LC Makeup Artistry wrote:
Your idea of a smokey eye is not the same as the clients, even though discussed and agreed(through looking at pics and making a final decision etc..) Then when done, she says the black eyeliner is too black. Hellloooo? Black is going to be black. So then asked to redo entire thing, therefore taking up more time. I gave in and did it because I wanted to please her, but left feeling like crap and a little annoyed. Please tell me what you would do in this circumstance?
What I can offer you is advice on how to avoid these circumstances in the first place. As a stylist I also get people asking me for looks that are "edgy" or "vintage" or "high fashion" all things that are incredibly subjective and so rather than potentially showing up on set with pieces that aren't what they expect and ending up annoyed I avail myself for ample pre-shoot conversation complete with emails that can include reference photos. Additionally when I work with an MUA or hairstylist and I'm responsible for shoot concept I'm sure to provide images of what I have in mind. While such shots aren't always exact they serve to let it be known what I have in mind and gives the other person the chance to let me know if they have a better idea based on skin tone, hair type etc. My point is that a bit of prep can go a long way.