a mixture of brands: all cruelty free and long lasting! becca, charlotte tilbury, nyx, barry m, b. by superdrug, bodyshop, laura mercier and hourglass to name a few.
is there a minimum booking?
absolutely not. i enjoy working on bridal parties of all sizes, i happily take bride only bookings.
when should i book my trial?:
i recommend booking a trial 12 - 6 months before your wedding day. a zoom call is recommended before your trial. this allows us to start getting to know each other and will help us to begin thinking about bridal looks that will suit you and your wedding!
what happens at my trial?:
at your makeup trial we will create your perfect bridal makeup look, i will also take some beautiful photos of you so you can see how your makeup photographs. i take detailed notes so that i can recreate your cruelty free bridal makeup on your wedding day. a bridal makeup trial generally takes 1.5 -2 hours. I recommend you wear a light coloured top to your bridal makeup trial.
If you could arrive to the trial wearing your “every day” makeup this is helpful for me to see the level of makeup you’re comfortable wearing on a daily basis and what elements of makeup make you, feel like you.
where and when will my bridal trial take place?
bridal trials usually take place in cheltenham on a weekday. during the months of april - october my weekend availability is limited however i will endeavour to do my best when it comes to accommodating your preferences.
what happens on my wedding day?:
On your wedding day I travel to the venue and bring my own chair, and lighting, if needed. I allow 1 hour for bridal makeup on the day and 45 mins for makeup for members of the bridal party.
I aim to have you ready 45 mins - 1 hour before the ceremony so you have time to get changed, eat and also so the photographer can get some beautiful relaxed images of you on your wedding morning. I stay until you leave for your ceremony so that I can do any last minute touch ups and ensure you walk down the ideal looking, and feeling, absolutely beautiful.
frequently asked questions
"jessica will do wonders. you wont regret booking her."
"Jessica is amazing. She did hair and makeup for me on my wedding day. I normally don't wear makeup and keep my hair in a ponytail, so I didn't even know what I wanted. She helped me figure it out during my trial and gave great recommendations! At our wedding I felt pretty all day and night, but even more importantly I was super comfortable. I think it can be particularly difficult to search for a makeup artist if you don't normally wear makeup and find it uncomfortable. For anyone who is like me in that respect, Jessica will do wonders and you definately won't regret booking her! "
"I would recommend jessica a million times over"
"I would recommend Jessica a million times over, she is a very talented and professional mua. Jessica understood exactly what look worked best for me and nailed it at the wedding. My bridesmaids and I were over the moon. On top of this, Jessica is a lovely, gentle and wonderful human being who made everyone at ease as soon as we met her. She also uses only cruelty - free products, basically a star! Thank you so much for making my day very special"