Makeup Artist, Skin-Care Consultant and Wedding Vendor Concierge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN ARTIST?
Long answer? I think since I was 12. I’m Sicilan and was blessed with exoctic features...one of those being extreme under-eye circles! It has been my life mission to conceal them, without looking like I have 50 pounds of makeup on.
Short Answer: I am an artist ( watercolor/sketching) turned makeup artist 12 years ago.
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING?
I was a Marketing Director at Revlon and L’Oreal before I had my children. I was classically trained on-site by the best of the best during photo-shoots.
It’s a fun story, I love telling it! Feel free to ask!
I SEE YOUR MOBILE, DO YOU HAVE A LOCATION TO TRIAL?
Yes! I have a studio in my home that I welcome all my girls to!
Don’t be shy, either. My home is your home. Coffee, tea, mimosa...whatever you want! We get the music going and have a major girl sesh!
CAN YOU USE AN ARTIST AND STILL LOOK LIKE YOURSELF?
YES. I pride myself on listening to exactly what her clients want.
I am personally inclined to stick with a natural glamorous look, but can achieve whatever you're most comfortable with. The application is about YOU, not about what me.
WILL I BREAK OUT AFTER AN APPLICATION?
I am a skincare consultant. The application starts before we even start using makeup. I prepare your skin to receive the makeup optimally with preventative and corrective skincare products.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I only use luxury products. I encourage my clients to check my kit. You are paying for a high end experience and I spend top dollar on my kit to ensure you are getting just that.
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN...WILL I BE OK?
Fun fact… I have been the “rashy kid” my entire life. Another life mission for me, is trouble-shooting eczema, rosacea, psoriasis. I’ve got it all.
In my kit, Tarte and Clinique can be found for my sensitive gals. I’m happy to allergy test before the application!
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH FAKE LASHES?
I LOVE false lashes...but the key is to make sure they are REAL hair. Synthetic is shiny...and very unnatural looking.
I only use real hair, wisp lashes. They give the appearance of a very healthy, FULL, lash.
I also use allergy free glue...hypoallergenic, latex free.
HOW LONG DOES AN APPLICATION TAKE?
Depends on the application. A bridal application take approx. an hour with 15 minutes of skin prepping prior. For the bride, we spend a TON of time perfecting. The bride is up close and personal with a ton of HD cameras all day. Perfection is key.
Bridesmaids take about 30 minutes. I still prep their skin with lotions etc, but I don't do facials on them or fine tune the way I would need to a bride.
I AM A BRIDE. DO I NEED ALL THE STEPS YOU INCLUDE?
YES. I prepare my packages so that your skin is in optimal condition it receive the makeup flawlessly, hold the makeup up all day, and then to not break-out after the wedding. The bells and whistles aren’t for fun, they are necessary to ensure a flawless application.
HOW MANY FACES CAN YOU DO ALONE?
I can handle 10 solo.
DO YOU HAVE OTHER ARTISTS IF I HAVE MORE FACES?
Yes! I have a large team of super talented women. I have a plethora to choose from, from high glam to natural artists.
DO YOU OFFER LESSONS?
YES! It’s my favorite part of being a beauty guru. I offer skin consultations, beauty regimen advice and teach often!
WILL YOU COME TO MY LOCATION?
Yes! I am happy to travel up to 2 hours. I have a travel fee of .50 a mile from 07005
DO YOU ONLY DO WEDDINGS?
Oh dear lord, no. I do it all! Photography makeup (modeling, boudoir, family photos), event makeup, prom, black tie. Whatever you need.
I NEED AN APPLICATION...BUT ALSO HAIR. CAN YOU DO BOTH?
Yes! I can handle up to 3 hair and 3 makeup applications at once.