How to Prepare for your Bridal Trial 

With so much to think about for your wedding day, my job is to make sure worrying about your bridal makeup is the last thing on your mind – which is where your bridal trial comes in!

The trial is a big part of making sure everything runs smoothly on the day, and there are a few ways you can prepare to make it easier and as stress-free as possible.

If you haven’t chosen your bridal makeup artist yet you can find out more about my bridal makeup services here.

Bridal makeup on wedding day

Bring in any skincare routine changes before the trial date

This isn’t as key if you have your trial months in advance, but most trials are booked 6-8 weeks before the wedding day.  One thing I use your trial for is to see how products sit on your skin, and then know if there’s anything which needs tweaking for the day. 

It usually takes around 4 weeks for skincare routine changes to take effect, leaving not a lot of room to resolve any issues or sensitivity which could come from new products.  If you do want to make any changes and try some new products, it’s best to do so at least 3 months before the wedding, and 4-6 weeks before your trial. 

If you have any skincare concerns that you’d like advice on, we can discuss them before your trial date. We want you to feel beautiful and confident in your own skin!

Find your inspiration

If you’re having a themed wedding it can be easier to give direction for me to understand exactly what you’d like.  One thing I’ve learned over the years of makeup artistry is that one person’s idea of a smokey eye can be very different to someone else.  If you have any inspiration pictures that you can share it can help me to create your idea of your perfect bridal look first time.

Don’t worry if you still have no idea though! One of the most helpful inspiration photos is one of you where you feel most beautiful. It gives me an idea of the kind of makeup you feel confident in – which is the most important role of your makeup on your big day. 

Bridal trial makeup with pink and rose gold tones

Match your bridal trial clothing to your wedding day clothing

One thing we can’t check in advance is how your makeup will look with your dress. It can play a big part in which colours will fit perfectly against your skin tone though. Wearing a top which is the same colour as your wedding outfit is really helpful to make sure your makeup will look perfect on the day.

Bridal trial makeup with purple eye makeup

Make the most of your bridal trial makeup

Although the aim of your bridal trial appointment is to perfect your makeup for the wedding day, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make the most of having your makeup professionally applied. Where possible I try to plan my brides’ trials around their hen parties. Or for when they have a date night or night out with the girls afterwards.

You can contact me here to check availability for your wedding date and to get a quote.