Bees who know makeup – I need your help!!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1548 posts
Bumble bee

@JenGirl:  i like the make up but a few tips will make it amazing. a little eyeliner and a little more blush will go a long way. The make up will be easily drowned out when u take pictures. Whoever does your make up make sure they sculpt your eyebrows a little more (it makes all the difference in the world). The biggest thing about foundation is HOW you apply it. If its a liquid foundation id advise you to get a foundation brush from MAC that will alleviate the blotchiness. Hope that helps

Mac has a long lasting lipgloss that goesnt rub off easily… Sephora has an all night spray that will make ur make up look fresh for a long long time by urban decay called all nighter.Cut the mascara there is an awesome one at ulta that make ur lashes look ridiculously amazing called yes they’re real. U dnt need the expensive moisturizers and primers. get those from Walmart they all do the same thing.

 

ETA: those name brands r not worth the prices IMO although the make up is lovely they basically picked out the MOST expensive brands. I’d do a trial at MAC if your up for it

 

Post # 4
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JenGirl:  Do you have time to go back to Sephora the morning of your wedding?  That is a lot of money and I keep thinking you could get a great makeup artist for the day of your wedding at that price.  I know with this you get to keep it, but if you could go to Sephora that morning, you could just spend your money on the things that you’ll actually use again & have your makeup done by a professional.  Or hire someone to come to your wedding and spend $100-200 on that.  I’m actually pretty good with make up, but I still think choosing to have my Make up done by someone that I adore as an artist (& friend 😉 was one of the best decisions I made.  We did a couple of trials and found the best combination for long lasting wear.  My hair was a mess by the end of the night, but my makeup was flawless.

I really like the colors they chose for you, especially with the eyes!

Post # 5
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First, you need a face primer. That’s why you are getting splotchy. I hate you waited 2 weeks before to get all this sorted out, girly!!! We could have helped you sooner!! 🙂 Benefit makes some good ones. If you want to go cheaper, choose L’Oreal ones. 

I am a “make-up girl” and I really love ELF eye lid primer…I use it daily. I wouldn’t go more expensive unless you just loved it. I use it on my lids and around, under where I’ll be putting concealer. Target carries it. $1

For mascara..yes, Dior is supposed to be great but I TRULY love Estée Lauder (if you wanted to be a little fancy) or the Falsies Lashes by Maybelline. But no matter the brand, go waterproof. It’s hot and you’ll be crying. Use a curler…ELF makes one…Target.

Eyebrow color, again, I use ELF…I think that was $3? It’s a kit, with a cream gel and a powder. I love it. Again, at Target. 

Another ELF (Target) product that consistently gets great reviews is the facial whip. Use it as a highlighter. Go to You Tube to see how it’s used that way. It’s not more than $3.

 

One area I’d say spend money is concealer. I use Laura Mercier and it’s worth every penny. 

 

I abhor lip stains…they dry you out. Try a matte lipstick…NYX (Ulta) makes them as does other drugstore brands. Or put a coat of lipstick on, dust powder on top and then another coat of lipstick. But don’t think you can go a whole day without reapplying…you will be talking, kissing, etc. 

 

Target

 

Elf: Facial whip, eye curler, eyebrow kit, eye primer, L’Oreal or Maybelline mascara

 

Sephora/Dept.Store

 

Primer and concealer 

 

Post # 6
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@JenGirl:  Anything expensive used for reasons other than allergies can be scaled back if you don’t wear makeup regularly. It would be a waste for you to do that. Does your regular skincare regimen work for you? If so, you don’t need the Ole  Henrikson. For eyeshadows I like Urban Decay the best but if you like the Avon one that’s fine. Eyebrow pencil you can use a cheapo brand. You don’t need a $45 highlighter, like you said eyeshadow will work for that. It goes on and on… if you have makeup at home that you like then stick with it. Or if you do want to buy something new stick with mid-priced brands such as Urban Decay, BeneFit, Too Faced, MUFE (best foundation ever!), and Illamasqua. Tarte and BeneFit are known for their lip stains. I have to admit my vice is Dior Iconic Overcurl mascara but as a makeup junkie I’m picky!

Post # 9
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JenGirl:  revlon and covergirl make great stay on lip colour and it’s very reasonably priced for someone who does not wear makeup often.  use your lip liner and fill in your lips with this before apply the lip stick.  avoid glosses.  they typically come off too easily.  my lipstick stayed on all day with zero touch ups.  i had to wash it off at 3am.

one suggestion i have for you is to clean up your brows.  go somewhere that will shape them properly for you.  you will be so surprised how your eyes will look once this is done.  a well-shaped brow acts as a perfect frame for your eye.

Post # 10
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JenGirl:  i just read about your foundation blotching.  how do you appy it?  please tell me not with your fingers.  a damp sea sponge or makeup sponge is best.

Post # 11
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would skip the first three products and use your everyday cleanser and moisturizer.

You dont have to get $40 blush and $45 highlighter either. I would go to MAC. Their products are cheaper than what the MUA at Sephora used OR just cut back on some of the above producta I listed which will easily save you over $100. I would rather get a professional MUA to come on-site for me vs pay $400-500 in products that you wont get good use out of.

Post # 12
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@JenGirl:  yes, and you should always apply your foundation with a brush to get even coverage. Pour/squeeze the foundation on the top of your hand first and dip the brush into that, your hand serves as a palette so to speak. Start at the nose and work your way out, towards your cheek bones, and blend carefully all the way into the hairline so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a mask. Using your fingers to apply foundation hinders even application and also runs the risk of spreading bacteria. Sponges absorb foundation, thus wasting it. 

Post # 13
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678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@JenGirl:  I think lots of people gave you great advice and I agree, this is way to expensive and you can substitute a lot of stuff.  The only thing I’d keep is the foundation and concealer but thats because my skin tone is a bit odd.  I would keep your skin regime as it is, the last thing you want to do is start experimenting new products on your skin.

I do believe in a primer but question yourself, do you use primer that often?  If not see if you can get a free sample for the day, I even think right now that sephora has free primers for your order if you wanted stuff from there.

Bronzer/blush you really don’t need the ones they’ve suggested to you. You have a bronzer so you can keep that and you can go to MAC for the blush.

Mascara I do like Dior but this mascara tends to clump in 1 month or so.  You can get a much better deal with maybelline.

Post # 15
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JenGirl:  your brows don’t have to become thin.  just clean up the strays and shape them properly to your eyes/face.

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