Freaking out after make up trial! (pic heavy with poll)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Unhappy with makeup trial, should I...
    Retrial with same mua and be honest with her : (23 votes)
    18 %
    Ditch current mua and get a new one : (57 votes)
    45 %
    Do my own make up : (31 votes)
    25 %
    Nothing, it looks fine : (15 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I must say I prefer the way you usually look with make up. You’re so pretty and fresh faced!

    The eyeliner and (false?) lashes seem like way too much for my taste. It looks like your lashes are so heavy you can barely keep your eyes open, especially in the close up pictures. 

    I think your make up artist should make you feel good and comfortable, definitely not scared. I vote for trying a different one or just investing in some high quality make up and doing your own!


    Post # 4
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think that if you’re intimidated by the MUA, you’re just going to feel crappy on your wedding day. I would get another trial somewhere else and find someone you’re comfortable with. You need to be comfortable enough to say if you don’t like something, or even to communicate what it is you DO like/want. 


    Post # 5
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Jolly81:  I’d get a new MUA. It really doesnt look like she has all that much talent for it, and if she intimidates you… Well, thats not really how you want to feel on your wedding day. Find someone who makes you feel comfortable.

    Post # 6
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Your MUA should listen to you, not tell you what to do! I say ditch her and find a new one. If you look on The Knot and Wedding Wire you can probably find some reviewed in your area. 

    Post # 7
    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think you should get a new MUA. She shouldnt intimidate you.

    The make up doesnt look bad to be honest, I like it except for the huge fake lashes but you also should feel comfortable and not intimidated to say how you want yourself to look on the day off.

    Post # 8
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t see a problem with the makeup other than she needs to use more natural lashes. You already are very beautiful so all that makeup is just to enhance it and not let your face disappear in photos! Also do NOT stress about the eyeliner, I wear a wing almost every day, and I would say MAYBE 3 times a YEAR it comes out “perfect” the rest of the time it is not perfect, but nobody else is inspecting it for perfection but you, so no need to worry, it won’t be noticable in photos or to your guests.

    Post # 9
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You have to do what makes you comfortable. I think she did a great job and I would only go down a size in the falsies. 

    Post # 10
    3 posts

    I think in this case, youtube is your best friend! Just search, bridal makeup and thousands of videos will pop up! 

    It sounds like you just want to look like a glowing bride. For eyes, you can use individual lashes which looks much more natural, you can find them pretty much anywhere. Or you could even get rid of your makeup artist and get lash extensions with the money you were going to pay her. Honestly, it’s so simple to do flawless skin and you seem to do it very well by yourself from that picture! And lips is all about finding the shade you want. In my opinion, I’d rather practice and learn how to do my own makeup and have it in my control than a makeup artist who makes me uncomfortable. If you have a MAC or Sephora (any makeup counter/store really) around you, go in and tell them that you might be doing your own makeup for your wedding and they will most certainly help you pick out products you need and do you makeup with each product while showing you the steps. 

    Post # 11
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    From your pics the only thing that looks off to me are the lashes being way too much.  If this MUA makes up uncomfortable I would just try a different one, even if you had liked the trial.

    Post # 12
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Jolly81:  I think the makeup looks just right for the pictures, but I see what you mean about the eyelashes up close. They are rather big. If you’re not happy with her services or demeanor you should trial with a different MUA.

    Post # 14
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    You can still do the eyelashes, but choose lighter ones to begin with ! The eyeliner is too heavy on the upper lid, IMO. I don’t know how your MUA did this, but you look more tired with your face done than your natural self, and it shouldn’t be the end result at all ! 

    By DIY, you can save the money you wanted to spend on a MUA to buy quality foundation and products for your day.  

    Post # 16
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think ur mua did fine. U look beautiful! It is just a shock to see so much makeup on urself bec its not what u look like on a regular basis. But u don’t wanna look regular on ur big day!  

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