(Closed) Make-up trial disaster… Pics

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@redbootz:  Your makeup looks a bit caked on in the first two pics IMO.  I think your eyes look nice.


How ridiculous that you have to pay if you DON’T like the makeup?!


I like the DIY makeup in the first pic you posted, but the second is too blue to really see detail.

Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Sorry you had a bad trial. They clearly didn’t listen to you.

TBH, the makeup you did yourself is much better than what they did at the trial.

Post # 5
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The foundation looks really heavy and cakey to me. Like you said, maybe she can just use the kind you typically use and it’ll turn out better.

I think the eyes are really underwhelming and it doesn’t look like a makeup artist did them, IMO. Overall I think your makeup looked much better when you did it yourself!

If I were you I think I would either just do it myself or go with the other lady. From the trial I don’t think she seems worth paying for :-/

Post # 6
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What kind of professional uses mineral makeup?  I use that at home, but most pros don’t use that because it doesn’t look good in pictures — light bounces off of it and makes it look weird with a flash.  

The pictures where you did your own look much better.  I would look into getting a trial with the lady who does airbrush makeup.  That stuff is amazing.

Post # 7
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@redbootz:  I agree with other posters that you look better in the makeup you did yourself. I think in the first 2 pics it looks like you have a lot of matte powder over the top of your foundation and it looks just overall too thick. It looks like you need more blush and contouring of the cheeks and it looks like the liner is off on the bottom. Also it looks like she didn’t touch up your brows or anything.


Personally I wouldn’t use this makeup artist…..I think your pics are a ton better of the makeup you did yourself!! I would go with the more expensive lady if I were you!


Post # 9
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree that the foundation is way to heavy and looks very caked on. Your own makeup was much nicer. I’d either go with the other lady or do your own. Have you considered having a free trial at somewhere like Debenhams? Only I went to the Clinique counter there, had a trial (with my daughter in law who was doing my wedding makeup) and she did a beautiful job. I’ve also got dry skin that easily looks “cakey” with too heavy a foundation.

Post # 10
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I definitely agree that the makeup from yuor trial looks very cakey – it’s quite obvious on your skin, and I think that it should look a lot more natural.
The looks you did yourself look nice! BUT, I think it could be really stressful doing your own makeup on the wedding day – I thought about doing my own, and have decided against it. I don’t want to stress about getting it perfect, there will be enough nerves going on that day without worrying about doing my own makeup! LOL

Post # 11
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PP, it looks very caked on and IMO, the make-up you did looks 10x better! Sorry you had a bad experience 🙁

Post # 14
1274 posts
Bumble bee

I would go with doing your makeup yourself, you know what works on your skin and what is flattering more then the person who did your makeup in the first 2 photos. Or maybe try the other person out. That’s the point of the trial, to test out what works and what doesn’t. 🙂 Sucks to have to pay for something you don’t like though, especially when they didn’t list to you. 

In the first two: 

The foundation is too heavy, you shouldn’t be able to tell you’re wearing anything. I can tell the person isn’t a pro makeup artist because your eyelashes aren’t even curled. That is what makes your eyes pop…well that and mascara! 

The lip colour is nice on you, it might just be the lighting, but it looks like the lipliner in the second photo is showing through…which means it’s too dark for the lipstick, or the lipstick wears off real quick. 

Post # 15
4522 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@strawbabies:  +10 I do not know a single pro here in Dallas using mineral makeup. Or anywhere.

@redbootz:  If you are fine with a super natural look, then I suggest doing your own makeup, as it looks like you did a fine job in your other pictures.

Post # 16
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@redbootz:  yeah, i’m not a fan of the pro makeup.  you did a much better job diy.  you have some time.  i would keep practicing diy.

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