Q & A
Q: I barely wear makeup. Can you make sure I won’t feel “too made up”?
A: At your trial, Your CampBride artist will talk with you about what kind of makeup you’re used to wearing, so that we can create a look for you that won’t feel overdone. We also have products for women who don’t like to wear a lot on their skin, such as tinted moisturizers, which keep the skin feeling light and looking radiant. At the wedding, you will be dressed differently, and more pictures will be taken of you than on any other day. We will give you makeup that suits those circumstances while making sure that you still feel and look like you.
Q: How do I know my hair and makeup will last throughout my wedding?
A: It is the oil on your skin that usually causes makeup to wear off, so we use primers that prevent the oil from mixing with your makeup. And whether the day is hot and humid, windy or rainy, we use the latest hair products to ensure your hairstyle holds throughout the day and long into the night, while looking totally natural. Because every CampBride artist follows a special protocol that emphasizes the preparation stage, by the time you step into your dress you can be confident your hair and makeup will last all day and throughout the night.
Q: What brands of makeup do you use?
A: We are stocked with the latest and the greatest beauty products. You’ll recognize many of your favorite products in our makeup kits: Nars, Make Up Forever, Kat Von D, Trish, Dior, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Armani Beauty and many, many more. We also have secret favorites that we will gladly turn you on to.
Q: What brands of hair products do you use?
A: We love the luxury Oribe line of conditioning gels, oils, sprays, and skincare-grade shampoos, which are all lightly scented with French perfumes. Our artists have many other favorite brands in their kits, such as IGK, Iden, Big Sexy Hair, and Moroccanoil.
Q: I have allergies to certain products. What do you suggest?
A: Bring in the products that you use at home and we can work with those to create a beautiful, professional look for the wedding day, safe from any allergic reactions. Our artists are very knowledgeable about the latest and greatest products, so they can also suggest hypoallergenic lines you may wish to try.
Q: How long will my trial be?
A: On your trial day, you should allow 1 hour and 15 minutes each for hair styling and makeup. If you’re trialing both hair and makeup, be sure to allow 2½ hours.
Q: What about my bridal party?
A: Your artists will work with you on the wedding day to create any look you want for your bridal party. We encourage you to pin on your personal Pinterest board we create for you and the wedding party, or let us do something original and beautiful that complements your look. If you have a big bridal party, don’t stress: we will bring along an additional artists.
Q: Can your artists stay overtime on the wedding day?
A: On your wedding day, your CampBride artist will be booked for you exclusively; they won’t be rushing off to anyone else’s wedding. So if you want your artist to stay after you get into your dress, we are happy to arrange that. We do need advance notice, and a small fee may apply. Our brides usually find they don’t need us once they are in their dress, because we follow such a finely tuned protocol that our hair and makeup lasts all day and all night. In fact, we recommend against continually touching up hair and makeup, as it can become heavy and overdone.
Q: How do you choose the artists for CampBride?
A: CampBride only uses licensed hair and makeup artists who work regularly in the beauty and fashion industries. Most importantly, CampBride chooses specialists in bridal hair and makeup who have years of experience working with brides, who know how to bring out the inner radiance of every bride, and who love doing it.
Q: How far in advance should I book?
A: We have a big team of artists, so we usually have availability, but it’s best to call us for a phone consultation and price list as soon as you can. When you book your trial, we will secure your wedding date on our books. If you’re getting married on a Sunday or during winter, you should book your trial about three months before your wedding. If you’re getting married at any other time of year, or on a Saturday, it’s best to book a trial six months ahead. We also recommend that you make a booking for your rehearsal dinner, because it gives your artists a chance to get to know you even better and try any final variations that you might be considering for your wedding-day look.