(Closed) Pro makeup: Is it strange that one of my MOHs turned it down?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think it is strange.  Maybe she doesn’t like people touching her, or the thought of brushes and products being used on her that have been used on multiple other people, or she has sensitive skin and can only use certain products.  No big deal for her to not want to have it done.

Post # 4
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, not everyone likes having someone else do their makeup.  Some people are very particular about their makeup, or don’t want it done by someone else for hygenic reasons.

Post # 5
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, some people have sensitive skin or skin problems and need to use special products. Also, one of my BMs turned down free make up because she has a lady she uses and loves and one turned it down because she has a baby at home and couldn’t get there any earlier than necessary. Everyone looked fabulous.

Post # 6
8588 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i offered everyone in my bridal party to have their hair and make up done.

my Maid/Matron of Honor is doing her own makeup.  she has sensitive skin and perfers to use her own products.


Post # 7
8285 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If it was me I wouldn’t use the MUA unless I had done a trial, and usually those are just for the bride.

Post # 9
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Every time a pro does my makeup, it looks horrid! Maybe that’s true for her too?

It’s not that I’m really talented, it’s just that the things that look good on most people don’t look good on me. And they always choose foundation that is way too light.

For my wedding day I’m going to do a bunch of trials and hope that someone can do a better job than I can, but I won’t be surprised if I end up doing my own makeup…


Post # 10
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’d personally rather do my own. however, i’ve been doing my own makeup for years, and i know what looks good on my skin. i plan to do my own makeup for my wedding, and i’d rather have my bridesmaids do their own as well. they both know how to do their own makeup. it works for me. that’s just me, though. hair, on the other hand, will get done by a pro. i suck at hair. one of my bridesmaids is awesome with hair. but i dunno if she’ll want to do mine.

anyway, back to the question. i don’t find it weird. i’m more comfortable with doing my own. maybe she is too?

Post # 11
3825 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@leenh78:  Kind of. My mom prefers to apply her own foundation but doesn’t have a problem with the rest of the application. I don’t question it – you have to let people be who they are.

Post # 12
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think it’s strange.  I offered a MUA for my wedding (they had to pay, but it was optional) and two girls turned it down.  They’re the type to not wear much and I think they may have been worried about not liking it or just not willing to pay for it because they didn’t see it as important.  One I think also has skin sensitivities, which could be a reason she didn’t want hers done.

Post # 13
8461 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@leenh78:  I gave my girls the choice of hiring a professional for hair and make-up and they turned it down.  I was the only one that ended up getting my hair done and we all did our own make-up.  I personally hate other people touching my face so I totally understood why they wouldn’t want it done.

Post # 14
8588 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@leenh78:  it’s funny you say that. over the weekend, on of my BMs asked me how much hair and makeup is going to be.  i asked her why she needed to know.  she replied: well how am I going to pay for it.  i said: you aren’t.

 i figured they knew i was paying for hair and makeup as part of my wedding budget, but i guess they didn’t.  now they do.

i’m not requiring pro makeup and hair but i know it looks nice and a treat to have done. so i wanted everyone to have the option at no cost to them.

my girls are absolutely wonderful, my mom and i paid a portion of their dresses as well.

and yes, i also have a gift for them.

Post # 16
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Not strange. She probably just prefers to do it herself since she knows her face and maybe doesn’t want someone else all up near her eyes. I’m actually considering doing it myself after my trial, the makeup was beautiful but really heavy! 

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