by Taryn Pouncett from Makeup By Taryn
-Taryn is a professional Makeup Artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Taryn’s professional background is in marketing and advertising, and anything creative appeals to her so she gets a real rush being involved in weddings, special events and photo shoots. She sees every client as a beautiful canvas looking for enhancement as opposed to a complete change,she loves bringing out her clients’ best features and getting their stamp of approval – at the end of the day her job is to make you look and feel beautiful.
Do I Need to Have a Back-up Makeup Artist in Case My Makeup Artist Ends Up Being a No-show for on My Wedding Day?
The short answer I would use is NO. If you have met your artist and had a trial, you should have developed a relationship and you will know if she's reliable or not. I have worked with a few different artists and most of us would die before letting a client down. In terms of being professional, if an emergency has cropped up, she should at the least find a... Read More »
When Should I Have My Colour, Waxing & Facial Treatments Done, Prior to My Wedding Day?
Do you do these kinds of beauty treatments regularly? If so, and you do not have any skin sensitivity issues or bad reactions, I would advise that you do hair colour a week before the big day to allow time for tones to settle, eyelash/eyebrow tints and extensions approximately 2-3 days before your event so they are still 'fresh' but have had time to settle. Waxing a day or 2... Read More »
What Kind of Foundation Do You Use?
95% of all my products are M.A.C but I keep a variety of stock, and will choose or mix the foundation according to your skin type and what type of makeup you're comfortable with. Taryn Pouncett
Do You Recommend False Eyelashes On My Wedding Day?
I absolutely 100% recommend false lashes for your wedding day. They really are the cherry on top to good, strong eye makeup. Most people don't even realise my Bride's are wearing lashes unless this is pointed out to them, as they are so nautral-looking. Another great option is lash extensions which will last at least two weeks, so you will look fabulous on your Honeymoon with minimal effort. Taryn Pouncett
If You Are Happy to Travel to My Home, Do You Have Any Specific Space Requirements for the Trial and for the Wedding Day?
My main requirement anywhere I work is always good, natural lighting. I always check out the venue within the first few minutes of arriving to see where the best natural light is coming in and once I know where to set up I bring in my mobile kit, stool and folding table. I am a fully mobile artist so have learnt over years to travel with a large kit but... Read More »
I Want to Add Highlights to My Hair So That It Would Be a Shade Lighter for My Wedding. How Soon Before the Wedding Should I Go in for the Colouring?
When it comes to changing your hair colour in the lead up to a wedding, I am of the opinion that anything which forms a part of your normal beauty regime is no worry & to carry on as normal but as this falls out of the ordinary I would recommend you start to make the change at least 3 months before the big day! I say this as the... Read More »
I Am Not Sure What Makeup Look I Want on My Special Day. Can You Help?
My advice to a bride that's uncertain would be to browse pinterest for makeup looks that she likes. She can collect these and at her trial we can choose her 2 favourite and try to re-create these looks. Once she has seen 2 different looks, she will be better equipped to choose her favourite look. Taryn Pouncett
Do You Have Products for Different Skin Types?
Absolutely. Before I start makeup on any clients (Trial Run or at the big event), there are a few questions I ask each person. Are there skin sensitivities I should be aware of, what skin type they are (Dry, Oily or combo) ,and what makeup they are generally comfortable wearing. This will guide my selection and set the tone for the look we try and achieve. Taryn Pouncett
Are There Any Other Special Things I Need to Know to Prepare My Hair for the Day?
This will depend on 2 things: The style you are wanting to do and the condition of your hair pre-wedding. In essence your hairstylist will be able to advise accordingly when you have your trial. As a general rule, if you are wanting a style that requires curl, hairstylists p[refer you wash your hair a day or two before so that it's not squeaky clean and soft, which could cause... Read More »
If I Want to Shorten the “getting Ready Time”, Could You Bring Extra Stylists/artists? Is There Going to Be an Extra Charge?
100%. I have aligned myself with trusted artists and hairstylists so can bring along a 'team' to help you and your best get ready in a shorter amount of time. There will be a charge to bring along assistants. Taryn Pouncett
How Much Is the Trial Run or Is It Included in Your Services?
I bundle services so the trial fee can be seen seperately on the quote, as this allows my brides on tight budgets to forego the trial & save on costs. I feel comfortable offering this option as I often have to do makeup having never met the person before. However, ALL my brides want a trial and I HIGHLY recommend having one- if nothing else, this gives us a chance... Read More »
Is It Necessary to Keep My Hair Long for My Wedding?
That really depends entirely on what your vision is for your hair on that day- if you are not a fan of extensions, or can't wear clip-in's for some reason then I advise growing it to have extra length for the hairdresser to work with. However, if you have shorter hair, don't despair. There are so many beautiful styles for each length and the right stylist can guide you along... Read More »
What Will You Do to Make a Brides Makeup Last and Look Great in Photos?
Primers and setting powders play a role in the longevity of your makeup, but the biggest part will always be the 'base' you create before the makeup application. For me, this means using wipes to remove any product and applying the appropriate moisturizer and primer for their skin type. A well looked after skin will always enhance the makeup. Before eye-shadow application, I like to use an eye primer and... Read More »
Can You Duplicate a Makeup Look From Pictures in a Magazine?
Yes, this is possible within reason. When duplicating a look, I can copy the main aspects of the look, for example, a smoky eye, a strong brow or a red lip but you need to consider that the model in the magazine may have a very different eye or face shape to yours. These are also other considerations such as skin tone, eye color, and your hair. All these factors... Read More »
What’s the Proper Eye Shadow for Asian Brides?
In general with Asian brides you want to avoid extremely dark colours (smoky charcoal for example), as dark colours tend to close a space down. Most Asian brides have limited eyelid space, so you really want to open that up with some illuminating products. Due to generally also having a cooler skin tone, you want colours that will warm the area and skin up, so I would stick to rich... Read More »
I Can Do My Own Makeup, Why Do I Need a Professional?
I have many friends who aren't artists yet are very talented at doing makeup, but I would advise against it simply because they are not skilled in the art of long-wearing makeup so don't have the expertise or products for long-wear makeup. The second reason is just because getting your makeup done is such a treat and always fun, so I think relaxing and sitting back on your big day... Read More »
How Are You Going to Achieve a Healthy Glow on My Cheeks?
The best way to achieve a 'glow' on the cheeks is to use a cream formula blush. For anyone who wants to glow, I spend lots of time working in some strobe cream, ensuring the skin is moisturised and using good liquid foundations and concealers to work on getting the desired look all the while focusing on the essential 'glow'! Powder formulas of any kind will always extract moisture from... Read More »
What Is Your Wedding Day Service Duration and Time Break Down?
What I do is complete a booking form with my bride at her trial which details her service time and all that detail. I then work backwards from the time of service to have everyone ready at least 1 hour pre-ceremony; this allows for the photos of getting ready and some family pics. I send this proposed schedule to my bride to dbl check with her planner and photographer. I... Read More »
How Far in Advance Should I Dye My Hair Before My Wedding Day?
Dependent on how quickly your hair grows and how far off your dye is from root colour, a week to 10 days ahead of your weddinfg is a good time to dye your hair. This will allow enough time for the colour to tone down and settle plus you can still fit in a nice moisturising hair mask for coloured hair in that case. If you're trying something completely new,... Read More »
Would You Provide Touch Up Kit on My Wedding Day?
Yes, I do. The kit is made up of small tubs of your foundation mix, some translucent powder, and some lipstick/ gloss. I also include a sponge, small brushes and an eyebrow wand/ brush for unruly flyaways. I generally prepare this and talk the Maid-of-honour through any touch ups she may need to do. I find that most never end up using it, as the quality of products and my... Read More »
What should you Avoid for Your Makeup?
My number one advice to my brides is to always do what you're comfortable with. If you prefer pared down, with gorgeous glowing skin, I am happy to provide that. Similarly if you are a full-on makeup Diva! It's your day, and the people who love you want to see YOU, so don't ruin the moment by doing what you 'think' you should. As Dolly Parton would say, 'Find Out... Read More »