Mimi Nikolova Makeup Artist FAQ


Here are some frequent questions but if you don't find what you need please feel free to contact me.



Where do you work? How far will you travel?

I serve my amazing clients on site in Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas. I will travel anywhere throughout NY state to service clients, considering that mileage and travel expenses (and accommodation, if necessary) are covered.

Can I schedule a pre-wedding makeup session?

Yes, I definitely recommend that all clients schedule a pre-wedding makeup session to share their expectations with me and test their wedding style. The preview session includes a conversation and makeover!
Initially, we talk so I can learn about your expectations, style and understand how you envision yourself on your wedding day. I encourage researching for inspiration beforehand and to share any media including photos, videos, etc.. with me so I can get a clear idea about your goals. This is the time for you to get comfortable with me and a moment for us to get to know each other a bit.
 Next I do your makeup, I will take photos and notes on the products used and any other technical details so that on your big day there are no surprises, and you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that you will look exactly as we set on the pre-wedding makeup session.
Most of my previews take place in my home studio in Buffalo, NY (I can also travel to you for an additional fee). Appointments usually last one to two hours and are a super fun moment for the bride to be! Brides are usually the only ones who schedule previews, but if you have a maid of honor or family member who wants to join the party, they're welcome.
Most of the time brides will book and then schedule the preview closer to the wedding date. This gives time to work out the colors, decoration, and wardrobe. Please be aware that no book date is final until I receive the signed contract and the first installment. 

can you attend my wedding reception if i need touch-ups?

Yes, I will, nevertheless, you will be relieved that you actually need very little touching-up! For weddings and events, I will stay on site for an hourly rate, which includes any changes or new looks you may want. For other events like photoshoots, I always stay on the set during the shoot, unless there are other arrangements.

Can you provide Client references?

Yes for sure! I have lots of happy client stories. Please check my Reviews page

are you covered with liability Insurance?

Yes, I do!

What kind of makeup do you use? do you use airbrush?

I use professional products suitable for high-definition photography and video. No, I don't do airbrushing, I only do traditional hand applied makeup. All my products and tools are kept clean, safe and hygienic. My tools are always cleaned after every use so you won't be sharing product with anyone else!

Do you provide makeup for touch-ups?

Yes! Brides will be provided a personalized touch-up kit that is crafted for their look.  

Do you provide false lashes?

Absolutely, I offer strip and individual Flare/Single eyelashes with application that provides you with dazzling eyelashes that still look real. If you are looking to wear false eyelashes at your event my eyelashes and application are included in my pricing 

Will you me how to do my makeup?

Yes! here is more info

I have other vendors, will you work with them?

Oh Yes. It's expected to have plenty going on the day of your event. Just fill me in on your appointments (nails, hair, photos, etc...) and I will communicate with you any other vendor to make sure that your makeup service is seamless, smooth and hassle free. 

What happens if you have to cancel?

When you choose me for your wedding you can be absolutely sure that your wedding will be covered. I have never once missed or had to cancel on one of my brides. In the highly unlikely event that I am unable to arrive or provide service, I have a well regarded network of artists that provide the same level of service. Over time we have established a fallback system for ourselves to be able to nimbly schedule or fill-in for one another if one of us can't make it to an event.

We truly hope that we never need to use this, but our system is there, just in case.  

Are you going to blog about my wedding?

I love sharing a success stories. In fact my blog, newsletter, social media are chalked full of wonderful memories. But keep in mind that I will only share about our experience if I have your consent. If you are comfortable sharing with other brides it can really serve as inspiration and provide value to others. However, if you are not comfortable that is also OK too. 

Can we schedule a time to CHat?

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How do I book you, and how far out should i book?

To get started I need two things. A signed contract, and a 50% deposit. I am a firm believer that whenever possible clients should always book in advance. In fact I recommend 6-12 months. Some clients like to schedule a preview prior to booking me. Others like to book first and do the preview closer to the event date.  This is personal preference.


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