I’ve gotten my makeup done a few times at Sephora, and wanted to share the experience for people who never have.
At Sephora, you can get a custom makeover with any $50 purchase, and you can also get a free makeover when you qualify for VIB (which I did in December, so I was getting my free makeover today). Since I am getting married in July, I wanted to start getting some ideas of how do to my makeup for my wedding.
The girls are always really nice and always ask before they do anything. They will ask you a lot of questions to get to know your style and what you’re looking for, and will explain how to do each step as they do it, so you can replicate it on your own at home. At the end, if there’s anything you love they can put it in a basket for you to purchase, and are also really great about giving samples of anything else. For example, I loved the foundation she put on me, but I wanted to make sure it would last all day before I purchased it, so I got a sample instead.
Here are some suggestions for going into a makeover:
1) Have an idea of what you want – you don’t need to know exactly, but know if you want soft or bold, full coverage or natural, etc. Having pictures of what you want is a great idea too.
2) Be willing to try new things. They will always ask what you want, but if they make a suggestion and it’s not how you normally do your makeup, I would suggest giving it a try and seeing if you like it. It’s a good opportunity to see how something different would look, rather than looking the same as you always do. You never know, you may be surprised at how much you love it!
3) If there’s something you don’t like – TELL THEM! They do makeup on tons of different kinds of people every day, and everyone has different preferences. They may like what they did on you, but if it’s not your style, they won’t be offended at all if you ask them to change it. I’ve seen people post about a bad experience, but never asked their artist to fix something they didn’t like. It can’t get fixed if they don’t know you hate it.
This was how my makeup ended up today. I really liked it! For my wedding the only thing I think I will change is the lip color to something a bit lighter, but I love how luminous my skin looks, and while you can’t see it in the photo she used Urban Decay Razor Sharp eyeliner in Space Cowboy (a gold shade) which I ended up loving and purchasing. I will also probably go back for the blush at some point – Hourglass Luminous Flush.
I recommend letting someone else do your makeup, especially if there’s a time that you know you are already going to spend $50. I enjoy seeing what others would do to my face, and I always learn helpful techniques and tips that I’m able to use on my own.