Ugh Im annoyed! With myself and the makeup artist.
First off, I have short hair. sort of like a bob type of hair. I saw on other sites that you could sort of pull off a faux up do which I think looks really nice and elegant for a wedding. So I brought pictures to the hair and make up trial, and the girl tells me my hair is too short to do any of it. Instead, she showed me a picture where the hair is just curled up and one side pinned up.
It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but I guess it was my fault for cutting my hair so short so I gave it a go. By the time she was done, my hair looked like I normally wear it, except curly. And quite frankly, its something I can do on my own without having to pay $300 for it. I told her I wanted something more formal so she just pinned the hair back. Well lo and behold it looked like an up do...a half a**ed up do. That annoyed me because clearly she could do it, she just didn't want to.
Then with my makeup, she asked me if I wore make up I said not that much, she asked me if my fiancé likes make up, and I said not that much. So, understandably, she did my makeup very lightly. I actually liked it a lot when I was in the room, with all the lights they have. It looked really pretty. Since I liked it she asked if I wanted to secure the date by putting down the deposit (for me and all my bridesmaids/moms), a check for $400. I told her I had a check but would have to transfer funds, as I was prepared only for the trial. She said I could give her the check and text her when the funds were ready. I agreed and signed the contract (I know, stupid).
Once I was out it all seemed so washed out and plain. On top of that, the make up under my eyes was so cakey that highlighted all the fine lines (something that never happens when I do my own make up). I was annoyed so I emailed her and asked her if there was something she could do next time. She said she would try to use something less heavy but that it was pretty much my fault for not exfoliating and moisturizing properly.
Alright, well true, I may be too lax about my beauty regiment but come on.
Anyway, so my fiancé comes home, and though he liked it, he agreed that it seems a bit too plain, and definitely didn't like the mediocre up do. So I took down down the pins and noticed all the curls she had done were already coming undone (less than 2 hours after I left). We went out for the day and about an hour later I looked in the mirror and I see smudges and smears all over my face. I looked like a raccoon!! I was so mad!!! A little while later, the fake eyelashes she gave me were coming off as well. And this is supposed to last me all day, in the middle of summer!!!!
Im really irritated by this experience, and Im not sure what to do. If I had not put down the deposit or sign a contract I would keep searching, but with the deposit down I feel like I have no choice.
I recently sent her an email with my experience and asked for a free re-trial (since I already have a contract). What if she says no? What should I do?