Booking a Makeup Artist

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I looked over portfolios to see which MUAs could give me the look I was going for. I found my favorite, talked to her to make sure of availability and to be sure we were on the same page. I booked a trial appointment, and the cost of that went to the wedding day makeup. A lot of MUAs will charge for a trial, because they don’t want people taking hours of their time for nothing. But most of them will apply the trial fees to the final changes, if you decide to book.

Post # 3
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hi – no, a makeup trial is to see if you like the makeup artist and the work she does on you. You should sign the contract after the trial, to ensure that you’re 100% happy with what you look like. Same with hair trials.

Unfortunately, it can get expensive if you start to shop around and have multiple trials. I have one scheduled in a couple of weeks, and if I like her, I’m going to book her on the spot. I don’t want to have to spend the money for multiple trials.

Post # 5
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2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It does seem a little counterintuitive to book someone and have a trial so close to your wedding because there is a possibility that you won’t like it, but I feel like that is pretty rare. They can always make adjustments, and as long as you’ve seen their portfolio and are confident in their abilities it’ll be okay. Is there a really specific look that you want?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

OMGMrsW2B:  once you have a good trial, she should take pictures of it and note the colors used for her own records.this is standard, if someone doesn’t suggest it then I’d be wondering about their level of experience. 

Post # 9
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2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

OMGMrsW2B:  FWIW I had airbrush for the first time at my wedding (and trial) and I LOVED it. I didn’t feel like I had sooo much make up on, but definitely felt “covered.” It lasted over 12 hours, outside in the desert heat. I think she forgot to set me with finishing spray, and I also didn’t notice at the time, but I stayed matte and nothing moved at all. I normally get a little shiny after a few hours. I would highly highly recommend it!

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