- 3 years ago
I wouldn’t hire a celebrity stylist because they’re generally unimpressive. But do hire a makeup artist that primarily works every day in film/television/commercials. My husband recommended this actually, because those folks know a lot about light, stressful situations, and how to make just about anyone look good!
@atlbride2013: It’s funny that you suggested that because I actually had the worst MUA trial experience with a woman that had worked in the film and TV industry for years. Her make up was beyond terrible, tacky and looked garish. My lips were bright pink and my eye shadow was an unblended orange color, it was juvenile at best. Maybe she was just really crappy at her job in general!
@Treejewel19: OMG oh no, i am so sorry:( I could see them either being really good at makeup or really bad ( bc they cake it on for TV)
I could see how they would know how to make you look good in all angles, but I could also see how maybe they would make it look good for pics, but not good in person…
@BrideToBe14: I opted to go with a well known MUA in Sacramento and she did an amazing job. The TV lady wasn’t even apologetic with how bad her make up turned out. She even started blaming me and my skin for her crappy job. It was just awful! Plus she had cats running all around her house (I am allergic) and didn’t even bother to tell people so that they could take the appropriate pills before hand. Total disaster.
Where is your “Celeb stylist – I have no desire to use one” option?
I don’t know about J Law’s stylist, but Carrie Underwood usually has gorgeous hair so you bet I’d spring for that!
@Pinkmoon: Haha, funny you mention Carrie Underwood because my bridesmaid is friends with her hair guy! He does a bunch of weddings once in a well apparently. She told me about it too late though for me to back out on my stylist (who did a great job), so it wasn’t meant to be. 🙂
@Treejewel19: Oh no, that stinks! Sorry you had a bad experience. I’ve generally had positive experiences with some of them, but maybe because hubby works mostly on shows with younger actresses that don’t require a lot of makeup. i can see how someone working with older ladies might cake on the makeup!
@BrideToBe14: I probably wouldn’t pay for a celebrity stylist to do my hair and make up. For hair, I’d rather work with someone who knows MY hair and understands how to work on it (very curly, very thick). In regards to make up, I’d rather go off the recommendations of friends.
I wouldn’t hire someone just because they were associated with a celebrity. Do you know for sure that she does an awesome job for photos and real life?