(Closed) not so pleased with makeup trial…

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
336 posts
Helper bee

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 # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

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
3331 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 10
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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. 

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