AN INTERVIEW WITH
MAKEUP BY ANH PHAM
q. WHAT IS A BRIDAL TRIAL? SHOULD I BOOK ONE?
a. "Bridal trials are really great for seeing how things will look on the wedding day and to know how the makeup will wear hours later. This helps me make any changes or adjustments we've discussed after the trial. plus, I always feel more comfrotable doing bridal makeup on someone I've met before-- I know your style.
After I learn someone's face shape, skin type and preferences, I always make little adjustments to make it last longer and look even better the second time.
Bridal trials are also a food time to discuss details and the getting ready schedule for the wedding day."
q. WHAT SORT OF SPACE DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR GETTING READY? WHAT FACTORS PLAY INTO THIS?
— Space to move around
a. "For me, I always suggest choosing a space with lots of natural light and enough room for hair and makeup artists to move around. I tend to ask for a little table too."
q. ANY TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR MAKEUP TO LAST THE WHOLE DAY?
a. "Long lasting makeup techniques are considered throughout the application. Proper preparation of the skin is quite important for lasting results. Super dry or oily skin can be problematic. I like to suggest face and lip masks before the day of the wedding. Drinking water is a simple way to prepare skin for makeup too. I also have a lot of products that will help the makeup last long such as skin and lip primes, setting sprays, and setting powders. Clients have told me that their makeup lasted though all the happy tears!"
q. DO YOU RECOMMEND ANYTHING FOR TOUCH UPS?
a. "For people with oily skin, blotting papers are amazing at removing oils throughout the day without ruining the makeup. I prefer blotting papers over powdering the face, a little powder is okay, but too much can make the skin look too cakes by the end of the night. Lip balm is always a must have for me, since lip products can be drying. Crusty lips are never fun. I definitely recommend having a lip stick or lip stain in your touch up kit for in between kisses, drinks and eating!"