(Closed) How do I let my makeup artist know I don’t want to hire her, when I know her?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Just tell her you appreciated it and liked the look, but that it was maybe more of a glam, night out look rather than a blushing bride look.

Good luck 🙁

Post # 4
46370 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Or, consider a little white lie- that you have been gifted with a gift certificate and you are going to use someone else.

Not a total lie, as I’ll bet anything you have been gifted with a gift certificate.You can just let her assume the connection.

Post # 5
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would be honest and tell her that while her look was nice you want a more demure look.  I would also think about telling her that you felt the communication was off during your session. Thank her for her time and just leave it at that.

Post # 6
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

ooo i like the gift certificate idea.  but I agree with DaisyLynn that it’s a good idea to give her a compliment “While I really liked the look you created for me, I’ve decided to try a couple more places before making this big decision! My friend gave me a gift certificate for a makeup trial as a present and I would like to take advantage of that. I hope you understand! Thanks” kind of thing~

Post # 7
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

In this case I would lie to save her feelings and to make it less awkward. Say you have a gift card to somewhere else, or a friend/BM said she would like to do your makeup day of….you could even pretend that the last one works out for your day of timeline the best and is less stress for you!

Post # 9
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would tell her that something happened with the budget and now you have to do your own makeup. Maybe use the “my mom added a ton of guests at the last minute, and now we are way too strapped for cash”. A very common and reasonable thing to happen….she might just buy it.

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