Makeup help!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would not go with any of the MUA u have tried since u didn’t really love any of them. I would either try to find a new one or do it yourself. maybe do a trial of doing it urself and take lots of pics? And post them on here haha!

Post # 4
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1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

MichiganGirl24:  oh don’t feel bad! Just tell her you’ve decided to do your own makeup because you think it would be less stressful for u on the day. if she’s in the wedding industry, she will understand. 

Post # 5
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1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also I love YSL touché eclait foundation. Not sure if it’s enough coverage for what u want but try it out!

Post # 7
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

MichiganGirl24:  I was very disappointed in the MUFE HD foundation. The coverage was medium at best (more like light-medium). It didn’t last at all and looked too oily.  However, I tend to prefer more medium-full coverage foundations that are more matte.

I got my makeup done professionally and regretted it. So if you’re confident doing your own makeup, I would. Are you looking for product recommendations?

Post # 8
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I wouldn’t spend money for an MUA who didn’t make me 100% happy with my results. I am all for spending money to make me feel amazing, but if my result is just meh, then I don’t see the point.

That said, I used a MUA and still brought my own primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, and setting spray for her to use on me. It was never an issue of her application technique. it was just that the products in her make-up kit did not work well for my skin. that happens sometimes, and I looked at all of the products i bought as an investment that i would get use from long after my wedding day.

Can you tell us a little bit more about your skin and specific needs/concerns? someone here may be able to recommend a good product for you that is sold by Sephora. And you know that they will give samples of any make-up they have, right? All you have to do is ask. Then you can take home 3-4 different ones and try one each day to see how it works and wears over 8-10 hours.

Post # 12
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

MichiganGirl24:  I have combo as well. My t-zone can get a little oily throughout the day but the rest of my skin is normal. I don’t get dry patches unless I forget to moizturize or don’t exfoliate at night. I also have fairly large pores around my nose and lines in my forehead that some foundations will emphasize. The MUFE HD just slide off my face and really didn’t look good at all. However, the MUFE Matt Velvet is great!! Try that one out. Another product I love to use is my MAC Prolongwear concealer. I use it as my undereye concealer and I also mix it with my primer (Smashbox original primer) and use it as a foundation. You could mix it with your moisturizer to get the same effect. The prolongwear concealer is very pigmented and high coverage so even by mixing it with a primer or moisturizer, you still get a great coverage. And it lasts all day long and has a great finish. I love that I essentially get 2 products in one with it. Well, actually 3 products since I also use it as a primer/base for my eyeshadow. For blushes I love the Tarte 12-hour blushes. Great colors and they last so well. Great blendability too. What kind of lipstick are you looking for? Do you have any eyeshadow palettes?

Post # 13
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Newbee

Michigain Girl- I just had a VERY similar experience. I had a make-up trial this past weekend from a woman that my hair stylist recommeneded. The make-up application was not aweful but it was not me at all, too natural looking for my big day. Strait afterwards I went to a rehursal dinner for my friends wedding and one of my bridesmades made an aweful face, she said “is that the make-up you are planning for the wedding? She did an aweful job matching your skintone, you look unhealthy” Now that bridesmaid used to work at Saphora and she decided that she is going to go ahead and do my make-up. I think that the most importatnt part of doing your make-up is making sure that you have the right products. The Makeup Forever’s HD Invisible Coverage foundation and most of their other products are really great for weddings since they are made to look good in photographs. My suggestion to you would be to call sephora and see if there are any girls there (or guys) who are well known for doing weddings, go in and have a trial and if you like it hire them, if you dont then buy the products and do it yourself. AS for the woman you didnt like, just be honest with her and tell her that you didnt really feel like it was you, or if you dont feel comfortable with that then lie to her and tell her that one of your bridesmades or your mom really wants to do it for you so that you put the blame on someone she has never met before. I am learning just like you that make-up is one of those hard things to get figured out! Good luck!

Post # 14
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

MichiganGirl24:  I also have a lot of acne scarring and redness in my cheeks. The MUFE Matt Velvet and MAC Prolongwear concealer (the way I mentioned using it above) cover all my scars/redness.

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