(Closed) MUA is 30 minutes late for my trail!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t know if you have enough time to find another make up artist for your wedding day, since I’ve never tried to hire one.  I’m doing my own make up for our wedding since I just can’t rationalize the cost of hiring someone.  I would be worried about her showing up late on the day of the wedding too though, and I think it’s time to start looking for a back up and/or practicing your make up skills so you can do it yourself.  I hope something works out.  Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m a makeup artist, and obviously I’m not making excuses for her, but if she is unfamilliar with the area, that may be part of the problem (I always have to give myself at least an hour more travel time than I think in a new area for traffic reasons)… That being said, if she does know the area, that could be a problem, although there could be something else going on, like an accident or something. I would maybe give her a call again (if you have her cell number) to check in on where she is.

If you want to look into finding someone else for you wedding day, you may be able to find someone. If a MUA you contact is unavailable, she may be able to give you the name of someone else to try.

My personal opinion, is, that I wouldn’t try and do your own makeup on your wedding day. In all my years of experience, I have seen it go poorly WAY more times than I have seen it go well. I have actually only even seen it go well in one circumstance.

I’m a makeup artist, and have been for many years, and I’m not even doing my own for my wedding day.  Even if you can do your makeup amazingly, 365 days a year, and have practiced it a billion times, inevitably, on the day of, stress is high, time lines are strict and tight, and something significant will go wrong.
             More times than I care to count, I’ve gotten frantic Saturday morning phone calls from brides who have botched their makeup and are panicking and calling me, hoping I’m available to fix it.

 Give her a little time to show up, and see what her excuse it, it may be completely valid, if you’re worried about her being late on the day of, ask her to start 30 mins earlier (a buffer in case she is late).

 

Post pictures of your trial makeup after it’s done!!1 I’d love to see it! I’m sure other bees would too( if you want to of course)!

Best of luck!

Remember to smile, makeup always looks better with a smile on!

 

Post # 5
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420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Ms.Meghann:  None of that matters if you’re on a strict budget though ๐Ÿ˜‰  IMHO it’s just another luxury expense that I can’t afford/am not willing to pay money for.  Then again, I’m not having a professional photographer either and a lot of people would argue that’s a necessity.  Everyone has a different set of values, but of course there’s nothing wrong with people doing their own makeup and having family and friends take the photographs.  I think a lot of the reason you get calls on Saturday morning from frantic brides is because they think it has to be perfect when it doesn’t really need to be.  And of course you would promote it as a necessity when that’s your line of buisness, I would too if it were my line of buisness.  ๐Ÿ™‚

@Murphymcnasty:  I do hope you’re able to find something that works well for you, but don’t be afraid to do your own makeup if you really are stuck on the wedding day.  I know it seems like a huge deal now, but the most important thing to remember is that you’re marrying the man that will be there for you the rest of your life.  The rest doesn’t matter so much when you remind yourself of that.  Try not to panic.  Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@AllTheGoodUsernamesAreTaken:  I didn’t mean to say that individuals who cant afford to get their makeup done, are making a big mistake. If you’re comfortable with the notion that your makeup may not be perfect, thats great! It IS only ever a problem when brides want it to look perfect, yes you’re absolutely right!

Fortunately for me (and my livelihood) that is the case for 99% of brides.

The reason I brought up not doing her own, is because she was willing to pay for a MUA in the first place, so she obviously wants that look.

But just for the record for other “brides on a budget”, I do offer packages for “brides on a budget” that can give you the look you want for an affordable price. (I also know other MUA’s in the area that do the same). Now, we don’t overtly go around and say, yes I have this discount package, because everyone would take it, and to be honest I lose money everytime I do one of these, but I do it for brides that want their makeup done, but can’t really afford it.

Not all MUA’s are just out to gouge your wallets… lol

Post # 7
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

She hired a makeup artist to begin with, so obviously she doesn’t want to do it on her own. I don’t think the Meghann was trying to attack you, put you down, or sound rude, she was just pointing out a fact. 

OP, I would definitely recommend finding a new MUA in your area. I have an issue with vendors being late….a  big one at that. Especially when it’s going to be someone that helps to make your whole look come together! Unless she has a legit excuse (there was an accident on the highway, etc) I’d be weary. 

Post # 11
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yikes.  I would see if it’s possible to find a new make up artist.  You don’t want to worry that you’ll break out for your wedding and pictures!

Post # 12
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Murphymcnasty:  Hypoallergenic primer will HELP, but will not necessairily solve or prevent the situation from happening on your wedding day. You can ask her for another trial using the primer, and if it does help, then your golden… if not, then at least you know that you need to go a different route… either a different make up (not airbrush) or a different MUA.

Was she using silicone, water, or alcohol based airbrush foundation? The situation may be solved by switching the type of airbrush foundation. Silicone based is the longest lasting, but can break people out, so I tend to use both, maybe she has another option for you? 

Post # 13
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1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Murphymcnasty:  My hair stylist didn’t show up to my trial and it was the day I had scheduled my bridal portraits.  I was SOOO upset and worried that she wouldn’t show up on the day of my wedding.  She did a FREE hair trial and wouldn’t let me pay her on the day of the wedding in order to make up for it.  I paid her anyway because I was THRILLED with my hair, but to me, when someone is late/doesn’t show, how they handle it really helps me determine whether or not this is their every day way of operating or if it’s really is just a one time thing. 

Post # 14
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would look for a different make up artist to be on a safe side. It is completely unprofessional to be so late without a valid excuse. Even then, she should have left extra time for travelling. This would be a disaster on a wedding day.  I would not do my own make up either because when you are emotional things could go wrong. It is stress free when someone else is doing your hair and make up. Professionals can also fix it when your hair or skin are not behaving due to stress.

 

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