Makeup Trial Prep Tips

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So you’ve done your research & you’ve booked with us for makeup- YAYY!!! But what’s next? Do you schedule a makeup trial? You may be a bit overwhelmed with what to bring, how to prepare, when to schedule - so many questions you may be asking yourself! Don’t worry girlfriend we got you covered on exactly what to expect!

Trials are held at owner Marissa’s home studio located in Fox Chase, PA. During your trial you’ll get a personal consult to go over exactly what you want for your beauty look. The day of your wedding can be a little time restrictive. We always recommend booking a trial ahead of time with your artist to see your custom look come together & also to get to know your artist!


Real Brides. Real Trials.


Mauve-y pink eyeshadow with some champagne shimmer, winged liner & faux mink lashes, we kept her face glam fresh & went with a pop of a pink lip in Becca’s Beach Tint shade Watermelon!


Gold shimmering eye, with browns smoked out, liner without wing, natural strip lashes. Nude lips topped with MAC’s Beaux gloss. Summer kissed glowing skin with Becca’s Opal Highlighter!


Bridal natural smokey eye with matte brown hues, shimmer at tear duct for a glowing look, winged out liner, faux mink lashes. Fresh, natural skin with glossy lips in Fenty’s Fussy Gloss!

When to Schedule.

Trials can be scheduled as soon as you wish! But should be scheduled no less than 2 months prior to your wedding date. Trials during wedding season are held on week days only Tuesday-Thursday (April-November), weekend availability during off season (December-March).Be sure to have your dress prior to scheduling your trial. Once you start to have your vision of how you want to look on your wedding day (example: classic, boho, romantic, vintage, etc) then it’s time to start planning your beauty look. Shoot us an email to schedule a trial!

How to Plan.

Start planning that Pinterest board girl! Pictures are the best way for us to make sure we’re on the same page. It’s SUPER helpful to have a little bit of an idea of the kind of style you’re looking for. Start looking for pictures with eye makeup you like, lip colors & overall looks that you love! Head over to our IG to get the best inspo!

What to Bring.

We provide all makeup but if you have a specific product you love, lip colors - bring it along! Also if you’re a sensitive skin gal, all the products used are for sensitive skin. I do suggest trying out my products to see if you’re comfortable with them but if you have a specific moisturizer or any other makeup product you love feel free to bring it!

How to Arrive.

Please arrive to your trial with a fresh, clean face. I like to see your skin in its natural state to assess skin prep & proper makeup application for your specific skin type. It’s ideal to wear a white top to your trial, if you’re wearing a black or red top & decide to go for a red lip or pink smokey eye it’ll look totally different when you have your white wedding dress on. White is best :)!

What to Expect.

If you’ve never had your make professionally done you might not know exactly what to expect. I like to break down the process so you’re not in my chair like what the heck is she doing to my face?! First I always start with a consultation so we know what you like & don’t like. Next I’ll start with skin prep which may include some hydrating sprays, a light exfoliating spray, cleansing, toning, moisturizing, primers, etc. Next is eye applications, shadows & liner. After eyes is foundation matching, concealer & cream facial products, possible contouring & finishing with airbrush application. Then lashes, brows, finishing powders & lastly lips.


Trials are $95 for makeup, if you’ve already reserved your date with us for makeup & sent in your deposit (yay!) your trial is paid for! Payments can be made via cash, check or Venmo @prettyonarrival


Does my trial reserve my wedding date?

No, & we don’t want you to lose your date! Trials do not reserve your wedding date, only with a signed contract will your date be held.

How long will my makeup trial last?

Plan to spend at least 45mins per service. If you’re getting both hair & makeup plan for about 90mins total.

Can I bring my mom, friend, etc.

Of course! Moms & friends are always welcome! Sometimes it’s helpful to have them there for support. I do suggest to limit it to two guests as my home studio is a small space.

My mom wants a makeup trial too, can she get one with me?

Absolutely!! I highly recommend for moms to get a trial as well. That way we have the time to ensure she likes her makeup look without the time restrictions of the wedding day itself.


REAL MOMS - REAL TRIALS! For the mommas who are nervous about getting your makeup done, this is for you! All these beautiful ladies loved their natural glam look, we tried lashes for fun & they can decide if they want to wear them day of.

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