FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

How do I secure your services for my wedding date?
Once you decide you would like to book your date, I will send you an invoice via PayPal to send your $50 non-refundable deposit.  I book on a first come/first serve basis.  Your date will be secured as soon as a deposit is received.  The deposit will be applied to your total amount due for services.  Deposits are non-refundable if you choose to cancel your appointment.

Is there anything I should keep in mind when deciding how to do my hair and make-up?
Yes.  Please keep in mind that Costa Rica is a tropical climate, meaning hot and humid.  If you normally wear heavy face foundation, this may be a good time to start experimenting with how you feel about using lighter, mineral based make-up (such as Bare Minerals, etc.).  These cosmetics tend to breathe more, thus, allowing the skin to cool itself and sweat less. 

Can you come to my hotel/condo for my wedding?
Yes of course!

Do you have travel fees?
Please visit my Pricing & Booking Info page for travel fees.  If your location is not listed, please contact me.

How long will my appointment take on my wedding day?
Make-up generally takes about 30-45 minutes to apply.

Should I wear false eyelashes?
Really, it’s up to you.  However, unless you are blessed with really great lush lashes (and some of you lucky ladies are!!), using false lashes really does make the eyes “pop” in photos.  It just adds a little something extra.  False lashes don’t have to be dramatic, which is what many people envision when they think of them.  Chances are, most of the photos of wedding make-up that you’ve been admiring, have the models wearing false lashes.  The following photo shows with/without lashes.

Should I book a trial session?
This depends on you, however I highly recommend trial sessions, especially if you are planning on doing your make-up in a way you’ve never done.  At your trial, I can get to know you better and gain experience working with your individual make-up looks.  Since there are no time restraints like there will be on your wedding day, we have time to experiment and find out what works best for you.  This way, when your wedding day arrives, you have the confidence that everything will turn out as you envision.

When can I book my trial?
Any date before your wedding day.

How should I prepare for my trial?
≫≫Bring photos of the make-up you have in mind.
≫≫Bring any special make-up that you want to use.
≫≫Arrive with a clean face (taking special care to remove any residual mascara).
≫≫Apply your moisturizer at least 1 hour before.

 How long does the trial last?
Most trials take about 1 hour, but there is no rush.  I set aside time to work with you to create your perfect look.

Where do the trials take place?
I will come to where you are staying.

 What make-up products do you use?
The majority of the cosmetics I use are made by Bare Minerals, Urban Decay, Benefit, Dior and Make-Up Forever.  I find these products work very well in Costa Rica’s climate, are long-wearing, lightweight and photograph beautifully.  However, if you have a particular brand of cosmetics that you prefer to use, feel free to bring those with you to your appointment(s).  We can use a combination of products to achieve the look you want.

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