(Closed) How important is the makeup trial? (and a bit of venting)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I skipped the hair and makeup trial due to not being able to travel to my wedding location beforehand.  I found 3 pictures of hair styles I liked that were similar and 3 pictures of makeup I liked that were similar.  Overall, I was happy with my hair and makeup on wedding day.  Could they have been better? Yes.  Would I have made a few adjustments if I could have?  Yes.  But it all still turned out great..no disasters..no regrets.

I think it is more important to hire someone who is good at what they do and for you to have a clear vision of what you want. 

Post # 17
1496 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

sipporah :  If that Saturday doesn’t work for this makeup artist I’d look around to find a makeup artist that will travel and get your trial done with them. I hated my initial trial and ended up switching maekup artists so I highly recommend you do the same.

Post # 18
2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

If you don’t know the artist work personally the trial is important. I did not do a trial but my Mua was a very close friend. I sent her inspiration and was confident she would do a great job. If I didn’t know her personally I would have done a trial. 

Post # 19
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I skipped both my hair and makeup trials b/c 1) i didn’t want to waste the money 2) i’m not super picky 3) i really trusted both based upon recommendations.  I was MORE than satisfied on my wedding day.  So like PP said, it depends on how picky you are and what you know of these people.  

Post # 20
1259 posts
Bumble bee

sipporah :  It’s VERY important. Take a vacation day from work that will work for both girls.

Post # 21
2858 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I wouldnt dream of not getting the makeup trial. I am so glad I did because there were a lot of things I had her tweak after the trail. Makeup is super important to me tho, I basically dont leave the house without it.

I would either find a different stylist who could fit me in for a trial on Saturday or take a half/full day off from work in order to get the trial.

Post # 22
4846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

sipporah :  The makeup trial is VERY important – and please have someone take pictures of you with and without flash, indoors and outdoors, so you can see how the makeup looks in photos.  That is so important – some primers show up as white under flash.  

Post # 23
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I found the makeup trial sort of reassuring, but it was ultimately irrelevant. I had my makeup done at the hotel’s salon, and the person who did the trial ended up not even being the same person who did my makeup on the day of (and they didn’t tell me that in advance!). But I actually liked the new MUA more than the person who did the trial, and I don’t know much about makeup anyway, so I had no complaints.

Post # 24
6936 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d say it’s important if you aren’t super super of what you want or are just unsure of who you’ve hired. You seem to be a little stressed about the overall situation, which is understandable.

I hired a MUA who almost strictly does weddings. Her work is amazing and I’ve referred her to many of my brides. I never did a trial because I knew 100% without a doubt that she would do whatever she felt best worked for my features – and she did! 

Post # 25
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It is very important. I am posting these pictures to show you what I would have looked like on my wedding day if I didn’t have a trial. This is what I looked like after telling the first makeup artist I wanted a natural look for a daytime wedding. 

I look like a drag queen. At first I laughed, then I started to cry. I felt that she was so far off base that I couldn’t trust her to “fix” it for the day of the wedding. So I tried someone else and here is how I looked on my wedding day…

Obviously, I highly recommend a trial run! 


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