FAQ - Bridal


I’m getting a tan for my wedding,
how many days before my big day should I book in for?

If you plan on getting a spray tan for your big day, we also recommend having a spray tan trial 2 days before your makeup trial. This way you will get an accurate portrayal of how your skin will look with your makeup on the day and also helps us to plan a makeup to suit your skin tone!

For your big day, we also recommend booking 2 days before. 
This stops transfer of your tan onto your wedding dress, and also allows 24 hours for your tan to fully develop.

Are MM artists available for travel? If so, what areas do you service?

Absolutely! We will travel absolutely anywhere but please note a travel charge does apply.
If there are less than 4 people in your booking, it may be more cost effective for you to book online and visit in-salon.  

How long does each makeup take on the day?

Each makeup application will take approximately 45 minutes (as we don't do any lippy until the end). We recommend that the bride's makeup be left until second-last or last, as your photographer will arrive towards the end and may want your getting-ready shots! Once all makeups are finished, we then apply lipstick and make any minor changes that may be needed.

I feel confident about my wedding makeup, therefore is a trial necessary?

Absolutely. It’s not only important to ensure the look you want actually suits you, but it’s also a great chance for you to meet your artist and ensure you’re on the same page.
A trial also helps eliminate any unknowns on your wedding day.
We strongly recommend a trial for anybody who has sensitive skin – particularly if they’re not sure what ingredients trigger their sensitivity – so that we can ensure there are no reactions to products on the day.

When should I have a trial?

We strongly recommend a makeup trial about 8 to 12 weeks before the wedding. It’s great to time your trial with your hair trial, engagement shoot, hen’s party, or another event, however please note that trials are subject to extremely limited availability on Saturdays in peak bridal season (September through to May).

Do you only look after the bride and bridesmaids?

Nope! We can look after your bridal party and any extras onsite. 

If you'd like an additional makeup artist to look after some of your other family members and guests in-salon or at another location, we can help coordinate this for you too.

Is there a limit to how many makeups we can do for a bridal party?

There is no set limit on how many makeups can be done - it all comes down to your ceremony time and what time everybody needs to be ready by. 

For the non-morning people in the room, we aim to never start before 8am, but if you're happy to start a little earlier to fit more people in, let us know!  

Do I need to pay a deposit?

A 50% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to secure your booking, and bookings will not be held without a deposit.

Do we really need to be finished makeup an hour and a half before leaving for the ceremony? 

Absolutely - it seems like a LOT of time in between finishing hair and makeup and leaving for your ceremony, but as any wedding industry professional will tell you, a lot happens in the last hour and a half - you don't want to be feeling rushed during that time. It allows time to tidy up, have some lunch, have a moment to take it all in, deal with anything unexpected that has come up, then get everybody dressed to get some photos. We're here not only to make your day a breeze, but to also work in with your other wedding vendors and their schedules to ensure a streamlined day. 

What happens if we finish makeup earlier than scheduled?

You'll have an amazingly relaxed day with some extra time to take it all in. Our timings are a guide only, and sometimes we do run ahead of schedule. 

I only want very natural makeup. How much does this cost?

The cost of your makeup does not change with the style of makeup. Our makeup prices are reflective of our qualifications, skills and experience, rather than the quantity of product used or the time taken. 

None of my bridesmaids want to go first for makeup as they are worried their makeup won't last. What should we do?

We totally understand this, which is why we do everyone's makeup in full at the start of the day (aside from lipstick) then at the end we get everybody back through for touch ups and lipstick to ensure everybody is fresh before heading down the aisle. 

I love wearing a bright lip - should I tone it down for the wedding?

No way! We believe in still feeling like yourself on your wedding day, and if wearing a bright lip is standard for you, rock it on your wedding day too! 

Some of our brides like to have a neutral lip for the ceremony, then change to a bolder lip once the bulk of the kissing is done. The options are endless!

I don't know anything about makeup - how do I decide on a look for myself and my bridesmaids?

That's what we are here for, and just quietly, we LOVE when we get to have a say in the makeup looks. It allows us to help you pick looks that really suit each person and make their best features stand out. We can tailor a look not only to each person, but to their dress, the flowers, their personal preference... we've got your back.  

My photographer has told me not to have a spray tan, but I'd rather die than be without a tan on my wedding day - what should I do?

We recommend a super duper natural tan (don't worry - you'll still look tanned, it just won't look OTT). We consider ourselves experts at wedding tans, so we'll help you pick a shade that will blend amazingly with your skin, so your photographer doesn't have to spend 400 extra hours editing your tan. Our range of tans have different bases - ash, olive, mocha and violet - so there's no chance you'll be throwing off orange oompa-loompa vibes. 

Can we ask you for guidance on other wedding-related things, aside from makeup, tans and beauty?

Please do! We have been in the wedding industry in Toowoomba for almost 8 years, so we've seen a lot. We can help you with any questions you have, no matter how obscure they are!

What's the best way to get in touch with Mirror Mirror?

We are very lucky to be entrusted with a LOT of weddings and clients' beauty needs, and this means that while our brides and clients are receiving our undivided attention, our phones are diverted to a receptionist service. 

Our lovely receptionists are real people based here in sunny Queensland, and will take a message that comes straight through to us. They're not employed in our business though, so please be patient if they're unable to answer your seemingly simple questions.

Rather than leave the room from our brides and clients to call you back, sometimes the opportunity arises in between clients where we can quickly send a text message or email back to you so that you still receive a quick response from us. 

We also have lots of info online to help you out - our FAQ pages, online booking system and our mobile makeup quote form should help you, but if you have any wild questions that can't be answered anywhere on our website, please get in touch. 

We are fortunate enough to have fabulous technology and online systems that allow us to keep costs down for you, but if it's some face-to-face time you need, you can book a complimentary consultation here.