So, while I’m in the process of reviewing current contenders for MUAs, I thought I would also blog about my trial with Amplified Soul that I did last year.
I did the trial with Amplified Soul last year, after I booked with Shirley, because I wanted a basis of comparison.
I remember one thing which stood out for me from that trial, was the difference of personality/energy of the two artists.Whereas Shirley’s personality was so exuberant, enthusiastic and warm, Shobana was more subdued (but if any of you have met Shirley, you may know its easy to seem subdued in comparison!) Don’t get me wrong, Shobana was a nice girl, but I just remember Shirley loving me more lol. And yes even then my MOH was like “of course you would book her then” but I’m starting to realize that how comfortable you are with your MUA and the energy and vibe they bring is SO important, because that’s the energy they are going to bring as they get you ready for your wedding day.
So, on to the makeup. This was the first time I had airbrush makeup, and I do remember liking the lightness and feel of it (stay tuned for my more informed opinion of air brush makeup). But overall, I felt as though her makeup looked like party makeup. I recall that I had to ask her to fill in my eyebrows, which I think should be a given. I also remember being entirely underwhelmed. I really just wanted to be turned around in the chair and look in the mirror and fall in love, but that didn’t happen.
I also recognize that I’m very picky and makeup is a really subjective thing. I know that many girls have had really positive experiences with Amplified Soul, but she just wasn’t the one for me!
Here are some pics from my trial with Shobana: