(Closed) Bad hair and make up trial, what would you do? Am I crazy (well yes, yes I am)

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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1800 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m sorry but that make up job is terrible.  You can clearly see the very obvious line around your chin area.  What si the water on your face? If you feel more confident doing your own makeup then go for it.  Otherwise, maybe have a trial with the recommended lady.

Post # 3
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9583 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

That is the Wrrrrrong color foundation for you!!! no no. And the shadow is bad too, to be honest. Inquire at a makeup counter in a mall somewhere maybe? Or call hair salons that do bridal looks. 

Post # 5
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218 posts
Helper bee

Alright, so (hopefully!) you will only ever get married once. Getting your hair and make-up ‘perfect’ is essential so you feel absolutely amazing on the day and have no regrets.

There are plenty of amazing hair and make-up artists out there. ‘Google’ them, read their reviews, check out their facebook pages. Contact the best/better ones, if they are available, don’t hesitate to book in a trial asap. There are so many great ones out there, you can get this sorted easy. And don’t go for someone just because they are ‘cheap’, often their services will look cheap, too. Better paying an expensive price for someone who will do the job properly.

Post # 8
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1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I usually never comment on these kinds of posts but I just had to say I’m glad you got a refund because they did a horrible job. I hope you find someone who works for you!

Post # 9
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218 posts
Helper bee

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theatrejulia:  Oh wow that really sucks. Sorry, really hard to give advice without knowing the situation. Maybe try your luck with the friend, you never know!

Post # 10
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m sorry you have had such a hard time with this!  I had a similar situation so I understand how stressful it is to try to find someone new with just a month to go. I ended up finding someone who was a bit more expensive that I was hoping, but it was the best decision I made. Hiring someone that I had a good feeling about took a huge amount of stress and anxiety away.

Post # 11
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946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

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theatrejulia:  ugh you poor thing!  I was in your situation and had an awful hair/makeup trial a month before my wedding.  The makeup looked decent… Until I went outside and saw myself in daylight.  I looked gross!!!   I was stuck and posted on Facebook if any friends knew a makeup artist and was able to find someone AMAZING that way.  Do you have any friends who have married recently and can recommend someone?  

Post # 12
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1471 posts
Bumble bee

Can’t see the hair in your pics, but I found my gal on Instagram!!  She was in my “explore” pictures as I constantly searched for #weddinghair and #weddingmakeup .. her hashtags were #mycitymakeup etc.  She did a beautiful job!!

I would also use Yelp and Wedding Wire reviews.  They are really reliable.

Post # 13
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1452 posts
Bumble bee

This is why I never trusted The Knot reviews for any wedding related stuff — it’s like they are super generous with their star ratings for mediocre/terrible service.  I agree that reviews on Yelp and Weddingwire are way more helpful compared to The Knot.  Do you have any friends who got married and you like their make-up?  You could ask them who they used and get a referral.  

If not, at this late in the game and I were in your shoes, I’d probably get the free trial at MAC and get some helpful tips on figuring out the best colors for you and learn some techniques on makeup application in order to do your own makeup.  I know from personal experience that in order to work for MAC you have to prove that you are great at doing your own makeup and applying makeup on people to create the look they want.  

But yeah, your makeup trial was terrible and definitely should not have had to pay for that crap job!  

Post # 14
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9426 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m also really glad you got a refund–and am apalled that these people are highly rated on a website like theknot.

Have you asked your photographer who s/he recommends?  Theoretically they should know who makes brides look beautiful.  

Other than that, your best bet might just be going to MAC or Sephora and having them do a free trial on you… you can either buy the stuff yourself or if you happen to love the makeover why not ask the makeup artist 

1. If she’ll do wedding makeup (probably)

2. If she’ll give you her card

and then contact her later that same day to see if she’s available for your specific date.

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