Help!! What to do when your makeup artist doesn't meet your expectations?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2534 posts
Sugar bee

If it were me, I would explain the situation to my bridal party and mom, and get their opinions on what to do.

Whatever you do, do not use this makeup artist. I hated my hair trial but I used the girl anyways and I was really disappointed with my hair on my wedding day. I still get sad when I see certain pictures of it.

Post # 3
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

vitaminshake:  I’d tell your bridal party and mum what happened and then the ball is more in their court rather than you telling them they have to lose the money. If I was your bridesmaid though I would expect you to be paying for the replacement MUA rather than me having to shell out for it twice..


I would definitely not be getting your make up done there though! You do not want to look back and regret your photos or not feel your best on the day. A week before my wedding my make up artist had to pull out due to a family emergency and I still managed to get a replacement that a friend suggested to do all our make up.  The new one was amazing and even better than the first so it can work out. I hadn’t prepaid for everyones in that case, just a deposit…

Post # 4
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would do my own make up before I would let her near my face. Did you pay in full or just the deposit? If it’s the deposit, I would just let it go. If you paid in full, try and work with the manager to get a different artist for make up. Then, go early in case you need to wash and redo.

i second telling the BMs and letting them decide.

Post # 5
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


vitaminshake:  My makeup trial was an absolute disaster. I left there looking like a prostitue on an episode of Cops from about 1993. I paid her for the trial then went home and cried my eyes out. Next day I called and cancelled and ask for my deposit back. I’ll be doing my own.

Post # 6
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a really bad hair and makeup trial the day of my engagement photos. It was a disaster and she made me look like, as my husband put it, “a hooker corpse.” I don’t know how I kept it together for my pictures, but I literally rushed home to wipe off the disgusting makeup she used, and fixed my hair as best I could with the limited time I had. Don’t use her. It’ll upset you. Find someone you trust and she’ll set your day up to be a happy day instead of an anxious day. 

Post # 7
1116 posts
Bumble bee

Talk to your wedding planner too… she shouldn’t be recommending the salon of they are that bad but also she must have experience of what to do in this type of situation. 

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