Post # 1
So one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is a makeup artist. From day one she has told me she wants to do my makeup. From day one I have told her that would be awesome but I really really want airbrushing. She told me that she was going to be taking some classes on how to do them. That was 8 months ago. I always bring up to her about my wanting airbrushing and she always makes an excuse such as “I am waiting for my tax return” or “Why don’t you buy the machine yourself and I will do it for you”. I don’t have $500 for an airbrushing machine! And I wouldn’t one. If she knew she would be unable to get one then she should have told me from day one. I found another makeup artist who does airbrushing, eyelashes and makeup all for $120. What should I do? Stay with my Bridesmaid or Best Man who is doing my makeup for FREE but not have the airbrushing that I so desperately wanted? (Coverup makes my face look all crackly for some reason:( ) Or should I just pay and go with another makeup artist? I have considered just getting airbrushing done somewhere and letting her do my makeup but everytime I try to get her to do a trial she tells me she is busy. Plus airbrushing alone is very expensive and quite frankly not worth it for it alone. She hasn’t done makeup for 8 years which is when she graduated school so it makes me a little nervous. I just don’t know what to do 🙁 I want to look absolutely stunning on this one day. But I also don’t want to hurt feelings..
Post # 3
I’d be honest and tell your Bridesmaid or Best Man that you really have always wanted airbrushing due to your perceived skin issues. Maybe see if she’d be okay doing a trial with you so you can test her product/technique/wear? I think its kind of only fair to test what you’re rejecting before you reject it 🙂
I’d only do that if you’re sure you could then (if you were unhappy) be honest with her and tell her that while you think she did an amazing job, there are just limits to traditional makeup that you can’t get over and you’ll be getting airbrush.
Post # 4
@CorgiTales: That is good advice. I am going to try and write her again to do a trial. I have been trying to get her to do one for months and she always has an excuse.
Post # 5
@Tswife4ever: Honestly, if she doesn’t agree to a trial at the very least, I would tell her your plans about getting your makeup done elsewhere.
Post # 6
If she can’t make time for you to do a trial, definitely go somewhere else. What if she does it the day of your wedding and you hate it?
Post # 7
@MissTatas: I totally agree. She did my makeup once and I didn’t like and she told me “oh that was just for fun, I have to do my wedding makeup style on you” but whenever I try to get her to do it, she makes an excuse 🙁
Post # 8
I’d give her one last opportunity to do her “bridal style” look on you, and if she doesn’t come through you should definitely book someone else. You will not want to have to deal with her bologna on your wedding day. You want to feel beautiful, and if the way your Bridesmaid or Best Man applies makeup doesn’t suit you, pick someone else. It’s your day to shine, not her day to make you feel uncomfortable. If you want airbrushing, this is the one time in your life it’s okay to splurge a little. 🙂