Younique wedding makeover from hell : antiMLM

posted this to r/Youniqueamua and figured possibly you guys right here would really like it too. hope that is cool!(:

i’ve a protracted story for you all so get some popcorn prepared. this was my first encounter with poonique and it occurred this summer time. so my mother and father acquired married in July of this yr after being collectively for 25 years (mini confetti bomb).

the marriage planner had given my mum the concept to get her hair and make-up professionally accomplished. my aunt is a hairdresser and would do it without spending a dime, and fortuitously (or reasonably sadly as we later discovered) she knew a make-up lady who may do a trial run of her wedding ceremony make-up.

she units up a gathering and it was a bit sketchy from the beginning, she would solely talk by my aunt and we did not even know her identify or something till the day of the trial. may have been nerves or one thing, who is aware of.

i figured, hey this might be enjoyable. i like make-up, possibly she may give me some suggestions, proper? so i made a decision to remain and watch too.

day of the trial comes. she’s nearly an hour late. my mum’s messaging my aunt attempting to determine what is going on on and he or she FINALLY reveals up. she mentioned she acquired misplaced and introduced espresso to make up for it. that is no matter proper?

they chat a bit about what sort of look my mum needs, one thing actually mushy and fairly, pale shadows and a pleasant nude lip, possibly a pop of spotlight as her hair will likely be pinned up. sounds easy sufficient, proper? she needed a extremely minimal type of look and that i picked that up my hardly listening to the dialog.

then, shit begins to show bitter.

she’s like “mmkay i am gonna need a spot with actually NAAATURAL lighting, like that is what’s going to simulate the climate in your wedding ceremony,”. she walks to our window and begins shifting the desk and chairs round SCRAPING THEM ACROSS THE FLOOR MIND YOU with none warning.

then, she pulls out this fucking crate.


ah fuck.

my aunt acquired roped into promoting lipsense and although i hadn’t heard a lot of younique earlier than that time, i knew the fundamentals. my mum acquired all giddy cuz a woman at her work wears the spider leg– i imply fiber lash mascara. this performs into the story later.

first, basis. she ended up doing the concealer after basis which appeared kinda bizarre to me. she pulls out this ivory trying color and is about to slob it on her face however my mum stops her.

“uhhh that does not seem like my pores and skin color…”

“ummm are you having a photographer?” my mum nodded.

she’s like “mmmmmmkay if you’re working with foundations you will at all times wanna go like a shade or two lighter cuz the digicam and the whiteness of your costume will change the way in which your pores and skin seems”.

these phrases entered my mind and i attempted to make sense of them however i could not.

okay, to start with, this was a SUMMER wedding ceremony. tans occur. so she expects my mum to go do the marriage photos and have it seem like the solar strategically missed her face? i needed to interject.

“yeah umm she really has a color matched basis we acquired from sephora, it’d look odd if her face is colored otherwise than her neck when she’s going to speak to folks.”

she sighed. “really,” she paused to consider some bullshit to say, “you are purported to go a couple of colors lighter both means. sephora’s color matching system really does not work that nice and it is a good rule of thumb for any basis.”

okay, i’m NOT a make-up artist, however that simply does not make sense to me. i imply you need the inspiration to at the least match the final tone of your pores and skin, proper? just like the undertones and all that? why would you go even lighter prefer it simply doesn’t–

woops, acquired distracted. i’ll observe the inspiration itself was respectable protection however she was additionally slathering it on like she was icing a fucking cake. then she set it with a barely darker powder to “even out the distinction” as she put it. subsequent, she did a REALLY HARSH CONTOUR “as a result of the digicam naturally softens these areas of the face”.

at that time i may rely the layers of powder and basis. i raised considerations about this irritating her pores and skin and he or she replied, “oh don’t be concerned, or formulation may be very gentle and protected on all pores and skin sorts” what a load of shit.

subsequent, the eyes.

she did not comply with my mum’s directions in any respect. she did a full on smokey eye (thoughts you this was earlier than the anniversary palette) and by the top of it my mum seemed like she was prepared for an evening out. my mum had remained silent more often than not however as she was ending the shadow she mentioned, “do you assume i may strive a few of that 3d lash stuff?”

this will need to have clicked a button on her. she began going right into a rant about the way it’s her absolute FAVOURITE younique product, the way it provides extra quantity than some other mascara, how GOOORG her lashes will look on her wedding ceremony day, blah blah blah, completed by saying “i do not really carry it on me as a result of id need to get a brand new applicator each time i needed to place it on a consumer and it is SOOO costly so you will have to make use of your personal mascara. however if you happen to wanna order some on your wedding ceremony we will try this now!”

later i googled “mascara spoolies” on amazon and you may get a fuckton for like subsequent to nothing. once more, not a make-up artist, however i do not see why you possibly can’t simply use an everyday spoolie to place the fibers on and use one other spoolie for the gel.

my mum was fairly upset by this because it was the one factor she kinda appreciated about younique.

oh, bear in mind the nude lip? “belief me babe, go together with a brilliant pink, it is the proper summer time color!” though it didnt match any of her decorations or the final colors of the marriage (turquoise and gold if you happen to’re questioning).

this entire ordeal costed my poor mum 50 {dollars}. i am going to need to ask her if she nonetheless has an image of the disaster saved to her telephone. she used ALL younique merchandise (besides the mascara which was too confronted and didnt depart silly fibers in every single place or burn her eyes).

the foundations are cakey as fuck (at the least the way in which she utilized it), the splurge creams– okay, i cant be the one one uncomfortable by that name– was decently pigmented however undoubtedly not well worth the value. lipstick was normal.

all in all, it was a complete shitshow and my aunt acquired a stern speaking to afterward.


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