Post # 1
I will be doing my own makeup on my big day, still several months away. I am currently playing with shades of eye makeup, blush/bronzer, and lipstick. I currently wear a BB cream (boscia) most days at work, and then if I need more coverage or that “flawless” look I’ll go for primer + traditional liquid foundation. I don’t have perfect skin, but most day with my makeup and skincare my skin looks decent.
My question is this….which forms of makeup base photographs the best? I would love some professional opinions on this! My engagement pics turned out great, which I used my liquid foundation, but my photos were outside which I think is more forgiving. My wedding photos will all be done inside.
Post # 3
I’m a wedding photographer and don’t have a preference on base makeup. I *do* highly, highly recommend having a professional makeup artist and hair stylist if it is at all within the budget because it wears better and seems to last longer.
My tip for you is twofold–go heavier than you think you need to on the makeup, and false lashes make a *huge* difference.
Post # 4
@kwynn: Going “heavy” won’t be a problem…I tend to overdo things anyway. No offense to anyone, but for some reason I can do my own makeup better than any professsional ever has. I’m just comfortable with it. My hair will be done by a pro. I asked my photog, but he’s a guy and looked at me funny. Odd I thought, since he’s the best photog I’ve seen in my area.
Post # 5
Smashbox cosmetics are phenomenal for photo/video. This is what a lot of makeup artists have in their kit. It is meant to stay put. Also, M.A.C cosmetics are great as well.
Post # 6
@pccl: Heavy or light really does not matter, as long as it is applied correctly. (Blended properly, etc) Just remember, that look that you create will be “immortally” captured in your pictures; which is why most get a make-up artist. It is just one less thing to worry about and have to do on your wedding day. HOWEVER, I reaaly understand what you are saying about having a hard time finding someone that does it properly.
Generally I would say to use something a little bit heavier, for extended wear. The last thing you want are makeup issues on your wedding day. All of the big brands are pretty much equal – Mac, Illamasqua, Bare Minerals, SmashBox, etc. Use what you are more comfortable with.
Post # 7
I’d say avoid anything shimmery or potentially light reflective, and be careful with bronzer. You may wish to consult with your photorapher and find out if they have any suggestions because the level of retouching they do may impact your choice. I actually find it easier to correct skin issues sometimes when they’ve gone light on the foundation and put more emphasis on eyes and lips. I also find the hardest skin tones to color balance are those that are unnaturally tan, so I always tell my pale brides to embrace their fair skin and do not try and tan.
Post # 8
@continuumphotography: I was going to recommend the same thing regarding the makeup you stated. Thank you for your insight! 🙂