You must be pissed off right now. Time and money wasted on a wedding makeup trial and still no makeup artist. Was her makeup skill out of touch, or maybe not up to par? Was she unprofessional or just sloppy looking? What about her products? Were they only half-cleaned, or better yet, substandard? There’s nothing worse than being less than a month away from the wedding of your dreams and you have no makeup artist.
Your Wedding Makeup Trial from Hell
Your appointment is scheduled for 5pm and your makeup artist arrives at 5:30pm. Now you have to push back your dress fitting appointment, and your appointment to go pay the venue. You’re already rolling your eyes but keeping optimistic because, really, you just have no choice.
No apologies. She barely knows your name or pronounces it incorrectly. Forgot everything you told her or emailed her about your wedding. She’s obviously trying to wing it and all you can think of is “This chic better be good!”
Thirty-five minutes she says she is complete but when you look in the mirror, there are obvious problems. Your foundation is blended well but, it’s the wrong color. You look like ghost. Your eyeliner seems crooked and your eyelashes feel like they are falling off. However, she assures you that your eyelashes are on tight.
You absolutely hate your look – and to add insult to injury, you have to pay for this disastrous wedding makeup trial.
How to Avoid a Bad Wedding Makeup Trial
Let’s face it. No bride wants to experience a horrible wedding makeup trial like this. While some things (like your makeup artist’s attitude) are just completely out of your hands, there are some factors that are absolutely avoidable. Your goal is to put yourself in the best scenario possible to foster a near-perfect wedding makeup trial experience.
Ask Questions. You know what your face looks like and what you may want it to look like on your wedding day. Is there a tattoo on your neck you want covered? Do you want highlights and contouring like Kim Kardashian? Share this information with your makeup artist and find out if she is capable of creating your ultimate wedding day makeup look.
Un-invite Friends. The thought of having bridesmaids or friends at your wedding makeup trial may sound enticing, but sometimes it can be counterproductive. The laughter, chatter, and the many opinions, can drag the trial out longer than necessary – and worse, it can leave you less confident about your makeup look for your big day.
Arrive On-Time. Your wedding makeup trial is a beauty appointment you don’t want to miss or be late for. As a matter of fact, if you allow yourself 10 to 15 minutes to think before your trial begins, you can be more confident in the eye shadow, or lip color you want.
Know Your Hairstyle. Your hairstyle and makeup compliments each other. If you plan to have an updo, then pull your hair back for your wedding makeup trial. Likewise, if you plan to wear bangs or a new hair color on your wedding day, wear a similar styled wig at your wedding makeup trial. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to have a lip color that clashes with your beautiful, new gold locks.
Be Aware of Costs. Sure. You know how much your wedding makeup trial cost. Or maybe you lucked out and it’s free. But did you know that the makeup artist’s assistant is not free? Or did you know that running over the allotted appointment time may increase your costs? There are sometimes hidden costs that can become a thorn on your side. Avoid them at all cost.
Bottom line: Your wedding makeup trial is extremely important. This unassuming beauty appointment dictates what kind of picture memories you will have of one of the most special days of your life. Ultimately, you want to give yourself time to make mistakes, change your mind, or survive crazy, unprepared wedding makeup artists.