Post # 1
I’m torn and lost in makeup trial. This might sound ridiculous, but I’ve already had 4 trials with four different artists, and still not completely sold on anyone. The problem is that I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, so when I get it done professionally, I can’t help but be a little shocked to see myself with that much makeup on. I understand that for photo purposes, the makeup should be worn a little bit heavier, but I’m just not getting the natural look that I’m looking for. What should I do? Do I keep trying new artist until I find the one? That seems so wasteful.
Post # 3
Are any of your bridesmaids or friends good with makeup? For someone who doesn’t typically wear make up, that might just be the way to go. You might find someone who knows you personally will better understand what it is you are looking for.
Also – have you let the makeup "settle" after each of these trials? There is most likely a large time lapse from the time you get your makeup applied until you get photos taken. Therefore the makeup will settle in with your face a bit more and look a bit more natural.
What about skipping the trials and just going to a department store and talking to some of the women behind the counter. Describe really waht you’re looking for and ask them for their advice. They might be able to teach you some tricks and in the end you could do your own makeup!
Also – check out the "Local Boards" and go to San Diego – http://boards.weddingbee.com/board/san-diego – maybe someone there can suggest their makeup artist!
Post # 4
Why not go back to the same people and reiterate what you want?
Maybe have them only do 1/2 of your face, give them some feedback, and then have them do the other 1/2 taking your feedback into consideration?
Perhaps your expectations are too high- not in that you can’t get what you want- but that you expect the artists to get it right on the very first try.
Post # 5
Since you don’t like a lot of makeup I would suggest trying an artist that specializes in mineral make-up. That is what I did and it felt super natural – like an improved version of me rather than made-up.
The short answer is keep trying, the long answer is that you just haven’t found the righ artist for you OR that there isn’t anyone that can live up to your expectations. I agree with Rosychicklet that you need to give feedback to the people doing your previews and they should be able to adjust to your needs.
I did 4 trials for hair and make-up before I finally found someone who I loved. Two of these trials were with mineral make-up, one was airbrush, and another was MAC. I by far loved the mineral the best (and NO I did NOT end up looking shiny in my pictures).
Post # 6
I think you should try to bring a pictures with you on your trial session with the makeup artist. and I agree with <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic”>caliocteach <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>you should check if your MUA using mineral podwer. They are very light and not feel heavy at all!
Post # 7
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I’m really set on one specific look, so I just get a little defeated when the final look is a bit different. I will have to try the mineral powder.
Post # 8
My search is finished! Just had a great hair & makeup trial today, and had a great interaction with the artist. Thank you for all your suggestions ladies!
Post # 9
Congrats Boddy! persistence pays off!