(Closed) Help!!! Make up artist dilemma…

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you can afford a MUA then I’d get one, because you’re likely going to be very busy on the day of your wedding, and having someone already lined up to take care of the makeup means it won’t end up as an afterthought or a rush job, plus it might be the only time all day you get to sit still.  Totally understand that you might not feel comfortable sitting back and letting someone else take charge since it’s your line of work, but on the upside you will better be able to communicate your vision, wants and don’t-wants than someone not in the industry.  Since you can’t do a trial, I’d do some phone interviews and see if you can find an artist who is open to suggestions and willing to work with you, as opposed to someone who has a hard time taking advice/input from the client (we’d like to think every MUA takes her client’s wishes into consideration but I’d reckon that MUA’s who deal with ladies inexperienced in makeup would often just tune that input out, or get used to not being “bossed around”).

Post # 4
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maye you could do a trial yoursself and take detailed photos and write down what you use that way you can have the look you want but then on the day of have someone else do it so if you are nervous or too busy It will be the way you want but someone else doing it?

Post # 5
8449 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

After my experiences I would never in a million years hire someone without a trial first. The first trial I ended up looking like a drag queen after I told her “soft and natural”, and the second I had a horrible allergic reaction to and ended up having to get a steroid shot. Fun times.

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