Post # 1
So far I have been to 2 makeup artists that are considered to be the BEST. Both times, I was highly unsatisfied with the makeup and everyone I saw said that I do a much better job when I do the makeup myself. So I really don’t know what’s going on here since their portfolios looked awesome and everyone raves about them–but I can honestly say they did not make me look like a better version of myself. I am attractive so it does not take much to bring out my features, which I do all the time.
Has anyone had a similar experience where you go to the most recommended MA and the makeup look was really not that good? It just makes me wonder about their portfolios and how much of it is editing/touch ups/lighting vs. the actual makeup look in person.
Post # 3
I tried a makeup artist and did not like the sheer volume of makeup they applied. I personally felt I did a better job on myself. I wanted to look like a more polished “me”, but kept ending up looking like my brother in drag. To much contouring etc… I would suggest though that you have a picture taken straight after to see the effects in a photo. It may seem a lot, but in pictures it does look different.
Oh – and about being cocky and saying you’re attractive? You go girl! It’s nice to see some that embrace their gorgeous self!
Post # 4
I’ve heard of this.. and i’m scared to death of that happening to me.
I hired a guy from the Stilla team. His portfolio is amazing.
Anyhow, good luck to you in your search. Stay humble.
Post # 5
@violet25: It’s a good thing that you tried them rather than just going by reputation! I definitely don’t think that you can just choose an artist just by their portfolio – there’s so many other factors involved. Especially because I’m Asian – some makeup artists just don’t know how to apply makeup for Asian features so I’m really adamant about trial sessions. I had the same problem with the first few makeup artists that I tried for my wedding but managed to find the perfect one!
After the makeup session, did they or you take pictures so that you can see how you look in photographs? It’s a good idea to upload them onto a computer too so you can see how they look on a bigger screen. Sometimes makeup looks better in the photos.
Also, maybe you could bring in photos of how you usually do your makeup so that she/he has something to start from? And if there’s a certain look you’re going for, maybe bring in pictures that you find online? I found this really helpful for my wedding!
Not sure if you’re up for this option, but you could always DIY your makeup on your wedding day. Great money saver and no one knows your face better than you! Just make sure to do a test trial and have someone take photos of you in the same light as on your wedding day (morning/afternoon/night) so you can make the appropriate changes! 🙂 Hope this helps. Good luck!