Where does my trial take place?

I provide a mobile service which means I come to your preferred location to save you time and stress.

What are your prices and do you charge a travel fee?

For a price list, please visit my Pricing page. Additional charges apply for travel to outer metropolitan areas greater than 20kms from city centre. For an accurate price, please email me on maria@mzmakeup.com.

How early should I book in for my makeup trial?

Your wedding day is only secure once a trial has taken place and a 50% deposit has been made. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, I recommend to book early. A good idea is to book your makeup trial on a day that you are going out. It would be a shame to waste it, as you would want to show off your stunning makeup look!

Do I need to have a makeup trial?

Absolutely! It is extremely important to have a pre-wedding makeup trial in order to achieve the right look and for piece of mind for you on your wedding day. A trial covers all elements of your wedding day from the largest to the most finest of details. The trial also gives me an opportunity to experiment with ideas to create your desired look, so that we can run on time and smoothly on your wedding day. Most importantly, it gives you an opportunity to see if you like what the makeup artist has done!

What products do you use?

In my makeup kit I have a variety of top prestige cosmetic brands. My products range from Lancôme, Clinique, Chanel, Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, Napoleon, MAC, Clarins & Laura Mercier. I like to mix and match brands as each cosmetic house has their own specialty products. These products are excellent quality, they are extremely long lasting, look fantastic in photos and feel beautiful on the skin.

Do you use products for sensitive skin / allergies?

I have products that are hypo-allergenic, allergy tested & 100% fragrance free so there is a very low risk of any allergic reaction. If you have a particular concern, I will do my best to resolve it.

I don’t wear makeup, can I get a natural look?

You definitely can!!! I want you to feel comfortable & confident on your wedding day. I ask all my brides to go through magazines to find a look that they like. We all have different version of a natural look, for that reason it’s best tos ee what you envision in an image. We all just want to look like ourselves; just prettier of course.

Do you keep updated with the latest products?

I endeavor not only to keep current in my training and qualifications but in the services that I offer.

Will my makeup last the whole day?

Yes! The professional makeup I use will last all day. However, expect the usual minor touch-ups such as replenishing your lipstick and gently blotting any shine from your face once in a while. If I’ve put false lashes on you… I assure you that they won’t fall off… they can stay on up to 2 full days.

Can I get false eyelashes?

Yes, I do provide false eyelashes! Lashes are loads of fun, and when professionally applied – they have definitely become stylish make-up accessories for those wanting to enhance the look and shape of your eyes. There are so many selections ant things to consider when choosing a perfect pair of false lashes: we will consult on colour, length, style, shape and type of adhesive. For a more natural look, you can opt for individual eyelash strands that can be applied to the outside corners of your eyes, gradually building a soft, natural-looking lashline.

Whole strips of false eyelashes are perfect for a more deep, dramatic effect. Prior to our appointment please advise if you would like any false eyelashes for your special occassion. Additional prices will vary according to styles we select during consultation.

Are you a hairdresser too?

I am not a professional hairdresser, however, I work very closely with one. If you are interested and would like her details, you can contact me using our contact form.

Can I get a spray tan?

If you are interested in having a spray tan for your wedding then you must test it out prior. I can’t stress that enough. Once you find the right colour, go back to the same place and if possible have the same person apply the tan for you again. Before the wedding, make sure they haven’t changed products from your last spray, as the colour may be different from the last time. Brides always ask me if they should be having a spray tan done on the day of the trial if they are planning to have on the wedding day. I don’t it’s necessarily important as I am using the same foundation, it will just be a different shade on the wedding day.

Do the other girls in the bridal party need to have a makeup trial too?

The most important thing is that you, as the bridge have a makeup trial. As for the rest of the bridal party, if any girls have allergies or concerns then it’s probably not a bad idea. Otherwise, it’s not really necessary for them to have a trial too. However, if you are planning a big night out with the girls and they all want their makeup done, let me know, as there are special deals available for group bookings. For a quote, write to me using the contact form.

When do I pay for the makeup trial? How long does it take?

I charge an introduction rate of $55 per person for a makeup trial. I will spend between one to two hours with you discussing and creating a specialized look for you, ensuring you are 100% satisfied.

On the day of the trial is when payment is due. I only accept cash payment on this day of the trial.

After the makeup trial, is my wedding day confirmed?

If you love your makeup & are happy with my service then we can confirm your wedding day with a 50% deposit that can be paid with cash on the day of the trial. Most brides confirm on the day of the trial as to secure the date in my diary. However, I can also tentatively book your wedding date for up to 1 week after the trial date. If your deposit has not been made after 1 week, you can appreciate I will begin accepting other trials / bookings on the same date as your event.

*The remaining balance will be due upon arrival on the wedding day.


It would be greatly appreciated if cancellations are notified by filling out our contact form or phone 0416 132 320 at your earliest convenience. Please note that the deposit fee isn’t refundable. Failure to cancel your booking may result in paying a cancellation fee.

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