Post # 1
I’m having a really hard time choosing if i should or shouldn’t have a MUA on our wedding day.. I am a MUA and I do bridal work sometimes. First I was sure I will do my own makeup, but now I’m worried what if I will be too nervous to do it myself!
On the other hand, I’m not sure if I would trust someone else to do my makeup, that’s one of the things I get really fussy about.. I don’t really have a chance to have a trial with someone because we are having a destination wedding and will only visit the city one more time before the wedding (and that’s in a weeks time)…
What are your experiences, how did you feel on the day? Did you do your own makeup? Are there any other MUA who had it done by someone else?? Please help!
Post # 3
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
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
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.
Post # 6
@fishbone: you are so right, some MUA’s tend to cake on the make up on a bride without any consultation and it can be overwhelming for someone who does not wear make up usually.. hopefully i can find someone willing to work with me.. however, i was a Maid/Matron of Honor recently and had my makeup done by the same MUA as the bride and the MUA seemed a bit hesitant and defensive to do my makeup after learning i do the same job.. don’t know why she did a lovely job!
@MrsRose: i think this is a great idea! i will definitely do that, if nothing else just to show them what i had in mind..
Post # 7
@Westwood: oh no! that sounds awful.. didn’t even think about allergic reactions – maybe if i give them my make up and my brushes i should be all right? hope you got what you wanted at the end!