I had my makeup trial with a fabulous makeup artist I found on Craigslist.
When I started looking, I knew I wanted someone with MAC training, it’s the best. I chatted with about half a dozen potentials, one charging as little as $25 (but then she added travel costs from Burnsville), one costing as much as $175 for trial and day-of makeup.
Of all the artists, I found a few to be flaky (i.e. not returning calls), but most were encouraging.
Then I found Elida. She was super-professional, sending a contract to me, working with my schedule, and (best of all) promising to be flexible on my wedding day.
She showed up on Saturday afternoon, because I was really intent on seeing what my makeup would look like in daylight. She rolled up our front steps with an arsenal. It was a case on wheels that was about 3′ tall.
She was lovely to work with, discussing colors, showing me how they’d blend together before we even started. I completely forgot to print my inspiration pics, so I told her what I was looking for (smoky but not black eyes, toned down mouth, even skin tone, lashes). She totally delivered.
Here’s my before pic (don’t mind the messy hair, I was cleaning the garage and my letterpress room) – also, be careful, I’m lacking makeup
Here’s my after pic.
And another of me with my sisters.
The total price: $40 for trial, $80 for day-of.
Want her info? PM me.