Post # 1
I spoke with a make up artist my hairdresser recommended yesterday. Understand that my hairdresser is AWESOME and I trust her. This make up artist, who has been doing this for YEARS, said that it would be no problem to do everyones makeup in the wedding party. Not knowing very much about make up as I almost never wear it, I asked her what I should get. I am thinking mostly natural look maybe with a hint of light blue to accent. She says, “no you don’t want blue”. Being a very visual person I cannot envision what she is describing that she will do. She can see that I am nervous and pretty much tells me to just trust her, that she will make me beautiful. I am still nervous but as she was recommended by my hairdresser I think I will go get a trial. We’ll see how it goes. Any suggestions from ladies that wear make up on a regular basis? I told her I definitely want waterproof around my eyes because I am a crier and she said that was no problem.
Post # 3
Go neutral- you want the makeup to be timeless and classic, not trendy. Definitely go get a trial. Bring photos from the internet/magazines that you really like, and she can incorporate those techniques. Don’t be afraid to tell her if there’s something you do or don’t like!! Stylists/artists are very talented, of course, but they each have their own way of doing things and they can’t mind read 🙂
Post # 4
Yes, get a trial! I love to do make-up and, though I’m far from a professional, whenever I do a non-makeup-wearer friends’ make-up I try to make it toned down from what I wear but they are usually still shocked by the end. A trial will give you a chance to see what your girl has in mind and will also give you a chance to get used to seeing much more make-up on yourself (take pictures!).
Post # 5
oh my ” just trust her, that she will make me beautiful.” red flag. Im a MUA and we create together the look you are comfortable in. and there are ways to wear blue If you want blue. just be careful. im sure she is talented but in my book that is not how to take care of a client. use visuals, clippings, internet, look together. you tell her what is too much and what you think is “pretty”, “natural” “smoky eyed”. eveyones verbal vision is different from one to another
Post # 6
It’s hard for us to make suggestions without knowing what you look like – your coloring, what you want to emphasize or demphasize, and your style. I would go to the trial and see what she suggests.
Post # 7
@ShannonRouvel: I was thinking the same thing! Red flag. I asked her if there was time for a re-do in the trial if I did not like it and she said, “not really, just trust me, I have been doing this for years and I will make you beautiful. You will love it the first time.” which also concerns me… Being a visual person who never wears make-up I have no idea what to expect…
@AlwaysSunny: I am italian, olive skin, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes. If it will give you a better idea, everyone I meet says I look hispanic. 🙂 even my fiance thought that at first. 🙂
Post # 8
DO the trial and let her work her magic then start discussing what you want different after you see it. If she’s been doing it for awhile she knows what shes doing and what works best for your eyes and skin tone. You never match your dress or decor and shes right on the blue. FOr your wedding your going to want natural colors and more neutral. I know it sounds worthless to pay for for natural makeup but when I did my trial it didnt look like i had on all this makeup but boy what a difference it did to just enhance your natural beauty.
Post # 9
I’m sure she knows what shes doing, especially since she said Blue was a no-no. Good luck!
Post # 10
@LovelyLaura8: I would stay away from blue makeup. It was really trendy in the 80’s and is not too common anymore, some girls might say blue eyeshadow can look dated. Also, since you’re a brunette with brown eyes and olive skin, you would look beautiful in something natural, like a metallic shade of eyeshadow.
Definitely do a trial, look for pictures of makeup you like on women who look similar to you – Pinterest and The Knot are great places to look for inspiration! Print out pictures and give them to your stylist, that’ll help her a lot !!
Here are a couple pretty photos I found:
(very slightly smoky eyes, petal-colored lipstick)
(Natural eyes, bold mascara, dramatic lip color)
(neutral smoky eye)
Post # 11
@MsVoyageur: Um… I <3 U right now! Thank you for the pictures! I think the 3rd and 4th ones are me. It is a great idea to take pictures with me! I will definitely do that. Thank you so much for the help. 🙂
Post # 12
I’m having my trial this afternoon– the way she works is she looks at the makeup I have on (or looks at the colors I usually wear), we’re going to look at her book (I have some pictures for inspiration also) and she starts light, then we can darken/enhance/go bolder. Once it’s where we want it to be– she snaps pics, takes notes and brings them with her in January.
Post # 13
Definitely do a trial and skip the color… neutral for bridals. These pics are forever!!
Post # 14
@LovelyLaura8: You’re welcome! Good luck girl! Oh and one more thing – take pictures using a couple different cameras (or phones?) inside and outside, so you can see how the makeup photographs at different levels of light. And save the pics so you can show them to the makeup artist when she’s getting you ready on the actual wedding day, in case she doesn’t take good notes during your trial. Take some detailed pics, including one of your eyes shut – I wish I had done these, all of the pics from my trial are too far away and don’t show much of my eyes closed.
Post # 15
I don’t know what sort of blue she’s thinking, or what sort of blue you’re thinking, but there ARE ways to work in subtle blues on an otherwise nuetral makeup look.
HOWEVER, just go for the trial and see what she says, but DEFINITELY bring some pics so she knows what sort of look you’re going for. Good luck!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Bring in photos of looks you like- the ones MsVoyageur posted are fantastic. I agree that blue may look dated.
One thing that concerns me about how you MUA is talking- you may not like it the first time. I had a trial with a MUA for did the bridal makeup for two of my friends, and she did my makeup when I was one of their bridesmaids. I loved her prior work, but after my trial, I felt like a drag queen- she was SO heavy with the makeup. I ended up going with the girl who works at my hair salon, and she nailed the look I wanted.