Mobile Make-Overs Australia

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As a wedding professional, Mobile Make-Overs Australia offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

What are some of the best lipsticks or lip gloss for the big day?

Hi, I want to know which is better lipsticks or lip gloss and what are some the best brands that wont get all over my husband! I normally have dry lips and am looking for shades of pink. Thanks!

Long lasting lip products are famous for feeling a bit dry on the lips, due to their ingredients and durability requirements.  

Lipsense is one brand which does a very long lasting lip product, but on some skins, it can still feel a little dry, or uncomfortable, from reports I have heard. Overall though it is a lovely option though, as you will get this with most brand reviews.  

Model rock has been a great product for us, but like all long lasting products, some find it a little drying.  I wear it regularly and don't find it uncomfortable, but everyone is different. 

Another great brand is Kryolan's Lip stains.  They go like a long lasting lippy and hold like one too, but leave a little stain on the skin, so even when it wears off, your lips still have a nice hint of colour. 

The suprising one for me is Aldi's long lasting lip colour.  It's feel is similar to most long lasting products, but i use it all the time on my own lips and find it comfortable to wear. But for just $7.99  I really cannot complain either way. It lasts fairly well, feels fairly comfy, has some nice colours and is an absolute bargain!! 

All my recomendations are Cruelty Free too.  We are an animal testing free business :)

Who gets ready with the Bride?

I was wondering who gets ready with the bride apart from her bridesmaids? Are you expected to pay for mother of the bride, mother of the groom and sisters hair and make up aswell as your bridesmaids?

That is completely up to you, who you want with you when you get ready.  Most brides have their bridesmaids and mum. Some also have friends, or grandma, and mother of the groom too.  I find the more people you have, the more stressed out brides can be, because everyone is fussing over the bride and it can be an overwhelming morning.  I find the best is to keep things simple and just have bridesmaids and mums.  That is what I did for my wedding and it seems to be the least stressful for most of my clients. I had my mother in law there too, so she could get styled up, then she went to where my hubby was getting ready. so she has the best of both worlds.  

As for who pays what... I arranged and paid for my bridesmaids, myself and the 2 mums for hair and makeup. Anyone else wanting hair and makeup had to pay for their own.  I organised an artist for them, but that is what my business is all about, so it made sense for me to do this. It is completely up to you though if you pay for it or not.  That is something you have to discuss with your party.  If they pay for their own, but you book them in with a professional artist, you know they will still look good in photos, but you might have to discuss cost with your party before confirming with the artist. If you let them go and find their own artist, you do run the risk of them going with a non-professional who doesn't use photo-friendly products, which can make them look a little odd in photos.  I have a blog on my website about what questions to ask and how to pick the right artist for you. :) 

How can I ensure great wedding makeup?

Research your artist. That is by far the best advice I can give you.  There are many self trained and youtube trained people out there, so beware.  You need an artist who not only has talent, but someone who you can be sure knows all the right products to use for photos, the right techniques and skills to design for your face, but most importantly they need to know the laws regarding hygiene and insurance.  So find out if their certifications are legit so you can have peace of mind.  Here is a blog which will help...

If you are a DIY bride,  the best information I can give you is get yourself some good photo friendly makeup. Especially for the face, like foundation, concealer and powder.  Getting these products right will eliminate the possibility of flash back in photos. Which is when you look pastey white in photos, but great in person. 

I have 2 blogs about commercial products versus professional products to help understand why product choice is so important and also I have a blog listing of professional cruelty free products which will help choose the right products for you.

I hope that helps a bit. ;)

Is it wrong to only have my makeup done on my wedding day if my bridesmaid don't want to pay?

Your wedding day, your rules.  If you want your bridesmaids to pay for their own makeup and they choose not to, that is their choice, but that doesn't in any way mean that you can't have your makeup done.   It's your wedding and you want to look great for your photos.   You and your hubby are the ONLY bosses in your wedding. No one else can dictate how you choose to plan it. :)  

We have a blog about how to save money on your wedding and what you and your bridesmaids need to know if you decide to do your own makeups.

These might help. :)

what is the price to get my makeup done?

I am after a quote and whats included and what costs extra.

It does depend on your area.  Sydney and Melbourne tend to cost more than Adelaide for example. 

Adelaide's average makeup price is $98 for manually applied and $110 for airbrush. 

(Prices range between $80 - $120 for manually applied and $90 - $125 for airbrush.)

I literally just did a comparison of 15 business' today. :)

Looking for recommendations for Tattoo cover-up?

Hi, I have a large colour tattoo on my back and want to have this covered up for my wedding. I didn't realise it would be so difficult to find a makeup artist to cover it or a clinic that does temporary coverup that has reviews. Help needed! [VIC]

Most fully qualified makeup artists should know how to cover tattoos, however many don't like doing it, especially if they are not doing the bridal makeups.

I am in SA, but you can find the products I use fairly easily if you are in VIC. Kryolan have a store in Melbourne and they have Dermacolor, which is a specifically designed makeup for tattoo cover up.  Your other option is Dermablend from Priceline, but it's not as good. 

Why is it a bad idea to do your own wedding makeup?

As long as you know what products you need for photos, then if you love how you do your own makeup, then there shouldn't be an issue. But if you can't be pampered for your wedding day, then when can you?! 

I am a makeup artist and physically could not do my bridesmaid's makeup. I did not expect to be so overwhelmed by something I literally do every day! 

Lucky I have a great makeup team.  

A good professionally trained makeup artist will know how to enhance your personal features the best for both your photos and in person.  They should have knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the camera and the products.  Not to mention they use the best quality products for longevity, comfort and photos. Here is a blog to help choose one if you need and one explaining their worth.

Can a makeup artist to cover up birthmarks for the wedding?

A fully trained professional artist should be able to cover most birthmarks and tattoos. However, it does depend on the birthmark. If it is quite raised and textured, it will still be visible, but the colour will not be obvious. :)

What's the average cost for hair and makeup per person?

And is the bride more expensive? :)

It depends what city you are living in.  Adelaide is any where between $140-$180 per person.  But Sydney and Melbourne are higher at around $150-$300 per person

There is no logical reason for a bride to cost more. Bride's have the same amount of eyes, noses and hair as any other person.  We don't put any less effort into the bridesmaids or mums, so we don't feel it is fair to charge more. 

what happens if i get sweaty on the day and sweat my makeup off?

If you have a good quality high pigment professional panchromatic foundation,  you should be fine, even through sweat and crying. This does not mean it has to be thick or cakey though.  You also have the option of Airbrush makeup which is generally more durable and lighter weight. The great thing about airbrush is you can still get as sheer, or as full coverage as you like.  The products we use are all Panchromatic, high pigment and Cruelty free.. So it looks great in photos (most commercial lines are not designed for photography) it's super durable and bunny friendly. :)

whats the difference between professional makeup and professional BRIDAL makeup?

I have a blog that describes the difference between normal commercial makeup and professional makeup....

In regards to professional makeup versus professional Bridal makeup,

Bridal makeup needs to be classic. Trends are best Avoided for Bridal, so it does not date and look old in the wedding photos.

Bridal makeup also needs to look good both in photos and in person. As they will be seen by all their guests in person. 

Professional makeup for other purposes often also have to adhere to the Bridal looks, but some do not. For example, Photographic makeup really only needs to look good in photos.  While makeup for a charity ball, or a birthday party can be super 'On trend' instead of staying classic. 

Apart from that, all professional makeup needs to look good in photos, have good staying power and enhance the wearer's features.  It is also Very dependant on the client. 

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