After learning she’s a bride, the makeup artist charges the woman $500 instead of $150 and asks if she accidentally

For many brides-to-be, their wedding day is one of the happiest events in their lives. Without a doubt, they want to look their best when walking down the aisle, so they have a pretty clear vision of their dress, hair and makeup. But wedding planning is also notorious for making expensive decisions that can make their dream wedding feel financially out of reach. That is why many thrifty ladies set their priorities and allocate the budget wisely.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for some professionals who make a good living giving them the look they want. Love this makeup artist who goes by the handle Affectionate_Lie0 on Reddit. They reached out to “Am I [Jerk]?’ community to ask a prospect about a recent meeting with a client.

A few weeks ago, a woman ordered a $150 custom make-up, hiding the fact that it was for her big day. Although she didn’t ask for any special treatment, the woman was surprised to see the user’s reaction. See, the artist discovered the client’s secret, but instead of talking about it before moving on, they decided to take a different approach. Read on to find out how the whole ordeal turned out, and be sure to weigh in in the comments!

Recently, this make-up artist charged a woman three times the agreed price after finding out she was a bride

Video Credits: Magda Ehlers (not real photo)

After wondering if they had gone too far, the user asked people online to weigh in on the situation

Video Credits: Elina Sazonova (not the real photo)

User Affectionate_Lie0’s story has garnered a lot of attention from the AITA community. Some people felt that the bride was in the wrong in this situation, others were divided and believed that it was everyone’s fault. However, the vast majority of Redditors decided that the makeup artist was completely unethical for staying silent during the meeting and criticized them for trying to rob the bride.

To get to the bottom of this whole situation, we reached out Georgie Lowen, professional makeup artist based in the UK, who kindly shared her thoughts on the matter. She said Boring Panda that from her experience, brides are usually very clear about their big day makeup.

“Customers tend to discover what the event is before they book,” she said. “And usually brides want to sign up for wedding services because the artistry is higher because it’s usually professionally photographed and we want the bride to look her absolute best.”

However, sometimes women hesitate to reveal the real occasion because the cost of professional beautification can surprise them. “Some clients may not be able to afford the full cost of the bride, so they may not disclose that it’s for their wedding,” Lowen explained. “It’s completely understandable because everyone’s budget is different. As long as the client is happy with the results and what they are paying for, that is the main thing.

Later, in the comments, the artist specified the difference between bridal and normal makeup

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When asked why bridal makeup is much more expensive than standard makeup, the makeup artist mentioned a whole list of different reasons. It turns out that creating perfect makeup requires much more than meets the eye. “The time spent on bridal make-up can be double or triple the duration of a regular make-up service. Some makeup artists have advanced training for weddings, so their time costs may increase.

“Artists tend to use more expensive luxury brands ONLY for bridal clients because they can show off and photograph better on the big day,” she continued. In addition, the service may include complimentary bridal trials, a glass of champagne to set the mood for the occasion, and travel expenses to the venue. This can even include corrections throughout the photo shoot and the wedding day. “If that’s the case, artists tend to book the bride for a day, not a one-off, so the bride has to cover the time spent and pay for it.”

As for this particular incident, there were many miscommunications between both parties that ruined the bride’s wedding day, and the author of this story was left unhappy with the way they were treated. However, although the woman lied about the incident to the make-up artist, she did not ask the bride for treatment or other special services. According to Lowen, it’s critical to discuss the client and artist before applying to understand the goal of the look and the client’s expectations and budget to achieve it.

“If they both agreed to it, and the artist did the service and fulfilled the instructions to the satisfaction of the client, I personally would have been happy to leave it at that.” However, if the client didn’t disclose that it was for bridal makeup, I can understand the frustration on the part of the artist as I would have liked to spend more time with the client. However, the professional emphasized that it is natural that “the price can be negotiated, but ONLY before submitting the application. Not after that.”

“Customers don’t have to reveal who the make-up is for, that’s personal information they don’t share.” But being open and honest can make the experience even better. Each artist has their own skill level and pricing, so the line of communication needs to be clear and understandable from the start,” Lowen concluded.

The story caused quite a stir in the AITA community, with several people siding with the artist and calling the bride a bastard.

Several others were on the fence and said they were both wrong

But in the end, the artist faced a massive backlash from thousands of redditors accusing them of unethically ripping off a client.

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