(Closed) Make-up crisis! Tell me what to do!!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@anonybee0810:  pay the $50– that’s cheap! I paid $100 (and I’m extremely CHEAP), but at that point in time, I was so hPPY that the last thing I needed to worry about on my wedding day was hoping my makeup would be okay… one less thing to stress about on your big day

Post # 4
1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If it’s going to be all this trouble but your hair stylist is willing to do it for $50 – just let her do it and be done with it, IMO.

Post # 5
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@anonybee0810:  Do a trial with the hair stylist to make sure she CAN do makeup. Some absolutely are capable and do a great job, but some say they can and aren’t true professionals with the right makeup/brushes/skills. 

Post # 6
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Pay the $50 and have your hairstylist do your makeup. If you are not a big makeup person and need to buy absolutely everything in order to do your makeup yourself, it is not worth it at all!

Post # 7
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@anonybee0810:  i would have your stylist do it for $50 but make sure you get a trial beforehand so there is no surprises on the day of.  if you are not happy with the trial, have her do another one or go somewhere else or start practicing.  make sure you take of few examples of what you are expecting so the mua has some direction.

Post # 8
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@anonybee0810:  $50 is a good price, and considering you’ll already be at the salon for hair I say let that stylist do it.  But agree with PP that you should do a trial for the makeup to make sure you get the natural look you’re going for.


Your cousin was RIDICULOUS when you guys went shopping, but you probably know that.  You did the right thing and she should be embarrassed looking back on the situation.  I wouldn’t mention it and just move on, she probably understood at the point when you said you wouldn’t be purchasing the makeup that things weren’t going to work out.

If she contacts you before the wedding just let her know that because you two obviously had different ideas about makeup (natural vs. $400 natural) you went in another direction.

Post # 9
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely uncalled for on your cousins part. Just tell her that your hair stylist offers a package deal and it would save you buying extra products that you won’t use because you don’t usually wear much make up. It’s unfortunate that the two of you had that experience but you don’t want to disregard your happiness/comfort on the day of. Just pay the $50 and sit back and relax! I agree with PP though, do a trial ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
125 posts
Blushing bee

I agree with PPs – $50 is a bargain!  Ask for a trial and if it’s good, go with that.  If it’s not, then you worry about looking for something else. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you didn’t end up buying the products she chose, maybe (and this is probably the cowardly way out but I also hate confrontations) thank her for her time and suggestions OVER EMAIL and say that you’ve found another makeup solution?

Post # 11
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Bethesda Academy Whitefield Chapel & Brockington Hall

If you trust your stylist and have seen images of her work – I would say the $50 to do your make-up for your wedding is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! That’s a great price.

Your cousin was being a JERK. To try and force a $400 regimen on someone who DOESN’T regularly wear a lot of make up in insane. I’m a makeup fiend and I would find a $400 price tag all at once too much. I’m really sorry she put you through that. I offered to pay for my sister-in-laws make up for her wedding, and I DID. It was $200 including the application by a proffesional and the products. She looked GREAT on her wedding, and she had the items to use after.

If she brings it up, I would just politely tell her that you have made other arrangements. I wouldn’t even go into it any further. If she tries to make it into something or presses you for details, I would just smile and tell her that you have everything covered! Then change the subject ๐Ÿ™‚

As long as you like the work your hair stylist does in terms of makeup, then I think a $50 price tag is very reasonable!!


Post # 13
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Bethesda Academy Whitefield Chapel & Brockington Hall

@anonybee0810:  I’m so glad you will get to look at your stylists work before hand!! If you feel comfortable asking her for references of brides she’s done makeup for in the past, that’s also a great way to vet her skills! 

I can’t get over your cousins progression, either! If she was going to offer such a lofty gift, especially being a person who consumes a lot of makeup and is aware of the killer price tags for some of it, she should have drone her research BEFORE making the offer as to what it would cost, or like you said be straight with you. It sucks she put you through that situation. But, at least you know now so you have enough time to come up with the right solution for your makeup!!! 

Id love to see pictures of your trial once you get it done!!!! Good luck! And, Congratulations on your wedding!

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