Post # 1
Ok, I have some issues with makeup artists so far and would really like your advice. Just to let you know, I LOVE doing my own makeup and others as well. I’ve been told that I do a really good job and many people tell me to do my own makeup on the day of my wedding. But I prefer to have it done professionally. A few months ago, I had a trial with a makeup artist who–and I am not exaggerating–made me look horrible. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror. Needless to say, I did not hire her and it was not a good experience (it just didn’t end well between us).
Recently, my hair stylist recommended a MA to me and I contacted her for a trial. A few days before the trial, she backed out because she found out she was pregnant and would be due near my wedding. Since then, I have spoken to several other MAs–but none of them contacted me to schedule a trial even though they told me they would. I’m running out of options.
I honestly don’t know why none of them got back to me and now I’m beginning to think it’s me. Maybe I come across as too knowledgable about makeup and it makes them feel like I’m telling them how to do their job? I am really specific about my makeup look and I make sure to let the MAs know a bit about what I’m looking for–but I really do try to be nice about it.
Or could it be that my first experience with the makeup artist led her to “warn” others to not do my makeup? This could all be paranoia so please do let me know if you think so. But I really am surprised that I haven’t been able to even have a trial yet with any of the artists I contacted and that they don’t follow up with me to schedule anything.
Any advice is really appreciated!
Post # 3
@violet25: I am the same way you are. I very easily could have done my own make-up, I actually do make-up for others all the time because people love how I do it but, I wanted something different for my wedding day and I didn’t want my nerves to be an issue. You will find someone, just keep trying. Have you tried going to a MAC store and working with one of those employees?
Post # 4
@aheavel: I haven’t yet gone to makeup counter since I thought it would be best to sign a contract with someone, and I assume the MAC artists don’t do that?
Post # 5
@violet25: I am pretty sure they do, at least the ones that work in the actual MAC stores.
Post # 6
Keep looking! Try going online and looking for freelance artists, that’s where I found mine.
Post # 7
They may just be busy. Its prom/grad/wedding season. Are you telling them that you have contacted other people and were not happy with your previous person?
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I had my makeup done at a high end salon. Have you checked into that? It worked out great. I’d keep trying to find someone, but rest easy knowing that if you don’t, you have a legit back up plan: to do it yourself (and spend the money you are saving on some new makeup, too!).
Post # 9
@teabiscuit: No, I don’t tell them anything about my previous experience. And I only contacted one artist at a time–when she did not respond to me in over a week, I found someone else. At this point, I’m waiting on 3 MA to respond to me. Frustrating!