The makeup trial – one of the most important, but slightly overlooked “to-do” on any bride’s list. Yes, we know that 24 hours are not enough when it comes to planning a wedding, but your makeup trial is as important as your lehenga-fitting or even food tasting! So we’re making it a little easy for you by giving you a checklist of things that you should know during your makeup trial.
# Wear The Same Color As Your Outfit
By wearing the same color as your outfit, you have instantly given your artist the ability to create a similar look to what she would on your wedding day and you can see how it works with your final outfit color.
# Check if she asks about your skin
Your makeup artist should be curious about your skincare- your skin type and what irritates it. Only if she knows about your skin will she be able to do justice to the type of foundation you wear. Example: wearing a powder foundation on dry skin would be terrible
# Check if you eyes water with falsies
It happens to every other bride. Some times, falsies dont suit you, so having tested out the brand your makeup artist uses is great before hand. You dont want your eyes getting red and itchy on your big day
# Be Realistic About Reference Work
Girls, if you are pale and light eyed, that picture of Kim Kardashian won’t work! References are good so that you’re MUA has an idea about what you want but don’t expect the same results because the texture, skin tone and the post production is far more crazier in magazines than your candid photographer.
# Try, Try, Try
That’s what your makeup trial is all about! Never tried falsies? Try them now and see how they suit you. If you’ve always been a lip balm girl, try a bold lip look. Trials allow you to experiment and see what finally works for you!
# Take Notes
Make sure you ask your MUA how you should touch up your look during the day, in case you need one. Write down the products that are used so you can buy the same shades, say the lipstick or even the setting powder and make note of how colours are applied so you’ll know how to fix any smudges.
# Be Open
A lot of brides feel a little awkward to tell the MUA that they don’t like a certain thing they are doing because it might hurt their creative feelings. But don’t do that. Be polite and tell them that this is not working for you. If they still push on, you can be a little firm – after all you are the bride!
# Never Hurry
Don’t book your trial between two appointments. Keep ample time to find your perfect look– and as with any masterpiece, it takes time to get it right!
# Watch The Time
See how long your MUA takes to complete the look and also ask her at the end about how much time will she require on the D-day. Usually hair and makeup takes about 3 hours but best be safe by asking your MUA!
# Never Take It Off Immediately
The whole purpose of a makeup trial is to see how it looks on you and how long it lasts. Also, if any of the products seems itchy or give you a rash – tell your MUA immediately!
# Post The Trial with Selfies
Look at yourself in your own mirror at home, have photos taken in different lights, compare them with photos from the trial (click pictures in the MUA’s light too)– take the time to really study your look in detail. Remember to click pictures in the time of the day that the function is schedule for. You can talk to your MUA about what you liked and what you dint even after you get home – so don’t worry about that!
So, start searching for your bridal makeup artist and book your makeup trial. If you haven’t found one, you can search for specialized bridal makeup artists in Mumbai, Delhi or your wedding city at WedMeGood. Read their reviews and check their work to finalize the best for you.