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. 

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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.

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