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Beginner July 2017

Help! Makeup trial gone wrong!

Rachel, on April 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Posted in Wedding Attire 57

I had my makeup trial recently. I asked for natural makeup and left looking like I belonged in a drag show Anyone willing to share more natural, but nice wedding makeup that they were happy with? I'm doing an airbrush trial next week to see if that might be better.

I had my makeup trial recently. I asked for natural makeup and left looking like I belonged in a drag show Smiley sad Anyone willing to share more natural, but nice wedding makeup that they were happy with? I'm doing an airbrush trial next week to see if that might be better.

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  • OGJessieJV
    Master July 1867
    OGJessieJV ·
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    The first picture (I assume your makeup trial) is obviously makeup for photography. The second picture you posted doesn't look like you're wearing makeup at all. Your MUA actually did a really good job. You don't seem to understand that the makeup for your wedding is going to be heavier than your everyday makeup because of the photography. The motto among MUAs who do makeup for photography is more is more.

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  • Future Mrs. Coleman
    VIP September 2017
    Future Mrs. Coleman ·
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    I think your makeup looks great. It's hard to compare your pictures because your hair is lighter in your other picture and your eyebrows are much lighter and not filled in on the before pic.

    I agree with trying a different foundation, but overall, your MUA did a good job!

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  • ThePeoplesBride
    VIP October 2020
    ThePeoplesBride ·
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    Less brow for sure! Wispier eyelashes to compliment a more neutral eye makeup.

    And I'm just going to jump on the different foundation, more blush band wagons.

    Overall, I don't think the MUA did a bad job. You look beautiful! It's just not what you were expecting is all.

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  • Mrs.HeThinksI'mBossy
    Expert May 2018
    Mrs.HeThinksI'mBossy ·
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    Although the makeup is nice, you don't like it and you do look different. Maybe the mua did contouring and that's the problem. Show these pics to the new MUA as a "I don't want this" look.

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  • Kata
    Dedicated July 2017
    Kata ·
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    The eyebrows are a bit heavy, and the contouring gives your face a lot of sharpness. I think the rest is nice. Maybe ask for a less defined eye brow look, and less contouring.

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  • MrsLabrec
    VIP October 2017
    MrsLabrec ·
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    This was my trial. For our engagement photos.

    This was awful so, trust me I know how you feel. The foundation washed me out and my eyebrows are way too bold. I did take to her and we just didn't "click" she didn't listen to my concerns and so, I ended up not booking with her.

    I have a trial next month with someone else who's work is phenomenal. I'm super excited. Smiley smile

    I don't think it looks awful. You're beautiful Smiley smile


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  • Mary C
    Super November 2018
    Mary C ·
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    I understand you feel it is heavy, but in the pictures you look lovely (even the every day look). I would possibly do a slightly darker lip. Just my opinion.

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  • Future Mrs. Wioncek!
    Expert September 2017
    Future Mrs. Wioncek! ·
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    I actually love it!! I would suggest asking for a different foundation that matches your skin tone better (that's my pet peeve!) and removing the lashes and you will probably like it better Smiley smile

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  • Ang
    Expert May 2018
    Ang ·
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    I agree with you that it's too yellow, the undertone on the foundation is off. I would ask for the brows to be a little thinner, and for more color on your cheeks. I think your eyes look nice. Is your airbrush trial with a different artist? If so, personally I would show them these pictures and tell them what you don't like about it so they know more about what you like and don't like.

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  • Judi
    VIP June 2017
    Judi ·
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    You may be better off with a pinker base and def slightly darker and better filled in eyebrows... she shouldn't have done your eyebrows lighter than your own hair

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  • T
    Devoted July 2017
    Tia ·
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    I think your makeup is pretty!

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  • RZ_ToBe
    Master July 2018
    RZ_ToBe ·
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    I can see the yellow you're taking about. And the mascara looks...off. chunky maybe? A little blush could've helped take away the yellow.

    Don't be discouraged! Perhaps take in a photo of the natural look you want so your next trial can go more smoothly. I hope it works out!

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  • milinovemberbride
    VIP November 2017
    milinovemberbride ·
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    The makeup looks good. You just look like a different person. You're so beautiful without! If you're uncomfortable with the make up then mention it to the MUA.

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  • P
    VIP May 2017
    Private User ·
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    You look gorgeous without the makeup...maybe take thisnphoto to your airbrush trial so they can see what you dont want...Eyebrows are a bit much they could tone it down there...maybe change up the style of eyelashes..Foundation is off too pale..bc it looks like your natural skin has pink undertones...

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  • Jennifer
    Expert June 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    The colors were definitely wrong. Once color matched correctly I think you'll be happy!

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  • Rachael
    Super November 2017
    Rachael ·
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    The reason why you are feeling that way is because they made your eye brows so dark and bold. They did this to me for my friends wedding which I was MOH in. She told me to leave it because it's so much better for picture and really, it was and I got used to it. I now use a little pencil to fill my brows in everyday and I love it. Your makeup in that photo is not over the top. I think the color they used for your face and foundation is a bit yellow and doesn't do your skin tone justice. You are beautiful and you will find a happy medium !!!

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  • Erin Wood
    Master July 2017
    Erin Wood ·
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    I think it looks pretty. Maybe the eye brows and shadow are what you don't like? In pictures and from far away it will look like nothing.

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