Post # 1
So, I had a makeup trial with a very lovely lady, but unfortunately, she totally got it wrong. My FI and mom hated it, which says a lot. I had another trial over the weekend with someone else, who was fabulous.
My question is – how do I let the first lady know that I will not be using her for the wedding. I feel so bad about it – she was SO sweet. But my makeup was terrible.
Post # 3
Did you pay for the first trial? The reason they charge is because they know people look around and want to be compensated for their time- so don’t worry about it too much.
You could say "It was so great meeting you for my trial recently. In the end, I have decided to go with a different makeup artist."
Post # 4
Try – "Yea, I’m sorry. The "Tammy Faye Baker" look, just isn’t me so I’m going to go else where…."
Maybe just tell her that a family member is going to do it for you iinstead to save money. Or the truth works too…..lol. I suppose you don’t have to fib – Janna19 had a good one – and I’m sure it’s not the first time she’s been let down…
Post # 5
I have to do the same thing, and I’ve been putting it off! I think people in the wedding industry understand completely, so just being direct ("I’m going with someone else") is best.
Post # 6
If she’s holding your date, please let her know as soon as you can. She will probably appreciate knowing sooner rather than later. Just be nice and direct.
So glad you found someone fabulous!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I may go the lying route (which I hate) but she was just so sweet and lovely, and I really really wanted to like her. Oy, I looked terrible though (drag queen anyone?). I did email her after the trial that it wasn’t what I was looking for (mind you, I paid $160), but she wanted me to come in for another trial (this time at like $50), to which I didn’t respond. Mind you, fabo makeup lady trial was free, since she is a consultant for laura mercier and we did it at the counter.
Post # 8
I think theyre use to it just like when the girl highlights my hair and I dont like it. I just tell her! She’d probably appreciate it more!