Post # 1
So I just had my hair and make-up trial. I normally do not wear foundation, sometimes just a little mineral powder foundation. When she put on the first mineral foundation, I noticed that my face was not matching my neck. Same thing for the second kind, and same thing for the last “make-up forever”. She said she thinks it’s “oxidizing”, so it’s actually changing colors on me as it reacts to my skin. I have very fair skin, and she was using the lightest possible (almost, I think). I also have somewhat oily skin. By the time I got home I thought it looked almost orangey, and I was already getting shiny. What am I supposed to do? I can’t have this happening on the wedding day!
Post # 3
Each skin type reacts so different to mineral type makeup my aunt bought some and it turned black on her face. Maybe you should try old school liquid foundation.
Post # 4
I don’t wear much makeup either so when i had my trial run i felt like it was WAY TOO MUCH MAKEUP! I was worried about not looking like myself since usually i never have much on! But as soon as we took some pictures i was like wow okay its perfect! Obviously you will have more on than normal because that is what works for pictures plus you will need it to stay on all day and in my case withstand the heat and humidity! However my makeup did not look orange or a different color than my neck. It sounds like the makeup artist didn’t blend it enough or just used a wrong color all together. Can you do another trial run or maybe go to someone else if you are worried about them not getting it right??
Post # 5
Maybe she could blend it down onto your neck so it doesnt look so weird?
Post # 6
The foundation she has used definitely didn’t suit you. Maybe you can use your own foundation? That’s what I’m going to do – bring my entire makeup kits and I only need a makeup artist to do the makeup for me.
Post # 7
Yes I think you are all right – she didn’t seem to blend very much. In fact, it all went on quite quickly and I have heard other people say the bride can take up to an hour for make-up. Mine took like ten minutes. I am thinking of trying to book somewhere else all together and explaining the issue to them. Just such a waste of a down payment and trial run payment!
@ssandy: thanks for the tip! I may do just what you suggested – just have to find what works on me first.
Post # 8
I went through the same thing…ended up doing my own makeup, lost my deposit and am SO glad I did!
Post # 9
I have to mix the lightest foundation with a white liquid foundation depending on skin color and tone~
Perhaps you could check the expiration date of the foundation bottle he or she was using… foundations normally has a shelf life of 12-18 months, and then the properties start to change and might cause oxidation. It can be many different factors but I personally have oily/acne prone skin and makeup forever foundation hasn’t oxidized on me! but again it could be due to something completely different~
your trial sounded really way too short……..! I think that you should call her and request a meeting (so it’s not a trial……) but it’s still best to discuss this in person, especially if you’ve already paid a deposit . I hope you took some snapshots and you can bring it to show her.
Post # 10
You might give avons version a try. I am red haired fair skinned and it is the only one I can wear. I love it.
Post # 11
Sometimes on oily skin certain make-up products will react with the oils in your skin and turn “orangey”. However it does sound like she wasn’t using the proper shade to begin with, and absoloutely she should be blending the foundation down your neck and powdering all the way down your declotte (esp. if you’re wearing a strapless dress!)
Someone told me that mineral make-up can get darker over the course of the day. I have not experienced this, but again, maybe if you are more oily, this can happen.
I would definately call and say you are very nervous, and see if they can offer you a second, complimentary trial to remedy the situation and put your mind at ease before the big day!