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

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
3682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My makeup trial was a disaster. I can totally understand wanting to do it yourself.

Post # 18
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@leenh78:  I think that is very generous of you and I would be happy to accept! I think some people are a lot pickier about what goes on their face than I am though (I don’t know enough about make-up to know what the good products are, and I never break out anyway). Or, maybe she is uncomfortable with you footing the bill. Either way, I don’t think it’s weird and I wouldn’t take it personally.

Post # 19
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am paying for my girls to have thier hair and makeup done, and my Maid/Matron of Honor is going to do her own makeup.  It’s not because she was ungrateful or anything, she just never has had a good experience with someone else doing her makeup. Which is completely OK with me!  She’s totally capable of doing her own. I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 20
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not sure I’d love the idea of letting someone put makeup on my face without a trial either.  I’m aggressively mediocre at applying my own makeup, but at worst my face will come out looking less than perfect, but “normal.”  I’ve had some hilariously bad experiences with makeup counter makeovers.

Hair, on the other hand, I’m happy to leave in the hands of an untested pro.

Post # 22
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@leenh78:  I don’t think it’s strange. Some women are very particular about their makeup…and often a make-up artist doesn’t know what they want, unless they’ve had a trial first. Some MUAs have a “style” they do too–which may not match with the look your friends want. Some just are great with makeup and don’t want to spend the money if they can do it themselves. My friend Christina is a former model, so she had years of watching professional makeup artists do her makeup, so she knew what works for her and what didn’t. She did her own bridal makeup, and it looked stunning. 

I, on the other hand, am a total dunce when it comes to makeup. When I’m in a bridal party, I always take the makeup artist option if it’s available! 

Post # 23
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I might turn it down, too, only because my skin is so incredibly fair that, like, no one has a foundation that matches. I finally was able to find my holy grail of foundation after almost a decade of wearing poorly matched shades (too brown, too pink, too green), and at a special event, I would not want to take the chance of being brown or flourescent in professional photos and not feeling comfortable. I’m planning on getting my makeup done for my wedding, but I will be providing my own foundation!! 

Post # 24
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not strange at all. Personally, the only time I have liked my makeup done by someone else is for my wedding. And that’s because I had a trial, and my MUA spent a lot of time talking to me about what I wanted to look like.

Any other time I’ve had my make up done, I hate it and typically end up washing it off and doing it myself.

I also hate other people touching my face if unnecessary.

Post # 25
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@leenh78:  I think that is a very sweet gesture. I would have appreciated it.

Post # 26
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have seen some REALLY bad make up artists.

While I would do it for the bride, I can totally understand not wanting to!

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