Makeup

posted 3 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

wabanzi:  Did the spa use a primer?  Usually that fills the “cracks and crevices” so that doesn’t happen!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m planning to invest in high quality make up and bring them to my MUA.  

Foundation: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, it’s perfect for photo 

Primer: my usual japanese brand.called Sofia 

Makeup setting spray recommended by my MUA friend : Urban Decay – All nighter 

false Lash:  Shu Uemura  – Smokey layer   

 

I know the choices are a bit expensive BUT it’s my big day, I want to make sure to look the best and my look will last for the whole day ~~

 

 

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Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Bare Minerals make-up can turn out looking not-great in photos, depending on the lighting conditions, so it’s not ideal for wedding day make-up anyway. On my wedding day I used NARS primer, Smashbox 15 hour moisturizing foundation, and locked it in with both a Tarte clay setting powder and Urban Decay setting spray. We did my make-up around 11am, and it still looked fantastic at midnight.

I brought my own face products and had my MUA apply them. She used her eye products, blus/contour/highlight products, lip products, etc. My skin can be picky, so it was worth it to me to know that my product would not irritate my skin. We did a make-up trial with my products ahead of time just to make sure we could achieve the look and durability I wanted with the products at hand.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve heard Bare Minerals doesn’t photograph well, and really isn’t good for wedding makeup. It makes you look “flat”. I switched to PUR Minerals and think it covers so much better and still looks natural

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation!  And they do have it at Sephora.  🙂

It really does give a beautiful, dewy, airbrushed look.  I have dry skin and have never liked Bare Minerals products- especially in pictures.  My MUA uses the Dior Airflash exclusively and loves it.  She blends 1-2 different shades to customize for every skin tone, and actually uses a giant fluffy makeup brush (not a foundation brush or a kabuki- more like a bronzer brush) to blend it in.  She did our makeup for a wedding I was in as a bridesmaid and everybody looked amazing.  It stayed all night and nobody looked cake-y!   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

  wabanzi:  Head to Sephora and have them try products on you.  I use:

  • Makeup Forever HD primer, liquid foundation, setting powder and eye primer. 
  • ELF Concealor (found it works just as well as the MUFE HD one and only costs $1 at Target)
  • Bare Minerals bronzer and blush (but I know those products won’t work for you)
  • Too Faced eye shadow palettes
  • Liquid eyeliner from Target (blanking on the brand but it’s what I’ve used for years and just as good as an expensive one)
  • BeneFit mascara
  • UD All-Nighter setting spray

And I brush everything on but the primers.  Gives a nice airbrushed finish and I know if I touched my face to apply with fingers I’d just end up oily later on.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

On my wedding day, I used MUFE HD foundation. What setting spray do you use?

i used UD all nighter setting spray. It did a wonderful job. 

For every day makeup I switch between my MUFE and Revlon colorstay for normal skin. Both stay on all day and don’t really crease at all.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

wabanzi

Maybe because I’m a girl that wear makeup on a regular basis. I rather her use makeup on me that I know it’s good. 

And yes, it’s worth it because to me, I’m not paying toward the make up she use on me, I’m paying her skills. If it’s day to day makeup, I can DIY but I have no clue how to do makeup for photo and for big event like that… 

 I will still use her eyeshadow, liner, brow powder/pencil, blush etc.  BUT the one that matter the most to me like foundation, primer, make up spray and lash.  I will invest on them and not like I only use these product for that one single day. I will continues to use them after the wedding. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

wabanzi

 

I think it’s pretty standard for most MUA to use makeup forever.  My MUA use makeup forever too and this brand does not work on me at all, so I’m bringing my own foundation and lashes. Some brides told me she uses some cheap false lashes that look almost like my own lashes…so I will bring my own lashes to her. I will bring three different brands for her to choose though. With asian eyes, I really need help on that department LOL  

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

You’ve gotten good advice here, but I just wanted to say you are not the only person who can’t wear Bare Minerals.  It looks positively awful on me, as well.  I don’t think it was an age thing as much as it just accentuated every single pore. And that was also with an excellent primer.  

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

wabanzi:  Some MUAs actually have contract with a product line to exclusively use that product in exchange for a discount. Others just really like working with one line above all others, and would rather use it than tailor the product to the face and occasion. IMO, there is no one “perfect” make-up brand that will work on every person for every occasion, so I would be leery of a MUA who is so brand loyal. That said, most MUAs use a mix of products, many of which are exclusive to the trade. So whether they use MUFE, Dior, or a brand you’ve never even heard of does not matter as much as how well they tailor their product choices to your particular look and needs.

I chose an MUA whose airbrush look I loved. But it turns out that I was a wee bit allergic to her airbrush make-up and my forehead ended up covered in red bumps. I knew I had sensitive skin and was prepared for the possibility of having to go looking for “the one” for me. Good news? Sephora will give you free samples of foundations and primers to take home. All you have to do is ask. Then you can test them out on a regular day and see how you like them. The free samples are a godsend. Many of the make-up counters in Nordstrom were also pretty accomodating with samples when I was looking. I know it’s more work than you were planning on, but the upside is that you actually get to keep and use these products for a good while after your wedding is over.

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