Post # 1
Hi! My wedding is a 2 months away and I am planning our wedding for mostly out of towners from the Bay Area. I was on the boards and noticed many other brides in the same position: wedding in SD/La Jolla but living in Bay Area. For those who have hired make-up artists to do day of makeup, is a trial necessary? At this point, two months from the wedding in early March, I don’t know if I can make it down to La Jolla before; has anyone hired a makeup artist without a trial? Thank you!!!
Post # 3
I hired my MUA without doing a trial (yet – I’m going to do it the day of my e-pics). For me it wasn’t necessary because I’m ALWAYS happy when I get my makeup done. As long as it isn’t something your very picky about I’d say just get your make up done day of and be done with it.
Post # 4
I think if you’ve seen their work and discussed your style with them it can be ok. BUT my sister tried out a girl from Craigslist and the makeup was atrocious i.e. power so thick it made the peach fuzz on her face look like a beard. So…I would want a personal recommendation, (not just an online one because the Craigslist girl was recommended on Bridal Insider), and to see lots of the girls’ work.
I loved the women who ended up doing my sister’s make-up…PM me if you want her info.
Post # 5
I agree with what’s been posted. If you are on a tight budget and need to go with someone from Craig’s List or someone as not as established, I would highly recommend getting a trial.
But if you’re going with an established make up artist / company, I don’t think a trial is necessary. But you should totallygo prepared with what type of look you want, and possibly have photos printed out, etc.
Two of my friends used http://www.kellyzhang.com/ and she did beautiful jobs on both.
Post # 6
I would HIGHLY recommend a makeup trial, even if you know what the artist can do, it’s still your best bet to go with a trial. Someone else’s makeup may look good on them, but everyone’s faces, structure and color are different so it’s best to see what looks best on you and what you like. It’s better to be safe than sorry, the artist might do your makeup the first time on your wedding day and you might hate it, then it wouldn’t be a good experience and you might not have time to fix it. I would say its best to just do the trial, just to be on the safe side.