Is hiring a professional makeup artist necessary?
Professionals know the best products to use to leave your makeup looking flawless in person AND on camera, and last all night. Also, the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is trying to perfect your makeup when the pressure is on. A professional will also keep you on time. We have worked many weddings and know what it takes the day of to get the timing just right.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We try our best to make everything convenient for our clients. We accept cash and credit/debit. We understand how expensive weddings can be, our program gives you the ability to make payments up until your balance is due.
How do you keep your makeup clean?
This is the most important question that everyone should be asking; sanitation is so important. We have enough brushes in our kits so that each person has their own set of brushes used on them. After every wedding our brushes are cleaned using professional grade brush cleaner followed by a disinfectant. We never use a product straight from its original container, which is why you'll see us using a spatula to scrape our products onto a palette. Keeping our kits safe from contamination is our number one priority.
Are trial runs necessary?
Yes! It is extremely important for our artists and stylists to try out different looks for you for your day. It saves time and cuts out the stress factor for you on the day of your wedding. However, if you are an out of state bride and we really cannot schedule a trial we can schedule a video call.
How far do you travel?
Wherever you need us to be we will be there! There is a travel fee, to learn more please inquire. Our travel fee covers the artist's time and efforts to travel to you. Some of my artists live out of state. Travel Minimums do apply.
How far out should I book hair and makeup for my wedding?
As soon as possible! We cannot hold your date until we have a signed contract and deposit. We tend to book about 1-1.5 years out, so the sooner the better. Always feel free to check in with me to see if your date is available.
Will there be another wedding booked on my date?
Each artist will never be assigned more than one wedding per day. We want to be sure that each bride receives the full attention that they deserve on their special day.
How many people can you accommodate?
However many people you need to have services for! We are so lucky to have such talented team members that all share the same passion for beauty.
What kind of makeup do you use?
We use a variety of different professional products. A few of my favorites are: Makeup Forever, Sonia Roselli, Graftobian, Senna, and Temptu.
How long does it take to have makeup done?
We block out our brides for 1 hour, as it's their special day and demand the most attention. Our bridal party members and other clients are booked for 30 minutes. We will take the burden off you and create a seamless schedule for the day of in coordination with your photographer.
How do I reserve my date?
In order to have your date reserved, a signed contract and 50% non-refundable deposit is required. The final balance will be due 14 days before your wedding.
What's Included in your prices?
Our prices can be found on our services page. On top of our rates we do charge for: travel fee, 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more, and if additional artists are requested or required there is an additional artist fee. Click the heart to learn more.
Do you only do weddings?
We offer makeup and hair styling for all events- Photoshoots, Special Event, Prom, Homecoming, Date Night, etc.
Smudge Makeup is an onsite luxury hair and makeup team that will leave you feeling beautiful and relaxed for your special day.