Make Me Pretty!

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.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A
    May 04, 2009 @ 15:59:17

    Wow, that’s a great deal. I don’t know why I didn’t think of looking on CL for make-up; I’ll make sure to do that (Los Angeles salons are kind of ridiculously expensive).


  2. Trackback: Vendor Review – Makeup Artist « Engageology
    Jul 26, 2009 @ 09:53:01

    Your before picture is the most beautiful before I have ever seen (aren’t YOU a lucky lady…you don’t even NEED the makeup)!!!!

    $80 for wedding makeup!?? I thought about $300 was the going rate!! bravo!!!!
    🙂 C


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: