- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2018
Hi there! I’d appreciate anyone’s feedback on this, especially if you’ve had a similar experience. I had a makeup trial last night and I didn’t like the results. Due to limited time left before my wedding–just three weeks left–I have already booked the woman for the wedding day, as she had great reviews, a good price, and I assumed the trial would be enough to help me decide what I wanted with her.
In my daily life I don’t wear much makeup, so I’m really not used to intense makeup, and I often do not like the look of it. But I thought booking an artist would be one less thing to worry about on the day, and that it would be fun to look a bit more elegant than usual.
At the trial, the woman was generally very friendly. I showed her what I thought I wanted for makeup in photos, but when she did the eye makeup on me, it made my eyes look way smaller and a different shape. I told her as well that I don’t like false lashes, and she told me how she always thinks it’s a mistake when people don’t get them, and said, “Hopefully you can suffer through them at least for the photos, then take them off!” That just sort of rubbed me the wrong way. Also, I mentioned I don’t like foundation and I never, ever wear it, but she told me I absolutely need it for photos. I said I’d try it just to see what it looked like, but I thought it made my nose look flatter and my face look greasy. I just did not look like myself at all. I looked like a different person, and I was not happy with it. But the problem was, I didn’t exactly know how to tell her this. How do you say to a professional “I hate all of this work you’ve done?” And how do you question a makeup artist on something so seemingly fundamental as foundation? I know any makeup artists are probably rolling their eyes as they read this, thinking I’m so clueless. But I just do not like how it looks on me. It makes me incredibly self-conscious. And when I think about it, none of the men are wearing it, and I don’t have that much colour inconsistency on my face…. so why is it mandatory I slather my face with this weird goo?
The other thing is, are the pictures really the most important aspect of the event, or is the most important aspect feeling comfortable in my own skin while having face-to-face time with dear family and friends I haven’t seen in a while?
I’ve paid a retainer fee, so cancelling her services I will lose money. Also, I would like her to do my hair, as I was fine with the hairstyles she did at the trial. So I am just wondering…
Has anyone had a bad trial experience but then a good wedding day experience?
Should I book another trial? (That costs more $$$, which makes me nervous as I am busting the bank on this damn wedding). And if I do that, does anyone have any tips on how to be confident enough to just tell her what I want and assert myself better (ie., “I really genuinely do not want foundation, even if you find that weird”)?
Has anyone done their own makeup for their wedding and been happy with it? Is it fine to just forgo the whole professional makeup thing? But THEN how do I tell her I just want the hair service and not the makeup? I really don’t want to offend her. I feel like shit offending people, haha.Man, this is just such a silly first-world problem really, but it’s just a shitty feeling to be spending money on something I don’t want, and not know how to get out of it. ANY advice or help would be super appreciated. Thank you so much everyone.