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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have lash extensions for my wedding?
Absolutely! If you have events either side of the wedding and would like to be lashed up with semi-permanent extensions, go for it. This is also a great option for anyone with sensitivities to lash glue. If you are dense lash band, or if any have fallen out before the wedding, we will apply individual lashes on top, on the day.
Can I have a lash lift?
Ultimately it is your prerogative, however please trial this beforehand! Should you wish to have lash extensions on top of your lash lift, it is a little bit difficult, however we have our sneaky ways of making it work.
Should I get them my tanner to spray tan my face?
Follow your spray tanners instructions, which usually includes a light mist over the face. Often this does fade quickly, due to how often we wash our face but don't be alarmed as your artist can correct this.
Does hair or makeup go first?
This is fluid, and may depend on your artist, the hairstylist, or the weather. However if you are asking a makeup artist their preference, it is always to go last.
How long should I allow for makeup?
Plan for 45-60 minutes per person, though we will provide a detailed schedule.
Do you teach makeup?
Yes! Gabrielle Houghton Makeup teaches makeup in a variety of different capacities, whether it is a personal lesson, a group lesson for your hens, or teaching you how to do your own wedding make-up.
Are you able to work with sensitive skin, acne and rosacea?
I am experienced at working with a variety of skin conditions and a range of sensitivities. My make-up kit is equipped with a variety of different products including mineral makeup. It is encouraged for those with highly sensitive skin to bring some of the products they know work for them.
Do you offer discounts for a large party?
Group discounts are not available for larger parties however we do offer an all day rate - ideal for large parties
Are you able to cover tattoos?
Yes. Quickly 'taking the edge off' of a small to medium tattoo is not charged as an additional service and is included as light body makeup. For a large tattoo, this will require a phone consult and may require a trial.
Are you able to do makeup on a range of skin tones?
My kit carries product for a wide range of complexions and skin tones. I pride myself on being able to cater to all skin tones and have invested in receiving education from artists of colour.
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