Sandra
Dedicated September 2021

Battle of the Two Trials

Sandra, on July 16, 2021 at 8:31 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 29
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Hi!
Looking for some feedback on two hair and makeup trials I had. I labeled the photos so it’s easier to tell.

“My artist” is the person I’ve ever already hired, who lives where I’m getting married (Marbella, Spain). Those photos were taken with a ring light, and it’s more of a bronzed look with a lighter eye.
“Local trial” is the one I just did two days ago here in South Florida. I wasn’t 100% in love with my trial in Spain so I did a second one here. This is more my natural skin tone I think, with a darker eye. I took them in front of a window so it’s natural light, not ring. The hair seems tidier to me.
Which look do you like better? I’m not replacing the woman I’ve already hired (and can’t afford to fly someone out to Spain just to do my hair and makeup haha) so it’s more about providing guidance to my current HMUA.
Thanks! ☺️☺️
Battle of the Two Trials 1
Battle of the Two Trials 2
Battle of the Two Trials 3
Battle of the Two Trials 4

29 Comments

Latest activity by Chelsea, on July 25, 2021 at 10:03 AM
  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    You look stunning in both but I love the local trial look better!

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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    I agree, you look beautiful in both, but I like the local trial better.
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  • N
    Dedicated March 2022
    N ·
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    Stunning in both! But I agree your local hair trial looks a lot cleaner/smoother around your face
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I love the local trial!!!

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  • K
    Dedicated September 2021
    K ·
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    Oooh I really liked the first one until I scrolled down to the second! Yeah, I’d tell her what the other lady did and go from there!
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    BOth are amazing ! Well - you are ! ;-)

    The local one is great.

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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    So I like the hair in the local trial a lot better but the lip color from your artist. But that also depends on what month you are getting married.
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  • E
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Erika ·
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    I agree with you that the “local trial” did a much better job on matching to your skin tone. The blush and everything looks great. Love that lip color! Also, I like how the eyes aren’t lined as harsh as your artist did. I would tell your artist to soften the liner; maybe use brown instead of black and smudge it out. Were you able to see what brand and foundation the local trial used and be able to bring that with you?
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I prefer the local trial. It looks more natural to me - just really tidy and seamless. The artist trial looks more like intentional makeup and doesn't seem to "disappear" as well into your natural beauty, but to be fair that could be a result of the use of a ring light (which is always going to look a little more "studio") as opposed to natural window light. In similar lighting the makeup might be marginally different.

    I do think the local trial hair looks better because it looks like a little more of a side part and the half-up part of your hair seems to be set a little higher and has a little more volume and a more defined "swoop" which I think adds some flattering movement to the entire look. Also the curls appear a bit looser - similar size but the edges aren't as "crisp" and they look a little softer and more natural. I think both looks are nice but overall the local trial just has a little more finesse to it.

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  • E
    Super July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    I prefer the blush and lip color in the first trial. I am not at all a fan of that ashy-plum lip color in the local trial. It makes an otherwise fresh look very dull in my opinion.

    It's difficult to compare the eyes because of the ring light. They look the same to me, just different lighting.

    The hair also is too different and subjective to form an opinion. I don't like half-up looks, so I would default to the first one, but if you are leaning toward a half-up, then that is clearly the look you should go for.

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  • Jess
    Devoted January 2022
    Jess ·
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    Local trial . But both look really nice Smiley smile
    Your eyes are so beautiful !
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I vote for local

    by the way your eyes are so beautiful

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    Both are beautiful. I think part of the hair is that it looks like the Local artist pulled slightly more away from the face resulting in a smoother, cleaner look. I like the overall facial makeup in both, but because the lighting is different, it's hard to tell a significant difference in the eyes.

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  • Jessyca
    Dedicated September 2021
    Jessyca ·
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    I'd say bring or send the pictures of you from the local trial to give to your hired artist, MUA and Hair Stylists are trained to copy!

    edit: i think the major points of difference are that local artist did a darker, matte lip as opposed to a shiny one and your hair is pulled back higher so you can see your ears/earrings a bit more. I would start with those two pieces of critique

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  • Leslie
    Just Said Yes February 2023
    Leslie ·
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    Local trial!
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  • C
    Just Said Yes June 2022
    Cristal ·
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    I feel like the first trial really exemplifies the style of Spain. That said the 2nd one definitely looks more natural and romantic. I agree with previous comments that I am not a fan of the darker lips in the 2nd one as it gives off a more older/mature appearance.
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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
    Sharon ·
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    You have gorgeous eyes which will pop no matter what you do. I might be in the minority here but I like the makeup from the first trial. I don't think your eye makeup is harsh and I love the lip color. I prefer the hairstyle of the local though.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I love your local it’s more natural like a natural glow
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  • C
    Beginner May 2022
    Ceb ·
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    Agree that the first isn’t bad, but the second just suits you much better. The darker colors all around just look much better with your skin tone. I also think the hair is tidier (first hair looks too teased and a little dated) and I think it’s very pretty!
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  • J
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Jamie ·
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    Local trial is my favorite out of the 2
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