Makeup Trials & Other FAQs
aka a lot of delicious info!
Let's talk trials!
I find trials to be super important! And SUPER fun!
A trial gives us a chance to meet, break the ice, connect, chat and vibe to give you peace of mind in me as your artist. Most importantly, trials allow us a personal, one on one time to consult and collaborate on the makeup look you want to bring to life for your special moment-
PRIOR to the actual BIG day!
We "glam" your full face. I take my notes/pics, get your feedback in the moment as I walk you through step-by-step what I'm doing. You test drive the makeup and how how it wears after your trial and email/text me your notes!
Yes, I will bother you for your notes! A simple, "everything was fabulous", works for me, too! LOL But, by all means, please be as detailed as possible with whatever notes your have and bullet point! Then, I am able to add this feedback to my notes, so it's a quick recap consultation/easy fix on the BIG day!
Day of, you just show up and sit back!
Makeup trials are 90+ minutes.
Available Monday - Thursday. Some Sundays as available.
By appointment only.
To schedule your trial preview, please contact me 3-4 months prior to your event!
Shari.firstname.lastname@example.org or text 215.805.5096
1 trial is included with a booked party of 4+ adults.
Additional trial w/ booked event (larger party)
OR a trial for a booked micro-party (3 or less adults)- $125
Trial without booked event- $150 *will not hold date
Here are some quick tips for your Makeup Trial!
It’s best to schedule your trial 1-2 months before your event. (Lets get it on the books 3-4 months before you event). By then, most of the details of your event will be set, you’re somewhat settled on your colors, theme, and accessories and will be able to feel more confident discussing the look and vibe you would like to capture for your makeup. It also helps me keep your look consistent with your trial and my memory on par with my notes! LOL
Makeup Inspo photos- Check out some of my work and my instagram @shariddoesmakeup. Pinterest and google, are ok searches, too! It is a great way to start discovering makeup looks that fit your style. Don't get intimidated by inspo photos. They are just a good starting point to see what your eye is drawn to. Look for someone with similar skin tones, age range, hair color, features, etc. If you still aren’t sure, its ok, that is what a trial is for! With years of experience in many kinds of makeup scenarios, you are in the best hands- I'll walk ya right on through! Together, we will collaborate to figure out what would work best for you and your individual taste.
Come with a complete clean, freshly washed, bare face! You can do your skincare routine if you'd like if there is NO SPF. However, we do it all- from skincare prep to lashes.
Try to wear a similar color to what you will be wearing at your event (For example, if you're a bride, wear white). That way you can see how the makeup will look with the color. Bring any accessories you plan on incorporating. Earrings, Hair accessories, etc...or at least know the colors of your jewelry and shoes!
Pre-trial/pre-event prep work!
Taking care of your skin is vital to achieve fresh, natural looking makeup. Exfoliate, hydrate, tone and moisturize! Get a facial, microderm or dermaplaning. Ramp it up leading up to your special event- trust me, it makes such a difference with how makeup sits on the skin. It’s much easier to cover discolorations and blemishes, than texture! 😁
Any brow treatments- waxing/tweezing/threading and advanced facial treatments should be done 3-7 days before your preview trial AND before your event.
If spray tanning/self tanning, make sure to deeply exfoliate before your tan so the product doesn’t stick to dry spots and develop patchy. Allow time for tan to develop and be sure to shower prior to makeup application. Aim to tan a few days before your trial and event. If you don't like to tan your face, that's ok, we can match your shade to your decolletage!
A few more things...
Brides to be, I like to suggest booking your trial on the day of your dress fitting, if possible. It’s a great way to see how the makeup will complete your look. Engagement photoshoots or pre-wedding day activities (that fall on a weekday) are other good times to do your trial so you can see how the makeup wears and photographs. 1 trial is covered for parties of 4 or more adults. If you have other makeup needs, photoshoots/parties/extra trials, etc leading up to the event date, the rate would be discounted $125 per event. BOOK YOUR EVENT/PARTIES/PHOTOSHOOT DATES AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE!
Things to consider bringing in your purse or pocket on the day of your event: Products work differently on different skin types and can be affected by many things, including weather, temperature and event DANCING! I suggest bringing a touch up powder or blotting papers if you tend to get oily. If you tend to be more on the dry side, you can probably skip this. Lip products are always a good idea to have on hand, too! If you need me to suggest a shade for you to purchase or pick up a color for you, let me know, I would be happ to! They usually run anywhere from $15-$30. Other than that, all makeup will remain fabulous all night long! Ok, maybe pack some tissues to DAB tears away, just in case!
How do I take lashes off? I hear this all of the time! Have ever had gum on your shoe? It's kinda going to feel similar. Not painful at all, just a little sticky! I like to start on the outter corner of the eye. As far away from the eye as possible, pinch the lash above and below, with 2 fingers. Lightly tug away from the eye. If it hurts, please stop and reassess the above steps. If it doesn't you will feel that "sticky shoe" feeling and the lash will pull right off towards the nose! Like peeling a bandaid but way less painful!
SDDM uses high quality skincare and cosmetics products with proven track records and natural, healthy ingredients whenever possible. Skincare prep and product selection is based on skin type of each client and their desired makeup look.
All makeup and tools are cleaned and sanitized prior to, following each appointment and in-between each client, if applicable. Disposable tools will be used when possible.
Your makeup will be comfortable, long lasting and will wear until you wash it off-
(which is SUPER important to do even if you don’t want to wash your face at the end of the night!)
"HOLD MY DATE" DEPOSIT
To secure your date, a signed contract is required with the $100 deposit amount due at the time of signing. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to “day of” makeup application. Both the contract and deposit must be received before placing a hold on the date. Deposits can be made via Venmo or Paypal.
All balances are due THE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT via Venmo. Unless otherwise discussed.
TRAVEL AND ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEES
Fee of $65.00+ will be added to “day of” balance to cover travel fee, mileage, wear/tear, tolls, etc for make up services over 10 miles from Horsham, PA 19044. Amount will be discussed prior to day of services. Fee is PER SERVICE- trial, day of event, and per additional artist. If start time is before 7AM, artist may require hotel accommodations depending on location.
If you request an artist to stay to complete additional services, such as touch ups and/or makeup changes, it will be $100 per hour after the time discussed to be ready.
There is a $125 fee per additional makeup artist needed for parties of 7 or more, or based on time discussed to be ready, if applicable. Fee due via Venmo at time of deposit/contract signing. Additional travel fee of $65+ will apply per artist, if travel is over 10 miles from artists location and fee is to be paid to the scheduled additional artist directly at the time of service.
An additional 25% fee added to the total services booked on all National Holidays. If you are unsure if your date falls on a holiday, please ask for clarification.
In the event Client cancels this Agreement more than 120 days before the event date, Clients will only be responsible for paying the deposit. Cancellations must be sent via email to email@example.com and notification by SDDM must be obtained by Client. If Clients fail to let SDDM know of cancellation via email before the event date or cancels within 120 days of the event date, Client is responsible for the full balance due via Venmo.
If posting on any form of social media and using photos of SDDM makeup, the client must credit photos and tag in photo and caption @SHARIDDOESMAKEUP.
SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
During the COVID-19 pandemic, SDDM continues to maintain a safe and clean work environment at all times, consistent with all health and safety laws. If anyone in the party is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has recently tested positive for the virus, services will not be provided for them.
SDDM uses high quality, professional skincare and cosmetics products with proven track records and natural, healthy ingredients whenever possible. Skincare prep and product selection is based on skin type of each client, desired makeup look and weather, as that also affects the skin and wearability of makeup.
All makeup and tools are cleaned and sanitized prior to and following each appointment and in-between each client, if applicable. Disposable tools will be used when possible.
Artist cannot be held accountable for any allergic reactions, or complications from makeup or the application. Clients agree to relieve and hold SDDM harmless for all such circumstances.
Any photos taken by Artist on the day of event can be used for SDDM promotional use on website and/or social media.
All payments and services are NON-refundable. In cases of an emergency situation, a full refund will be returned to the Client.
Tips are not necessary and very much appreciate for your great service.