Post # 1
So ladies, I was wondering what other 40 somethings are doing for make-up on their big day? My daughter thinks I should have it air brushed on , however I am concerned that it won’t look natural–especially with my ** uh hem** lines. Also, our wedding is at 10:30 in the morning and do not have a lot of extra time to play with.
Post # 3
I am doing air brushed I am 40.
this one is air brushed.
this one is Natural by MAC
Post # 4
I’m doing my own, but I am buying a foundation with more stayin power.
I highly recommend foundation primer. It fills in little lines so the makeup sits on top. Its greeeeeeeeeeeat!
Post # 5
I am a make up artist so I would suggest staying away from anything with glitter or shimmer on your lids, I would stick with matte colors that bring out your eye color so they bring out your eyes. Stay away from black eye liner and use a darker color that complements the color you chose for your lids. Make sure you line your entire lip with pencil and go over with your lipstick!. O also stay away from powder foundation as it will settle into fine lines that you may have! and the air brush will look amazing as it sits on top of skin. Hope I was able to help!
Post # 6
I’m 37 1/2 — is that close enough? I’m having air brush make-up BECAUSE it worked great with my… …wrinkles. (I’ve also been using Neutrogena’s rapid wrinkle release and that stuff is awesome! I got my mom using it and she called me two days later saying if she hadn’t known any better, she’d accuse Neutrogena a witchcraft! It works FAST.)
Post # 7
Snizzlebigs thank you for the info about Neutrogena’s rapid wrinkle release
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Post # 9
I am over 50 and I could not live without makeup primer. Reviva Labs has an excellent one and it is very reasonably priced, especially through vitacost.com
Post # 10
Here is my airbrushed makeup… excuse my weird expression
Post # 11
I planned on using primer.. I use it all the time “normally”, but my wedding day was CRAZY and chaotic. I didn’t have attendants, I couldn’t afford a make up artist or any of that, so I did my own makeup and totally forgot the primer. Surprisingly it turned out okay. I used mineral makeup. It’s not perfect, I have acne scars that are actually a bigger concern for me than wrinkles, but hey, I am not perfect either so whatever. 🙂 And whatever I really didn’t like I can “soften” with photo editing.. (I didn’t do so with this pic)
I’m 39 BTW.
Post # 12
My best advice, drink LOTS of water and get plenty of sleep. This will take 5 years off.
I agree, go with a primer. I use Smashbox myself, although it has caused some of my foundation to turn a little orange-ish, so definitely do a trial
Eye shadow primer is a must–Urban Decay is the best! Nothing will budge.
For concealers, I like both Smashbox and Lancome waterproof. Neither of these seem to crease or gather in my wrinkles.
I mostly agree with the PP about the sparkly make up. However, I think that depends on your level or wrinkly-ness. I can use a soft shimmer with no bad results.
NO eyeshadow under the eyes. A lot of makeup artists like to use this to soften eyeliner. However, it never stays (I don’t care what kind of eyeliner) and turns into a runny mess.
For eyeliners, I like Stila Smudge Stick or Loreal (HIP pencil or Extra Intense Liquid Eye Pencil–same formula). For any of these–apply, smudge, do the other eye. They set in less than 40 seconds and are very difficult to adjust once set. The Loreal is pretty smudgeless after that, the Stila a little less so.
Post # 13
41, getting married in 93 days. I always do my own smoky eyes, and will do so on my wedding. I do use shadow primer (mine is Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and I use Urband Decay All Night Long Set Spray. My makeup lasts alllll day! (and please dont mind my face..i just got my nose pierced and it was a little sore..ahahah)
Post # 14
@Georgia Bee: just wanted to chime in an say I ALWAYS have “liner” under my eyes..but its not any type of liner at all..its done with eyeshadow. I use my primer under my eyes as well, and it never smudges or comes off.
Post # 15
Here is my airbrush trial and it lasted beautifully all day and did not accentuate the roadmap of wrinkles that I sport 🙁 and it covered the hyperpigmentation due to a chemical burn caused by too strong of a prescription topical medication