Post # 1
I’m planning on doing my own makeup to save money, but when I went to Sephora last night I nearly had a heart attack! $42 for foundation?!?! For realsies?!?
I’m going to attempt the mrs. rainbow’s airbrush tutorial, and probably buy my eyeshadow and mascara, etc, at Walmart. Honestly, I just can’t justify $36 for a duo of eye shadow. I could buy all my centerpieces with that money!
Can anyone recommend good drug store brands to use for foundation?
Post # 3
@inkedbride: I use sephora, but I am planning on doing it myself so I’m not really much help. Did they suggest different sizes/brands? They’re usually pretty good about finding me cheaper alternatives when I ask.
Post # 4
I use covergirl tru blend (the kind in the pump) with pressed powder on top and it looks really smooth and stays on really well.
Post # 5
I have paid lots of money for foundation on MANY occasions, but in the end I always end up going back to good ol’ Covergirl. I love their liquid powder. It provides GREAT coverage that lasts ALL DAY long and I live in Mississippi (the humidity usually melts makeup right off!) I see nothing wrong with doing your own makeup on your wedding day. It doesn’t even have to be about saving money…doing your own makeup gives you the chance to experiment way before the big day and to see how different makeups reacts to tears, sweat, heat, etc. I actually think it’s very smart.
Post # 6
How much coverage do you need? What type of skin do you have? In general, I think that L’oreal’s True Match is pretty good, but it’s more of a medium coverage foundation. I do think it’s a waste of money to go to Sephora for all of your makeup if you aren’t going to wear it again. You could also go and get a few foundation samples and use those for your wedding day so you can use the money you would havae spent on foundation (whether it’s $50 or $9) elsewhere. The sample cups are fairly generous. When I was looking to buy a new foundation, some of teh samples they gave me lasted a week!
Post # 7
I know it changes depending on what kind of skin tone/type you have so I’m hesitant to give any suggestions for foundation. I’d say if you splurge on any one item at sephora, to get a primer for your eyeshadow- Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
But my main suggestion is to check out makeupgeek.com and the forums there, its kind of like the forums here but with makeup. Tons of reviews from makeup lovers, so you can try and find someone with skin like yours. Also check out temptalia.com. She’s awesome at reviewing, and I think there is a filter for drugstore brands. I rarely try new makeup without checking to see what these sites have to say 🙂
Post # 8
I love Revlon Colors Stay with Soft Flex so far! I use Rimmel powder on top! I have combo skin and have always hated liquid until I found this… Its really light and when you put it on,you dont even notice it there. Doesnt cake or get oily. I have kids and this is super good and evens out my skin tone. I use Ivory and then 004/Sandstorm in the Rimmel Powder. I love that particular powder and have been using it for 2 yrs now!
Post # 9
Oh! I use a big brush to sweep the powder on my face and its more fresh looking:) The blush in Pink sorbet by Rimmel is very natural btw!
Post # 10
I’m going to. I’ll probably just have my sisters do it. I hardly ever wear make up now so any make up i’m sure will do wonders. lol
Post # 11
I’d recommend a mixture of products.
I love SOME sephora stuff, and some drugstore stuff.
I tend to use Covergirl Trublend with the pump also (as someone already mentioned), I also use covergirl powder.
I don’t think you need to get all fancy with the airbrush machine, just use a foundation primer. This next tip is a llittle weird, but I found out about on another thread here on the bee! Monistat anti chaffing gel has the same ingredients as smashbox photo finish primer, and it’s nearly $20 cheaper. I love the monistat stuff, but it can be hard to find in stores sometimes. I order mine from amazon.
I also recommend Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner from Sephora (It’s the best hands down.. no drugstore can really compare, at least nothing I’ve found. Also, Urban Decay’s primer potion is amazing at making my cheapee eye shadow last a REALLY long time, it doesn’t budge and it still looks vibrant hours later.
All eyeshadow is good as long as I wear the primer potion, but I haven’t found a good mascara yet… either drugstore or from sephora.
Post # 12
OH! Also, if you tend to sweat – I went to Sephora for a consultation, and I told the consultant that I usually sweat all my makeup off in the summer. She gave me two-three packets of this wipe that you swipe on your face and helps you to stop sweating. Now this product is REALLY expensive, I can’t remember the name, but it’s in a purple pouch. But she gve me a few to try. If your worried about that too, with your wedding in August, I would suggest hitting up a sales consultant asking if you can try the product 🙂
Post # 13
I am doing my own makeup….part drug store make up and part mac makeup and whatever else I can round up……just posted a trial pic in the gallery section….I think it turned out pretty good but I am still working on finding the perfect foundation and something for shine control! I am gonna keep working at it…….
Another Bee told be that there is a HD line of makeup at Sephora called Makeup forever that photographs well….any other bees tried it??
Post # 14
@inkedbride: a good looking make up job is not about the expensive make up, it’s all about the application. i was professionally trained as a make up artist many years ago when i was at international top models and i have worn the good $$ stuff and the drugstore stuff. imo, not a big difference.
if it’s not in your budget, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive department store/specialty store make up. cover girl, revlon, etc are just as good. just make sure you know what the best type of make up is needed for your skin type and practice, practice, practice. prepping your face prior to makeup is essential as well. this will help keep your make up stay in place all day. i used just the drugstore makeup for years and always had comments from girls on how my makeup still looked freshly applied even at the end of the day.
let me know if you want some tips.
Post # 15
@mypinkshoes: I’d love to know what you feel the best drugstore foundation is? Also drug store primers?
Wanting to combat shine abd have makeup stay in place all day
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Makeup Forever HD is AH-MAZ-ING!
Get the Primer, and it makes even crappy drugstore foundation and powder look awesome. I use white or green. I usually layer it too, so a primer layer, makeup, primer, makeup. Helps seal it in really well.
And if you can afford it their makeup is REALLY worth it. Photographs stunningly.