Ephotos, makeup, and… suncreen!? Advice on makeup application, please!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I totally know what you mean about sunscreen making you all greasy and shiny. I’ve noticed that Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen dries to a nice powdery finish. It’s offered in 50 SPF which is also nice. It also smells very good. Try that out. I’m sure it can be used on the face as well. It seemed very gentle and since it wasn’t greasy I doubt it would feel bad on the face (I hate how regular sunscreen feels on my face). Also, as long as you use a foudation that has matte finish, I don’t think the sunscreen would affect it too much. Make sure to also use a powder like Rimmel Stay Matte so help minimuze shine.

Post # 3
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re talking specifically about your face, I use a facial moisturizer with SPA in it. I apply it before primer or any other makeup and it doesn’t affect what’s applied after it. 

Post # 4
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mattifying primer is key! Skip moisturizer, just apply the sunscreen to ur clean face. Wait 5 mins. Then apply the primer. Wait a minute. Them apply foundation. Bring along pressed power so that you can blot if need be during the shoot- ask ur photogs to tell u if u look shiny. 

Post # 6
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Huracan Cafe

I know you want to wear sunscreen. And you will should but sunscreen whites out your face in photos. 

I would honeslty suggest you not wear any sunscreen containing products at all. It’ll bouncy back light washing your face out. 


Just to to give my statement a little    accreditation I run a beauty blog under the same name as my user name. I have lots of experience with sun screen and photos. I suggest making sure to duck into shade often for a break from the sun and bringing a dark color umbrella for some shade breaks. 

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