(Closed) Makeup trial worth it?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely.  You don’t want the stress of tweaking/redoing/starting over or hating it day of.

Post # 5
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
583 posts
Busy bee

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.

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