I am planning our wedding from Australia (I will be moving to CT,US next month) and i'm just researching makeup artists for the big day. I will be need makeup for my three bridesmaids and my mother as well as me ofcourse. I have a budget of $550 including travel fees and taxes. Now i'm not sure if we are supposed to tip the makeup artist either (tipping is not a big thing here in Australia) so any help with that is also helpful.
I've contacted different places. Danielle Santagata is booked, Andrea Marano (http://www.andreamarano.com/
) - Her prices are great and i love her work as the looks are simple and natural. She was responding to my emails at first but i've tried contacting her twice over a week ago and she hasn't responded to me. I've also contacted Simply gorgeous by Erin (a little more pricey but still around my budget) She is still available for our wedding day so i am currently in touch with her. I love her work too! http://www.simplygorgeousbyerin.com/
If anyone can give me some suggestions, that would be fantastic or even opinions on the ones i have been in touch with.
We are having our reception at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield so our ceremony and place of getting ready will be in or near the Fairfield county.
Thank you so much for your help. It is tricky planning a wedding all the way from Australia!