(Closed) Bare Escentuals… yes or no?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: wear bare escentuals on the wedding day?
    Yes - should be ok if applied properly : (22 votes)
    55 %
    No - looks a mess : (18 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve been using it for years – I never look ashy in photos.  The sunblock properties of it can make a person look ashy but if you put regular powder over it you’ll be fine.

    Post # 4
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I didn’t wear it for my wedding, but I’ve worn it in pictures and it looks good.  What kind of things do the reviews say that make you worry about it?

    Post # 5
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Where do you live? I’ve heard that ladies who live in more humid places have problems with it.

    Personally, I’ve used it for years and I love it.

    Post # 8
    12877 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @hecallsmelove:  That’s what I’ve heard from a few cosmetologists.  Good luck with whatever you decide!

    Post # 9
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wear BE everyday and I wore it on my wedding day.  It held up great, I was hot and cold and at the end of the day I looked pretty good and in the picture it looks great.

    When I went for my trial, the MUA used the Pur minerals brand on me and that looked just as good and I think it had a bit more coverage than the BE.

    Are you doing your own make-up? If you are than I would just start doing trials on yourself and have someone take pictures of you to see if it’s good or not.

    Post # 11
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @hecallsmelove:  I also wear minimal makeup and I think the BE is great for that purpose.  It’s only when it’s applied a bit thicker that I think it starts to look not so great (at least on my skin!)

    Here’s a picture for a bit of an idea…

    Post # 12
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Try doing a trial with it and take lots of flash pictures to test it. Or try it for your engagement shoot if you haven’t had it.

    I’ve only heard that it does not photograph well from various sources, so I personally am not using it for my wedding day. I like using it on a daily basis though.

    Post # 13
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve had problems with it and finally gave up using it, it just couldn’t reliably stay-put and give me dewy skin and full coverage. However, that’s self-application. Every time I had it applied by a Sephora artist it worked well. So if you have a professional doing your make-up you’ll probably have better results. Do a trial!!

    Post # 14
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My photographer specifically told me not to wear mineral makeup for the wedding day. She said that it doesn’t photograph well and either makes you look super shiny or like you have white heads all over your skin. I’m not sure why, but that’s what she told me. If you really want to wear it (or your photographer doesn’t think it’ll be an issue) I would for sure test it out before wedding day and take tons of pictures of yourself with different flashes and different lighting, just to make sure you like the way it looks. 

    Post # 15
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wore it for my own wedding and for my younger brother’s wedding just a few weeks ago and I photographed fine! I think using their primer really helps quite a bit. I’ve never had an issue with my makeup and photographs though!

    Post # 16
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love bare minerals for everyday use, but the reason why it looks so good in person is the same reason it can look bad in photos.  The oxides and the mica reflect light which is why zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide excellent sun protection because they actually physically block the UV rays.  It also kind creates a soft glow in natural light because of the reflective particles.  However, when using flash photography, the particules can mirror back the flash and make your face look paler than the rest of you.  If you are very fair normally (like me!) it doesn’t make a huge difference, but if your skin is a bit darker or if you are tan, then your face might look whiter than your body.

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