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Makeup/Hair @ Mirabella Salon

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Score Card

Stylist: Autumn
Grade: D
Cost: B, included in photo session fee. I paid gratuity.
Met Expectations: D
Words: Has no idea how to apply makeup on Asian girls
Would you use them again? No effen way

Mirabella Salon
5100 Marsh Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864


Autumn at Mirabella Salon in Okemos, Michigan, is a very nice girl. However, she failed at my hair and makeup for my b-pics. My hair was curled flat and close to my face. If you know anything, you know that the shape of the hair has to compliment the face. I have a round face – my hair should not be ‘small’! I kept asking her to shape and volumize it, but she couldn’t make it work.

For makeup, she used colors that clashed with my skin. There was too much pink blush and purple eye shadow. I felt like I stepped into the 80s. I smudged most of it off after my appointment with her before my pictures so I don’t have evidence to show you, but I ultimately looked like a mild Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.

No unlike Mimi, she did this terrible thing where she flared out the eyeliner (because all Asian girls do this) like a cat. She didn’t even curl the lashes to accentuate the eyes. Had I know it would have looked so terrible, I would have brought my own makeup to redo her awful FAIL.

Lansing Mirabella Salon Makeup Review

It was so unnatural. I understand that with bright flash, the makeup should be a little heavier, but check out my sister’s work for my actual wedding day. You don’t have to cake it on clown-thick for it to show in the pictures.

I wish I would have done my hair and makeup myself. I had never trusted anyone else to do this (except for my sister and mom), and the ONE time I thought it would be nice to pamper myself, I looked awful. I’m sure Mirabella has better artists, but Autumn sucked as far as Asian makeup and shaping hair goes.

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Makeup by Lexi

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Score Card

Artist: Lexi
Main contactee: Thao
Grade: A+
Cost: A+, (hehe, no charge for her big sister)
Met Expectations: A+, above and beyond
Words: Perfect execution, flawless work
Would you use them again? Absolutely!
Donny’s Grade: A+, he thought I looked beautiful


There are only two people in this world that I trust with my hair and makeup: my mother and sister, Lexi. Lexi did both my hair and makeup for the wedding. We have two trials before the real deal (each time, we tried something different to make sure that it was what we liked).

She made me feel BEAUTIFUL! The makeup trials got me more excited each time. She was gentle on my face which is realy good because I always imagine makeup artists poking people in the eyes with eyeliner.

I wanted dramatic eyes and the rest of my makeup to be very clean and subdued. She did just that!

Here are some pictures from the makeup trials:

Makeup Trial by Lexi

Makeup Trial by Lexi

I’ll have better pics when Mitch gets them back to me, but here is one all done up.

Makeup Trial by Lexi

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