(Closed) Not a makeup girl

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee

How about a tinted moisturizer instead of mineral makeup?  Smashbox makes a great one, that is pretty easy to use.  If you can get to a counter they will help you pick out the right shade.  I recently tried Almay Smart Shade foundation.  It goes on just like moisturizer, stays on all day (err all night if you pass out in it), and is a lot more affordable than Smashbox.  And if you buy it from a larger chain pharmacy, you can return it if you don’t think it matches your skin tone enough.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would definately do a trial run at a makeup counter, and just tell them exactly what you want. Any department store counter should have very light products and tinted moisturizer.

Try uploading the pictures again.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Mandy- I’m not a makeup girl either, and the only thing I can really recommend is to have a professional do your makeup on the day of.

I wanted something natural that didn’t look too made up, but also came across really well in pictures.  That’s what the make-up artist is for.  She knew exactly how to achieve that look and was able to try out different products on my skin.

Many people tried to encourage me to go darker with lip and eye color, but I’m really happy that I still looked like me while professionally made up.  It was money well spent!

Fabulous engagement photo, by the way!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

how about a foundation in powder format? like a loose powder. i used that before i found a foundation that didn’t feel like gunk on my skin. while i hear you on no foundation, it does help to even out the color some. for blush, benefit and stila both have ones that you can rub on with your fingers and just blend it in (think colored gloss). other than that, id’ say line your eyes (that takes practice but it makes a difference!) and maybe some lipstick. you can stick to neutral shades (maybe just a tad darker / pinker than your natural lip color)

your pix just came thro. i think you look fine as you are. for a low key event, especially, i wouldn’t change anything! you’ve got to be comfortable at the end of the day – your happines will shine through!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You might want a little more for your wedding pictures. Your skin looks wonderful, but you don’t show up any of the highlighting or blush or color tones that really give you face a less-than-uniform-look. But I am a girl who wears bronzer and blush. You really can look one-toned in wedding picture, particularly if there is a flash in your face. What if it’s cloudy that day? Your photographer will still have a flash on. You can lose definition and bone structure really quickly. 

Go to a couple of counters, tell them you don’t usually wear makeup, and let them do your face. Start off with a little bit. Light colors, etc. Tell them what you don’t like, and adjust accordingly.

THe problem with foundation when we apply it ourselves is that it does look unnatural and can look matte and weird. But when you have it applied professionally, they use like 4 different colors plus a highligher to bring back the natural colors of your face so you are not all one-tone.

You might be surprised. Makeup is supposed to enhance your beauty, not make you look like who you aren’t, and one bad makeup experience can ruin it for you!

I have a friend who always HATED mascara. With a passion. And most makeup. She was a glittery eyeshadow only kind of girl. She had a full face and mascara at my wedding, applied by the makeup artist, and now she wears it all the time. I couldn’t believe how amazing her eyelashes looked when they were a little plumper. She can’t imagine how she did without before. She also wears a really gorgeous pink blush and it really just gives her face this extraordinarily happy look!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

then i say, do what you usually do when you dress up, but apply it a little stronger. your makeup fades a bit over time, and the camera seems to have a “fading” effect too.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I’ve used Physician’s Formula before and I did not like it that much. The only product of theirs I would use again is the ‘organic’ eyeshadow. Their other products (eye liners and face powders) were just not that good quality. I would try Neutrogena since I’ve had luck with many of their products.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mandyrose- No chance of a trip to “the big city” before your wedding? Missoula, Helena, Billings etc?  If not, I would go to your local Rite Aid/pharmacy and try out a couple of different things.  Usually the chain drug stores have a great makeup return policy, so you can try stuff and return it if you don’t like it…  Seriously, I’ve done it before!

Here is a little blurb I found on buying drug store makeup.

http://www.shefinds.com/2007/how_to_buy_drugstore_makeup/

But I have to say, now you’ve got me really curious as to where you live!  I’m picturing you in North Eastern Montana for some reason 🙂

Post # 13
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am with you, I am not a make up girl whatsoever! I got married outside, all my pictures were outside and my friends introduced me to BareMinerals Makeup. Boy do I love it! I have blotchy sun spots and it covers it up perfectly and gives me a very natural look and takes less than 5 minutes. And despite what everyone says, my pictures where beautiful and looked great! I also did not have a professional photographer, our officiants wife did the pictures and she had a semiproffesional camera. I say either do mineral makeup or just go with your natural beauty.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Go buy some SMALL bottles of good makeup (or at least higher end stuff) because it stays longer and looks more natural. The department store makeup never looked good on me. Then I discovered Laura Mercier and Clinique and was like “holy crap, why have i never worn foundation before?!”

They’ll give you a tutorial and everything =]

Neutrogena makes my skin break out something fierce. All of their stuff does, and i have no idea why. I gave up on it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i’m not sure if you’re inclined to do this mandrosy, but sephora offers free returns and i think shipping is free if you spend a certain amount.

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