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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Traditional and Airbrush Foundation?

Traditional Foundation is a thicker consistency, if you have drier skin the traditional makeup will lay better on the skin, fuller coverage.

Airbrush Foundation is perfect for creating a smooth and lightweight finish, perfect for hose who don't usually wear makeup, airbrush does not work well with sunburn, excess hair, or dry skin. The formula I use for airbrush is silicone based.

How long does application take?

Application varies based on the appointment. For a trial I block out two hours. For wedding application the bride will need at least one hour and each member in the bridal party at least 45 minutes. 12 and under can be completed in 15 minutes.

How can I make sure my date is secured?

A date will not be secured until a retainer and signed contract is submitted. Once both are received I will send a confirmation email.

Where is Makeup by Tristen located?

I am a traveling makeup artist traveling in the Finger Lakes area, however I will travel further. I do not currently have a studio and will travel to you for all appointments.

When should I do a trial?

I recommend doing a trial for all brides. I do not do trials for the wedding party or Mothers of the Bride/Groom. I book trials no more than 2 months before the date of the event to ensure your skin tone will be as close as possible to what it will be on the day of the event. Trials are a great way for us to get to know each other before the event and to find the perfect look for you as what you think you want might not end up being what you actually want. We will do multiple looks for the trial if need be to find what you love!

Do you have a team?

I do not have a team, when you book with me you will be talking to me through the whole process and your makeup will be done by me. Due to this I have a limit of 8 as that is highest number of people I can comfortably do in one time period. If you have a larger number keep in mind I will need to start earlier to make sure I have enough time to do everyone.

Is it typical to start early in the morning?

Yes it is standard to have an early morning start time. Do not be surprised if you have a early event start time and makeup services start 7 hours in advance. It is common to have a 6-8am start time depending on what time you need to be ready and the amount of people getting a service done.

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