Frequently asked questions

Do you offer airbrush services?


I do not offer airbrush services. Traditional makeup application has a natural and skin-like finish, where airbrush may have very full coverage effect. My style of makeup is used to enhance my clients' natural skin and facial features, not to cover them up or hide them. I've also found that it lasts just as long as airbrush makeup when applied properly. Traditional makeup application also allows me to target areas on the skin more precisely.




How long does the makeup last?


A full makeup application may last anywhere between 6- 9 hours. It depends on many factors including face touching, sweat, humidity, water/crying, and skin oiliness. I will try my best to make it last as long as possible, but I cannot guarantee a definitive time limit for your makeup. Retouching and on-site touch up services are also available. I also give my clients advice on how to maintain their look and retouch on their own.




Do you do hair? If not, do you have hair stylist recommendations?


Unfortunately, I do not offer hair services at this time. I do have a referral discount with Sarah of DC Bridal Hair of 10-15% off select services (Based on her availability). Please inquire her for her availability at dcbridalhair.com




What should I expect for my wedding trial run?


Bridal trial runs include an initial consultation, skin preparation, one full makeup application, and on-site travel to your location. I will consult with you on what type of look you'd like to achieve. During and after your trial run, I encourage you to tell me any adjustments you want. If there are adjustments you want to make, I record the feedback to ensure we achieve the perfect look on your wedding day. Please check out my blog for a more in-depth description of my trial run process.




What type of makeup do you use?


I use a wide range of makeup and skincare brands. Some of the brands I carry in my kit are Nars, Makeup Forever, Tarte, Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Viseart, Laura Mercier, Minori, Milk Makeup etc. For skincare, I carry Josie Maran, Biossance, Ole Henrickson, REN, Drunk Elephant, and First Aid Beauty, etc.




How do I book an appointment?


Please go to the "Bookings" section of the menu. Fill out the form, and I will get back to you within 24-48 hours. An appointment is only guaranteed when I receive both a signed contract and a 25% deposit.




What are your safety and hygiene procedures?


For sanitation, I disinfect my case after every appointment. I put all used makeup products and brushes into a ziploc bag to prevent cross-contamination. With the used makeup products and brushes, I spray 70% isopropyl alcohol on them and allow them to dry. I clean all my brushes with an antibacterial brush cleaner, and if there are multiple clients, I repeat this step between every client. I also do not double dip any of my products and use disposables or my stainless steel palette and scapel. Lastly, I always wash my hands before applying any product on my client's face. I take hygiene and sanitation very seriously and want to ensure both my clients and I feel safe. Therefore, I will continue wearing my mask to all appointments. I'm also fully vaccinated.




Are you LGBTQIA+ friendly?


Yes, all are welcome.