by Stacey Paxton-Rhodes from Makeup by SPR
-My name is Stacey. I have loved makeup since I was 3 years old when I found my mom’s makeup bag. Let’s just say it wasn’t a pretty sight back then!
-However, after years of playing with makeup, lots of practice and some (rather important) professional training at The Central School of Makeup and The London Academy of Film, Media and TV, my skills have drastically improved. I am now accredited by the International Make-up Association (IMA) and a MAC Pro.
I Have Seen Makeup Artist That Charge Less Than You Do for Wedding Makeup Per Face. Can I Get the Same Rate With You for My Special Day?
There are many factors that need to be considered when charging for makeup such as costs of: makeup, training, equipment, insurances, travel plus all the other costs of running a business such as website hosting, security, advertising etc. This is taken into account along with competitor analysis. Therefore the price published is what an MUA needs to charge to run their business. Stacey Paxton-Rhodes
How Far in Advance Should I Book My Trial Make-up?
Your makeup artists will accommodate a trial with the time frame you are comfortable with, some ladies like it the week before, others a year before! My advice is to have a trial 4-6 weeks before the wedding. Most brides know what the dress, hair, and accessories are like by then and you can ensure the makeup compliments this. Stacey Paxton-Rhodes
Do I Need to Collect Images of the Styles I Like?
I will always put an album of hair and makeup ideas together for my clients based on the info they have given me about their theme, dress, wedding colours and what they like. However if you have seen styles that you like show your makeup and hair artist at your trial. They will then discuss with you how the style would work on you. Stacey Paxton-Rhodes
Will You Be Bringing Your Own Makeup, Equipment and Supplies?
Yes, your makeup artist will bring everything that is needed to do your makeup. If you have products that you would prefer them to use, have them at the trial so your makeup artist can see if they are compatible with HD photography. If it's foundation they can also check the colour is right for you. The lighting in makeup stores can be very unnatural so many people end up... Read More »
Do You Have Products for Different Skin Types?
Yes, your makeup artist will discuss your skin type with you. Based on this info they will choose the right skincare, primer, foundation and setting powder/spray to suit your skin type. This is why we have such big kits because different skin types need different products. This is another reason why a trial is important so you can tell your makeup artist how your kin reacted to the makeup and... Read More »