(Closed) makeup trial..? when to do everything?!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have yet to even find a good makeup artist let alone schedule my appt for a trial and my wedding is a month away!!! I want to go to this one guy. He is 2 hours away (in Dallas) and he sells MAC products. He is very good. He is a side makeup artist… he even does his OWN makeup! But my aunt will have to get in touch with him and schedule a date for me to come up there and she has a busy schedule as well as I do.

Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My trial is about 3.5 weeks in advance of the wedding (it was 2.5 weeks but there was a scheduling conflict). That is what she suggested because she finds it gets stressful if it is any closer than that.

My trial and day-of are a package deal, I’m not shopping around to different artists. I saw pictures and video of their work and had a recommendation, and I trust that if I don’t like my trial, she’ll work to get it perfect. I see the trial as an opportunity for me and the artist/hairstylist to get on the same page, not as a chance for me to test them out.

BUT – if it was absolutely awful terrible horrible, I guess I would still have some time to try and find something else. But I agree with you, I wouldn’t plan on finding a new artist after your trial unless you are doing your trial like 6+ months out.



Post # 6
397 posts
Helper bee

The only advice I can give is don’t do the trial only a week or two before the wedding.  I know a girl who stood in a friends wedding who did a trial about a week before the wedding (the whole bridal party had them done) and she broke out in some crazy kind of rash.  She is a red head with very fair skin and the make up didn’t agree with her!

Post # 7
12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My co-worker does make-up artistry as a second job. She generally books 2-3 months in advance, but she ALWAYS has extra slots open!

Post # 8
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

my hair stylist and MUA recommended trials no further out than 2 weeks before the wedding.  Mine will be 3 days before.

Post # 9
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did my trial back in november for my june wedding. crazy? maybe lol. I did this because i wanted to lock down my artist asap, because june is a super popular wedding month. My artist did the trial using my extensions i bought for hte wedding, and dont anticipate my hair being much longer, i trim it regularly. as for skin tones, she told me she matched the foundation day of. good luck!

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