(Closed) I'm a makeup artist…..ask away…

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

@MUAbride2be:  Can you tell me everything? πŸ™‚ A friend of mine is doing my makeup–it’s something she does as a hobby but is not a professional. She’s always made me look gorgeous though. I’m a bit worried about the wedding as I have heard that there are certain types of foundation that can make your skin look weird in camera flashes. I have dry skin and am pretty pale and would like to wear some type of foundation/powder to even things out and give me more coverage. Is there anything I should look for or avoid in a foundation or concealer? (I have terrible undereye circles so really need something to cover them up.) Or in general do you have any tips about what to look for in brands, ingredients, etc? I am planning on taking my friend to Sephora or MAC or some department store for products, but there’s so many to choose from.

Also I have seen your posts and I am 100% sure that your concerns are unfounded. You are beautiful, and your FI loves you and is excited to marry you. I know I am my own worst critic, but everyone has something they dislike about themselves, and usually the only person who notices is them. Mostly because everyone is so caught up in feeling self-concious about their own perceived flaws, not nitpicking at someone else. TL;DR: No one thinks as much about your appearance as you do because they’re all too busy obsessing about their own.

Post # 4
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MUAbride2be:  so glad you posted! ok.. i’ve been wanting to learn how the heck to do a good smoky eye.. all my other makeup i’m pretty good at, i’ve even learned how to contour. the ONE thing i can’t ever seem to get right is eye shadow. I don’t even bother with it. I just do eyeliner and mascara. I’ve tried tutorials online, the eye shadows that come in a palette that “show you” where to put them but it always ends up looking like i’m a 4 year old that got into my moms makeup.

I have big brown eyes that i really want to learn how to play up. tips for my beginner self? πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m sorry you aren’t feeling your best; that is tough. Know that you are beautiful, and more importantly, you are loved.

My make up question: I habe dark circles under my eyes, but whenever I’ve had make up professionally done, the concealer (or foundation, or whatever thay’ve used) creases in the area under my eyes. Any advice for coverage without the creasing and crinkling?

Thanks!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

YES!! This thread is like a godsend!

Ok I just started a thread that got no responses, and I was kind of figuring it wouldn’t. It’s all about Bare Minerals and their new READY collection. Here was my original post in that thread: 

Hey guys,

Just a few questions about the new Bare Minerals Ready makeup. I already have the new Stroke of Light and Well-Rested, and I’m going to the boutique tomorrow morning to pick up some Correcting Concealer, Ready Foundation and a new Precision Face Brush for the foundation application. 

1. 
a) Do I need to buy a new concealer brush for the Correcting Concealer? I already have the regular Bare Minerals concealer brush that came with the Starter Kit from years ago. 
b) Can I use the same brush to put it on and blend it out or should I get a separate brush for that? 

2. Even though my concealer and foundation will be from the READY collection, can I still use my regular loose powder bronzer, blush and mineral veil? I am hesitant to take the opinion of the salespeople as I’m sure they will of course tell me to buy new READY collection bronzer, blush and mineral veil. However, I really don’t want to do that if it is not necessary – only if the loose powder will somehow clash or not wear well with the new foundation.

3. Does Bare Minerals have any good nose contouring products? So far I don’t really have anything that works great as a nose contour, and if Bare Minerals has one I would love to hear any opinions or recommendations. 

Thanks for any and all help!

Basically when I go in there tomorrow, you never know if you’re going to speak to an employee who will just genuinely educate you about the products or one who will try to just sell, sell, sell so I want to make sure I am armed with a little more information than I currently have. My biggest question is #2 since that would require buying three more actual products, whereas with #1 that just requires buying a new brush or two (and I love brushes so that would be ok with me).

The third question, I really just need some good product recommendations for nose countouring. I would love if it came from Bare Minerals because that’s where I buy all my makeup mostly, but anything I can buy in a drugstore works too (Sephora is no good since I have banned myself from that store for obvious reasons that I can’t buy an entire store every time I set foot in it – if I can get it on Amazon though that’s awesome). I’ve just been having a problem where everything I use is too orange or just plain the wrong color. I have been using Mac’s Harmony matte blush as a cheek and nose contour, and I’m just not sure how I feel about it. Any thoughts on that blush for those two purposes? 

Thanks so much!!!

Post # 7
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d love to help distract you πŸ™‚

You will be a beautiful blushing bride. 

I need lipstick advice. I want a pretty sweet pink with some staying power. Any advice?

Post # 10
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MUAbride2be:  yes I thought about asking a person at MAC demo something for me.. that was my next step! i’ll keep it simple and get some primer. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am doing my own makeup, and i LIKE  to think I’m pretty good at it.

 

What are some tips you could give me to ensure that I look flawless and well put together for the day, what should I focus on….should I go out and buy more expensive brands or miracle products you know of that are foolproof or or stick to what I know?

Post # 15
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First, I am sorry you are feeling down. I understand your pain. I recently put on about 20 extra pounds and wedding dress shopping had me so depressed. Losing the weight hasn’t been successful either.

On another note I do have a question *sigh*. I have had problem skin for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I go months without any breakouts which is great but winter time it pops up like crazy. My question is will it be possible to have flawless looking skin (faked of course) at my May wedding?? I have large pores (especially in my cheeks which seems to show through my makeup no matter what) and old scarring from old breakouts. It seems no matter what I do (high end makeup and otherwise) I can always see the imperfections. I am worried that after an hour at my wedding (May in Southern Texas) I will look horrible. Is it possible to fake flawless skin with large pores and under eye wrinkles??? Thanks!!

And on the dress . . . I am sure you are gonna look amazing!! Good luck!

Post # 16
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

MUAbride2be, as long as you feel confident in what you wear, you will look amazing. If you are a makeup artist, I’m betting you have a great sense of style and what works on you, and you probably can pull out all the stops to put a look together. Just work those curves girl.

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