What Products do you Use?
We use a variety of products from a number of different brands. All of our artists kits contain high end cosmetics and our handpicked favourite products. Some brands include:
- MAC Cosmetics
- Charlotte Tilbury
- Makeup Forever
- Estee Lauder
- Urban Decay
Where are you Located?
We are based in EF Creative Studios, 9 Bond Street, Dublin 8 are where our trials take place. However we travel all over Ireland and will travel to your chosen location on the day of your wedding.
What are your Travel Charges?
It depends on your time and distance to your location. See our price list for more info. Any distances over 3 hours will require an overnight stay and a €100 charge.
Do you do Airbrush Makeup?
All of our makeup artists are experts at airbrush makeup. We can offer this service at an additional charge of €100 on any of our bridal packages.
Why do I need to hire a professional make-up artist for my wedding?
Makeup for photography is different from your everyday makeup. Our experienced, elite makeup artists are used to working with HD Camera’s in our commercial work, so we understand cameras, lighting and reflected light, that is, not just the way you look when seen with the naked eye, but the way your makeup will translate when the light bounces off your face and is refracted back to the camera in your photos and video. Understanding this, we bring out and play up your best features, correcting and changing face shapes and proportions, if necessary, using cosmetics. The camera does not have the same depth perception as the eye, so your features can appear flat. We know the techniques to counter act this visual effect, by using highlighting and countouring techniques. Our makeup application can be very subtle and natural; or bold and glamorous; either providing you with a flawless, glowing complexion and confidence in your appearance on your special day. On this special day ~ how you look and feel is most important.
Do you have Experience with Ethnic Skin Tones?
Yes, all of our artists are very experienced makeup artists who have worked with all types of ethnicities through the years. We match any skin tone; light or dark, pink or olive or blue – which is sometimes the case for us pale Irish 🙂
Do you do Bridal Trials?
It is not always necessary, but is recommended to put your mind at ease and ensure that the day of your wedding is stress free. We can discuss and explore different thoughts and ideas, so you will know exactly what to expect on your wedding day. We suggest that it may be a good idea to try arrange your bridal trial when you have a special occasion or your engagement shoot, so you can see how the makeup lasts and photographs. Many times it’s not possible for ‘destination brides’ from other countries to have a trial and we have often done the makeup on the day without any problems 🙂
What do I need to bring to my Bridal Trial?
You may use your normal skin care products and should come without any makeup if possible. If you have to wear makeup, keep it natural as taking off makeup can eat alot of time into our consultation.
We suggest that you bring along pictures of the looks or colors you love. Have a think about what you like and do not like in advance, but don’t worry, we will ask you plenty of questions to discover your style and personality.
What form of Payment do you Accept?
For deposits we accept bank transfers or payment by credit card. For the final balance again we accept either of these methods one week prior to your wedding. We will send you an invoice when confirming the final details for the day.
Can you Provide Other Makeup Services?
Yes indeed we do! We have a whole host of makeup services available, you can see the full remit on our commercial website: EF CREATIVE STUDIOS MAKEUP
How Long will my Makeup Last?
We use advanced application techniques with waterproof and sweat resistant products to ensure your makeup will last the high emotions.
Minor lipstick top ups or blotting for our oily skinned brides may be needed but aside from this, you can just concentrate on having a great time and not worry about your makeup.
Do you stay to do Touch Ups?
We do your makeup early enough in the day to ensure that you get ready in a nice relaxed atmosphere. We then do final touch ups just before you get into your dress. After this time we pack our kit and tidy up. Once you are in your dress we make sure you are happy and you don’t need anything else before leaving you to enjoy the last few minutes with your family and usually the photographer.
Do you stay to do touch ups on the brides until she’s ready to walk down the aisle or do you provide a wedding makeup touch-up service?
Usually, we clean and wrap everything after all the wedding party make-ups have been completed, but yes, if you are taking pictures before the ceremony or would like me to stay for touch-ups until the ceremony actually begins, additional time is available By-The-Hour.
What happens if I have an extra person?
Even though some of your bridal party or family may not have wanted to be ‘fussed with,’ when the day arrives and they experience the excitement of everyone else getting beautified…that person may decide they would like to be included as well. We will make every effort to accommodate your request and any additional people can be paid for in cash.
Please try to confirm the numbers in advance though as we wont always be able to accommodate your request if the time doesn’t allow for it.
Who else can receive your services?
Whoever needs it! We have been asked to cover up black eyes for brothers who play sport, covered red noses of father’s who work outside and covered bruises on boisterous flower girls. So please don’t be afraid to ask if you need our services outside of the usual “remit”.
How do I book?
You fill out our bridal booking form here and pay your deposit here