Professional in the Spotlight interview – Andrea Rout
You work very hard perfecting all of the details for your wedding from your dream gown to flowers and the cake, but you mustn’t forget about your makeup. On the morning of your big day, prepare to be pampered! Hiring a makeup artist will ensure a flawless look and fabulous photos – and your makeup and smile will radiate throughout the entire day and evening. Wedding & Event Management Services had the privilege of speaking to Mount Gambier’s award-winning professional makeup artist Andrea Rout, who shared some of her secrets…….
How did you make the transition into makeup artistry?
When I was younger I always wanted to do training in make up and beauty therapy. It was only after my second child that I took up professional training. I started in the health and fitness industry and then advanced into the beauty arena taking a holistic approach.
How far out from their wedding day or special event do you advise that a client contacts and books your services? Do you suggest a trial run?
Most clients book 12 months in advance for special events like weddings – especially when these are busy times of the year e.g. holidays. I normally take on one wedding only per weekend. I do recommend a trial run so that I can see what my client likes and dislikes and we can both connect with each other. I like to use my skills and knowledge to achieve the right look.
Provide a short description of your services and a general price range for your services.
Mainly make up, tanning, beauty services – like facial waxing and tinting and I am now introducing eyelash extensions. I have a wide range of mineral makeup products and offer makeup lessons for individuals and groups.
Wedding makeup starts at $55.00 per person with airbrush makeup being an extra $10.00 per person. Prices are tailored to the client’s needs and I do provide a discount for groups of three or more people.
What are the differences between airbrush and regular makeup applications?
It is really a personal preference depending on what finish you require. Airbrush makeup is fantastic for wedding photography and provides a lovely smooth finish but traditional mineral makeup may suit a client also – depending on skin type.
Are there any extra tips that you can give to a bride to help make her look her absolute best on her special day?
I suggest starting a regular skin routine and consulting a beauty professional six months before the event. I provide a regular newsletter to my clients with tips about looking after themselves holistically and maintaining a good diet and exercise. I also suggest brides to take the vitamin Executive B one month before the wedding so as to help cope with stress.
What makes your business different from other make-up artists and beauticians in the area?
I offer quality and professional service to my clients and look at myself as their own personal makeup artist. I have no issue travelling anywhere in the Limestone Coast.
I will also be offering a new line of glamour contact lenses – great for fancy dress parties!!
You can contact Andrea on 0437 024 257. Andrea will be expanding her beauty services in Mount Gambier soon so stay tuned for more info…
(photos courtesy of Tanya O’Leary Photography and Patrick O’Donnell (08 87 23 0557)