Michelle
VIP September 2021

Makeup Trial - We have a winner!

Michelle, on April 9, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Posted in Hair and Makeup 78

Hola ladiesssss!!! First, I just want to send some love to everyone, especially all the March, April and May brides. I pray for your strength, understanding and peace during this time! So...something other than covid-19 🛑🤚🏾🚫❌ Before the outbreak I was able to get some makeup trials done and boy it...
Hola ladiesssss!!! First, I just want to send some love to everyone, especially all the March, April and May brides. I pray for your strength, understanding and peace during this time!

So...something other than covid-19 🛑🤚🏾🚫❌ Before the outbreak I was able to get some makeup trials done and boy it was not as easy as I thought it would be. I thought I'd never find THE ONE! I did 4 trials total with 3 different artist (gave 1 another shot at it)...first 3 trials were good but they weren't "bridal" enough for me. I had done research of course and their looks looked great but just not on me for some reason. Then I started to really think, what is it that I'm not saying to get them to be able to achieve the look I'm going for?

Tip: Try learning the language of MUAs. I kept saying I want a SIMPLE look and that's exactly what I got in look #4 🤦🏾‍♀️, way to plain. In her defense, it was the end of the night and I was in dance practice when I took the picture but as you can see the look didn't even last a good 6 hours 🤷🏾‍♀️...instead I should've been using a different choice of words. Here are some notes/lingo I took for myself after the first 2 trials:• Natural looking eyebrows
• Soft contour
• Neutral tones
• Bronzed look
• Warm tones, very warm
• No gold eyeshadow
• Matte lip
• No pink/nude glossy lip
• Colored lip
• Full lashes (whispy) or spider lashes
• Bold lashes
• Focus on eyes
• A dry look/matte finish
• No black eyeliner on bottom lashline...must be very very thin if used

So using terms like soft, matte finish, warm tones are all words that makeup artist understand lol. Take your time with this because I was like wtHECK is going on here 😂 I don't wear makeup on a regular basis but with this look I felt BEAUTIFUL and it's fiance approved!!! I got sooooo many compliments that evening. We went dancing and we DANCE DANCE lol and that makeup still looked flawless at the end of the night. She did an amazing job listening to my wants/needs, I still looked like myself and she did an awesome job recreating a look I came across. Check out the pics and the winning look! cfb_1386539.jpg
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    It'll be ok! Still we ve lovely regardless!
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  • Brandi
    Devoted May 2020
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    True!!!! 💯
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  • Lisa
    Expert April 2021
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    Beautiful 😍 and thanks for the tips!! Like you I had no clue to what to say or ask for lol. My MUA is already booked; she won me over for our engagement pics but now I’ll know what to ask for on the BIG day.
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  • Michelle
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    Thanks Lisa and no problem at all! I'm glad you found someone you love, it really makes all the difference!
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  • Michelle
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    Yup samething with me! It looked good on them just not good for me. I'm glad you got it worked out!
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  • Monica
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    Yes. I lost some money ($200+) but im okay with it because I try to think of it as just transferring to a diff artist, even tho it would have cost a heck of a lot less if I went w my MOH’s sister to begin with. At least Im not coming extra out of pocket for it. I think the fact that we did 2 different eye looks and I didnt love either one is what made me uneasy and her makeup trials were pretty expensive ($120 not included in the bridal makeup cost) so I did not want to dish out another extra for a 2nd trial. Glad it worked out too. I definitely learned my lesson.
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  • Michelle
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    Wow that's a lot...I was so shocked to find out the cost for some. Definitely don't want to dish out more money.
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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
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    Beautiful!!! #1 was my favorite look although you looked great in all of them. Good luck on your big day... Smiley ring

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  • Michelle
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    Thank you honey! 🥰
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  • Ruby
    Savvy December 2020
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    Thanks for all the tips! I also don’t wear makeup like that either so now I know what terms I can use when asking for what I want ☺️
    You look stunning and your MUA did an amazing job 👏🏽


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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
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    Hi Ruby, thanks so much! 😘 Yes definitely research those terms, I found that it helped! Good luck with your search!

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  • Carlette
    Dedicated August 2020
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    You look absolutely amazing.!!! I love look 3 as well. Makeup makes me so nervous I'm probably going to need 10 trials 🤦🏾‍♀️
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  • Michelle
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    Thanks honey and no you won't lol! I actually think 3 or 4 trails will be good enough. The first 2 are like the learning stages lol. Finding what you like and don't like; and what works well with your skin. Also having a few MUAs on deck will help as well. A good top 3 that you'd like to try.


    And don't be nervous hun, that's the beauty of a trial! 😊 Another tip, most MUAs offer a trail run that's included in your wedding day package but that's AFTER you have already paid a deposit and signed on with them. I don't recommend that because if you book off the strength of other people's faces you might be in trouble come the big day! So I say just book a regular make up appointment to see if you love their work enough to start the conversation about your wedding day! Take your time and you'll be just fine! Good luck and if you remember, let me know how it goes! 🥰
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  • Carlette
    Dedicated August 2020
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    Thank you so much for the tip. I don't wear makeup so this really helps!
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  • Michelle
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    No problem!
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  • Aimee
    Super July 2021
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    Looks amazing 🔥. I don’t wear makeup either but these looks are gorgeous. I would like to get my makeup done too but was not able to set up trials with covid
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
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    Thanks so much honey! I know it's throwing everything off but you can most certainly research some artist during this down time so your ready to roll when this is over!
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  • Aimee
    Super July 2021
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    Thanks! Still doing research
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