Before my make-up trial on Wednesday I had a nightmare. I dreamt they made me wear my wedding dress. I was all crammed into the salon chair and kind of upset to be out in it. Then she made me walk around the salon to test out each look, but I really wanted to sit and look in the mirror. After that she took me to a bathroom and told me to get in the shower, in my wedding dress! That was how we'd wash the make-up off to start again.
I was a nervous wreck that morning. I showed her head shots where I'd had my make-up professionally done, a picture of me after the hair trial with my wedding dress on and the two things I'd pinned on Pinterest. I told her light, natural, ethereal with drama around the eye. I wanted sparkle, but she said glitter doesn't read well in pictures. Shimmer was the next choice, but apparently Aveda doesn't make a shimmery shadow.
The first look involved black liner and purple shadow and was a No. Next, she did brown liner and shadow which was much better. Somewhere in all the tweaking my mom says she added purple back into the final look. The pictures look so much different than I remember looking in person.
At first no one said anything. Not a peep. I got really self conscious. Mike had already said it was too much/too dark blush and my eyes were too dark. I thought it was just a side effect of two hours of trying, changing, removing and adding make up. Once I admitted I wasn't 100% on the final look everyone is agreed that my eyes were too dark. It was like the post break-up silence and admissions that no one really liked him.
Bridesmaids have offered to show me what they have in mind for me so I have a reference. My sister insisted I NEVER go back to that make-up artist. I'm glad I'm getting feedback now when I have 25ish days to fix it. I just wish people had showed me their ideas before the trial. I don't want to pay for anymore trials. I thought this would be fun, but it's stressful.
I have no idea if I'll keep my appointment with the girl I had my trial with (who happens to be marrying a man named Mike next month). I'd just give her very specific instructions for changes or I could just go somewhere else. I have no idea where I would go. I wanted this to be settled, but it may have to wait until the week before the wedding when my sister's here. Who knows.....