Bridal Makeup

Pre-Wedding Consultation and Trial

The trial is essential to any bride wanting to get her look exactly right for her special day.  The more information I have about themes and colours of the day, the more I get to know the bride’s personality and what I can do to make sure the makeup fits in perfectly.

The best way to do this is to bring some images of makeup you like so I have a clear idea of what look we are aiming for.  It is also helpful if the bride can send me some images before the trial so I can do my own research and start to think about what products I can use.

It is important I see the brides skin so I can choose the correct skincare for her skin type.  I have skincare and primers for all skin types, which on the day is crucial for the overall look and longevity of the makeup.

On the day of the trial:

  • I usually take two hours to do a trial but I set aside plenty of time so it would never feel rushed.
  • The bride sits holding a mirror so each stage can be viewed to be sure we are going in the right direction.
  • I will make any changes to ensure the bride is completely happy with her makeup.
  • It is a good idea to wear a white top to the trial as it gives a more accurate insight into how the makeup will look with the colour you will be wearing on the day.
  • The trial is usually carried out my home but I am also happy to travel to the bride if it is more convenient.
  • After makeup application, I like to take a few photos in different lights so we can see how it will look on camera so we are confident you will look amazing in your wedding photos!

Wedding day

On the day I will arrive at your venue with plenty of time to set up. I will fit in around the bride’s schedule making it as stress free as possible. I like to have an hour to do the brides makeup and preferably doing hers last so her makeup is fresh for her big reveal! The bride can relax knowing that I will be recreating the look she was happy with during her trial.

The bridesmaids and bridal party, depending on age and how much they are wearing, will take 30-45 minutes. I love being part of the wedding morning and will stay until everything is perfect.

I am sometimes asked to stay after the ceremony to be on hand to ensure makeup is perfect throughout the photos, (please note there would be an additional charge for this).

Sonia Schofield Makeup


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