Brides, it’s our official first Sunday School lesson for engaged couples for this engagement season. It’s my 4th season, dropping wedding gems on you for engagement season. Woohoo! If you missed last week’s introduction, read more here. Today’s lesson is all about you and your wedding day makeup. Guys, we have a lesson next week for you, so stay tuned.
I realize some of you don’t wear “makeup” on a daily basis and some of you can’t live without it. With that being said, I am not aware of many brides who don’t want a little make up to enhance her natural beauty. Since your wedding will be one of your biggest and most important days of your life, don’t hesitate to express to your makeup artist your wishes. I’m a big fan of a makeup trial before wedding day. Since I am not a makeup expert, I wanted to bring in the expert to give you more information.
I had the chance to interview the beautiful, professional and talented Kimberly Vereen from Face Fetish. Kimberly and I met a few months after we both moved to the Nashville area a few years ago. We met for lunch and the rest is history. Ladies, get your favorite bubbly (I know it’s Sunday), coffee or tea and enjoy Kimberly’s interview as she drops some knowledge on us today.
LHE: Who is Kimberly Vereen?
KV: Hello! I am Kimberly Vereen, owner of Face Fetish. I provide makeup and hairstyling, specializing in bridal. I got in to makeup first just by watching Youtube tutorials about 4 years ago. I discovered my passion and talent for makeup artistry and decided to make a career of it. I did a ton of free work, a couple bridal shows and created an Instagram. From there I went on to do lots of weddings. I was approached by The Big Fake Wedding to do makeup and hair for the bride. I had never offered hair services, but what they wanted was something I felt confident I could do. The response was amazing. I booked several weddings from that event, wanting makeup and the exact hair style I did. From there, I realized the opportunity to offer dry styling like wand curls and updos and have been booking that ever since along with makeup.
LHE: Do you recommend a trial before the wedding? If so, why?
KV: When it comes to trials, I absolutely recommend having one. Even if you are very familiar with your artist/stylist and have seen a ton of their work online, you want to make sure they know exactly what your expectations are on the big day. Lots of tweaks and changes to the look on the wedding day can be stressful for the bride and throw off the usually tight schedule. If I were the bride, I think the only way I would forgo the trial is if I’ve had my makeup and hair done by the artist/stylist many times and trust them completely.
LHE: If you recommend a trial, how far in advance of the wedding should a bride have a makeup trial?
KV: The trial should be scheduled at least a few months out from the wedding. Unfortunately, not every bride leaves their trial happy. If this is the case, you want to be able to give yourself enough time to book another trial with someone else.
LHE: What are some wedding makeup trends you are seeing in 2020?
KV: Makeup trends are really based on the type of bride. In most cases, barn brides will not follow the same trends as luxury glitz and glam brides. But, in general I think brides are moving toward makeup looks that are more editorial than traditional.
LHE: What advice would you give a bride?
I sometimes have brides who are receiving services for just them and plan to let the bridal party do their own makeup and or hair. I think the best thing to do if you’re a bride trying to save money and let the party do their hair and makeup, I would recommend hosting a “Trial Party”. Let the ladies come over for good wine and hors d’oeuvres, and their hair and makeup supplies. Everyone can do their planned hair and makeup look for the wedding so the bride can be sure everyone has the right look. This will let her know if a professional needs to be booked and will decrease the chance of any surprises the day of the wedding.
LHE: Thank you Kimberly for taking the time to give our brides some insight to wedding day makeup. Your knowledge is valuable. How can a bride (or anyone looking for special occasion makeup) contact you?
Wedding day makeup can be a journey within itself. Afterall, you will have pictures as your lasting memory. So, choose your makeup artist wisely and remember the valuable information above from Kimberly.
Next Sunday, we are giving some insight for grooms. Ladies, you will want to come back as well so you can help your man out. Don’t forget to check back every Sunday during engagement season for lessons. Better yet, go ahead and subscribe to the right (join the celebration) so you won’t miss any information.