(Closed) Airbrush or Traditional? MUA or Friend? pic heavy…self confidence gone

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1866 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@PTinfinity4414:  I would try the makeup artist that did the airbrush concealing well, but with traditional makeup and see how you like it. If she puts a good primer on beforehand, it can make all the difference in how it holds up. Silicone based primers tend to keep the makeup more fluid so you don’t get the dry, cracked texture after a while. I would get in touch with her and see what product line she uses and whether it’s compatible with combination type skin.

Post # 4
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PTinfinity4414:  I think I like either your friend’s makeup (the first set of pics) or trying the MUA with regular makeup instead of airbrushing. On the plus side, you look beautiful regardless, so you’ll certainly look beautiful on your wedding day!

As a side note, our skin looks very similar. I started taking Zinc every day about a month ago, and I haven’t worn concealer since. I couldn’t believe it was all I needed to clear up my skin (I’ve tried nearly everything with no luck) Maybe it might help you too!

Post # 5
1249 posts
Bumble bee

@PTinfinity4414:  I think you look great, but your skin is very sensitive.  The airbrush was way overdone. The makeup that your cousin set you up for looks good (pink scarf). Your natural complexion is very good. If you want to try airbrush again,  I suggest a much lighter coat.

Post # 6
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like the first set of make up or the airbrush by dollface. I think your expectations that make up will look 100% natural is unrealistic. There will be flaws or your skin issues will shine through unfortunately. Maybe start a skin regime to clear up your skin and remove that ever it is you don’t like about your under eyes. I think you look beautiful in the first one I don’t see any problems until you point them out


Post # 7
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@PTinfinity4414:  It’s going to be hard to like a full face of makeup like in your trials because you just arent used to it! It looks like the foundation oxidized on your skin, that’s why you’re looking a little cakey in some of the pictures. I would try a lightweight but somewhat full coverage foundation that gives your face a dewy finish and try applying it with a beauty blender. Try the Loreal Lumi foundation, it is amazing. As for your blemishes, try MAC prolongwear concealer and just spot treat the acne lightly. I think you will look gorgeous with the correct products! Let me know if you need more recommendations – I can link you some stuff 🙂


Post # 8
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@PTinfinity4414:  I like the first look as well- you dont have undereye circles in it at all! you just look like a (beautiful) human! So dont cake on the concealer. And I would do a pinkier blush and more black mascara. But really- you look great! And you will look gorgeous with natural light and a pro photographer- you certainly do in the e pics!


Post # 9
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would try the second MUA with the great airbrush again. Explain your concerns and she should be able to ‘tone it down’ so to speak. Also invest in a really good face moisturizer and apply it about a week before your next trial. I’m thinking the airbrush foundation wont look so weird after an hour or so. I had airbrush makeup and I loved it, it stayed amazing the entire day.


Also, you are freaking beautiful. That is all.

Post # 10
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think dollface did a FANTASTIC job on your makeup, you look gorgeous.

I also think that you may have unrealistic expectations of makeup.. I mean.. if you are wearing it, people will be able to tell it’s there – you may feel like it’s overwhelming because you don’t wear it often!, but from your picture I see that it is really cakey.

I would have her try again, and express your concerns, maybe even show her the picture of the cakey-ness.

Do your mosturize? You may need a good non-oily moisturizer.. or, try to balance out your skin.

I have oily/combo skin, and I’ve been using dickenson’s witch hazel pore perfecting toner.. it has seriously done WONDERS for my skin. I use it 3 times a day [once in the morning after my shower, once when I get home to remove makeup/dirt from work, and once before bed. After about 3 weeks I noticed a HUGE improvement in my skin. My breakouts were happened less often, my pores were looking smaller/tighter, redness in my cheeks was fading, and the dry spots I had on my chin were gone! I never have to moisturize anymore.

It only costs $6 and lasts me around 3 months.. I would say give it a shot!

If you do, get this exact kind ^^

Post # 12
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Honestly, I’m not a big believer in vitamins. We get most of our vitamin needs from eating a well-balanced diet. But! I started taking extra strength Biotin to help with some rather painful cystic break outs (right behind my ears, wtf?) that I get around my period. It’s really helped out a lot and because it’s water soluable you can’t REALLY overdose on it. Even pre-natal vitamins help hair, skin, and nails.

I have oily combination skin, too. Took Accutane for 6mo in high school to help with my terrible skin (I have scars on my chest, arms, and back from the acne) and it did wonders. I learned the importance of moisturizing when you have oily skin. The more moisture you give your skin, the less it needs to produce on it’s own. I generally use the Bert’s Bees naturals acne wash followed by Neutrogena’s RapidClear spot remover pads on the bad break out bits, then Simple brand Replenishing moisturizer. Once a week I’ll do an at-home chemical peel where I clean my face, wipe it with the Neutrogena pads, then make a paste of baking soda and filtered water. Then I use lemon juice and rub it all over. This causes a chemical reaction that softens the skin and takes away a lot of gunk and the first layer of dead cells. The baking soda is an excellent abrasive. I then follow up with vitmin E oil as a moisturizer since it’s good for scarring, then go back to my normal schedule the next day. If chemical peels aren’t your thing, using the baking soda with the vitamin E oil on it’s own is pretty good. Just a tiny bit mixed with baking soda and rub it all over, then wipe clean.

Normally, I don’t wear makeup because everything breaks my skin out. But on the days I DO wear makeup, I keep it simple. I’ll moisturize. Then I’ll add a good layer of primer. Revlon’s Photoready primer is excellent for all skin tones. They even have a color correcting one if you’ve got really unevenly toned skin. Then, I just hit myself with a dusting of Physician’s Formula (talc-free, yay sensitive skin) mineral powder. If I’m using base or concealer, I’ll add a thin layer on top of the primer (Revlon’s Photoready 24hr liquid stuff isn’t bad but I don’t use it often) but before the powder. It’s not too bad over all and the primer makes it last all day unless I rub it all off.

Post # 13
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get that cakey look too which is why i did my own makeup for my wedding. The best thing i have found that gives moderate coverage and no cake is bare minerals. However, you MUST get the primer and use that first, and apply the foundation with a good foundation brush. No sponges. At least for me, it works wonders and I haven’t had any more problems. 

Post # 14
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The MUA who did the airbrushing, did she put on a mositurizing sealing coat? I forget what the name of this is. But its basically like a top coat on your make up to add moisture and seal in the make up. It prevents it from getting cakey on skin that thats to get dry with makeup. Maybe if you have this coat added the airbrush wont get cakey after a little while. I do like the airbrush make up on you to be honest, but i agree that the lips were a bit to much, you need more of a natural/nude color for your lips.


Post # 16
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PTinfinity4414:  I’m taking a 50mg tablet from Target. I take it maybe every other day and have noticed a big change. (I try to take it daily, but I forget frequently!) I also remember reading that taking BC depletes your Zinc levels and I don’t eat much red meat, so I don’t get enough from my diet. 50mg has worked for me!

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