Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Your trial is a great time to get to know your stylist, and chat over any questions you have about your big day. It will also be your opportunity to bring in the pictures of styles you love and talk over things you like and dislike with your stylist.
We've put together a quick checklist for you to help you get the most out of your trial.
Here is a basic checklist for your trial:
Bring along some photos of looks that you like and looks that you don’t like. Makeup is a very personal thing and your idea of natural might be very different to your makeup artist’s. You could also bring any images of of yourself in your normal makeup style.
Remember also to be realistic! A lot of photos you see are airbrushed and have the colour enhanced.
Aim to arrive to your makeup trial with no makeup on
Do not arrange your makeup trial within a few weeks of having any type of medical facial done, skin will be shedding dead cells and will in turn not be a true reflection for you. If you can arrange for your hair trial to take place on the same day, it’s an added bonus to see the full look together.
Bring in a photo of your dress so your stylist can ensure your look fits with the dress style.
For your hair trial, bring any hair accessories for the stylist to try out.
If you plan to wear fake tan for your big day, it’s really important you wear it to your trial. Lip colours etc. can look very different with and without fake tan.
Wear a similar coloured top to their wedding dress for the makeup trial run. If you're wearing a dark top for the trial but not on the day this can really change the overall look.
Be honest about your expectations and speak up if you don't love the look you end up with. Many brides have more than one trial before they settle on a style they love.
Take some selfies once you're done from every angle, to see how you will look in your wedding pictures and to your guests. Remember to take pictures from a natural distance in order to get a “real” feel for how it will look.
Spend the rest of the day with that makeup and hairstyle to ensure it will hold up the day of your wedding.
There are tons of questions you're going to have about your wedding day hair and makeup- and that's more than ok! Write them down and take a list with you to your trial to go over with your stylist.
At Killer Queen we love to help our brides get ready for their day with as little stress as possible. We're here to answer your questions and concerns, and address anything you're not sure of.
We hope this guide helps you to maximise your time at your makeup and hair trial so that you feel ready and prepared for the big day!