(Closed) Is a make up trial a "must"?? POLL

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is a make up trial a "must"?

    Yes

    No

    Maybe (explain)

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I would have a trial, the risk of hating your look is too great on the day and make up takes so long you could risk being seriously late if the MUA has to start over. 

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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    Beegritte:  I’m happy I did my make up trial, If she would have done the make up she did to me on the trial for my wedding day I would have died! lol (a little dramatic) After seeing what she did I gave her a few pointers and it looked wonderful on my wedding day! I would vote for getting it done.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Yes and for good reason – I had a trial and my MUA used a silicon-based airbrush foundation, which did NOT react well with my skin type (combo/oily). The oils on my skin broke the foundation apart in 4 hours. I scheduled a second trial to use a water-based airbrush and it was perfect. 

    Had I gone in to my wedding day without a trial (I did trust the MUA, it was the same woman my best friend used for her wedding), I would have looked like a hot mess by 4pm, before the ceremony. The added bonus is that you can really perfect the look you want to have. My first trial was a little too dramatic/smokey on the eyes.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    Beegritte:  I felt it was necessary because I’m picky about my makeup, I’ve had makeup done in the past that made me feel clown-like and I wanted to make sure that didn’t happen on my wedding day.  If you’re not terribly picky about it, or if you know enough about makeup to guide your MUA on the day of without worrying about it, I don’t think it’s terribly important.  If you know she’s good.  Don’t go by just the photos of her work on her website, give me a hundred tries and I can sink a couple college 3-pointers but that doesn’t mean I’m any good at basketball.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I scheduled my makeup trial on the same day as my hair trial and my final dress fitting.  

    I liked that I was able to see the ‘full package’ and decide what I wanted to tweak.  For example, I chose to go with cooler toned browns on my wedding day, at the trial she used very warm browns. And I ended up going with a slightly pinker lip.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee

    I voted maybe. I didn’t have a makeup trial, but my makeup artist was a good friend of mine who had done my makeup probably a hundred times in the past, so I knew exactly what I was getting and she knew exactly how to work with my face. We discussed the basic look and that was it. However I’d say with an artist you don’t know or who has never done your makeup before I would DEFINITELY  want a trial. 

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    Beegritte:  I just had my hair/makeup trial yesterday actually…and I’m so happy I did. I loved the makeup and the hair but there were definitely a few changes I wanted on the hair! Knowing that now I’m way more calm going into the actual day.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    YES! I was devastated with my first trial and would have been horrified to walk down the aisle that way. I did another trial which was better and then was very happy with my makeup on the day-of.

    My MUA was experienced and had great reviews, so I still don’t think that means that you can just wing it. The truth is that we just have different perceptions of ourselves, and how we’ll look good, and it might take a bit to get on the same page. 

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I voted Maybe.

    • Are you confident in your ability to communicate to you MUA what you want?
    • Are you pretty easygoing and not too particular about your makeup look?
    • Do you have plenty of time on the wedding day in case she needs to re-do something about the look?
    • Are you confident in your own makeup skills enough that if it doesn’t turn out the way you like, you could fix it yourself?

    If you answered YES to these questions… Congratulations! You don’t need a makeup trial!

    All kidding aside, in the situations above I don’t think it’s super necessary to have a makeup trial as long as you are confident in your MUA. I had my trial recently and although there were a few things I want changed, (the lip and blush colors she chose weren’t exactly what I envisioned, and she didn’t use a primer or setting spray so the foundation coverage wasn’t as good as it could have been) overall I would have been fine with using the look she came up with at the trial for my wedding day. But

    Oh, and if you’re doing something different than your normal makeup look (IE false lashes, airbrush foundation) it might be a good idea to have a trial so you can get used to wearing it and make sure it fits your vision. And keep in mind that if your skin tone is very fair/dark/generally hard to match, you will need to let your MUA know this in advance so she can bring anything extra she might need on the wedding day. At my trial my MUA didn’t have a light enough shade for me but made a note to bring it on the wedding day.

     

     

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I did because I don’t like surprises. Especially on my wedding day!

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    Beegritte: I don’t think you need it.  I made an appointment with MAC on day of wedding and they did an awesome job, based on pics I had on phone and also did fake eyelashes. $80 (normally $50) because I bought the lashes and the lipstick they used and was good to go.

    i did have the mindset that they would do a way better job then I ever could, and they did:)

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee

    I havent gotten into looking at hair/makeup people for the day of yet, but I’m definitely doing a trail run for both. I would do it myself before I would not do a trial run

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    Beegritte:  I had a Destination Wedding so I didn’t have either a hair or a make up trail.  I just decided to trust that it would be ok….and it was!  My make up was a bit heavier than I would have liked, but it looks excellent in photos.  And my hair was perfect.

    I did bring my own make up so that if it was a disaster I could just wash it off and do it myself.  But I was really happy with the work that she did.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

    My viewpoint is hindered by my experience of having my make up done at a Bobbi Brown counter followed by covering my face and running for the door but yes, I would definitely have a trial. 

    I’m doing my own make up with a little help from my sister in case I’m too nervous but I’ve already practiced it a few times even though I wear make up every day and love experimenting with new products.

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