(Closed) A question for all the professional makeup artists out there!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not a pro, but I do love makeup!

I will be trying out Diorskin Airflash before my wedding day to see if I like it. I have heard some great reviews on this foundation, but it is SO expensive. I have oily skin as well and my fav foundations to use daily are Almay Clear Complexion and Revlon Colourstay. The Revlon foundation can actually be too drying for me oily skin in the winter so this is a summer foundation for sure! It does a great job at controlling my oily skin. I also love Estee Lauder Double Wear light but I hate that it has SPF in it. I look like a ghost in flash photography when I wear it.

I am also going to try using milk of magnesia on a couple days way before the wedding to see if it works for me. I guess it controls oil like a dream! Put it on like a primer, and foundation goes over top!

Post # 4
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AluvsN4eva:  I recently discovered 100% cornstarch as a powder on top of foundation to help absorb oils from your skin and makeup.  I was pretty skeptical, but I actually tried it out yesterday.  I applied foundation as usual, and added a light dusting of cornstarch and made sure it was blended in well to my skin/makeup.  I’m not oily oily, but do present shine in my T zone a couple hours after I apply my face… and let me tell you – after 12 hours at work, then light house duties, T.V. time, etc, so probably 15 hours later when I went to wash my face before bed.. NO shine whatsoever.  My new go-to powder for big nights out, and obviously my wedding!!

 

I’m not a pro tho, but thought I’d chip in from personal experience!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@rachiebabie:  I just googled the cornstarch idea and read a lot of good reviews on using this. thanks for the idea, I will have to try this!

Post # 6
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3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I too use cornstarch sometimes.  I added a tiny bit of cocoa powder so it wasn’t so white (it doesn’t smell like cake, unfortunatly.)  I take the big powder brush and use a tiny bit and swirl it on my t-zone.  It probably cost 50 cents and I keep it in a tiny Tupperware container.

 

Post # 8
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59 posts
Worker bee

I love using cornstarch on regular days – i’m am very oily and it really cuts it down. I would try it, but also take some practice pictures, because it almost makes it too matte. Make sure you’re not washed out in photos – I hope it works for you!

Post # 9
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shaynapunim:  

@AluvsN4eva:  

One thing I have noticed that’s not great – it’s really drying on my skin, so I can only use it here and there (special events).. just to keep in mind! 

 

@MsGuinness:  yes, super matte!  highlighting a lil extra definitely helps!!

Post # 11
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Or just carry a powder with you on your wedding day and take trips to the bathroom (or bridal suite) to powder up… 

Post # 12
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsHeatFan:  oil blotting sheets are amazing too! I keep them on me at all times!! 

Post # 13
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AluvsN4eva:  there are soooo many different types of foundation. I always get my makeup from a department store bc theyre more willing to give out samples (in my experience). Nordstrom is my go to place but most large department stores function the same way. just go one day & talk to many people at different counters. Ask for samples! Do not buy on day one. tell them you want something for your wedding day & youre oily. try them out at home & take pictures after you apply & at the end of the day so you can see how it turns out. I have pretty normal skin so I wear MAC BB cream everyday & Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua when I am going out to a more special occasion than just everyday. I love the Chanel fiundation but my best friend hates it. Everyone is different. just start sampling!!

Post # 14
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i use mac silicone based airbrush makeup in my machine when airbrushing and i never powder over as its so matt on even the oilyest of skins. i dont use water based specialy for weddings. if u cry the tears will pick up the pigments. also this could drip on to ur dress if u dont have a dissue.x

Post # 15
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Foundation primer. I’ve used YSL, Laura Mercier and Chanel’s primers and they were pretty good but honestly, the best one and the one I used on my wedding day was L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Base Primer No. 1. Our wedding was right on the shore of Lake Superior and it was extremely humid and really warm that day but my makeup did NOT budge, I didn’t get shiny and I have a huge problem with getting shiny on my nose and cheeks especially. It lasted from 7am where I hiked around Two Harbors National Park for photos through our ceremony (I played up my eyes and powdered my face a little before it) and reception dinner and into the night. I think I used L’Oreal Infalliable foundation over it, I’ve always liked it and was stuck on it until I found this BB cream from Korea that I’m now obsessed with, lol.

Put it on under your foundation, use a sheer powder on top of your foundation and concealer and you’ll be shine-free and your makeup will stay on. Aveda has a pressed powder that if you use a big brush to apply it is awesome at keeping shine away.

Make sure the foundation being used on you doesn’t have SPF on it because of the photos. You’ll get a ghosty faced look if flash is used in any photos. I got away with minimal SPF since we had an outdoor wedding and all of our photos were in bright light, no flash and the few indoor photos didn’t need flash either. Just be aware with your venue. 🙂

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