What about lashes?
We offer both strip and individual lashes but lean strongly towards the use of individuals as they appear more natural in photos. Of course each individual eye shape and the desired effect is taken into consideration when making this decision.
What is photo ready makeup?
All of the products we use are photo friendly and suitable for both flash and natural lighting. And it is our goal to not only make you look gorgeous in pictures but in person as well! And regardless of the method of photography, we do not rely on retouching to make our clients look amazing! Our approach and products make our clients photograph beautifully and look amazing in person as well.
What brands do you use?
We use many different brands and products, from luxury and professional lines. Dior, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, NARS, Makeup Forever, Tigi, Big Sexy Hair, Blow Pro...these are just a few of the brands you might see when you book us. If it works the best, we use it!
Is airbrush makeup better than regular makeup?
No, airbrush makeup is not better than other makeup. Professionally applied makeup is what is better! While we do occasionally utilize the method, an airbrush machine is just a tool, like the other brushes, wands, and sponges in our kit. Sometimes the actual foundation is the exact same formula we would be using with hand tools. So while airbrush is a trend right now, we like to let the needs of the client's skin to determine which products we use and how we apply them. Customization is key!
Everyone has a makeup horror story: whether it is at a makeup counter, or for a friends wedding! Each Polish and Pout artist prides themselves on listening to the client (what they like, don’t like, lifestyle, everyday product usage), asking the right questions, and taking the time to figure out exactly what they want, what products would be best for them, and what look to achieve. Of course being professionals, we will make recommendations as far as what we think will look best for each individual client and help customize the look so that you feel comfortable while still being suitable for photography.
Do I have to look like Kim K?
We never force our own “beauty agenda” or use more or less than someone is comfortable with. Ultimately it is YOUR event (not ours!) so how YOU feel is what matters most. We have done clients with Kardashian level makeup/hair and clients with a barely-there no makeup look and relaxed styling...There is no room for an artist’s personal artistry or ego when it comes to makeup and hair. It is all about YOU. Period.
Are you only trained in bridal work?
Our experience and passion for the beauty industry runs deep. All of the Polish and Pout artists have been doing bridal and special event makeup professionally for at least 10 years or more. Most have managed or worked for luxury cosmetic lines, and all have done bridal, editorial, commercial, corporate, and lifestyle work. Many have work that has been published both nationally and internationally.
Are you like good at your job?
Polish and Pout artists are trained above and beyond what is necessary for any occasion! We take pride in constantly updating our product knowledge, techniques, and trends. Regular makeup and hair classes, attending seasonal trainings and professional events, and countless hours of pouring over magazines, books, and blogs to learn about the latest and greatest in beauty is a huge part of what we do.
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