Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lookin’ Scary

Recently, I went to get a makeup trial done. On the advice of my hair stylist, I went to see her cousin
who works at ULTA but also has done bridal makeup for years. I talked to her cousin on the phone and she was super polite and upbeat, so I had a good vibe.

I made an appointment for a trial during an event they were having. That seemed like the easy,
affordable way to go, but wasn’t the best idea in the end. Each makeup artists was only allotted 30
minutes per customer, so it felt kinda rushed. Plus, we weren’t really supposed to be talking about bridal makeup…it was a covert operation. So I couldn’t really go into too much about what I wanted, which is really something like this:
Carrie Underwood / Image via Zimbio
When all was said and done, I liked the foundation fine, and the blush was OK, and the lips were
good…but the eyes were bad. My immediate thought was “I look like a zombie.”
The Walking Dead Season 2 image via Backseat Cuddler

Now, to be fair, I’m not used to wearing a ton of eye makeup…in fact, these days, I rarely wear any
makeup at all, because it’s hotter than a nanny goat in a pepper patch outside. But, when I go out, I
wear brown eye liner, some neutral eye shadow (cream, brown, green), and some brown black mascara. I think I look pretty good. 

This is me with day old makeup. I look very much like, well, me!

But these eyes were intense. She used grey eye liner and pinks for the eye shadow. I feel like the
pink eye shadow contributed to the blood thirsty zombie look, because I’m not really tan (I don’t do
that anymore, I wised up about five years ago, sunscreen FTW!), so the paleness and pink made me
personal photo from my iPhone
I swear it was scarier in real life. I know, I know, you need more makeup for photos blah blah blah. I'm not into it. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Mr. M. He came home from work and said “Whoa.” And not like “Hot damn, whoa” more like “Ew. Whoa.” I was trying to be positive and said “I got my makeup trial done today!” and he said “I can see that.” A few minutes later he said “You look scary.” And probably the absolute last thing I want to do on the wedding day is scare my groom. I mean, I’m just sayin’….

So, my MUA had texted me to see if I liked it, and I responded that I liked the foundation and lips, but
wanted to tweak the eyes. It’s been a week, and no response back. Do I:

1. Text or call her again.
2. Find someone else (anyone know a good MUA in RDU?)
3. Just save the money and do the makeup myself.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, your google reader feed is working for me again!

    And I just have to say, I think you look pretty gorgeous with your makeup! But not like you. And I totally get wanting to look like yourself on your wedding day, especially if your future husband doesn't like it.

    Maybe you should do a few trials on yourself and take photos to see how you feel about DIY makeup, and if it's not working, start looking on Yelp for another MUA, or do another trial with the same chick in a non-rushed environment?