Post # 1
I selected a highly rated MUA on Yelp for my engagement photo shoot. It also doubled as my “trial,” so if I happened to like her, I would have hired her for my wedding.
Let me just say…I felt so disappointed. I can’t figure out if my expectations were too high or if I’m just a very particular person! She didn’t use enough concealer under my eyes before she airbrushed me with a silicone-based color, so my under eyes weren’t very bright. I NEED concealer….I’m 30! LOL. What made this worse was she blended a ton of dark shadow on my upper lids, and some powdery bits landed on my lower eyelid. My skin also felt dry even though I was completely moisturized before she started spraying me. Is this normal?
I also felt like the makeup was so heavy! I noticed she set everything with finishing powder and it made my face feel really dry and cakey. While my pics turned out nicely, my makeup looked really thick and caked on in person…not how I’d want to appear up close on my wedding day. After she left, I added more powder bronzer and blush to my skin since I looked pale. And if you ask why I didn’t say anything until she was done? She came to my house and we were in my kitchen so I didn’t want to hold up a mirror and comment on everything she did. It wasn’t until we were done that I didn’t like how I looked.
Did I just pick a bad apple? Is this normally how airbrushed makeup is applied?
Post # 3
@sangriasweetie: I had the same exact situation…I hated it so much that I decided to do my own makeup with a good foundation because the airbrush was so unflattering on my skin…my mua was a highly trained, experienced and a recommended mua. It could just be that we both had unlucky experiences and maybe it isnt always like that but I honestly dont have the money to keep shelling out for trials to find out. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
I have my air brush and alot of brides love it, but when my brides leave it to me to recommend, i never use airbrush i prefer normal. i dont powder after air brush as its drying enough which makes is great in summer for oily skins. it is more difficult to match tones so like you said if they dont do it properly it can come up pale. i dont use powder blush or bronze, i miz up a darker shade and contour cheek bones to create a bronzed look. then somtimes cream blush worked in to apples of cheeks.
like you said great in pics not so great in person.
The only people i reeaaally like using it on is people that never wear foundation and have flawless skin but need very light coverage. so i start with concealer then use one very light coat it just evens out the skin tone and is very light on the face when used in this way. I also dont use it on anyone over 30 as it sits in the lines and can make some people look older than they are. im 25 starting to see 1 or 2 very faint ones and i wouldnt use it on myself for much longer (i have very clear skin)
Post # 5
Dont settle! you need to feel beautiful! if its not how you like it dont use that makeup artist or tell her what you dont like about it and see if she can fix it. Thats what trials are for 🙂 Good luck!