(Closed) I don’t get a makeup trial =(

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d just have it done. I’ve been married twice and has makeup done professionally both times, both times without a trial, and I had no problems. I’ve also had makeup done twice for weddings I was in without doing a trial (or the bride doing one for that matter). Just be clear about what you want and honest if you don’t like it as she’s working on it. Maybe save an extra 20 minutes or so in case you need her to start over. I have always understood why you would do a hair trial, but not really for makeup.

Post # 4
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it will be okay. Look for pictures of what you want if you’re not good at explaining it. In general, makeup artists know what they’re doing and how to make sure you show up good in photographs. Unless you already know exactly how to create the look you want, a makeup artist is a much better bet for getting it right than doing it yourself.

Post # 5
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Is this a family friend? Are you familiar with her portfolio.

If she knows what she’s doing and has good reviews, I wouldn’t worry, but if she’s building up her portfolio and doesn’t oblige you in a trial, I wouldn’t want her doing my makeup either. Is she rationing her supplies?? What’s the reason for the “no”?

Post # 8
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry you’re not having a trial – I’d rather do it myself too. I think it’s pretty risky to just hope for the best on the day of, especially when you don’t know the person or don’t know how some things would work on you. 

Do you have a MAC counter nearby? I think they do free makeovers during the week and on weekends they give you one if you buy 50$ of product. You can ask them to do  anything, and usually they will do one half of your face and then guide you along the other half so you learn how to do it yourself. 

they could also hook you up with some great glitters and pigments to match you blingy dress (i just checked out you fitting thread, you look like a princess!)

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

As someone who had three makeup trials and two of them being awful I can understand your frustration. I think the most important thing is to figure out EXACTLY what you want before your big day. Don’t wait until the day of to play “dress up” so to speak as you might end up unhappy without the ability to change.

Even if you can’t head to MAC you can go to Sephora or have a friend do it. Even if you yourself experiment a bit with colors you can get a better idea of what you like and don’t.

Post # 10
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it’s important to do a make up trial, especially if you’re super picky about how you like it done.

Here’s my story… I went to a person who had 5 star reviews for my make up trial. I hated it so much that I started rubbing the make up off in the car, went to Sephoras and bought $200 in make up, washed my face when I got home, and applied my make up how I like it. My future sister in law agreed that I did a much better job. I should also add that I’m super picky about my make up. I’ve decided to do my make up myself for the wedding.

Post # 11
399 posts
Helper bee

why can’t you have a makeup trial?

Post # 13
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I did my trial already, and I’m really glad I did. We tried false lashes, which I need to get used to (will buy individual ones, instead) Also- a couple of the things she did were a little too much for me (the blush, for ex), and I want to check out a couple of other lipstick options.

If you truly can’t swing a trial, budget extra time the day off, and check after each step. (eyes, face, lips, etc)


The topic ‘I don’t get a makeup trial =(’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors