Disastrous hair and make up trial!
So.... I just had my hair and make up trial, organised with a leading bridal hair and make up company.
The artist was absolutely lovely, such a lovely lady but sadly I was really upset and disappointed with the end result.
I gave her very clear instructions on my likes and dislikes and I showed lots of photos of what I wanted. Unfortunately she absolutely caked me in make up and I had to ask her to re-do things several times and still wasn't happy. I had said several times being caked was my number one dislike! I even showed her photos of how I normally look and pointed out that I wanted a really natural look.
The hair looked totally different to all the photos I showed her, it looked completely different and really bouffant. I tried to communicate what I wasn't keen on but struggling.
She then put quite a lot of pressure on me to book her for the wedding day. She actually said I need to make a decision today otherwise she wouldn't keep the date for me. She could see I was completely overwhelmed and not very happy with the end product but made it clear that she couldn't stay any longer to tweak bits. I asked about booking a second trial with her because I felt that things were not hundred percent and as this is my wedding day I really want to be happy and look like myself but just a bit more polished. She said I could but it was cost another hundred pounds and I might still be unsure at the end of that. so I've decided not to book with her. After she left I was felt really upset and cried. The trial cost a lot of money and I had lots of examples of what I wanted so I don't see how it could have ended up so wrong.
My question is.... I'm seriously tempted to do my own make up. I spend quite a lot of money on make up and enjoy doing it, in fact my every day look to me looked so much nicer than what she just did. Are there any other brides out there who have done their own make up? I never thought I would have to do this and I really thought that I would love what the make up artist did but sadly I didn't so I now have to consider this option. What do people think? Bad or good idea? Anyone else do this?