Second thoughts about hair/makeup artist already paid in full in advance :(

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think you ought to get your money back but sounds like she might be difficult :/ why not try calling or visiting her? 

Post # 3
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I had doubts about mine but went ahead and was not happy at all with my makeup on the day. She caked me in the wrong colour foundation, did lots of bad contouring so my nose looked weird, and somehow shrunk my eyes and lips! I had two trials with her and she just didn’t get what I wanted. She was quite inexperienced it turns out. 

Wish i had done my own makeup, but I was too polite to back out… I’m still annoyed at myself (and her) three years later. So, no advice on the money side but do listen to your instincts and do your own makeup if you have to! 

Post # 4
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

Worst case scenario is doing your own make up and have her style your hair if you were happy with the how she styled it. You will be out a few bucks because you paid for hair AND make up but you want to look like YOU on your wedding day.

Post # 5
6867 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Keep in mind that it’s pretty common for makeup artists to go really heavy on the eye and lip color for weddings because it makes your face look more distinct in your wedding photos. 

It’s hard to say if this particular artist will give you your money back or allow you to cancel, but in general, if you are “relatively” satisfied with a service but also think there are a few areas where you’re not sure, the time to bring it up is before you pay. Don’t be afraid to speak up. The people you hire to do services for you genuinely want you to like what you’re paying for and won’t get their feelings hurt if you offer some suggestions.  This goes for everyone from your makeup artist to your dog walker to the person making your new eyeglasses to the person building your new kitchen. 

Give your MUA a call and instead of going straight to the money back request, tell her what you didn’t like about your makeup and ask her if she can fine tune it.

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