+ What is airbrush foundation and how is it different than traditional foundation?
Compressed air is used to create a fine mist to apply the silicon based foundation. Airbrush makeup is much thinner than traditional foundation and is best used on skin that is already in good condtion. It closely mimics the way the camera sees your skin because of it's fine texture.
Tradtional foundation allows for more control in how much coverage one needs. It can be blended easily and offers more precise covering of blemishes and textural issues.
Airbrush and traditional makeup both have their own advantages and one is not necessarily better. A favored approach is to apply a light airbrush application over traditional makeup for the ultimate beautiful finish once all corrections have been made.
+ What brands of makeup do you use?
Mandy's kit contains a wide variety of pro grade products and other recognizable brands such as NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and Lorac to name a few.
+ How long does an individual makeup application take?
It is advised to set aside at least one hour for the bride or special occasion. This allows for any adjustments or changes that arise. Traditional makeup without enhancements should take 30 to 45 minutes.
+ How far in advance do I need to book my wedding?
It is recommended to book 1 year to 8 months prior to your wedding date.
+ How large of a wedding party can you accomodate?
Mandy can accomodate wedding parties up to 7 including the bride. For larger parties an additional artist from Dorothy & Delora will be provided.
+ Do you charge travel fees?
For travel beyond 20 miles from Lake Bluff/Lake Forest, travel charges may apply.
+ Will my makeup last all day and night?
Yes, professional makeup application will last 10 to 15 hours. It is recommended to have blotting papers, blush, powder and lipstick for quick touch ups.
+ Are makeup lessons available?
Yes. Lessons last 90 minutes to 2 hours. See lessons tab for more information.
+What forms of payment do you accept?
Credit cards and cash payments are accepted when booking with Mandy.