Bridal makeup expert, Christopher Vee shares his professional advice with local and destination couples planning to say “I do” in Bermuda.
Christopher Vee, Christopher Vee Makeup
Christopher Vee Makeup
Do you do both bridal hair and makeup?
I specialise in makeup exclusively.
Will you do a trial?
I always recommend a trial if time allows. We want to perfect the look you are going for beforehand.
Is the cost of the trial included in the price of the bridal makeup application?
All my pricing is inclusive of each application and not included in the price for your wedding day application.
Is the trial just for me or my bridesmaids too?
This is your special day and I don’t feel a trial is necessary for any of the bridesmaids.
Do you work on location?
I am definitely able to come to you for any and all trials as well as on the day of.
Do you like to see photos of my dress/veil/location before the trial?
I do not feel it’s necessary to see photos of the dress, veil or location before the trial.
Should I provide you with hair/makeup looks that I like?
I always like when the bride-to-be takes the initiative to bring inspiration photos of the look she wishes to achieve.
If I change my mind before the wedding, is there time for a retrial?
We can certainly do any retrials if time allows.
Should I bring my veil/accessories to the trial?
There is no need to bring your veil or accessories to the trial.
What kind of preparations should I make before the wedding?
Drink lots of water and avoid excess alcohol that may cause bloating and redness on the face. Stay out of the sun to avoid sunburn. If you must be in the sun, wear a big hat as well as a high SPF sun cream on your face, shoulders, neck and chest.
Should I get a facial/skin treatment before? If so, when?
I suggest getting a facial or skin treatment a week before your wedding day, so if there is any minor skin breakout or redness it will have time to heal.
How do you charge?
I charge per face per application.
Are there extra charges?
Extra charges can include an on-location fee for when I come to you, or any false lashes, lipsticks or lip glosses you purchase from me.
Are there tips or tricks to make makeup last in Bermuda’s climate?
There are no tricks to making the makeup last in the humidity of Bermuda summers. It’s all in the application of the high quality, waterproof, high-definition foundations and mascaras I use, along with the long-wearing eye shadows, liners and lipsticks.
What are the biggest trends in bridal makeup currently?
A beautiful, glowing, flawless complexion with the right amount of neutral colour on the eyes, lots of lashes and strategically placed shimmer on the face will always stand up to the test of time and photograph beautifully.
Do you provide all products, including false eyelashes?
Yes I provide all products.
How far in advance should I book?
I recommend booking as soon as possible, well before the height of the wedding season begins.