- FAQ's -



Q: What kind of products do you use?

A: We use variety of products including NARS, MAKEUP FOR EVER, Limelight by Alcone, MAC, Tarte, Stila, Kevyn Aucoin, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Chanel, Temptu, Danessa Myricks, Ben Nye, Face Atelier, Inglot, Kryolan, Kett, RCMA, Mehron, Temptu,  Tom Ford, and Charlotte Tilbury. Based on your Bridal preview consultation, we will determine which products are the best for your skin type and desired makeup look.

Q. How long will my makeup last?

A. The makeup will last all day (10-12 hours). I have done brides early in the morning and their makeup is perfect until the end of their reception. Of course, you may have to powder your nose and and touch up your lips throughout the day.

Q:  Do I really need a trial? 

A: For all Brides, we require Bridal Previews.  It’s a great opportunity to see what works and make adjustments to your look far in advance of your special day.  When you consider the busyness of your wedding day, time is not always in plentiful supply!  You may not have the flexibility to make any changes if you are not satisfied with your look.  This doesn’t mean that we cannot make you look absolutely gorgeous without a trial session, but it helps when we’ve worked in advance to create a look that you love 100%.  

Q: Where is the trial held? 

A:  Bridal previews are usually held at our Makeup Studio in Maryland.  Should you wish to have the trial at your location of choice, we can certainly accommodate your request for a nominal travel fee.  

Q: Can you work with skin allergies, acne or scars? 

A: Of course! If you have a skin issue that is of concern for you, please let us know.  What may seem like a big problem to you will likely be common to a makeup artist.

 Q:Why do I need a Professional Makeup Artist for my Wedding?  Why not have friends do it for free or do it myself?

A: Here are a few of the reasons why you should consider a Professional make-up artist for your wedding day. If any of the below applies to you, then you may want to consider hiring a professional:

- Not sure how best to apply make-up for photography

- You have never applied makeup on yourself…ever

- You aren’t sure if you can do your own makeup

- You want your makeup to last all day

- You spent money on your photographer, dress, shoes, jewelry, and reception. Why would you want to leave your face out?

-You want your wedding pictures to look flawless.

-It’s your wedding day and you want to look and feel glamorous.


Q: How soon should I book my Bridal Makeup Artist? 

A: As soon as you have a wedding date selected! We book up to a year in advance, so its best to book us as soon as you've decided that you want to work with Jennifer Thorpe Beauty. 

Q: I want Jennifer Thorpe Beauty for my Wedding!! What happens after I contact you?

A: Once we've confirmed I am available for your wedding, we'll send over  pricing to find the best package that suits your needs and budget. We follow up with a 15 minute phone call to talk more about your big day and learn about your fiancé and all your wedding details. 

To reserve your date, a signed contract and 30% retainer is required. 

We have a stress free and easy, online booking process. We offer electronic contracts and invoicing all housed in your own client portal. 

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, cash and money orders. 

Q: Do you offer Gift Cards?

A:  Yes! Click Here for more info on our Gift Card Options. 

Q: Is there a maximum number of persons you can service? 

A: Jennifer can accommodate Bride + 5 without an additional artist. Should your group be larger than 6, we can bring additional artists to assist with completing your group. There will be an additional artist fee based on the number of the artists needed for your party. 

Q: How long does each face take? 

A: We allot 45 minutes to complete Bridesmaids and Attendants, and 60-90 minutes for the Bride. 

Q: Can you replicate a makeup look I found in a magazine, or the internet?

A: Absolutely! We will definitely ask you for some inspiration photos to help us visualize your dream look. We usually as for two types of photos:  Makeup you love, and makeup you don’t!

One Caveat:  We do ask that you try to locate photos with facial features which are very close to yours.  Faces with the same bone structure and eye shape are best, so that the finished look is as close to what you envisioned.   What may look beautiful on a person with almond eyes like Beyonce, will not look the same on supermodel Iman, who has deep set eyes, since their facial structure and eye shapes are very different.