(Closed) Horrible make up trial

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know anyone in Erie but have you tried Clinique or Mac counters at the malls? Many girls have success there? Or a Mary Kay rep? Or how about a salon academy??

ETA: Do you or your girls typically wear makeup? What about DIY?

Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Similar to what the PP said, try out a makeup counter! I’m partial to Bobbi Brown. It’s hip and fresh, not cakey and old fashioned like some makeup I’ve tried. Often times the girls that do makeup there also do private makeup on the side. That’s were I found my wedding makeup gal!

Post # 5
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sorry, to hear that.  I just had my trial and I loved it.  I want her to do my daily make-up. I found her via weddingwire.com and Google. 

I agree w/ the other Bees is to go to a local department store and have your makeup done.  My SIL did that and it turned out wonderful. 

Check out Craigslist.  You will be surprise who advertises there.  Check out Yelp.com.  Google weddings in your area and often the photographer  will indicate make-up and hair stylist.  Try Yelp.com.  And weddingwire.com .  Also talk to hairstylist cause often they know someone who may do day of wedding make-up.

Good Luck.


Post # 6
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Me too!  I hated the trial that the “proffesional” did on me…I looked nothing short of a drag queen.  I went to the Estee Lauder makeup counter later that day, they were horrified and took it off and did my makeup….it looked amazing!!! 

I would definitely recommend just trying a makeup counter!  Good Luck

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If going to the mall/department store for a trial run through isn’t an option, google, google, google, and do it yourself!  Good luck 🙂

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had the same experience. I thought I was going to WOWed & I was anything but. I asked Dear Fiance how do I go about letting her go & DIY. I hated everything she did to me. My foundation (airbrush) was shiny, my eyeliner was all wacky, she used shimmery eye shadow, she was ok with using false lashes at the trial when I made the appt & didn’t use them instead I had globs & globs of mascara, which was irritating my contacts, blush was too light & lip stick to pink. It was overall a horrible experience.

I did my own make up for my engagement photos & love it. I’m totally going to DIY route.

Post # 9
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I planned to have mine done at the MAC counter.  They set up a free trial for me.  I went and was NOT pleased with the overall look.  There was so much foundation my freckles disappeared!

I went the next day to the clinique counter and just asked for advice on the right foundation for me.  I found it, bought it along with a really good eyeliner pencil, some eye shadow (I got the blush and mascara free with my purchase!) and then I went and bought some brushes at target… went home to practice.  I’ve watched a few tutorials on make-up in the past, so I had a good idea of what to do….there are ton on youtube.  I must stay, I was REALLY pleased with how it turned out. I looked WAY better and it was actually pretty easy. 


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