First, complete your bridal profile. Once you complete your bridal profile the next step is to book a phone consultation with me. I set up this touchpoint so that I have a full understanding of your needs before drafting an agreement. This consultation is also to ensure that we are a good fit for each other. Energy is everything! After the phone consultation, I'll email you an invoice (50% retainer) and agreement for signature.
Yes. Only for larger wedding parties (5+) people, I will have 1-2 professional artists accompany me.
Of course! If you have a skin issue that is of concern to you, please let us know. What can seem like a HUGE problem to you, will likely be common to us. Mention any and all product allergies at your service, and if you are on any medications.
Great question! I've been a makeup artist for 8 years and I've trained with some of the best educators in the field. I can assure you that I can match every unique skin tone and work with every skin type there is.
Bridal - Bridesmaid and attendant applications are 1 hour. Bride applications are 2 hours. For the wedding day I create a makeup/getting ready schedule so that each person has an appointment time. That way there's one less thing for you to worry about!
Standard Applications for Full Glam & Natural Glam vary between 45min. - 1 hour 30 min.
Never underestimate the importance of skincare preparation to ensure a clean, fresh, natural looking makeup canvas. Thorough skin prepping will ensure your foundation (the makeup base) glides on smoothly for what should result in flawless coverage. It is common to believe that the makeup artist will fix your brows and I certainly will, but you will get the most flawless look with freshly waxed, tweezed, or threaded brows and facial hair removed.
Your makeup (whether Bridal or Standard) only looks as good as your underlying skin. Even if you have a perfect complexion, the few days before your wedding may not be a good time for a facial. Even good complexions may flare up under the pressures of wedding planning. Deep facial massage and manipulation can cause redness and bumps that may not go away in time for your wedding day. If it is in your budget, ideally it would be wonderful to plan several facials beginning at least 6 weeks before your wedding and up to 5 days before the special day. This kind of scheduling will allow your skin a chance to recover and minimize stress-related eruptions.
I highly recommend you have a facial before your wedding day. You can do a facial as late as the day before your wedding because there is little-to-no redness and no inflammation.
Looking in our kit, you will find quite a variety of brands, some you will probably recognize (NARS, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Lancôme, Laura Mercier, Juvias Place, Bobbi Brown, Anastasia) and others you may not (Ben Nye, Graftobian, RCMA).
I will use only tried-and-true products made for professional makeup artists or of professional quality. We have combinations of creams, liquids, powders – to airbrush makeup (the highest rated makeup for brides). From this large selection, I will choose the right products for YOU, your face shape, eye shape, skin type, skin tone and your desired style.
While reference photos are recommended and welcomed, each artist is different and different looks compliment different facial features. Depending on the complexity of the look, absolutely! In fact, we prefer to see pictures of makeup you love! If you do not have pictures, we have pictures you can choose from or allow us to use our creativity.
Most likely the date and time is unavailable because I am fully booked. My schedule fills up pretty quickly monthly. However, feel free to give me a call directly or send an email in case there is a cancellation.
Not at this time. Services are offered by appointment only. I typically post on social when I have an opening or cancellation, so please feel free to follow me on Instagram! @RVA_MUABriana