Post # 1
I’m leaving tomorrow for my destination wedding in hawaii (!!) and my sister is insisting on paying for an amazing makeup artist for me. This lady has nothing but 5 star reviews and works on models for a living.
Is it worth it to pay an extra 100 bucks for the makeup trial beforehand? It’s already 165 for the bridal makeup, plus 75 to come to my hotel–I’m just wondering if paying 335 (prob 400 after tax and tip) JUST for the makeup is a little much. Especially since it’s a gift from my sister.
If you were in my position, would you do it?
Post # 3
@athame1983: How much time have you got for makeup on wedding day? As in if you didn’t like what the MUA did and need tweaks, will you have time?
I strongly encourage in a trial session, at least the MUA sees you in person (and your dress etc) before the wedding day, so you guys can have time for discussion on how you want to look like.
Furthermore, this is a destination wedding, which probably means like mine too – you didn’t really have that much communication with the MUA yet? If that’s the case, defineitly do the trial. If you guys have already touched base over emails and have an understanding on the ideal look you want, then perhaps you can forego the trial.
You can probably discuss w your sis something alone the lines like, you really appreciate her gift, you would like to add on a trial which you can offer to pay yourself because that was your additional request? I woulnd’t be offended if I was your sister, afterall it’s your wedding day and you would want to look your absolute best in the pictures.
Hope it works out.
ALl the best, have a great wedding and enjoy yourself!
Post # 4
Absolutely. You don’t want the stress of tweaking/redoing/starting over or hating it day of.
Post # 5
I think it’s a good idea to do a trial. It doesn’t matter how good she is – if the make up she does doesn’t match your vision, you’ll be screwed.
Post # 6
After having my makeup trial I strongly am in favor of them. My MUA is very talented, but in the trial she defined already defined cheeks and did not fully understand the ‘pink’ I wanted for my pink lips until we did the trial run. I feel that on the day of, I am going to be so scattered that I don’t want to risk verbalizing something like…hey, too much bronzer here….if that makes any sense.
Post # 7
Definitely do a trial… when my makeup artist showed up, she looked like a crazy person, makeup 8 shades darker than her body, insane eye make-up, wacko lipstick… I panicked!!! But I guess she follows the whole “my hairdresser’s hair is a mess but she does mine amazing” rule. So now I won’t be panicked when she shows up looking psycho on my wedding day.
Anyways, we also went through 6 different changes to the look and it took over an hour; on the wedding day now it’ll probably take 20 min. since she now knows exactly what to do.