One of the most common misconceptions I usually encounter when taking on a wedding job is that there is no need for a trial run because the bride knows exactly what she wants and "trusts" me to do my job. The last thing a bride wants to experience on her big day is her hair or makeup not looking like she has imagined it would in her head. I cannot stress enough the importance of a wedding trial run, not just in makeup but hair as well. It usually works out perfectly for you to have them both done on the same day so you can really get an idea of how you will look the day of. Foregoing a trial could always risk the possibility of the bride either not liking how her makeup turns out on her special day or surpassing the allocated amount of time planned for the makeup application.
As a professional, I've experienced things going wrong on the day of and I try to do anything in my power to prevent those things from happening on a normal basis. A trial is one of the best ways to avoid a bump in your special day, so trust the professional! Trial appointments are typically included in the price of the service on the wedding day. Take advantage of them! Never move forward with a Makeup Artist or Cosmetologist who would like you to opt out a trial run.
With a booked wedding party last weekend, I recently did a makeup trial for the Bride to be and as expected, her makeup looked completely different on her actual wedding day, but in a good way! Originally she wanted a smoky eye and brownie nude lip. On the wedding day we decided to go for a softer eye, more of a Mauve-brown lip color, and we went for a more natural and glowy look on her skin. Taking pictures with flash photography is an extremely important final step in your trial appointment. It allows you to see how the makeup will photograph on the wedding day, as well as reference back to critique any little details, brush up on your skills or make changes to the final look.
Here's a picture to compare! I am super happy with how the finished look turned out.
Thank you, Dalita for trusting me as your Makeup Artist on your special day!