(Closed) Makeup Question (inspired by the Bees)

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m defintely not a makeup expert but I have similar skin problems and agree with your fist shaking and have also been on bareminerals for years.  For my experience when I switch off of bare minerals it makes my skin worse.  I worried about the same thing so I went into bareminerals and had them show me how to amp up my look.  Of all the things the primer made a huge difference with mineral makeup.  I thought it was more of a natural look with all the add ons then with a true liquid foundation.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

whoops i deleted my post, sorry, I may try to repost it in a bit!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also had cystic acne and I had to take accutane which was the BEST thing that ever happened to me. Oh gosh, I don’t even get the slightest breakout or blemish on my face, chest or back anymore, it’s great!

But before i did that I used department store foundation like lancome, bobby brown or perscriptives. You want something that’s long lasting, but higher qualitly so it doesn’t clog your pores or cake up.

Post # 6
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1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

MAC Studio Fix fluid–it’s seriously the BEST.

Post # 7
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597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I take a maintenance dose of accutane….also the best thing I ever did for myself…(luckily I did it when I was 14 and again when I was 16). I now only take one accutane pill once every 2 to 3 weeks….and my skin is still pretty perfect. 

I use Chanel makeup! It is great. After moisturizing my face: I use an undereye concealer(its in a stick and you put it on with a brush and pat with ring finger) and then I use something thats like a dual purpose foundation/powder. It looks like powder but it’s really like a foundation. You can get it wet if you want it to go on like liquid, but I use it dry and it goes on like powder…then i wipe excess off if necessary. It evens out my skin tone. I had them match both concealer and dual foundation to my skin tone.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not a fan of liquid foundation at all.  I like MAC StudioFix (the non liquid kind), with Smashbox primer underneath to hold the coverage longer.

Post # 9
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201 posts
Helper bee

The Bare Minerals does a good job of letting your skin breathe and not feel caked on so I would stick with that. Use a good primer and make sure to use the mineral veil- it honestly makes all the difference. I used to work for sephora and did some makeovers- the customers would come back and tell me that with the veil, the makeup would last alllll day.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

The only problem with Bare Minerals is you can’t cry in it.  Try it–you will have a line down your face, even with the mineral veil.  I love it and wear it daily, but for your wedding, I don’t recommend it.  Also, it has SPF in it and you don’t want any face makeup with SPF for your wedding day because SPF reflects light.  What this means for your pictures is that your face will appear a shade or two lighter than it actually is.  Also, this is an absolute MUST, use Model in a Bottle setting spray.  Your face will literally look the same at the end of the night as it did when you first put your makeup on.  My MUA put it on me for my wedding and I fell in love with the stuff.  I’m oily, I cried, sweat, hugged guests, etc. and didn’t need a single touch up all day/ night.  Also, I’m prone to breakouts and have crazy sensitive skin and Studio Fix Fluid didn’t make me break out, but every primer I’ve ever tried does.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@eryepye: That’s good to know! I get eczema on my face (thanks, dad!) and have tried almost every make up under the sun – but still always end up either red and sore or flaky. Primer makes it all worse! I haven’t tried the Studio Fix but will for sure. Can you bring your own foundation to the salon? I’m afraid that what they will have there will wreak havoc on my face, which is not cool when someone’s photographing you all day lol.

Post # 12
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1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You should be able to bring your own, I don’t see why you couldn’t 🙂

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