You must be pissed off right now. Time and money wasted on a wedding makeup try and still no makeup artist. Was her makeup skill out of touch, or maybe she wasn’t up to scratch? Was she unprofessional or did she just look sloppy? What about your products? Were they only half clean, or better yet, substandard? There is nothing worse than being less than a month away from the wedding of your dreams and you don’t have a makeup artist.
Your wedding makeup test from hell
Your appointment is scheduled for 5 pm and your makeup artist arrives at 5:30 pm. Now you have to delay your dress fitting appointment and your appointment to pay for the venue. You’re already rolling your eyes, but you’re staying optimistic because you don’t really have a choice.
No apologies. He hardly knows your name or he mispronounces it. Forgot everything he said or emailed you about your wedding. She is obviously trying to improvise and all you can think of is “This chic better be good!”
Thirty-five minutes says it’s complete, but when you look in the mirror, there are obvious problems. Your foundation is well mixed but it is the wrong color. You look like a ghost. Her eyeliner looks crooked and her lashes feel like they’re falling off. However, she assures you that your lashes are tight.
You absolutely hate your look and to add insult to injury, you have to pay for this disastrous wedding makeup test.
How to avoid a bad wedding makeup test
Let’s be honest. No bride wants to experience a horrible wedding makeup tryout like this one. While some things (like your makeup artist’s attitude) are completely out of your hands, there are some factors that are absolutely avoidable. Your goal is to put yourself in the best possible stage to foster a near-perfect wedding makeup try-on experience.
Ask questions. You know what your face looks like and what you want it to look like on your wedding day. Is there a tattoo on your neck that you want to cover up? Do you want highlights and contours like Kim Kardashian? Share this information with your makeup artist and find out if she is capable of creating your best makeup look for the wedding day.
Uninvite friends. The idea of having bridesmaids or friends for your wedding makeup try-on may seem tempting, but it can sometimes backfire. The laughs, the chatter, and the many opinions can drag out the test longer than necessary, and worse, it can make you feel less confident in your makeup look for your big day.
It happens in time. The wedding makeup try-on is a beauty date you don’t want to miss or be late for. In fact, if you allow yourself 10-15 minutes to think before the test begins, you can be more confident in the eyeshadow or lip color you want.
Know your hairstyle. Your hairstyle and makeup complement each other. If you plan to do an updo, pull your hair back for the wedding makeup tryout. Similarly, if you plan to wear bangs or a new hair color on your wedding day, wear a similarly styled wig on your wedding makeup tryout. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to have a lip color that clashes with your gorgeous new golden locks.
Be cost conscious. Safe. You know how much the wedding makeup test cost. Or maybe you got lucky and it’s free. But did you know that the makeup artist’s assistant is not free? Or did you know that going over the allotted time for your appointment can add to your costs? Sometimes there are hidden costs that can become a thorn in your side. Avoid them at all costs.
Bottom line: wedding makeup fitting is extremely important. This unpretentious beauty quote dictates what kind of photographic memories you will have from 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 and unsuspecting wedding makeup artists.