I have a friend who recently (within the past 1-2 years) started pursuing a career as a freelance makeup artist full-time. I know she is really trying to hustle to make her way and I've tried to be supportive of her pursuing her dreams and passions. However, if I'm being honest I really don't like her makeup style - it is very heavy and she is still new to perfecting her technique (i.e. makeup isn't blended enough, liquid liner is noticeably uneven). I'm someone who really wants a natural makeup look for my wedding and rarely wear makeup on a day to day basis so it is important to me to not feel uncomfortable with how I look during the wedding.
Anyways, I know she is going to offer to do my makeup for my wedding and I need some advice on the best way to turn her down gently. I don't want to hurt her feelings but she is very forward and from past experience with her she has an expectation that her friends support her career by both hiring her for their events and referring her makeup services. She had a bit of a falling out with another mutual friend recently who got married and decided not to hire her for the wedding.
Anyone else been in a similar situation? Even if it is not makeup, I'm wondering how people handle friends who expect to be hired for their wedding in some format (photography, stationery, florals, etc.)?