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Makeup FAQ

Wedding Makeup Artist

For Jay Jay, the art of beauty hair and makeup is choosing the right products and knowing how to apply those products in a subtle way.

Her Motto is LESS IS MORE!

Jay Jay believes that beauty hair and makeup is all about creating a natural look by not using too much makeup product, yet still making the face glamorous and classy.

Jay Jay has two rules that are very important for applying makeup.

The first makeup rule is BLEND, BLEND, BLEND.

The second makeup rule is LESS IS MORE.

Other important considerations for Jay Jay are:

Choosing the right look for the client’s hair and eye colour, and

Choosing the right tones of foundation for each individual skin colour.

There are about 5 standard looks that can match any nationality.

The base needs to be selected carefully to match the particular skin tone.

The makeup for a bride must look fresh, natural yet beautiful, and glamorous.

Jay Jay firstly ascertains the theme, style and colours of the wedding and the wedding dress or clothes. Then she recommends which look would be best.

Yes Jay Jay has well over 20 years experience with hair styling in the fashion and wedding industry. She is very familiar with ‘up-styles’ that many brides like for their wedding.

Please see examples of her hair styling in the Wedding gallery.

Jay Jay conducts a makeup trial at her apartment in the Horizon building, Darlinghurst, at a time convenient for clients.

These trials are often held after business hours for the convenience of people who have day jobs.

At the trial, Jay Jay discusses the possible designs and colour of the makeup and hair style.

She then tries out the look on the bride. When she is happy with the look the bride pays a 20% deposit to secure the day.

The trial usually takes 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Yes. Pease feel free to bring other members of your bridal party to the makeup trial. Their comments and input are very welcome.
Yes. Pictures are always useful to see what makeup colours and hair styles you prefer.

Yes you can use your own hair piece.

Hair pieces are only a consideration for girls who like to enhance the length or body of their hair. At the trial Jay Jay will try out the look that the bride would like to achieve.

Making decisions at the trial saves time and makes it easier on the wedding day itself.

Jay Jay has managed makeup for up to 10 people in a wedding party. In that case Jay Jay brings in an Assistant with her to ensure everybody looks their best on the day.

Large numbers may require an earlier start however that would be discussed prior to the day.

It is advisable to book your wedding makeup artist 6-12 months in advance or at least make an Inquiry. Jay Jay is sometimes booked 18 months in advance.

To make an inquiry, go to the Contact Page and fill out your details. Jay Jay will try to respond within 48 hours.

Thank you for your interest in Jay Jay’s bridal makeup.