I know there are a LOT of salons in Delhi that say “No, you can’t have a makeup trial before your wedding”. To all of them, I say – SCREW YOU!
Unless you have been my MUA on several occasions in the past, I cannot blindly trust you to give me picture-perfect makeup on the most important day of my life.
And no, it’s not my problem if you don’t have the business sense to lose 0.1% of your product stock to gain a new customer. And no, I am not pleased with your lack of concern at making my day go smoothly. I want to prepare in advance so that I can stay stress-free on wedding day. Brides-to-be, it’s your right to have a trial for your makeup, dress, heck, even your hair!
Does your tailor say, I’ll make any minor alterations on the day of your wedding?
Does your caterer say, you’ll taste my food only on wedding day?
Does your photographer say, I’ll show you samples of my work on wedding day?
So then why do MUAs have the right to say, I’ll do the first and final version of makeup on your face only on wedding day?
Of course, you’ll still find plenty that say “No trial” but I urge each and every one of you to not accept those MUAs. It’s your day, your closest family and friends will look at your face all night long, you will look at the photo albums decades after the wedding’s done.
Get that damn trial.
PS. Angry rant inspired after reading a MUA herself recommending a trial for peace of mind on wedding day.