Post # 1
Sigh, I haven’t posted in a while and my first post is a rant. Yes, a rant!
So when I first started planning hair/makeup I knew 1 thing, my Maid/Matron of Honor had all the hookups being a A-plus stylist herself I knew she would know the great people in the business so I was never worried. There was a makeup artist/stylist who worked at her salon but now teaches at the makeup artists school in my city who agreed to do my wedding, I was beyond pleased that it all came together so easily.
So shoot forward to yesterday where I had my makeup trial.
so first I went to her house with my Maid/Matron of Honor since she and my Maid/Matron of Honor know one another quite well, well her house was in the middle of no where on the other end of my city about a 45 min drive there and back so was a little frustrated with that.
Second she kind of blabbed something to me about how my makeup won’t be the same on the day blah blah blah kind of didn’t know what she meant so smiled and went along with it (I am farily shy so left all the talking to the makeup artist and my MOH) well I knew something wasn’t right when the very first thing she started to do was my eyes…hmm shouldnt you be putting the foundation, concealer, powder and all that jazz on before my eyes lady? hmm ok sit back and dont say something (as per usual) then she did my lips…hmm…then she was done it was all of say 20 minutes…
Now I have to say, my eyes were great and exactly what I told her (I said Hillary Duff smokey eye) and I dont doubt her ability in makeup but I am suuuper peeeed off that I just spend $75 for a trial of eye shadow and lipstick. seriously. and to be honest I am quite good at doing my own makeup and I could have done what she did no problems. I said I liked it and went on my way only halfheartedly liking it.
I really just dont understand why she didn’t do my face…I mean thats a big thing, I just couldn’t picture the look without it so kind of feel a little lost, and second guessing if I want my eyes like that now (rather than the smokey eye look, something more romantic and less dramatic)
so Im just kind of frustrated…uggh it took 20 mins! anyways just thought I would post my rant, and hopefully things start looking up.
oh…and I.Dont.Care. either Aug15bride! 😉
Post # 3
Hmm, that is annoying! I know it’s hard when you’re shy to stand up for yourself, but I feel like that in this wedding stuff you have to speak up a little. Did you ask her about foundation at all? Was she planning on doing any? Did she clarify about the “it will be different on the day of” comment? Obviously she has the talent, and the ability to do what you want, so sadly, and as hard as it is, I think you will have to speak up to get what you want! GL! 🙂
Post # 4
In my case, the failure to do the foundation would have been a deal-killer. My skin is really sensitive and I would want to know well before the wedding whether the foundation would irritate it and whether it would stay put. I think that your Maid/Matron of Honor needs to talk to her about a second trial free of charge where full actual makeup is done. If she hadn’t charged you, that might be forgiven, but for $75, a full trial should be provided.
Post # 5
Oh man, that’s lame. I’m sorry! A makeup trial should DEFINITELY include foundation! You need to see how it works on your skin and how the color is and everything.
Frustrating. I’m sorry!
Post # 6
Ugh I know, I just don’t get why she didn’t do it.
I know she is GOING to do it on the day of because she talked to me about how I’ll probably be wearing quite a bit so its better in photographs etc etc so I am just frustrated. I hate speaking up lol.
Post # 7
That is annoying that she didn’t really do the rest of your face!!
At a makeup appointment I had, she did most of my eyes first because she said that often some of the powder falls underneath your eye. If you do it first you can get rid of anything loose that falls.
I agree though, that sounds SO frustrating. Sorry you didn’t get what you were hoping for!
Post # 8
Wow, I would have been really confused and surprised at that “trial”, Chantellamus. I always figured that the whole point of the trial was to see exactly how you might do things on the day of the wedding, so you can make changes and see how the makeup looks/feels.
Will you have time to do another trial? I know your wedding is approaching quickly, but I’d try contacting this MUA and explaining how you feel. Tell her that weren’t necessarily thrilled with the previous trial, as you were expecting to have the entire look completed. Ask if there’s a way for you to schedule another meeting, where you can have the full face done AND possibly try any sort of changes (like with the eyes) that you’re thinking about.
If you’re not able to reschedule another trial and you’re still planning on having this person do your WD makeup, I’d say, just make sure you schedule yourself enough time, in case you don’t like what she does. I’m sure she’ll do a fine job, but you might want to do that just to cover yourself.
Post # 9
I think I am going to nix the makeup artist (unless others object and tell me not to) but honestly the more and more I think about it the more I question her ability. I KNOW I can do my own makeup and I know if I do do my own as well as the other girls (who non of them wear much MU anyways) that it would be great and I would be save HUNDREDS of dollars. I haven’t cancelled her yet but thinking I might
How was it when other Bees DIY’ed their own makeup? wish you would have had someone else do it? or were you happy with the outcom?
Post # 10
I hated my makeup trial and I am SO happy that I decided to go with another MUA. It sucks that it’s too late to do another trial with someone else.
If you are good at doing makeup, I say, do it yourself.
Post # 11
Ok as someone who feels your pain with 2 failed makeup attempts, I have resolved to splurge and buy some really good makeup and do it myself.
As for the fact that she didn’t even use foundation, give me a break. I would call her or e-mail her and let her know that you loved your eyes, but you were wondering on why that’s all she did, and ask to schedule another session with her, that covers an actual trial since your are very disappointed in her lack of professionalism.
I am a hairstylst, and when someone comes in for a trial, it means just that, i’ve had brides who i’ve re done their hair 4 times until they are happy. No it’s not as polished and amazing as it will be the day of, but I do enough work to make them feel confident in my abilities to carry out their vision.
Foundation is a base, my trials were horrible because in an hour or two that base smudged off, you need to know what it’s gonna look like. I wouldn’t settle for what she did.
Keep us posted, but I think you should contact her again.
Post # 12
I agree with you – get rid of her. It’s too important not to. I HATED my makeup trial and decided to spend the money on Bobbi Brown makeup and do my own.
Post # 13
I agree try doing it yourself. My SIL had a makeup artist do her’s and I couldn’t tell a difference between her normal everyday makeup and the wedding makeup. They spent 5 hours doing her hair and make-up and no telling what she paid this girl.