Wedding Tips

WEDDING TRIAL FAQ’s

WHAT CAN I BRING TO MY TRIAL?

Feel free to bring any pictures of your dress, hair accessories & pictures of “looks” you are interested in. Many Brides find it helpful to look through magazines to get makeup ideas This is not necessary, but always feel free to bring any photos/clippings with. Also feel free to bring your makeup bag or favorite lip color. This will give me insight into your makeup world.

SHOULD I COME TO THE CONSULTATION WITH OR WITHOUT MAKEUP?

Some brides find it helpful to come with their everyday makeup on. This is wonderful because it will give me a clear idea of your makeup style. Or come without any makeup..whatever your comfort level is.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

A one hour individualized makeup consultation/trial. When we are finished I will chart all the colors that were used and make detailed notes. I will take a few pictures which I will forward to you so you can review your personalized wedding look, and we can make any adjustments needed.

THE KEY TO GREAT WEDDING MAKEUP?

My goal is for you to look like yourself just more finished and more defined. For many of you this will translate as looking like yourself with an extra “pop”. For others it will translate into a more dramatic look. Whatever your goal, I will work with you to make sure when you look in the mirror you feel GORGEOUS!

What Can I bring to my trial?

Feel free to bring any pictures of your dress, hair accessories & pictures of “looks” you are interested in. Many Brides find it helpful to look through magazines to get makeup ideas This is not necessary, but always feel free to bring any photos/clippings with. Also feel free to bring your makeup bag or favorite lip color. This will give me insight into your makeup world.

Should I come to the consultation with or without makeup?

Some brides find it helpful to come with their everyday makeup on. This is wonderful because it will give me a clear idea of your makeup style. Or come without any makeup..whatever your comfort level is.

What can I expect?

A one hour individualized makeup consultation/trial. When we are finished I will chart all the colors that were used and make detailed notes. I will take a few pictures which I will forward to you so you can review your personalized wedding look, and we can make any adjustments needed.

The key to great wedding makeup?

My goal is for you to look like yourself just more finished and more defined. For many of you this will translate as looking like yourself with an extra “pop”. For others it will translate into a more dramatic look. Whatever your goal, I will work with you to make sure when you look in the mirror you feel GORGEOUS!

WEDDING DAY PREPARATION TIPS

TANNING

Take it easy with the tanning! This would be my #1 tip. I love a great spray tan, it will give your skin a beautiful glow. Just be careful not to get too tan, which in pictures can translate to ORANGE. Just remember if you look like you were just in the Bahamas and your groom looks like he has been nowhere..it will look odd in pictures.

WATER & REST

Try your best to hydrate and sleep as much as possible the week before your wedding.

FACIALS & TREATMENTS

Facials, waxing, threading and prep treatments BEFORE the wedding? I love facials and treatments. My only recommendation is to be careful with trying anything NEW before your wedding. Stress can reek havoc on our bodies and sometimes it can effect even a simple facial. If you have never had waxing, threading or facial and want to try it before your wedding I recommend trying any or all at least one month before your wedding. Make sure you have no reactions and then you can plan to have more a week before your wedding.

BRIDAL PARTY

Should I have my bridesmaids get their makeup professionally applied?
The answer is YES!
We have the most incredible Photographers in Chicago. If you are investing in their talents for your wedding day, then you should also invest in your bridesmaid’s makeup!

THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING

When your makeup application is complete, I will provide you with lip liner, lipstick/lip stain, gloss (if needed) and invisible blotting powder for touch ups
For more information, please contact Elise Brill at leesib@leesib.com

TANNING

Take it easy with the tanning! This would be my #1 tip. I love a great spray tan, it will give your skin a beautiful glow. Just be careful not to get too tan, which in pictures can translate to ORANGE. Just remember if you look like you were just in the Bahamas and your groom looks like he has been nowhere..it will look odd in pictures.

WATER & REST

Try your best to hydrate and sleep as much as possible the week before your wedding.

FACIALS & TREATMENTS

Facials, waxing, threading and prep treatments BEFORE the wedding? I love facials and treatments. My only recommendation is to be careful with trying anything NEW before your wedding. Stress can reek havoc on our bodies and sometimes it can effect even a simple facial. If you have never had waxing, threading or facial and want to try it before your wedding I recommend trying any or all at least one month before your wedding. Make sure you have no reactions and then you can plan to have more a week before your wedding.

BRIDAL PARTY

Should I have my bridesmaids get their makeup professionally applied?
The answer is YES!
We have the most incredible Photographers in Chicago. If you are investing in their talents for your wedding day, then you should also invest in your bridesmaid’s makeup!

THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING

When your makeup application is complete, I will provide you with lip liner, lipstick/lip stain, gloss (if needed) and invisible blotting powder for touch ups

For more information, please contact Elise Brill at leesib@leesib.com