Wedding FAQs

Are all the images on your website of work the Team have actually done?
Yes! We pride ourselves on our high quality of work over the years, and love to show it off.
What Makeup Brands do you use?
We use all the top international makeup Brands such as MAC, Smashbox, Napoleon, Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, to name just a few. Plus we also have a Full Mineral Range, a Cruelty Free Range and Vegan Brushes on Request

All our artists carry a range of product, as different products are often more suited to different clients. However, some of our artists stock mainly 1 brand ie. mainly MAC, or for the ‘mineral’ makeup lovers Jane Iredale.

Do you have a Travel Fee?
Travel is free of charge within the general central Auckland areas. Any areas outside may incur travel charges – please enquire for more details. If travel is charged it is based on 80c per km, return.

For all inner city Hotels/Locations please arrange parking for your artist at the Hotel/Location – if this is not possible, parking is to be reimbursed.

For all other travel outside Auckland or to Waiheke Island please see our ‘Destination Weddings’ section.

How long does Makeup and Hair usually take?
In general, we like to allow 2 hours for a Bride on the wedding day (1 hour for hair and 1 hour for makeup).
For all other guests (or occasions) we like to allow 1 ½ hours.

Times may change depending on the styles you have chosen, but rest assured, all our Artists are professionally trained to work to a time schedule that has been designed around your day.

Do I need a Trial?
99% of our Brides have a trial and we highly recommend it. The trial is a fun day where you get to see it all come together.
We suggest you collect photos of styles you like to show your Artist. Pinterest is a good start to search for hair and makeup styles. We can then discuss these with you and suggest what would suit your personal features, the style of your wedding, and your dress, before we start. Then together we can design your dream look.

For our International brides flying into New Zealand we can arrange a skype call to discuss plans with your artist if you are limited with time and won’t be able to fit in a trial prior to the wedding.

When should I have my Trial?
We suggest you have your trial 2-3 months before the big day. However, if you are a super organised bride, we can do it sooner, no problem.

Trial times are allocated for 2 hours maximum.

We suggest if you can coincide your trial with your hen’s night, dress fitting or a special occasion to make the most of getting done up. We have an amazing team that you will love spending time with, so make the most of the trial time to express what you really want, but most importantly have fun!

Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, to confirm your bookings we just require 30% deposit, with the balance due on the wedding day in cash, or before the wedding day via internet banking.
Can you cater for large weddings?
Yes, absolutely!
We have a large team that can cater for large weddings, to have you all ready on time.
Plus we can arrange extra Artists for additional family, friends, and guests at different locations
Do I need to buy a lipstick or powder for touch-ups?
We provide all our clients with a complimentary test pot of your lipstick colour and an applicator for touch-ups. We also sell mineral powder and lipsticks/lipgloss colour should you wish to purchase. Powder is recommended for the hot summer months! Our powders are AMAZING and can be worn as a foundation for day to day use after the wedding – you’ll love it!