Drugstore foundation/makeup for engagement pics

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I use maybelline dream matte mousse 🙂
get a worker to advise you on which colour, thats what i done!

all i can say in tips is just blend it in well and

do it in natural light where possible

Post # 4
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love Maybelline 24 hour Super Stay for pics & it’s usually less than $10. I bought mine at Kroger for $8. It does not stay all day without a good primer & powder but when I put it on for the first time my FI actually noticed & said it looked good lol.

Post # 5
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation is amazing. I typically wear Clinique Acne Solutions foundation but whenever I need heavier coverage (for photos or an event) I break out my Revlon. It gives a matte finish and makes my skin look flawless. It’s just too heavy for me for everyday. I also have found that Revlon coupons are easy to get your hands on which makes the foundation even cheaper.

Post # 6
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Just make sure it doesn’t have sunscreen in it. I like Revlon Photo Ready

Post # 7
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I know I’m late here since your pictures are already done, but Bare Minerals doesn’t photograph well! I had wanted to switch over to a liquid foundation earlier this year and I was trying to get my hands on a Mac one. In the end I had so many customer service problems with them that I ended up going to the drugstore and getting Revlon Nearly Naked. It is so amazing. It wears beautifully, lasts and lasts all day (plus I use Skindinavia or Urban Decay setting spray), and it is a spot-on match with my skin. 

Post # 8
918 posts
Busy bee

I will be using Maybelline Fit Me liquid foundation + pressed powder on my wedding day.  On the few occasions when I’ve had professional make-up done, I haven’t found the result to be any better than what I can achieve with my trusty everyday Maybelline.

ETA: Oh, and I was wearing that when FI and I had a couple’s photoshoot done, and it seemed to photograph well.  I was happy with it.

Post # 9
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@wishingwelljune:  +1

I love Maybelline Super Stay! I used it for my engagement shoot and it looked great – just make sure you choose something without SPF (it’ll give off a white-cast in photos) and with a matte finish – You don’t want your face to look shiny.  I used the maybelline with a primer underneath and setting powder on top, but honestly, i wouldnt worry too much about staying power. Your engagement shoot won’t last all day so you only need your makeup to stay put for a couple of hours.

Post # 10
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I also am late to this thread, but I thought I would post, too.  I have worn some of the best and most expensive make up in the world (NARS and Shu Uemera being my favorites). However, I’ve been wearing Loreal True Match for a number of years now, and I like it.

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