F.A.Q's

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Claudia is based part time in Auckland and part time in Awanui, New Zealand. Claudia has home studios in Auckland and Awanui where she can take bookings, should you want to come to her.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO LOCATION?
Yes, Claudia is a fully mobile Freelance Makeup Artist. Claudia can travel for any booking (Wedding, Special Event etc.). She covers all of New Zealand and International locations also. Popular International destinations include Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa and Bali.

WHAT DAYS DO YOU TAKE BOOKINGS?
Claudia is available for booking 7 days a week, all year round including all public holidays.

HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING WITH YOU?
Click here to contact Claudia Louis-Marie. Via email, send Claudia any details or questions regarding your booking. You will receive a booking email including your invoice, a Client Service Agreement and any other required information. A deposit is required to secure any booking.

HOW SOON SHOULD I MAKE A BOOKING?
ASAP, now. Claudia often books every weekend, every month, ahead of every month. Claudia always advises to book as far ahead as possible to ensure your date is available. Claudia takes bookings up to 18 months in advance.

IS A BRIDAL TRIAL NECESSARY?
Yes, absolutely. Booking a Bridal Trial session will insure that you know and love your makeup prior to your wedding. It is the perfect time to experiment with looks you have in mind opposed to being rushed on the day. Having a Trial Session with Claudia behind you, ensures you can sit back and relax on your wedding day, knowing you love the look you created with Claudia. 

It’s recommended that the Bridal Trial is done one month or more prior to the wedding and is a great idea to plan the trial with your hen’s night or dress fitting so you make the most of looking and feeling fabulous.

For other special occasions trials are not required but Claudia is happy to do one if needed. Claudia will of course set aside a time that suits you. Simply inquire with Claudia for non bridal trial session prices.

HOW DOES A BRIDAL TRIAL SESSION RUN?

You can expect that your Bridal Trial Session with Claudia will last 60-90 minutes. Claudia will go over your ideas and looks you are envisioning for your wedding day. Once decided, the detailed makeup application begins with Claudia talking you through the session, you being able to tweak and make any changes you'd like. Claudia documents the entire session to use for your wedding day, through a comprehensive face chart, notes and photos. Trial sessions can also include trials for any other bridal party member.

DOES THE MAKEUP APPLIED LAST ALL DAY?
Claudia prides herself on her professional skills. These paired with her use of premium, high end products, will ensure the makeup will last a minimum of 12-15 hours (if not over 24 hours).

WHAT DOES YOUR MAKEUP APPLICATION INCLUDE?
Primer, foundation, concealing & correcting, setting powder, contouring, highlighting, blush, brows, eyeliner, mascara, false lashes and lipstick. This can always be modified to suit personal preferences.

HOW LONG DOES A MAKEUP SESSION TAKE?
This varies depending on the look you have in mind. Anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. On average a single makeup session takes 60 minutes.

WILL I NEED TO TOUCH UP OR NEED MY OWN LIPSTICK OR POWDER?
Claudia will use waterproof/resistant makeup where possible and everything is professionally 'set' to last all day, and it will. You may wish to touch up your lipstick throughout the day or evening. Claudia can provide a test pot of the lipstick she uses for you. For weddings you may want to purchase your own lipstick that you can apply on the day – Claudia can discuss this on your trial date and suggest what is best suited to your skin type and tone.

DO YOU WORK WITH ASSISTANTS FOR LARGER EVENTS/WEDDINGS?
Yes if your event requires an extra hand Claudia will arrange an assistant who is fully qualified and experienced.

I HAVEN'T RECEIVED A REPLY FROM YOU YET REGARDING MY BOOKING ENQUIRY - SHOULD I EMAIL AGAIN?
No. Claudia replies to every single enquiry from oldest to most recent. By sending another email your enquiry will be bumped to the beginning and seen last. Please always allow at least 72 hours for a reply - Claudia will always get back to you as quickly as possible. Most replies are sent within 48 hours. 

 

For any other inquiries please contact:

Claudia Louis-Marie | Makeup Artist