS
Pinterest is a great tool but can also be full of unrealistic, edited images. Taking a look at our instagram page is a great place to start! Know what you want, and what you DON'T want.
FOCUS ON SKINCARE
THE DAY OF YOUR TRIAL
Avoid wearing dark clothing and polo neck tops. Instead opt for a light top or a colour similar to your wedding dress. If possible replicate the neckline too.
Wear your hair up or bring a clip/bobble to ensure hair is away from your face.
If you'd like to arrange for your wedding hair stylist to come to the studio on the same day as for your hair trial please just let us know.
Come with an exfoliated, cleansed face removing any residual makeup, especially mascara.
Prepare inspiration photos. You can also show us photos of how you normally wear your makeup so we can get a better understanding of how much you are used to wearing.
Establish a skincare routine that works for you. Chatting with a skin specialist and getting regular facials will greatly help! Try and drink plenty of water, this will help plump up the skin and any fine lines.
AFTER YOUR TRIAL
Wear your makeup for as long as possible! So many of our clients feel like they want to go out after and show off their beautiful makeup after their trials, so it's a great day to arrange drinks or dinner.
FOCUS ON SKINCARE
Remember it's your face and we don't get offended by honest feedback! Did it get shiny? Were your lashes uncomfortable? Did you want to change the lip colour? By letting us know about things like this we can make sure we tweak the look so it's perfect for your big day!