Post # 1
Today was my make up trial and it was a total bust. It was one of those things where 3 minutes in I knew it wasn’t going to go well. I ended up with caked on face make up- legitamately caked on, I wear a lot of make up on a daily basis and this stuff made me crease all over- and my eyes look like someone has punched me in the face. In no way was the look bridal or romantic, at all. Each time I’d mention adjusting or changing something, she would just layer more stuff on. Finally I just wanted to get out of there and out of frustration I could feel tears at the back of my eyes and I kept saying, “ughh my eyes keep watering!” which was pretty legit considering the amount of time being spent solely on them.
I love make up and everything beauty related but this isn’t something I want to stress about on the day of. Also, amongst my bridesmaids and my mom I’m really the only one with any make up knowledge and I want them all to look beautiful on my wedding day. I’ve already emailed my coordinator with some names, talked with my hair dresser to get some referrals, and tracked some people down myself.
Wish me luck, girls, and thanks for the space to vent.
Post # 3
@caits615: I’m sorry! I really hope that you find someone who knows the difference between ‘bridal’ and ‘stripper’. I think asking your hairdresser is a good idea. I’m sure it’ll all turn out find and you’ll look a vision on your big day.
Post # 4
@BridieBea: Um, yes. Ha. I called my mom after in a rage and yelled on the phone, “I had planned to go to Target after leaving here but now everyone will think I just left my street corner!!”
And as for “the vision” I’ve had that vision when putting on my dress + veil for my fitting and when I went to my hair trial- I’ve felt bridal and giddy, and at no point did I feel that way today.
Post # 5
@caits615: Hah lol. I guess makeup (especially bridal makeup) is a thing that ultimately comes down to personal taste. So you have to go through the whole trial and error thing before you find a makeup artist you like. I know it sucks when you’re sitting there thinking ‘this is a nightmare. You’re supposed to be a professional! Uuurgh!’ especially when it comes to beauty stuff. Just think though, it could be worse. It could’ve been your hairdresser on your wedding day.
Post # 6
Oh, honey, I’m so sorry. 🙁 I know I think I look hooker-ish in lots of makeup, but there’s definitely a line between bridal (which usually means more makeup than normal) and caked on so thickly that it’s creasing and yuck. : I hope you can find someone new!
Post # 7
@caits615: 🙁 I’m so sorry
Post # 8
Yikes! Well on the bright side at least you were smart enough to do a trial first!