(Closed) All you MAC make-up gals, I have a few questions! Pretty Please!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would love to hear answers as well. I need to find out names of good foundations!

Post # 5
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Studio Fix Longwear I think its called- they have both a liquid and a powder. Great for oily skin (matte) and oil control. Also great for humidity and has great staying power! It has full coverage to cover almost anything! I would also wear a primer like studio gear’s also for extra staying power- its awesome.

Another suggestion is MakeUp Forever HD- It is fantastic for photos (non-reflective). Many-a-bride have raved about this foundation and I, too, have used it and recommend it!!

Good Luck, hope it helps!!

Post # 6
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t use foundation but for redness you can get a red-cancelling formula, either foundation or powder. It is green-tinted and can really dial down any redness or unevenness in you skin tone. I have a Physician’s Formula green powder that I love.

Post # 7
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use several depending on the time of year but I usually us the Mineralize satin finish, but I have heard really good things about their mineral powder foundations also.

Post # 9
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I also use the MAC mineralize (not the powder one) and it works very well. (I also have normal to oily skin). I used to be very anti-foundation, but it really makes a difference so I gave in. I moisturize my face really well before I apply the foundation so that it goes on smoothly and naturally.

You should ask a makeup artist that you trust to help you find the perfect shade and texture.

Good luck!

Post # 10
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I really don’t like any of MAC foundations. I have oily skin and I tried their mineralized skin finish and that broke me out, I also tried a few others but I can’t remember them off the top of my head, but I try to stay away from all of their foundations. But I do like their mascaras. Studio Fix mascara, and their lipstick. I like the viva glam like. If you want the long eyelash look, use their mascara primer underneath its great. I like their blush also. I usually tend to buy their limited edition products, so any of the actual products I have bought from them are probably not their. But as I said the Studio fix mascara (not a limited edition product) is really good and so is the primer (not limited either).  

Post # 12
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

MAC Studio Fix is their line of foundation that has a heavier coverage. If you’re wanting to cover up an uneven skin tone and red patches I would reccomend this foundation. If you find that your skin tends to get very oily half way through the day pay attention to your skins moisture level. MAC foundation has a heavier wear to it, so you will want to make sure you moisturize your face before appling. This will stop your face from looking as oily because your skin won’t over produce oil due to drying out under the makeup. Find a moisturizer for sensitive skin (as this will have few by-products) and make sure it says non-comedogenic and oil free. I know it seems contradictory to wear lotion for oily skin, but trust me this is key. You won’t usually need to set this foundation with too much powder, but it never hurts to brush a bit over your T-zone throughout the day to make the look a bit more matte.

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 13
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Considering that you are going to have professional pictures taken this day, I would avoid mineralized foundations as they tend to wash you out in photos. Typically there is a high concentration of SPF in these types of foundation which absorb the light and make you appear ashy. If you prefer MAC you should try Studio Fix. I would also try Make-up Forever (available at Sephora,Ulta,etc) or another HD based foundation. To tame your oily areas, you could use a good primer which will absorb the oil. To tame the redness you could use a good green tinted concealer, it works wonders. To apply your foundation (liquid) , you could use a MAC 187or any other good bristled stippling brush as this would give you an airbrushed look and spread it more lightly and evenly, thus avoiding the caked on look.

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