Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book you for my event?
When you are ready to book me for your event I require a signed contract and a deposit of $100 to reserve your date. The deposit is applied to your balance the day of the event.
What is the difference between a "Professional" Makeup Artist and a Licensed Makeup Artist?
Most people hiring a makeup artist don't realize that in the state of Indiana it is a requirement to hold a license when performing makeup on someone. This can be either a Cosmetology License, which I hold, or an Esthetician License. The state requires this to protect you, the client, from hiring someone not educated on skin conditions, application techniques and most importantly hygiene standards. Please do your research before hiring a makeup artist and don't be afraid to ask the question, "Are you a licensed artist?"
What are your rates based on?
My rates are based on many things and I love when people want to understand why I charge what I do. When I am booked by a bridal client I may only spend a few hours with her in person but behind the scenes you will find a years worth of emails & hours of communication. Owning this business first meant getting a Cosmetology License so I could become a legitimate makeup artist. It also means I am the book keeper, marketing specialist, website creator, secretary, treasurer, manager of all social media accounts, CEO, CFO and more! To be able to deliver the best results possible to my clients I have invested a lot of time and money into products, education and having all of the tools necessary to deliver amazing results.
Do you charge for mileage?
I will gladly travel up to 40 miles roundtrip for my clients at no charge. I will travel farther if asked and I charge .75 cents per mile over the 40 miles that are already included.
What type of makeup do you use?
I have a variety of makeup products suitable for all skin tones and types. I offer traditional makeup application (cream or liquid foundation) as well as airbrush makeup which is applied with a machine. The main difference between the two is wearability. The airbrush makeup will last 18+ hours and is resistant to water, sweat, tears, humidity, etc... I use the Dinair airbrush line which is water based, non- comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, full coverage, transfer resistant as well as Gluten and Cruelty free! When it comes to eyeshadow, blush and lips I have a variety of brands that I have used and trusted over the years in a never ending assortment of shades.