Post # 1
I feel like such a weirdo… I hated the way my make-up looked after my trial yesterday. I’m too embarrassed to post photos… I wasn’t going to show my fiance, but I wanted to make sure that he felt the same way about it as I did. He didn’t like it at all. I got the make-up done at 1 pm and by 6, I wanted to wash it off. It felt heavy, I felt self-conscious and it looked really heavy in person. I didn’t know that I had so much hair on my face… it was all standing up on end! It rubbed off on everything and by the time I got home (7pm), it was blotchy and made my fine lines and pores stand out. This was done by a highly recommended make-up artist… the trial alone was $90 and the deposit for the day-of was $100. I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t sealed (I’ve read some of the posts and it seems that the make-up might need to be sealed).
I normally wear bare minerals, but I didn’t think that it would cover enough for the big day. I wore bare minerals as a bridesmaid in 2 weddings and I liked the way I looked in that make-up much better than in the airbrush make-up, but I did look a little shiny… could be my skin, though. Any thoughts/suggestions? I have combo skin that’s break-out prone (with stress…ugh!) and I have fairly noticeable pores. Any hope for me? Thanks, bees… I’m feeling pretty depressed right now.
Post # 3
I didnt think I liked airbrush makeup because I went to a few weddings and the people looked like they had masks on… Until I was in a wedding and her makeup was great! and it was airbrushed. Turns out is all in the makeup artist and not necessarily the makeup.
Maybe try someone new and let them know ahead of time of your worries and experience with this trial
Post # 4
I would try another makeup artist. I had airbrushing done and LOVED it!!! It lasted all day…here’s pics
This is right after getting it done… and 5 hours later…. Does it look too cakey??
Post # 5
I’m sorry you had a bad experience, no one needs that kind of stress a few months before her wedding.
I would call a few make up artists in your area and explain your experience. Ask how they would do your make up to avoid you feeling like it was to heavy.
I’ve never had airbrush make up but am going for a trial on Aug 6th (the same day as a photoshoot with my fiance. I want to see how the make up photographs). I wish I knew of their work so I could recommend them to you since were in the same city.
I hope you have better luck next time.
Post # 6
Hi i’m an airbrush makeup artist and it defiantly sounds like its the artist.
Airbrush should feel light and defiantly not cakey. It also sounds like the reason why it was blotchy is because you have combo skin and they probably used a silicone (oil) based airbrush.
Look for a new artist and ask if they have a water based airbrush.
Good luck! I hope you have better luck with the next trial!
Post # 7
I HATED my airbrush trial. I looked like a drag queen.
Post # 8
@lefeymw: Its not the airbrush and I agree it is the person applying the makeup. Possibly got to close to your face .
Go someplace else, stress the fact that you want a light coat and not a look like you are wearing a “mask” be upfront so the get where you are coming from. Look at the makeup artist their and if you like it ask them what they use.
Post # 9
bare minerals has the new line for the foundations in “matte” instead of the old one. the old foundation always made me feel shineybut the matte collection is awsome!!! maybe go to your nearest store and try and perhaps get the bisque if you have any imperfections your worried about!!
Post # 10
The problem I am noticing is that makeup artists come in 3 flavors:
Cheap and Bad; And lead you to think they are amazing with good pricing
Expensive and Bad: As in your case
Right on, Great: Nice, professional, artist.
A Makeup Artist is just that, an artist. When I first got into makeup I dived head first into color. Took 8 months of training and even learned anatomy. Then worked for 2 different cosmetic lines for 3 years before getting into weddings.
Now granted, I took it far, but its my art. Please, pleas, PLEASE. Find an artist that shows their passion. I have never had a bad trial or consultation and if I did, I would have gave you ever penny back. You are paying for a service and its your special day! **sorry Ill get off my high horse now**
Good luck, I am sorry about this experience. Your bare minerals will work fine, you have to shape your face with blush and bronzer. (extra) because Bare minerals reflects a lot of light and you can look washed out in your pictures.
Message me with any questions.
Post # 11
I think it must be the artist, because I had airbrush done and it looked so natural and made my skin look flawless!
Post # 12
I hated air bursh too. My skin was just too dry for the airbrush, so I looked like an oil slick (I overproduce oil to compensate dryness). It was gross.
I usually don’t wear foundation at all and if I need some coverage, I go with a tinted moisturizer that I “water down” with lotion and luminizer. I had the makeup gal do tinted moisturizer and I don’t regret it! Even as she was putting it on, she told me that I made the right decision. My skin look great and I didn’t feel like I had a thick mess on my face.
Oh, and she was able to do all the contouring, etc, with the tinted moisture too.
Post # 13
Oh, wow! Thanks so much for all the responses!!! I feel a little better now.
@ Jenn219- Yes, she used a silicone-based airbrush and she didn’t use any primer because of that. I’ll definitely ask for water-based…
@ Mrs B- If you’re happy with your make-up on 8/6, would you mind sending me your MUA’s name?
Can anyone else recommend a MUA in my area?
Thanks so much, everyone!!
Post # 14
I hated my airbrush makeup trial.
I live in Australia, and had it done by a very well respected artist, and to be frank it looked like [email protected]
I am a wearer of full makeup daily, and know how it should be applied to highlight my best, and diminish my worst features. This person seemed to have no clue- despite costing $100 for the trial alone.
I ended up with a regular artist doing my eyes and I did the rest- and it was 100% better, less cakey and stood up wonderfully in photos.
@jneden: I don’t think yours looks cakey at all, but I do think it is a little on the shiny side, and possibly a touch too yellow with the base. However I do LOVE what was done with your eyes, they look magnificent.
Post # 15
I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I read this post right after my makeup trial yesterday (before my engagement pictures…ack). I was so unhappy with how my airbrushed makeup looked.
It looked clumpy, cakey and looked orange on my t-zone area and cheeks (closest to my nose). The rest of my face looked fine though. My fiance said it looked like stage makeup. Is that even normal? You could see all of my pores and it rubbed off too easily only an hour after application. All I know is that she used a MAC foundation.
Not to mention I felt like a freakin clown with the super dark makeup. On the way to have the pics done I couldn’t take it and re-applied my own makeup in the car. I felt so much better and my fiance said I looked more like me.
Post # 16
@bebepituca- We had exactly the same experience! I’ve had 2 trials and the first was a little better because she only did a light layer of airbrushing and I did keep it on for my engagement photo shoot. But, in person, my fiance didn’t like it at all. It still looked cakey and not natural. I looked really pretty in the photos and that was great for my e-photos, but who wants to look like a clown in person on your wedding day?! Just like you said, you could see every pore and it started to come off on everything. It was MAC as well. You should contact MarylandWeddingMakeup… she was so helpful and she’s in your area! How frustrating!!!