I specialize in customized bridal makeup that is not only based on your comfort level with makeup, but also specifically tailored to your wedding style, facial features, and overall bridal look. I ensure that your makeup is balanced both for the camera and for in-person interactions. You will be confident that your makeup will last throughout the event and know that you look like the best, polished, and most put-together version of yourself.
In addition to the bride’s makeup, I typically provide makeup for the entire bridal entourage, including bridesmaids, mothers/mothers-in-law, grandparents, flower girls, or any combination thereof.
"Many of my brides want very natural makeup so that they can still recognize themselves in the photos of their wedding day. I love to recommend and photograph Suzanne's work, her makeup is always flawless and just perfectly enhances the beauty that is already there."
The Bridal Makeup Process
I give each of my clients focused, personalized attention throughout the process, from answering preliminary questions to drawing up the contract, during the bridal makeup trial, and on the wedding day.
Here is a brief overview of the process:
We discuss date and time, and briefly identify services required (for example, number of people in the wedding party needing makeup). I assess whether other affiliated makeup artists will be required on site.
I consult with you, by phone or through email, to find out more about you and your wedding. We discuss your makeup needs.
I draw up the contract for services and send it to you for your signature. You then send it back to me. When the contract is fully executed, I save your wedding date in my calendar, and we proceed to plan for the makeup aspects of the wedding. This includes going over the details and logistics of your wedding timeline.
We set up and have a pre-wedding trial on a mutually agreeable date (in studio, or, for an additional fee, at the bride’s preferred location. During the trial, we discuss and test out the wedding look.
Wedding day makeup session
On the wedding day, I come to the “getting ready venue” to prepare the bride(s) and others in the party. I make sure that there is absolutely no stress associated with makeup needs, so the bride(s) and others in the wedding party can hang out in the preparation room, relax, get ready, and become beautiful.
The Makeup Chic BridaL Team
Allison Baird started a career in makeup working as Manager and Makeup Artist at Bellacara, Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high-end cosmetic, skin care and hair care products. During her time at Bellacara, Allison worked regularly with Alexandria Stylebook doing editorial makeup. Her makeup artistry has also been featured on national publications such as Refinery 29 with beauty blogger Lara Ramos from the Glossarie.
Allison took a break from doing makeup full-time in order to attend one of the best aesthetic schools in the country. After becoming a licensed esthetician, Allison worked for top Midwest plastic surgeons at, Nayak Plastic Surgery. Allison is excited to be back in the DC area and is currently working with DC’s top holistic aesthetician, Adrienne Shostak, LME-- owner of Bespoke Aesthetics in Georgetown.
Allison launched her career in the bridal makeup industry after she and Suzanne met 4 years ago during DC’s fashion week, and she has been working weddings with Suzanne as a bridesmaid makeup artist ever since. Allison’s natural and skilled approach to makeup has kept her working a busy bridal schedule as a lead artist for Suzanne Eden’s The Makeup Chic as well as with her own private clientele. An expert in skincare and aesthetics, Allison has a knack for discerning which makeup application techniques will best enhance her clients’ individual facial features and coloring.
In her free time, Allison enjoys nature, cooking, animals, and researching fashion and makeup trends.
Suzanne is thrilled to have Allison join The Makeup Chic as a lead makeup artist in 2016!