(Closed) Mineral Makeup

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Hmmm. I haven’t heard anything. I hope it works well since it’s what I am planning to wear!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

Im a makeup gal… and though I like Mineral Makeup, I didnt use that for my own bridal makeup.
I just find it doest cover up as much.

But I know other girls did… 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I saw this today here: http://doxieparents.blogspot.com/2009/07/photo-tips.html

<span style=”font-weight: bold”>On Mineral Makeups:
Mineral makeups become more popular, photographers are spending more and more time touching up skin in photographs. While great for day-to-day wear, some of its ingredients will cause problems in photos. Specifically, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide do not photograph well. These two ingredients are excellent non-chemical sunscreens because they reflect and scatter light. However, their reflective characteristic can leave your skin looking very shimmery and almost shiny in photographs, especially when flash is used. True, some girls want to look glowy, dewy, and luminescent on their wedding day. The extra sheen can make you look like you were sweaty in many of the photographs.

I know that some girls have used mineral makeup on their wedding days and will say that their photos turned out beautiful. Different skin, humidity, lighting etc may affect the outcome, and the shine will not always be obvious. Sometimes only your photographer really knows how your skin looked in the untouched photos. My advice is to avoid the possibility and just avoid these ingredients when you will be in front of the camera.

Hmm. I may have to rethink this.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have to agree that mineral makeup may be great for day to day wear but NOT for a wedding day.  It has minimal coverage and also not much staying power.  

I would call the hotel salon and say that you have very sensitive skin and would prefer to bring your own foundation…  They might be okay with that.  Then you can just bring a good long wear foundation and have your artist use that on your skin.  Im sure the rest of her application with eye shadow etc… should be fine..  ITs really all about having your skin covered and so it lasts all day. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

When I got my trial done at Laura Mercier, the MUA suggested we stay away from mineral makeup for the reasons that August15bride mentioned.  She said it can make you look too shiny in photos. 

Since you’re doing your trial this weekend, maybe you can use their products, then take photos to see how they look?  You could try them in different light, with different flash to compare?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Aside from mascara, blush and lip gloss… I’m not much of a daily makeup wearer.  So for the wedding, I wanted a rather natural look.  My MUA (who, like yours, works at the spa of the hotel that we were staying at) used Jane Iredale mineral makeup.  It was my first experience with minerals and I honestly love how the whole look came together.

I’ve posted a few shots from one of our guests here.  Based on those, I’m hopeful that the pro photos will turn out great!

Let us know how it goes on Sunday!  :o)

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would recommend to use the foundation you have, but if you don’t love it or trust its staying power I would try a different kind.

I really like The HD foundation from Smashbox.

Also, the Mac studio fix fluid and studio stick are great! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Personally, I am allergic to mineral make-up, well, specifically Bare Escentuals.  But everyone is different.  Some girls swear by it!  That’s why I tried it, but it gave me a rash all over!  So if you’ve never tried it, definitely do a patch test to see if you’re allergic! Good luck and have fun at the trial!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I wear mineral makeup, but am going with MAC for my wedding day foundation based on the recommendation of a friend who does theatrical makeup for a living.  Another friend of mine used mineral for her wedding and she says all of the veins in her forehead are showing in the pictures (I can’t see them).  I agree with others that it probably depends on factors like your skin type, complexion, humidity, etc.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I adore mineral makeup, made the switch about 6 months ago and my skin is so much healthier and it does have nice coverage

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