When I was introduced to the woman who'd be doing my make-up, I was slightly worried as she was much older, she didn't really look put together and her make-up was nothing to write home about. I made small talk with her and asked "how long have you been doing make-up?" she beamed and said "17 years, i absolutely love doing this". The whole time I was getting make-up done, my back was facing the mirror so I couldn't see what was going on. As she was finishing up, she kept saying "oh, i better get others opinion on what i've done". Now i'm not a make-up expert, but that automatically raised a red flag to me b/c it showed that she wasn't confident in her work.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT: a caked on face that was at least 2 shades lighter than my natural skin tone and if you study my face close enough, you'll notice that my forehead has brown spots on it from poor blending. *sigh* The funny thing was that one of the other make-up artists kept asking me several times if i was happy with it and i just said yes b/c i didn't want to make anymore suggestions (i'd already made a few at this point)...but she insisted and said that i was really white under my eyes. hahaha! Even after she 'fixed' it - one of the other bridesmaids still had to bronze the heck out of my face to make the brown spots disappear and make me a little less white. Maybe it was a 'small town' thing and they weren't used to putting make-up on an Asian person (the make up artist was Caucasian)???
If it was any other occasion, it'd be fine but i paid money for this AND it was for my best friends wedding where we'd be taking lots of photos!!! Grrrrr! Oh well, at least it wasn't my wedding - otherwise, i probably would've cried. haha!