Bridal Trial

posted 3 months ago in Beauty
  • poll: Tell me what to do bees!
    Talk to MUA and do another trial - you've provided enough info that she should get it now : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Do it yourself - her technique and style seem less likely to deliver what you want : (12 votes)
    80 %
    I'll comment below : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee

    Considering you didn’t like anything she did… not eyes, brows, base, etc. I’d just do it yourself or find someone else if there’s any one still available. 

    Post # 3
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    To be honest, it just sounds like she isn’t the right MUA for you, and that her style doesn’t match up with yours and that it will be difficult for her to give you the natural look you want. There’s already a bunch of red flags you’ve mentioned (not choosing the right shades for your skintone, not blending well, overdrawn brows).

    You don’t want to be “struggling” with her to get the result you want on the day of your wedding – you just want to be able to sit back and let the MUA do their magic. My advice would be to try and find another MUA (check out their insta first to make sure you like their style) or do it yourself if you’ve got the skillz! 

    Post # 4
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    Honestly I think you could do your makeup on your own. The look you’re going for isn’t super complicated.

    There are lots of soft, wispy false lashes you can buy and you can trim them to your liking. Or you can use individuals. Use YouTube videos and start practicing til you feel confident.

    Save the money and the stress! 

    Post # 5
    6884 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I voted before reading. Normally I’d say just do a re-trial, but you had to tell her every. single. thing. and still didn’t like it. 

    If you aren’t paying for the trial, a re-do (with LOTS of inspo pictures) might be ok. But I’d still be looking for another MUA on the side. If you are planning on doing it yourself (no back up MUA), then there is no harm in doing a second trial, as you won’t be on a time crunch to findsomeone else anyways. 

    Post # 6
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    No one knows your face better than you. If you are decent at doing your own makeup and know how you like it, I’d recommend doing it yourself. I know bridal makeup is supposed to stay locked in place for longer, so I recommend doing what you normally do and just getting a good setting spray. I’m sure she’s a great artist, but maybe not precisely what you want, and that’s ok! 🙂

    Post # 8
    5044 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Oh I totally got a new MUA after my makeup turned ORANGE in the heat after my trial and the contouring looked like dirt on my face.  In photos it was ok but my neck was a wildly different color. She said she’d have a closer color day of but wtf?! So I found another and it was 1000x better. 

    Post # 9
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I’ve had a lot of fun doing my own trials on myself for my wedding (I’m doing my own makeup) And it’s made me a lot more confident about doing it by myself. And you aren’t jumping the gun by not having her do your makeup, it’s gotta be something you’re happy with! 

    Post # 11
    24 posts

    My makeup trial was a bit similar. I didn’t like how I didn’t recognize myself afterwards and she put too much bronzer on me…I gave her another chance and she did great the second time around. Sometimes their “vision” doesn’t pair well with ours and we just need to clarify. 


    Post # 12
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I agree with the others who said to do it yourself. 

    There are a ton of YouTube videos out there that will teach you good techniques and how to get the look you want. You can also do a makeover at Sephora (I think you have to spend $50, which is super easy at that store) to show you more specific skills.

    Keep in mind, though, if you are anything like me- a little obsessive, and without a huge beauty arsenal to start with- doing your own makeup could end up more expensive than just hiring someone. I had a great time buying shitloads of products I don’t normally use to wear on the big day – primer, a good foundation, waterproof mascara, setting spray, etc.- but I definitely ended up spending a couple hundred bucks when all was said and done. The good news is, my makeup technique and products improved dramatically thanks to the investment so I am capable of looking better on an everyday basis.

    Post # 13
    33 posts
    • Wedding: November 2019 - Australia

    Don’t feel guilty, if it’s not right, it’s not right. I had trials with three artists before I settled. I always feel a bit off with fancy makeup, but the first two felt wrong. One of them I had a bad brow experience like you, and I couldn’t go through with the possibility of looking that brow-heavy. Like you’ve said, it’s just business. It’s nothing personal, just preference. I think you’ve made the right call.

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