(Closed) Makeup artists and their portfolios….beginning to wonder if I can rely on them

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I tried a makeup artist and did not like the sheer volume of makeup they applied.  I personally felt I did a better job on myself.  I wanted to look like a more polished “me”, but kept ending up looking like my brother in drag. To much contouring etc…  I would suggest though that you have a picture taken straight after to see the effects in a photo.  It may seem a lot, but in pictures it does look different.

Oh – and about being cocky and saying you’re attractive?  You go girl!  It’s nice to see some that embrace their gorgeous self!

Post # 4
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve heard of this.. and i’m scared to death of that happening to me.

I hired a guy from the Stilla team. His portfolio is amazing.

Anyhow, good luck to you in your search. Stay humble.

Post # 5
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@violet25:  It’s a good thing that you tried them rather than just going by reputation!  I definitely don’t think that you can just choose an artist just by their portfolio – there’s so many other factors involved.  Especially because I’m Asian – some makeup artists just don’t know how to apply makeup for Asian features so I’m really adamant about trial sessions.  I had the same problem with the first few makeup artists that I tried for my wedding but managed to find the perfect one!

After the makeup session, did they or you take pictures so that you can see how you look in photographs?  It’s a good idea to upload them onto a computer too so you can see how they look on a bigger screen.  Sometimes makeup looks better in the photos.

Also, maybe you could bring in photos of how you usually do your makeup so that she/he has something to start from?  And if there’s a certain look you’re going for, maybe bring in pictures that you find online?  I found this really helpful for my wedding!  

Not sure if you’re up for this option, but you could always DIY your makeup on your wedding day.  Great money saver and no one knows your face better than you!  Just make sure to do a test trial and have someone take photos of you in the same light as on your wedding day (morning/afternoon/night) so you can make the appropriate changes! 🙂  Hope this helps. Good luck!

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