- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014 - Garden
Hi bees!! I’m writing this post to calm my nerves a little with any advice you can give me. My wedding is on May 17th (2 weeks from now) and everything was going perfect and on time, untill this past saturday that I went for my makeup trial.
I actually don’t have a lot of experience with makeup artists because I usually do my own makeup for weddings or other formal events. But I thought I should not be worried about doing my own makeup on my wedding day and decided to hire this salon that was recommended to me by my wedding planner that is in the same city as my venue (approx a 1 hr and a half roadtrip from where I live)
The people at the salon recommended to schedule the trial 3 weeks before my wedding, they told me it would be best because they would remember everything about the trial and I agreed. When I got to the salon this past saturday I took some photos of what I was expecting, a very natural, glow from within, neutral colors kind of makeup. She look at the photos and agreed that it was a natural look turn my chair away from the mirror and begin with my makeup, I knew something was not right when she took a lilac concealer and started to apply it in my undereye area… I must add that I know how to apply makeup on me and otheres, not profesionally but as a hobbie, and it is a well known fact that lilac concealer works to correct yellow discoloration, which I do not have, I do have freckles on my cheecks, but not in my undereyes. So I asked her why was she applying this, and with a bitchy tone she told me I’d have to wait and see the final result. I decided to trust her and overlook the fact that she dipped her brush on very dark brown shadows, that she didn’t contour or ask me if I want individual lashes or strip lashes. When she finished the face she started with the hair.
Hair wasn’t that bad. But oh my God, she made me look 10 years older. The foundation was cakey and surprisingly with all tha foundation I still could see my freckles, eybags and black undereys, she gave me a night out worthy smokey eye, applied A LOT of blush and a TON of individual eyelashes that weighed my eyes down and made me look sad. I was so frustrated!! I started to tell her every single detail that I didn’t like When I told her about my contour, she told me I didn’t really need it, but if I wanted it so bad she would do it, took a very orange bronzer and applied it to my jawline, it was so obvious…
Bottom line, I didnt’t like it at all, and I didn’t like the artist either, asked to speak to the manager, and she did nothing but praise her artist work telling me maybe I was overreacting and that I had to take into account that flash photography washes out some of the color. Luckily I had my camera with me and I took some flash photos and even then, it was too much makeup.
I dn’t want them to do my makeup, but I’m out of budget (and time) to hire someone new… Oh! And I forgot to mention that my wedding party already paid this salon to have their makeup and hair done, I ask about their refund policy and they told me that we were so close to the date that they can’t refund anything, because the have not taken other jobs. I’m so embarrased I haven’t told the other girls I didn’t like my makeup at all.
What do you think? I should keep quiet and let the day come and have every bridesmaid, mom, Mother-In-Law and some other family members to feel the way I did this saturday? or should I confes to them that I made a mistake and made everyone lose their money to this salon? I feel s guilty that I’ve been thinking on doing my own makeup and help the oters… What would you do in my place??