Make up advice, please! Flash back during make up trial?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
8772 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

as a MUA for tv and print, I never, ever used any mineral powders. There are numerous issues with them re being photographed. I’ve seen plenty of brides use it and look gorgeous, but as a professional I would never. 

There is a huge difference within the industry between MUA for live events like a wedding and MUA for print, etc. There are also hd powders that are great on video but leave a white trace in flash photography. 

Post # 3
2190 posts
Buzzing bee

You get “ghost face” when you use makeup that has SPF in it. So make sure you don’t use anything that has it for photographs. Your mineral powder probably had some in it.

Post # 4
6157 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Typically you’ll get a white cast with any flash photography on “cheap” cameras. By that I mean cellphones and such. A professional, digital camera should not have any flashback no matter what foundation you use. I’ve seen it happen with foundations that have a high SPF content and some that have no SPF. It’s just what happens when you use flash on a lower quality camera. However, you can try to minimize the effect by sticking with a foundation that has a low or no SPF number. Also, try to avoid HD powders unless you use a very light hand. A fan brush is best to use with HD powders.

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