(Closed) I had a trial with a new makeup artist! Thoughts? *pics*

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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thesassynurse:  Awww, it’s the truth!  Don’t worry, you will get there. Like PP said, watch a few YouTube makeup tutorials and practice on your own. The more you do it, the easier it will be on your big day!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I definitely agree with the PPs – you are gorgeous and honestly would probably look better doing it yourself rather than spending $$$$ to end up with the looks they created. The uneven skin tone is what stands out to me most in the second set. And she did not do a good job at all blending under your eyes.

Does this woman run her own business or is she part of a larger company? Either way, it might be worth a shot emailing her and saying that overall you liked her samples but after getting home and taking pics etc you realized that the look she did was nowhere near your inspiration photos. Maybe she’ll try again at low/no cost? 

Post # 34
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Honey bee

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thesassynurse:  I think what threw them off was the first picture with the brown eyeshadow. I think that is what they tried to mimic and it was a bust. 

I’m really surprised they didn’t clean up your brow a bit. I had my eyebrows done a week before my trial, but she still plucked a hair or two and trimmed a few others. 

Anyway, I opened up the photos in separate tabs and zoomed in. Either could work with some adjustment.

In the first, your skin is pretty dewey except underneath the eye. You need better concealer. And the eye would be great if the lower eyeliner were nixed and the eyebrows were cleaned up and filled in a little better. And you need lip liner and lipstick.

In the second, the airbrush needs to be nixed and replaced with foundation, concealer, and highlighting/contouring. The upper eyeliner should be thinner and the bottom should be nixed. And you need some highlight on the brow bone.

That being said, I would still ask your photographer for recommendations / advice.

The other idea is to go to a makeup counter you like and make an appointment for the day of the wedding. I’ve had great luck with Laura Mercier. Or see if one of their makeup artists does makeup on the side; you have to ask discretely. Most of them in my city do.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by zl27.
Post # 35
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Honey bee

Btw, I don’t think everybody would be so adamant if you weren’t so pretty. We all know the right MUA would enhance your natural beauty. 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

Go to Sephora, buy your foundation there, ask for a makeup demonstration/tutorial!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

I love it.  Natural and beautiful :D.  I want a look very similar to this as well.  Most people don’t want a look so understated/natural but I think it’s lovely.  

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

Being 100%, you are beautiful and these MUA do not bring that out as much as they should. When I saw the pictures I didn’t even think some trained artist had actually done it! It seems like basic and simple make up every day women can put on themselves. And I don’t mean you need to look like you are walking down the red carpet, but even simple and basic can look amazing when done by a MUA. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Jeez. There are some really confusing comments. You have deep set eyes and natural contours around your orbit, which is what we can see in the photos. I agree that more concealer may help. You appear to be wearing something which is reflecting light, which is perhaps not ideal for you but it does mimic the photos you showed as inspiration. You can still highlight the high points of your face. I don’t think your eyebrows are a problem. I actually think you could rock them the way they are if you wanted to. I think your brows and blush are more complimentary in the first MUA pics. The blush needs more blending is perhaps what I’d change, but the colour is good. Last of all, I don’t believe the photos you took of yourself are the most flattering. The inspiration pics are photoshopped to fuck. Overall I think both MUAs have actually done a good job. I agree that I’d choose the second though, with some changes.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

After reading your replies, before you book the MUA, show us how YOU can you do your make up with the good quality make up you have! Heck, maybe you’ll do a better job! You’re too darn beautiful to be hidden with MUA that can’t accentuate you’re beauty. But if you don’t think you’re skilled enough, I think #1 did a slightly better job. But if you feel better with the second with some changes, go for whatever makes you feel better. Less stress, the better and happier bride 😀

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I don’t think beige eyeshadow, I think like a shimmery champagne color would look great on you! And I say thin eyeliner (liquid) with a little bit of wing… And more dewy skin… if your skin is on the normal or oily side I would even say get air brush, but if your skin is dry then don’t do airbrush. And I think a light pink blush would look better on you too.. Like a baby pink color! 🙂

Post # 44
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Newbee

I really wouldn’t suggest hiring either of them. You deserve better and I think you yourself could probably do better. Just look at the eyeliner on your left (left in the picture) eye! She missed a spot and I just wouldn’t trust them for your big day.

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