So as the title suggests, I had a makeup trial yesterday and it was.. not good. I didn’t take pictures of my face and I have my mind pretty made up that it’s time to move on. I sent an inspiration picture to her and my makeup turned out way too dark, heavy and unflattering. She was very sweet and told me we can change things but I don’t want to expend the energy nitpicking on things wand hoping for a better result. I never signed a contract with this woman but she is emailing me requesting that I return the signed contract to her. I need to tell her I am not moving forward with her.. How can I do this gracefully?
Something along the lines of, "Thank you so much for doing the trial! [---If there was any part of it you liked, mention it here.---] After consideration, I have decided to go with a different makeup artist who more closely fits my style. Thank you for your time!"
When I did my trial was 2 weeks before my wedding it was also not good and not flattering of my face or my skin tone. I had many notes and nitpicking and she took many pictures trying out different color palettes and lip colors and I was very nervous for the wedding. The day of the wedding she told me she went over my photos everyday since and everything she did including colors and my notes and inspiration photos and agreed with everything I said during the trial. My makeup the day of the wedding turned out beautifully and was exactly what I wanted. I’m not sure if this is how it is for everyone but my experience with the trial was a makeup artist learning what works for you and doing a trial and error run to see what compliments you and what doesnt. Maybe other brides have had perfect looks the first time around. But I just wanted to share my experience with my trial though I understand not wanting to take the risk of it not turning out well the day of your wedding.