Post # 1
I found out tonight I don’t get to have a makeup trial so I automatically replied then I’ll do my own makeup. Which led to an argument…
I don’t want my makeup done by a stranger when I don’t even know what their work is like or if they can do what I want or can translate what I’m ttrying to tell them into the actual look (I’m not great with verbally explaining things sometimes).
I’d rather just do my own makeup. This seems to have opened the largest can of wedding worms yet between my grandmother and I and she said I HAVE TO HAVE HER DO MY MAKEUP (because it’s good expensive makeup they use- but can’t I just buy my own really expensive makeup?)
I have no idea what to do.
Post # 3
- 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
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
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 # 6
@msfahrenheit: yeah I guess I should start looking for pictures but I don’t know what those styles will look like on me so I’m still a little lost with it.
@LuckyJuls: nope I don’t know the person at all she is coming in special to my beauty shop to do my makeup because my hair stylist is related to her. My grandmother won’t pay double to have a trial run done because it’ll be $50 already that’s why I can’t have one. I’d rather just do my own makeup though and she can save her other $50 too… lol
Post # 7
Anyone have suggestions for makeup styles for my blingy dress? Should I wear a lot to keep up with the dress?
Post # 8
I’m sorry you’re not having a trial – I’d rather do it myself too. I think it’s pretty risky to just hope for the best on the day of, especially when you don’t know the person or don’t know how some things would work on you.
Do you have a MAC counter nearby? I think they do free makeovers during the week and on weekends they give you one if you buy 50$ 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
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
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
why can’t you have a makeup trial?
Post # 12
@maymorganite: oh man that would be a great idea but we don’t have anywhere that does makeup like thhat in my area… possibly Macys? I’m super broke too so I can’t afford to buy makeup to play with unless I just cancel the wedding makeup and buy some to do it myself which is what I’m leaning towards now anyway.. thank you =)
@Treejewel19: that’s my biggest fear… to hate the makeup and be stuck. After your 1st 2 trials how did you figure out what you liked?
@Peony007: I’m really picky with makeup too but mostly because I do my eyeliner better than anyone else can do my eyeliner because I have experience with my strange shaped eyes and one is bigger than the other LOL… I also never wear much and I hate having makeup on my skin (like the foundation) I just usually wear eyeliner and mascara so I’m lost for what it’ll even look like being fully done up for the wedding.
@Ms Rocky Point: it’ll cost too much and she’s not from around here.
Post # 13
- 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)
Post # 14
@rebwana: That’s a good idea. I have no idea what looks good since I rarely wear much makeup anymore.
Post # 15
I’m doing my own makeup for my wedding.
When anyone expresses disbelief, I tell them if Kate Middleton can do her own makeup for the most televised wedding in history, I can do my own makeup, too.
Post # 16
@ProfessorGirl: I’m not bad with my own makeup… I mean I do it everyday- no one has faith in me. =/ This is how I usually do my makeup:
I don’t think my makeup is horrible =/ I’ll probably ask for the same thing I do and have them add nude or blush pink lipstain. sigh…