Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DO I NEED TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST?
A professional makeup artist ensures that your makeup lasts throughout the day and night as well as photographing beautifully in every lighting condition. Your makeup is customized specifically for you. From the appropriate products for your skin type to the specific colors used, a professional curates your vision into reality that will look flawless on camera and in person. Andrea knows just how to do that.
WHERE DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES?
Andrea provides services at her studio located at 3930 Richmond Avenue, Suite 8, Staten Island, NY 10312.
She also travels on-site at your location in Staten Island, New York and the surrounding areas. To check if Andrea is available, please fill out the form on the contact page.
WHAT TYPE OF MAKEUP SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Andrea offers luxury makeup services for every occasion. These include weddings and wedding-related services such as engagements, bridal showers, and dinner rehearsals, etc. Teen services such as prom, sweet sixteens, and formals. As well as graduation, maternity, engagement, and family photoshoots.
DO YOU OFFER ANY OTHER SERVICES?
Andrea is a licensed esthetician that is passionate about skin care. She provides skin care consultations and educates you on how to properly care for your skin so that it is hydrated and glowing for your special occasion. For a skin care consultation and recommendations on products and routines, please email Andrea at makeup@AndreaPignato.com
As a former educator at Robert Fiance Makeup Academy, Andrea is proud to provide personal, one-on-one makeup lessons. This is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to create a complete every day look or just sharpen their skills. Andrea currently offers makeup lessons on-location.
HOW DO I BOOK YOUR SERVICES?
If you'd like to book an on-location makeup service, makeup lesson, skin care consultation, or a personal shopping experience please fill out the form on the contact page.
If you are a bride looking to book wedding makeup services, please fill out the Bridal Questionnaire.
CAN YOU GIVE ME A QUOTE?
Yes, of course!
DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP TRIALS/PREVIEWS?
Absolutely! It is suggested to book your trial appointment as soon as possible.
A trial consists of trying one desired look or style. If a completely different style/look is desired beyond that, it is suggested to book another trial appointment. It is recommended to bring a picture of your dress and makeup styles that you like and do not like.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY DATE?
For weddings, Andrea recommends that you book 6-8 months prior to your date.
For all other events, it is recommended to book at least 48 hours prior to your event as there just may be an available appointment.
ARE LASHES INCLUDED IN MY MAKEUP SERVICE?
A complimentary eyelash application is included in all makeup services.
IF I DON'T WANT LASHES IS THE PRICE DIFFERENT?
If you prefer not to wear lashes, the price is the same.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Please be sure your skin is clean and makeup-free. Please refrain from waxing the day before your appointment.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO MAKE MY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT?
Andrea requests that you give 24 hour notice when canceling or rescheduling. If you cancel more than twice, a deposit will be required to book future services, which will be applied towards your service after completion.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
All rates are firm and non-negotiable.
DO YOU OFFER HAIRSTYLING SERVICES?
Andrea does not provide hairstyling services but will refer you to highly trained and trusted cosmetologists that do so.
IS YOUR KIT SANITARY?
Sanitation is Andrea's #1 priority! As a professional makeup artist, Andrea has a responsibility to service clients in the healthiest way possible. Products and tools are cleaned and sanitized before and after each client. Freshly cleaned brushes and new disposables are used on each person. Built-in applicators are never to be used directly on skin and put back into the product. All products are scooped out with a clean and sanitized spatula. Absolutely no double dipping. Your safety is Andrea's priority.
WHAT TYPE OF MAKEUP DO YOU USE?
Andrea's makeup kit contains professional-grade products that have been tested for their ability to photograph beautifully while giving you a natural, radiant finish. To ensure your makeup stays all day and night, the products used are long-wearing and water resistant. All products are hypo-allergenic and suitable for sensitive skin. Do you have an allergy? Just let Andrea know.
ARE YOU ABLE TO DO A VARIETY OF SKIN TONES AND DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES?
Of course! Andrea is professionally trained and experienced in custom-matching every client to the right foundation shade. No need to bring your own foundation, Andrea has you covered!
ARE YOU ABLE TO COVER BLEMISHES AND SKIN ISSUES?
Yes, but please keep in mind that raised blemishes and texture cannot be "flattened" or "smoothed". Redness and discoloration can be covered but the texture of the skin cannot be changed with makeup.
CAN YOU GET RID OF MY WRINKLES AND PORES?
Makeup can't get rid of wrinkles and pores but using the right skin prep would help to reduce the appearance.
HOW LONG DOES A MAKEUP SERVICE TAKE?
Makeup takes 30-45 minutes per service. More complex looks could take 45 minutes to an hour. Bridal makeup takes 1 hour.
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM FOR ON-LOCATION SERVICES?
For weddings booked Friday through Sunday, there is a minimum of 5 people to book your date.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED THE DAY OF MY EVENT?
If Andrea is traveling to your location, the only thing needed is access to an electrical outlet and a table/island to lay out her kit.
I LOVED MY MAKEUP! HOW CAN I REVIEW YOUR BUSINESS?
Andrea loves reviews! If you've used her services, she prefers reviews on Google.
If for some reason you were not happy with her service, please reach out. Andrea wants to be sure she offered you the highest level of service.