Mineral makeup

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mineral makeup is totally fine! I wear it every day (Everyday Minerals) and wore a different brand (Motives) for my wedding and it was fantastic. That whole “don’t wear it because the flash will reflect poorly” is bullshit. Neither my photographer nor my MUA had heard of/experienced that before.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1993

I love mineral makeup and discovered that when I want more coverage, I use a creamy mineral foundation first and then use the loose mineral powder over it. It works a charm.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@vorpalette:  the flash has to do with whether the makeup has SPF on it or not!

Post # 6
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bebero:  They all do, in the form of titanium dioxide (for coloring). Neither myself nor my photographer have had any issues with flash and mineral makeup.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wear mineral make up but for my wedding day I wore liquid HD Make up Forever. I knew I’d be sweating because it was about 100 degree’s that day and I needed it to last, and boy did it! I’d say though if it’s not hot and the normal coverage is good enough for you then it’s fine

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrs2b2014:   I am also doing my own wedding make up, and the research i’ve done says to avoid makeup where the main ingredients are (listed near the top) SPF, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide (both of which are basically susncreen) Mica and Silica.  These ingredients tend to cause flashbacks and ghostface in flash photography.

Mineral make up seems to have alot of these, if not all as the main ingredients. 

In saying that, your photographer wont be using a flash in the daylight, it may only be later in the evening when flash photography needs to be used that it could become an issue. I wear mineral make up on a daily basis too and have had daytime professional photos done wearing it, and it was fine.

But to give you an idea, here was a DIY make up trial i did a few weeks back wearing my mineral powder, I feel it really does wash me out quite a bit with flash on. and i have noticed it in photos of nights out that it does make me look significantly whiter than others too. so i personally wont be wearing it for the wedding for that reason.   otherwise if your not worried about it i dont see an issue. mineral make up always looks lovely on in person and wears well and you can easily touch up during the day/night.

flash off/flash on

Ingredients in my Powder are listed as :  Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin (Australian Organic Clay) +/- Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue.

Hope that helps!

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

oops, here is the pic

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have really sensitive skin and I break out at anything other than Everyday minerals makeup, so I will be using that.  

 

I think it might make you look slightly more pale, but that didn’t really bother me too much.  Everyday minerals makes a finishing dust that sets makeup and gets rid of shine!  

 

We are getting married in July, and honestly it will probably be like 9 before flash needs to be used, and honestly by that point I don’t care.  Definitely beats a red face!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I tried some test photos with Everyday minerals IT foundation on.  It looks great with flash.  The only time it makes you look pale is when the camera like six inches from your face, which probably won’t happen.  They don’t have any SPF in it.  I do put some moisturizes lotion on my face underneath, and then apply the finishing dust on top.   It definitely is a more a more natural look rather than airbrushed, but I prefer that look.

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