Post # 1
I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a friend’s wedding, and her mom is paying for us to get our hair and makeup professionally done for the wedding.
I’ve never had my makeup professionally done (because I’m pretty good with makeup…I did my own for my wedding and for every other wedding I’ve been in).
I have problem skin…EXTREMELY oily and kind of blotchy from acne…I know, isn’t everyone so jealous?! Haha anyway, I am very grateful that she is paying for all this, but I’m also a little nervous because of my problem skin and the fact that I normally do my makeup a particular way (pretty full coverage with long wear makeup). I just don’t want to look terrible in her wedding photos.
Are there any other bees out there that suffer from problem skin that have had their makeup professionally done? What are your experiences? Please share pictures! Thanks!
Post # 3
@mg1363: I’m sure it’ll be fine. These people are paid to put on makeup
Post # 4
@mg1363: Maybe find out who they are hiring to do the makeup and contact her yourself? Maybe even pay for a trial session. In general though, professional makeup artists are really good at working with all different skin types. I’m sure you will look amazing.
Post # 5
I feel like if anyone would be helpful to problem skin, it would be a professional. Just be upfront about it. Maybe bring your foundation and maybe she’ll use yours but then do you eyes or whatever to mach the girls, but still have the product your comfortable with.
Why don’t you ask for the name and pay for her to do a trial on you? That way you can feel much more relaxed going into the wedding?
Post # 6
@mg1363: I’ve heard MUAs say that they’re totally fine if the client wants to apply their own foundation and then have the MUA do eyes and blush, etc., or that they will happily apply your own foundation to your face. Maybe give the pro a call and see if either of those options is okay?
Post # 7
@mg1363: I have problem skin as well. A pro makeup artist should have several different foundation formulas with them to cater to different skin types. You’ll probably need an oil free.
Post # 8
I would take my own foundation and have them apply it or aplly it myself and then have them do the rest of the face. I am sure they will have some options that will work for you, but you might feel better knowing your have somethiong that works well for your skin.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for the replies!
I’m sure that a pro will know what they’re doing, but I guess I don’t want them to try to do a really “natural” look on me when I’m used to looking a bit more polished I guess. I’ve always been self conscious about my skin, so I’m more likely to be critical if they don’t do my foundation correctly.
I’ll definitely discuss my concerns before they apply. And good idea about bringing my own foundation just in case! That’s the only part I’m truly uncomfortable with
I’d maybe get a trial done before hand, but I’m getting there the day before the wedding and she lives 4.5 hours away. Plus I’m sure they’ll do a good job…I just still want to look like “myself”.
Post # 10
Makeup artists should have products for a variety of skin issues and if you need fuller coverage she will be able to work with your skin. If you have reactions or sensitivites to new products you could also ask her to use your own foundation so things don’t get wrose from having something different on your face.
Post # 11
don’t bring your own foundation. As. A professional bridal makeup artist, nothing annoys me more than when someone wants me to use their makeup. It’s a liability issue. I can stand behind the products that I have tested and researched. If you get some sort of infection because you dont keep your makeup clean and I use it on you, I am liable. if anything, bring an inspiration picture. A professional will be very good at replicating. At the end of the day, it’s our job to make sure you’re happy. We’re not going to let you leave looking a mess or with makeup that will melt off in an hour.
Post # 12
bring your own foundation for her to use
Post # 13
@mg1363: Just do your foundation routine first and have the professional do the contouring with powder bronzer & blush and to do your eyes. Don’t be nervous, its your face and you want to feel comfortable. The Bride would want you comfortable and happy too. Be direct with the make up artist. Also, you can hold a mirror in your hand so as she does your make up you can see what shes doing and if you like it. Don’t feel intimidated, just be direct and communicate what you want.
Post # 14
@mg1363: I did some photography, and I had a model that had skin that sounds like yours , plus on top of that, she was getting some serious Retin-A treatment. She had a really good professional MUA end up doing her makeup, and THANK GOD. Her makeup didn’t melt even under the hot strobe lights, and she looked awesome in the pictures.
I would really get a trial run of getting your makeup done, then walk around with it like that for a good portion of the day to see if you like it.
I don’t mean to scare you, but there’s some really terrible MUAs out there that call themselves professionals, and I just don’t want you to be terrified of her, and then disappointed/upset on your wedding day, because your skin is far from the typical.
EDIT: there’s also some frickin’ ridiculously amazing MUAs out there too that can work wonders beyond what you can normally do at home! It’s all about finding the right one.
All in all, All this stress could be easily avoided by a trial.