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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    Well, I was going to do my own make-up - I wear make-up every day and sort of know how I like it and what suits. The more I think about it though, I have quite oily skin and make-up doesn't always last the full day (foundation anyway) and eyeshadow tends to crease then disappear. I want full lashes (mine are quite short) and Im hopeless at applying false lashes and don't want that drag-queen look either. Have rung round make-up artists and have decided to let the experts do their best. £65 for trial and make-up on the day, first thoughts were it's quite a lot of money but to be honest would have probably spent that on buying make-up to last anyway. I also aksed her what happens if I don't like my trial - she says the trial is the longest bit for that reason, the trial can include a few different looks (within reason) until I find something Im happy with....thought that sounded more than reasonable. What do you girls think? Is that a good price?
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
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      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    I think I paid £80 for hair and make-up trial, but that doesn't include it on the day, I'll pay separately. So if your £65 includes both the trial and the day itself that seems quite reasonable.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    Sounds like a reasonable cost. Initially I was like you, I thought "Why bother I am good at applying my own" but then like you said, the makeup doesnt always last the full day. A makeup artist has trained long and hard to earn this type of profession, they will try and bring out the best of your features and disguise the flaws better then we can. They will also ensure it has staying power and will help you look awesome in pictures. I have eczema on my face and some areas are particularly sensitive, because of the creams I use my skin can be oil and dry at the same time so for me the right make up artist is a big deal.

    One bit of advice I saw recently was a bride who initially thought she didn't like how her make up looked. She had a friend take a picture anyway and she kept the make up on all day through to evening and kept checking it out... she realised that even though it's not a look she would normally go for it made her look great in a different way and she has gone with that artist for the wedding.

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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    YEs it includes the trial (several different looks if needed) and then the wedding day itself. Hair is being done by somebody else and is £20 I think
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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    Good advice Victoria xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    That sounds ok to me, but I'm not entirely sure on prices as a whole to compare, but it's not extortionate so I'd be happy.

    I have my makeup for myself and 2 bridesmaids £105, including a trial each, so 6 lots of makeup between us, but I'm friends with the woman through my sister and they've also just set up their new business.

    Our hair is similar, £105 for all 3 on the day, but £18.50 for a trial each.

    So in total we have hair and makeup each, including trial for £210.

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    • CommentAuthorMrsManiatt
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    Sorry, I'm not sure on prices, my friend is a make up artist so is doing mine for the day. but £65 for trial and on the day sounds quite good! xxx
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    • LauraY27
      CommentAuthorLauraY27
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 4th 2014
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    That's a good price for both. Where I live they charge around £50 for a trail and between £80-£120 on the day. It's extortionate, lucky I have friends who are hairdresser and a make up artist! X
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    • KR84
      CommentAuthorKR84
      Posted: Jun 5th 2014
     
    I have been quoted £80 for my trial plus another £80 on the day & £70 trial plus £70 per bridesmaid!!I think this is steep but she is properly qualified & this includes hair as well.So I think yours is very reasonable if they are known to be good :)
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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 5th 2014
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    She seems to be great, has loads of photo's on her web page and has won the North of England Wedding Awards for outstanding customer service last year. It's something that I really didn't think I'd be bothered about, thought I'd be fine doing my own make-up but now I've booked her and really looked into it, Im giddy as hell lol xx
 
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