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

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Post # 16
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2763 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Agree with PP -> ask your photographer!

Post # 17
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2171 posts
Buzzing bee

Do you wear makeup daily? If so, just do your own makeup and put on a little bit more blush & lipstick for the big day. Honestly, I was so glad I did it. I knew I was gonna do my own so I started wearing more leading up to the wedding to practice eyeliner and such. I felt good about this because I looked like myself, not overly made up and I knew I had all the correct colors for my skin. 

Maybe it’ll be easier to find someone who can do your hair? I did mine too but also practiced several times before and I realize you may not have time for that. 

Good luck, op!

Post # 18
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Busy bee

Oh my, I wouldn’t even go to tho super market with a make up like that… Maybe you can make a thread here on the bee asking for names and numbers to professional make up artists in your area? There might be some bees living near by who could give you some tips? 🙂 

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Post # 19
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had a horrible hair trial in a salon.  I’m usually very edgy and modern looking, and the stylist made me look like “little house on the prairie” character.  I had this messy braid on top of my head,  then a mess of hairy badly done braids knotted into something resembling  bovine feces. I’m going to be silent about the makeup, because it was indescribable. Then i went to local Sephora,and  got an amazing makeup trial.  Then i went to local Ulta, and had some incredible hair done.  On the day of my wedding I had an appointment with a stylist at Ulta, who did both my hair and makeup.  I looked awesome!  Go check them out! 

Post # 20
Hostess
2889 posts
Sugar bee

OMG!  The MUA did an inexcusably poor job.  I definitely second the MAC counter.  I have met awesome, experienced MUAs many of whom do side jobs that way.   Just keep looking. Best of luck!

Also…you are definitely not crazy.  What’s really crazy is someone charging $ to do makeup like that.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

omg ew.. im so upset on your behalf.

Sephora will do full makeovers if you buy $50 worth of stuff (gotta book online) and frankly I’ve never been held to it.  I’ve gotten makeovers for dates etc.. and I just buy shampoo or foundation or some other item I know I’ll use, but I never feel pressured to do so.. I just do it because I’m there anyway.

MAC I hear good things–my roommate in college got a couple makeovers from them before some big events.  It seems they tended to be more insistant about spending $50 but then again their stuff also tends to be more affordable so you can get more for $50 and I know my friend always looked great..

Post # 23
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783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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theatrejulia:  Can you ask the friend if she has had experience with wedding makeup and if she has less theatrical examples to show you? it can’t hurt. You’ll always have the MAC counter as a backup. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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theatrejulia:  🙁 Aww.. well you can still all get ready together.  Have everyone bring their makeup (esp. foundation) and help each other put it on.  For kids they don’t need any foundation or concealer.. put some lip gloss on her, a tad of blush, and some mascara… oh and a bit of highlighter!  She’ll look like a fairie princess.  

Post # 26
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

You’re clearly very attractive but that’s terrible makeup. I definitely think you should try someone else. The person who does the “theatrical” type makeup, perhaps they can tone it down and make it awesome? Otherwise, MAC and Sephora would be great options. I had my makeup done at Sephora the day of the wedding and it turned out nicely in photos and only cost $50 of product.

Post # 27
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Hi there, I never usually comment but as a professional makeup artist I feel like I have to say – yay for complaining and getting a refund as that is some terrible service and makeup you received, I’m so sorry, especially at this stage. Don’t get too down about it, there are so many great makeup artists out there who will listen and bend over backwards to help you achieve the perfect look. My advice would be to contact local beauty schools that offer makeup artistry courses and ask if they can do a call out to graduates for you or recommend any of their graduates for bridal makeup. Facebook is also a good idea as a PP suggested, ask friends for recommendations and if they have a page, check the makeup is to your liking. Bear in mind those starting out may not have loads of weddings under their belts, but they tend to have both enthusiasm and a tenacity that, from the sounds of your experience, was missing with that ‘experienced’ company. Try craigslist and gumtree as a lot of MUAs post there too. I totally understand not wanting to throw more money at a trial, so try to think in the long run if you think it is worth it. They do tend to mean you’re happier and more comfortable on the day getting ready. Lastly another option if you’re struggling to find someone you like for availability and for budget purposes is to get a makeup lesson from a makeup artist and go the diy route! I hope you get this sorted and no matter what – have an incredible day, you’ll be beautiful no matter what. 

Post # 28
Hostess
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

I am really badly colourblind and have trouble spotting these kinds of things but even I can see they did a horrible job!

Post # 29
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91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

That is a dreadful, sloppy makeup job and not wedding appropriate. Don’t go back to that makeup artist! 

If I were you, I’d go to a makeup counter. Pick a brand you like or trust and ask for help creating the bridal look you want with their products. Get the makeup assistant to show you how, so you feel like if you get let down on the big day, you could do it yourself and feel beautiful.

There are lots of helpful, informative Youtube videos showing you how to create most looks. If you don’t feel confident in your makeup skills choose something simple but pretty.

I’d still look around for a makeup artist whilst working on your own backup skills. Try and find reviews online, or check out Facebook pages. Try and find an artist who is used to working with brides because most women go for a similar ‘look’ on their wedding day and she should be able to give you eactly what you want.

Good luck looking, sweetie! 

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