(Closed) Bad Makeup Trial- Help! (PICTURES)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
1582 posts
Bumble bee

I think you look great. You should feel comfortable enough to speak with your MUA about tweaking things here and there. Don’t forget, you will be photographed a lot that day so a little bit heavier makeup isn’t a bad thing. However, if you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, you should adjust so you do. Once i got my makeup done for my cousin’s wedding and felt so unlike myself with the amount of foundation I had on…I was miserable but left it on since the makeup session was a gift for the day from her. I admit that I did not feel comfortable in my own skin. Do what you need to to feel beautiful.

Post # 17
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

brigk:  The foundation looks like it is a little wrong. Do you have a preferred foundation colour?

I like your eyebrows.


She needs to put eye makeup on in a way that opens your eyes. I am not sure if that explains what I mean… In the top photo, i think the eyeliner looks too dark underneath, and although applied well, doesnt make your eyes pop. 

I prefer the lipstick in the second photo. 


Post # 18
46 posts

 First of all, when I looked at your pictures I think you looked beautiful. However, you need to be happy with how your make up is done on your wedding day. I agree that the eyebrows are too strong as well as too long; you should get them shaped how you want them and tell the make up artist to just fill them in. I would suggest having them threaded as opposed to having them waxed because the results are much better. As far as your are eyeliner goes, the lines need to be thinner or the make up artist needs to use black- brown. For the overall look you’re going for, I would find a picture of what you would like because at this time the makeup artist has nothing to go on other than her imagination. 

Post # 19
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Hunting Hill Mansion

I think you should have her try a traditional foundation rather than airbrush and have her color match it to your skin tone better (they actually have a camera tool at Sephora that will take a picture of your skin and match it! It’s amazing!).

Tell her to soften the angle on the brows (the shade is good but the angles are a little harsh), use less eyeliner on the bottom, and switch out the lip color for one that is more red than pink/purple and you are golden!

Post # 20
1149 posts
Bumble bee

Actually I agree with the other MUA bees here. Your eyebrows need to be a bit darker to match your hair color. It’s definately going to look washed out when there’s flash photos involved. I think the reason you think your brows are too much because the tail of the brows is a bit too long. Try asking your MUA to shorten the tail of your eyebrows a bit.

Your eyes are overdone. Both on the top and especially the bottom. I would have her go easier on the eyeliner so you look more natural, since too much could shrink your eyes and not make it pop. A tiny bit of white on the bottom waterline could help make your eyes open up, that or curling your lashes a bit more and using lengthening fake lashes. I wouldn’t do too much volume though as it can look unnatural.

Your foundation seems a bit off. I would not go with airbrushing and would use a creamy foundation/concealer. I personally love Bobbi Brown’s long lasting formula, but I’ve heard a lot of people with bad skin have successes with Mac’s full coverage foundations. Depends on your dress style, I would ask your MUA to extend the color down your neck so you don’t have a harsh foundation line on your chin.

I think you look lovely bee, your MUA just needs to tweak her makeup to fit you and your style.

Post # 21
3375 posts
Sugar bee

I love the lip color. It photographs beautifully. I agree the eyeliner is a bit heavy, particularly on the lower lid. But I am not a fan of lower lid eyeliner. And I agree with others that the brows need to be a bit darker. Otherwise I think you look gorgeous. You probably don’t need the airbrush unless it will be super humid.

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Post # 22
3375 posts
Sugar bee

Btw, I thought my trial was heavy but my fiance thought I looked gorgeous and my engagement photos (timed them for the same day) cam out amazing. My makeup looked super natural. We are just not used to wedding makeup.

Post # 23
1262 posts
Bumble bee

The pro muas on this thread nailed it. You’ve gotten some really solid advice, especially about how to redo the eyes (they really stood out to me and I completely agree that she used too much of the wrong color with very little visible blending or eyeshadow). Can you contact her and let her know you were disappointed and request a new trial before the big day to go over some of these things?

Post # 24
184 posts
Blushing bee

The black liner on the bottom lids looks a little bit harsh and I think the foundation is a little too much on the pink side. You’re a beautiful girl though and I think once a few minor things are corrected you’ll be much happier.

Post # 25
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think you don’t have enough eyebrow,  but she made you racoon eyes.  You don’t need that awful black eyeliner!  Sick with taupe,  brown and copper as your colors, a more dusty rose or light mauve lip would look great on you. 

Post # 26
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

brigk:   $85?  That’s crazy!   I’m thinking you already did this, BUT, I would be HONEST with the makeup artisit.  Do I think it looks terrible? No.  But does my opinion matter?  No.  This is your day and your money and you should be getting what you want.  Especially at $85!


I had a friend do my makeup (she works at Chanel).  we had some conflicting thoughts on what she thought looked good and what I wanted.  remember, it’s about what YOU want, not what the artist thinks looks good.  Make sure you communicate with her very clearly about your likes and dislikes about the makeup.

And get yourself on pintrest and look at “wedding makeup.”  Show the artist pictures of exactly what you want. 

Please don’t hold back.  You will regret not telling her that you’re unhappy with your makeup.

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