Post # 16
I feel for you, it’s so disappointing when you have a poor hair/makeup experience. It definitely adds to the stress levels for the big day too.
On the upside, I actually really love your hair. I think with the extra volume of the extensions, and tighter curls (which will eventually drop to get the looseness you want), it will be perfect. I like the shape of the curls and the overall romantic effect, it makes your hair look really luxurious and healthy too. I had the same experience with my trials; they did a really quick ‘impressionistic’ job of the hair just so you get an idea of the effect. When I had the proper hair and makeup done for our registry wedding, there was a lot more hairspray and bobby pins involved, and the style held up for 12 hours.
Now, I am more concerned about your makeup…I just had an airbrush trial and I’m a bit torn about it to be honest. I’m not sure it lasted longer than my normal foundation…but I’m not sure whether that has to do with the application, my skin type (combination and a bit dehydrated) or climate (DW in Southeast Asia). To be honest I think with a good makeup artist, normal foundation can last a very long time too. I work in TV and have had a lot of experience with makeup, and the advice I would give for DIY is to apply with a sponge, layer (my favourite MUAs use primers, followed by two shades of foundation, a lighter concealer to highlight and two shades of powder to contour) and ALWAYS set the makeup with a large powder puff. Really press the loose powder with the puff so it melds with the foundation, powder brushes are next to useless in my experience.
In terms of products it really depends on your skintype, but MUFE HD is a tried and true industry classic…both the foundation and the powder. I really like Chanel and Armani too, and Smashbox’s primer is really great. Make sure your skin is properly moisturised as well, the patches could also be to dry areas. Perhaps try doing some moisture masks before your next trial and see if that helps?
Post # 17
I used to do hair for weddings myself. Your trials shouldnt be a fast hap hazzard job, you should know excatly what your hair is going to look like. I would demand her do another trial for free and do it well with extensions and curl ur hair like she needs to. If she says no tell her you and your wedding party will use another place. Thats a lot of money I bet they dont want to lose. I like the way you did your make up yourself better.
Post # 18
i didnt do airbrush at my trial but i absolutely HATED my makeup trial. She used her foundation and then used this setting spray. My skin looked dirty and greasy and my pores also looked huge and i looked old cause the makeup set into my face. I really struggled with what to do but in the end i used my own foundation (24hr lancome) and found my own lipcolor and loved my look on my wedding day even if i paid the mua only for blush and eye makeup. I say either find a new mua if you hated it all or bring your own foundation.
Post # 19
Wow- airbrush can be great sometimes but I would not let that MUA near my face at all. I am so sorry she did such a horrible job. I’ve had my makeup done and it lasted so well I couldve still taken pics hours later and I really considered keeping it on for the next day. Glad you aren’t settling because a bunch of pro pics are often a few hours after your makeup would be done.
Post # 20
Wow thank you all for the replies! I’ve made up my mind and I’m doing my own makeup the day of. I’m going to buy some higher end products and practice, practice, practice! I did my makeup a little heavier today and this was the result:
Post # 21
the white spots were from areas of dry skin that the makeup couldn’t adhere to. I used to be a makeup artist in another life. I used to tell my clients to take all the money they spend on makeup and buy good quality skincare and see dermatologist twice a year, instead.
That being said, Hair is a NO NO NO NO NO.
Airbrushing is a gimick. it doesn’t work unless you have a custom color made for you. And the quality of the foundations in these kits doesn’t hold a candle to most excellent department store products. Spend your time getting perfectly matched. Got to Nordstrom and spend a couple hours just trying out foundations. My faves are Armani, Nars, and Chanel.
Post # 22
I used to only use Mac foundations but now I love nars foundations and I might be a convert to kat von d’s lock it foundation for the wedding. If you go to sephora w an idea of some that you want, theyll match you and you can ask for samples of whatever you like before you buy. Their samples were so generous that I’ll have enough of my nars sheer matte sample for at least a week and kat von d’s lock it sample mighy last 3 weeks plus (BC it is so pigmented and takes way less to cover my face). I’m diying makeup also and taking lots of time to research and learn and try things out. Other bees are so helpful.
Post # 23
Love the way you did your own makeup, so pretty!
What if you pinned your bangs to the side, something like that…
Post # 24
BakerBee16: The extensions are going to help with the hair because you will have more volume and length.
As for the makeup, it turned orange because the foundation she used oxidized. Some foundations oxidize (turn orange) more than others so it’s a matter of trial and error or doing some research online to see which ones are prone to doing that and which ones are better. Maybe you could pick up your own foundation after testing some and getting her to apply it for you.
The white spots look like they are bare patches of skin, honestly, so I would suggest that the MUA uses a primer. Not sure what type of skin you have (oily/dry) but there are different primers that will help balance your skin out, no matter what the type and most primers do a pretty good job of concealing pores also.
I think she did a good job on the eye make up though. It’s a little hard to replicate a look 100% when you are working against photoshop and special lighting in a picture that adds to the look.
Post # 25
BakerBee16: Just saw your picture, and have to say you did a much better job in the end!
Post # 26
I showed my makeup artist that same inspiration picture in my makeup trial….and it also turned out HORRIBLY. it literally looked nothing like the picture i showed her. i looked terrible.
I cancelled with that lady and found someone else i was much happier with.
Post # 27
I know I’m a little late to this thread but I have to chime in! I have been in the beauty industry for over a decade, worked with bridal for over 5. Do yourself a favor & incorporate exfoliation (an at home peel would be best, try the Hydropeptide Plump & Peel Kit) weekly! Will get rid of the spot problem for sure:) If you can make time, get monthly facials. Any make up goes on better when the canvas is smooth! Good luck!!!