Post # 1
Hey bees! I need your help!
I had my hair and makeup trial at a spa near my venue this weekend, and (with a few tweaks) I liked it.
But I have one big question that I have to figure out before I commit: Is Bare Minerals a good idea for the wedding? (It is the only type of make up the MUA uses).
Does it hold up well? Does their waterproof eyeliner/mascara endure through crying? (I KNOW I am going to bawl) Will the foundation/powder come off and stain my dress if there are tears streaming down my face? Does it photograph well??? Aaaargh!!!!
Clearly, I am freaking out about this (more than a bit)! For some reason, this decision has been one of the hardest for me, so any tips/opinions/warnings/recs or anything would be GREATLY appreciated!
Post # 3
I would stay away from all mineral make up for the wedding day. While it creates a gorgeous look in person, it photographs/film horribly. The minerals pick up the light and make you look super washed out in pictures. I’m involved with a good bit of local theater and stage productions, and they always request that actors and actresses use non mineral make ups. I wouldn’t want to spend all that money and end up with crummy pictures, so I’m using regular make up for my wedding day. The rest of the time I do wear bare minerals and love the product in general.
Post # 5
@sarahbabs: The woman I was going to use for make up uses only BE make up. I’ve had two make up sessions with her and I’ve seen her portfolio of wedding make up before and afters (professional photos afters) and it all looks great!
There is another make up artist in town but she does make up for media (commercials, film, wedding photography). I didn’t want to go that route personally.
I use BE every day too.
Post # 6
I use BE everday and this is what it looked like on my wedding day… I do look a little bit more pale than normal but that’s also because she applied more makeup than usual… plus this picture is slightly grainy…
Post # 7
I was told by Bridesmaid or Best Man lady at the store and Sephora not to use it bc it will reflect light…
Post # 8
Totally depends on how natural you want to look. Bridesmaid or Best Man has a beautiful, natural look but it’s subtle. It’s not typically the type of make up you’d use for a wedding and related photos but if you don’t want to look too made up, it would still show up in photos…you’d just need to apply less natural colours.
I think Bridesmaid or Best Man gives a lovely base so, if you’re not used to wearing tons of make up, Bridesmaid or Best Man would be fine as long as you team it with a good lip colour, blush and some false lashes.
IMO only though!
Post # 9
I also use Bare Minerals in my day-to-day life. It was here on WB that I first heard that it doesn’t photograph well….but every MUA/Sephora associate/Mac associate I’ve ever asked has said they’ve never had an issue and they all do tons of bridal makeup.
In fact, the Mac person said they use Mineralize Skinfinish on almost everyone.
Even if you are concerned, the newer Matte bare minerals should be safe to use.
Post # 10
Thank you so much for the feedback ladies! For the people that voted no, why not? Have you heard stories about it photographing poorly, staying power, etc? I need to make a decision today, so the more info the better 😀
@nikkialys: Ack! This is what I am concerned about!
@sienna76: Could you send me the link to her portfolio? I’d love to see it! (and also pics of your trial!)
@Mrs.Mittens: You look lovely!
@cherryblossomlove: By the brand rep??? Wow! That is really interesting!
@ticatica: I do want to look natural, but not TOO natural though, if that makes any sense! Basically, I want my skin to look as flawless as possible. I don’t know if that happened with the trial.
@cdncinnamongirl: I haven’t heard about the Matte – maybe I’ll give that a try! Thanks 🙂
Post # 11
Used it on my wedding day. You have to apply 2 coats rather than one, but I was VERY happy with my pictures and didn’t touch-up at all during the day. Only started feeling a little greasy after lots of dancing (only about 30 minutes left in the night). Only have one “shiny” picture. The rest are great.
Post # 12
I use Bridesmaid or Best Man foundation daily because it doesn’t break me out. I heard about not using it on here, so I brought it up to my photographer, who said she’d never heard that it doesn’t photograph well, and suggested that I not wear something different because I don’t want to be uncomfortable in my pictures because I’m wearing different makeup than I’m used to.
Post # 13
I have used mineral foundation for probably the last 10 years and love it so much. Not too long ago though, I attended a formal event where I was photographed with flash a ton and when the pictures came back I looked really pale and my face was several shades lighter than my neck, chest, etc. I was really disappointed as I had taken a lot of care to do a good job on my make-up. It wasn’t until I started coming on the bee that I realized the flash was reflecting my mineral make-up. I am not making the same mistake for my wedding. Although I do think you would be fine for outdoor pictures in natural light.
ETA: Also since coming on the bee I decided to try out the MUFE HD to use instead of my minerals and am loving it.
Post # 14
I totally get wanting to look like you have natural and flawless skin. In that case, you should go and have a scout around the make up counters and get a great primer with a shimmer in it to prep your skin. There’s also an estee Lauder product called pore minimizer that helps smooth your skin. I also use something on top of my foundation by Jemma Kid that helps give your cheeks a natural glow – I like it so much I’m using it at my wedding.
On top of that, I think neutral colours on your lips and eyes teamed with false lashes and a little liner would give you a more intense natural look.
Post # 15
She is at a salon and doesn’t have her own website, it was a photo album of before and afters. I have one photo of my after shot and I don’t know where that went.
Not real convicing, am ?! LOL
Post # 16
I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wear MMU because it looks cakey even if I just put a little bit on. Maybe it’s my pores. Who knows!