Q. What brands of makeup and hair products do you use?
A. All the hair and makeup products that we use are Professional Brands that were designed to give long lasting results and photograph beautifully. They are bought through professional retailers and most brands can only be found in specialty stores. Example of some brands I use MAC, Makeup Forever, Urban Decay, Tarte, Laura Mercier, Mary Kay, NYX and many more.
Q. I am not sure what makeup look I want. Can you help?
A. Definitely!! If you are not sure what you are wanting, we would love to help. We try our best to ask a variety of questions to get an idea of what you may want. Remember, it is your day so if you aren't sure we will usually stick with something more natural. We can always start out that way and work our way to a more dramatic look.
Q. If the bride chooses the airbrush or traditional makeup package, do the others have to do the same type of makeup choice?
A. No. If the bride chooses for example the airbrush package and half of her party wants traditional and other half airbrush we can definately do that. Not everyone has to have the same type of makeup, its completely up to them which they would like.
Q. Do you use airbrush makeup?
A. Yes! We specialize in Airbrush makeup and swear by it. Most of our wedding makeup has been done using Airbrush because it lasts longer and feels amazingly light on the skin. It has great coverage without feeling “heavy” on the skin. It does not “sweat off” or look cakey. I use the brand Temptu for all my airbrushing.
Q. What if I'm not used to wearing makeup?
A. We always work with each client to ensure she looks her absolute best. If you are unsure about makeup, we will work together to create a look that enhances your best features and plays down the areas you may not be as happy with. We don’t want you to feel that we’ve transformed you into someone no one recognizes anymore – unless that's how you want to look!
Q. Do you do tattoo cover-ups?
A. Yes! We love doing cover-ups and use special Airbrush makeup made for covering up tattoos. The Airbrush makeup is completely non-transferable and water proof. No worrying about the makeup rubbing off on your wedding dress! We also do cover-ups for body acne, stretch marks and uneven skin on the body. Please contact for a custom quote depending on the size of the area.
Q. What happens if I cry/sweat?
A. Don't worry, everything we use for weddings is water resistant or waterproof, from the foundation to the mascara. Simply dab your eyes or forehead with a tissue and keep on looking gorgeous!
Q. How long will my makeup last?
A. The Airbrush makeup lasts before needing touch ups, up to 24 hours and traditional up to 10 hours. We have never had anyone say it didn't last so I know it will stand up in any weather. We have done many brides at 6 in the morning and their makeup is perfect until the end of their reception. Of course, you will have your touch up kit with the essentials you need depending on your skin type.
Q. How do you keep your products sanitary?
A. It’s very important to make sure that the person you hire for your hair and makeup is sanitary. We have been professionally trained to know how to keep everything clean and sanitary. We will have clean brushes, and a tidy makeup kit. We always begin applying makeup using cleaned and disinfected brushes and products. Our brushes are cleaned before each work day and cleaned with antibacterial brush cleaner between clients. All eyeshadows, eye/lip liners and along with other makeup products we use are disinfected with 99% hospital grade alcohol sanitizer between usages as well.
Q. Do you have experience with different ethnic/acne/mature skin and hair types?
A. Absolutely! We specialize in custom-blended makeup to match any skin tone no matter how dark or light. We LOVE working with the many different shades and tones of beauty! We also have a full range of professional skin care products that we use to prepare delicate, mature, sensitive or acne-prone skin before makeup application and hair to achieve the very best results.
Q. Do you provide services for large parties?
A. Yes, we can accommodate as many as possible. Depending on how early you are willing to start usually you will have one artist and one stylist. If given a short period of time due to client’s request, you can add an additional assistant that will help minimize time by 1.5 hours or can add additional lead artist or stylist and will minimize the time almost in half. Additional fees apply please see pricing page.
Q. Why does the bridal makeup cost more than the others?
A. There is much more than makeup that goes into the bridal price. At Priscilla M Beauty I strive to make sure the bride can have all her questions or concerns answered always. So not only are we providing extra time for makeup and hair on the day of the wedding, but we are also including the time we spend with the bride over emails and calls and providing a timeline for the day of.
Q. How will I touch-up my lips and face?
A. No worries if you’re a bride your touch up kit is included! (Includes one small size of setting powder, blotting paper, tissues, 1 application of similar shade of lipstick used and *If hair services are with us, we also include bobby pins and small hair spray)
Q. About how long does it take you to do each service?
Bride Makeup: 60-75 Minutes, Hair: 45-60 Minutes
Bridesmaids/Other Makeup: 35-50 Minutes, Hair: 30-40 Minutes
ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL TAKE EXTRA TIME (SUCH AS: TATTOO COVER, HAIR EXTENSION APPLICATION, BOLLYWOOD STYLE MAKEUP ETC). These are approximate times, and additional time may still need to be added into wedding or event day timelines.
Q. Do you require a trial run?
A. We do not require a trial run but HIGHLY recommend it. Doing a trial run will help ensure that you are happy with your makeup/hair look before the big day. You don't want to have to worry about that on the day of your wedding. Having your trial run behind you, you can sit back and relax on your wedding day knowing that you love the look that you chose.
Q. What if I want to do a trial run to decide if I want to book your services?
A. You are more than welcome to book a trial run to decide if you want to book our services. Most people know just by looking at our work and past reviews that they want to book us. If you are still unsure we can definitely book your trial run beforehand. Just remember that scheduling or doing a trial run does not secure your date. If someone else calls and is ready to book before your trial run your date might get taken. Most of the time this isn't an issue but just want you to be aware that it has happened in some cases.
Q. What is included in the trial run?
A. You can expect that your trial run/consultation will last 60-90 mins (makeup only, if getting hair trial too it will also be 60-90 mins). First, we will discuss all the details of your wedding – dresses, flowers, theme, etc. We will also discuss what makeup, if any, you wear on a normal basis. We will go over your ideas and what looks you were envisioning for your wedding day. We will look over any pictures that you have brought with you. Once you have decided, we will start with the makeup application and tweak anything we need to. If your mother or bridesmaids would like a trial run as well, we can do it at the same appointment or schedule it when it is convenient to them at the same rate. We want you to be a 100% happy with your look and we will make that happen.
Q. When should I schedule a trial run for my wedding?
A. Most brides like to come three to four months before but that is totally up to you. Most want to do it then because you are more certain of the look you are wanting and less likely to change your look or colors. On the other hand, we do have some others that want to come right away because they want to have a trial before booking and don’t want their day to be booked if they wait to close to wedding day.
Q. How do I book you for my wedding or event date?
A. We prefer to speak on the phone first to get all of the details of your event and what you are wanting for your special day. From there we will send you a contract of all the details that we discussed. Once we receive the completed contract and retainer you will be booked.
Q. Is a deposit/retainer or contract required to hold my wedding or event date?
Yes, a signed contract and a 50% retainer from the total amount due on your event day is required to reserve your date. Be advised that no date will be reserved until the contract has been signed and the retainer has been paid. The retainer is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q. Do you have a wedding or event day minimum to travel to my location day of?
A. Yes, there is a minimum of $500 for booking makeup and $500 for hair for any wedding or event we travel to. If your wedding or event day services do not add up to $500, but you would still like to book, you can book in studio services upon availability located in Gaithersburg, MD.
Q. To meet my minimum for my wedding day, do the girls have to be a part of my wedding party only?
A. Abosutely not! We encourage you to include your mom or mother of the groom and any other ladies that want to feel pampered on your special day!
Q. Will I be your only wedding or event the day of?
A. We often book more than one event on a given day depending on the size of the group, timing and location. We do not overbook and always make sure that we can complete everyone in the time discussed or on your contract. Just a reminder, we only book another wedding that day once we have confirmed your schedule with you. Once the schedule is confirmed we must stick to that schedule we provided with the time you gave us.
Q. How far will you travel? What other travel-related expenses will I need to cover?
A. We will travel as far as you need us to. Depending on how far we must travel there may be an additional travel charge and hotel stay. Please see service page for more travel fee pricing.
Q. What methods of payment do you accept?
A. We accept Paypal or CC (6% tax will be added). Check, cash, and venmo no tax added.
Q. How soon should I book my makeup and/or hair services?
A. We start booking weddings a year in advance so the sooner, the better!!
Q. Is your pricing negotiable? Are there any discounts?
A. Nope! When it comes to hiring a professional makeup artist or stylist for on-location or personal services, you definitely get what you pay for! When you hire us, you are hiring an experienced professional that comes to YOU. The level of skill and expertise that you can expect is far superior to hiring your sister, other relative, friend or a cosmetic sales-person from the mall. We have however given you the best possible pricing and have a variety in choices for makeup styles that best suits your needs.
Q. I have more questions (or, I'm ready to book). How can I get in contact with you?
A. You can contact the Owner/Lead Makeup Artist Priscilla Molina via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (301.804.8178), or fill out this form.