Q&A

Why Hire Makeup by Tierney? Just as you need a professional photographer to take your wedding photos, you will need a professional makeup artist to take care of your wedding day beauty look. On your wedding day you will be photographed more than any day of your life. You will be in everyone's photos from the pro you hired, to your friends iPhone, to uncle bobs' camera. None of them will think twice before plastering these photos all over social media. A professional makeup artist makes it their job to ensure that you look your best from every angle, under any lighting and in everyone's camera. Tierney will come equipped with High Definition makeup that is suitable for photography and the knowledge of how to make your features pop. Simply put, I will make you look and feel your best.
What Happens at the Preview Session? A preview session or consultation is a must and will ensure that you look exactly how you've envisioned on your big day. I will start by asking you questions about your dress, your hair style, the colors you choose and the overall theme of your wedding. We can even streamline a look for your bridesmaids. At this point we have already communicated via email and you've also sent me inspiration pictures via a pinterest board or other means. This is a great time for us to get to know each other and a great time to fine tune the details of your look.
I Loved my preview Session and Want to Book, What do I do Next? During the preview session I will provide you with my contract and instructions on how to complete it. I ask that it is scanned and emailed to me or mailed to my address. A signed contract with a 50% retainer is considered a booking. Unfortunately I cannot save your date until I receive these documents.
Do you Offer Hair Services? My sole focus is on your makeup but I partner with several experienced hair stylists to provide comprehensive on location services for your big day. If you need assistance finding an experienced on location hair stylist just ask and I will put you in touch!
What other services do you offer? Tierney Messmer is a Licensed Esthetician and in addition to makeup she offers, facials and waxing services at the East Side Wellness Center in Fairport, NY. It is not uncommon for her to offer a brow sculpting session prior to her brides preview session. This ensures they look polished and have that perfect arch.
How do I Figure out How much Time we Need to Get Ready? This is one of the perks of working with Makeup by Tierney. I will create a detailed morning of timeline for you and everyone receiving services. This keeps everyone on schedule and things running smoothly. This is why I recommend working with an on location hair stylist as well. It will streamline your morning and keep everyone from running to and from a salon. I will communicate your schedule to you via email two-four weeks in advance. Any changes can made as needed, it's all about what works for the bride!
What is Airbrush Makeup? Airbrush makeup is a fine mist that is applied through an air gun. It's light weight, tear proof, transfer resistant, and photographs beautifully. Many of my bridal clients choose airbrush because it holds up well to the days events and doesn't require many touch ups. Airbrush will give you the peace of mind that your makeup is in place and wont sweat off in the hot sun or on the dance floor. If you are interested in airbrush the preview session is a great time to try it.
What Makeup Lines do You Use? I select my favorite products from brands that I consider to be exceptional. Some of the brands that I use are meant for film and television because of their HD properties and are used by makeup artists worldwide. These brands include RCMA, Graftobian, Viseart, Kett and Senna. More recognizable consumer lines that I use include Makeup Forever, NARS, MAC, OCC, Too Faced, Kat Von D, Becca, Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, IT Cosmetics and more.