Post # 1
I had my first trial today, and while it wasn’t quite perfect I’m certainly happy with it. I’m confident my artist will be able to make the necesary adjustments (more drama!).
My normal day to day self application is sufficient, though I do have problems with coverage lasting more than a few hours.
As I’m posting this, 5-6 hours after my trial, I notice some shine has come back…particularly through my nose & cheek area. I don’t want to necessarily pass along this feedback as I’m worried I’ll be too ‘matte’ as a result and look very caked on/not natural. I need to find a happy medium between cake-y looking and having some of my uneveness in my skin show through the makeup after extended wear.
Is it normal to expect to carry pressed powder or something of the sort for touch-ups throughout the day or should professional make-up application carry you through the entire evening?
Post # 3
What about those oil-absorbing sheets? I’m ridic oily and I used to use those with really good result! Though that was before I started wearing makeup on a regular basis.
Post # 4
It is totally normal to have some blotting paper or powder to touch up throughout the day! As good as professional makeup is, it is ALWAYS a good plan to have some back ups and touch up stuff!
If you are looking for something cheap, I hear the napkins at Starbucks are SUPER AMAZING for using as blotting paper. Just grab a few (and don’t worry about snagging them, when they charge so much for coffee they can spare a few napkins.
Also Urban Decay has a great setting spray you can put on afterwards (one is anti shine) that can help, but I would STILL have some powder tucked away just in case!
Post # 5
ELF brand cosmetics (Eyes.Lips.Face) has blotting sheets for $1 and they work really well. They are at Target.
Post # 6
I would check with the makeup pro as to what makeup she used in your trial and what other options she has. Also, did you do your normal face treatment that day? (normal wash, etc)?
My makeup lasted all day/night without oil or any touch ups/blot paper. My makeup artist used airbrush makeup.
Are you open to trying other makeup artists? Just my opinion, but I think pro makeup should last more than 5 hours.
Post # 7
I expected a lot out of my make up trial. It was horrible (realistically it was probably average, but I wear dramatic makeup a lot so I felt really plain the way she did it), she also failed to adjust it to what I wanted even after I supplied pictures.
If you are capable, I would seriously suggest doing your own makeup. And as for makeup moving, I hear you. I can barely get an hour out of foundation before it’s shifted and looks horrid (although if anything my face is dry.. so it doesn’t make much sense). I have tried many professional lines, but the best is the one I’m planning on using that day, “DiorSkin AirFlash”. It’s basically like airbrushing because you spray it on, it looks amazing. It covers absolutely everything yet somehow looks really really light and natural.. and best part: I can go a ten hour day and not even feel the need to look in a mirror because it does not budge!
It is pricey, around 60 bucks. But if you save it for special occasions it will last you a long time. Anyways, slightly off topic but that’s what I decided after being so disappointed.
Post # 8
If she didn’t use a primer then she needs to use one…this will help. You will still have normal oil but not as quickly.
I suggest getting the Poreless Face Defender from Mally Beauty (it’s only on QVC). It is like a powder but it is clear and will not cake your makeup.
Post # 9
If the artist didn’t already, it may be worthwhile asking her to run a powder over the areas where you notices the sheen appearing. You can get some great translucent or coloured powders that don’t look matte on, but, being powder, will absorb oil and prevent sheen. If you are still concerned about it, then I would go with what the other bees have suggested and use blotting paper (they work really well) and maybe have one of your bridesmaids carry a loose powder and travel size kabuki for touch ups when you need it (I find loose powder does the trick without looking cakey, like pressed powder can).
A good primer may also help. Different primers work best with different skin, so even if your make up artist used one, she may not have used one that is good for oily skin.
Talk to your make up artist and ask her what options she has to prevent these issues. If you are unsatisfied with her answer, or if she is unsure how to fix the problem without caking you in powder, then I would look into another make-up artist.
Post # 10
@MissButterTart: This is EXACTLY how I’m feeling. My day to day makeup is more dramatic than alot of ‘brides’ I’ve seen so it was more natural looking than I’m used to. The reason I decided to try professional application is because, like you, my makeup shifts within mere hours of putting it on. And I wouldnt even call myself an ‘oily’ person typically so I was surprised there was so much ‘sheen’ after a couple hours. The dilemma is that she doesn’t suggest airbrush for me as I have slight peachfuzz in my cheek area and the airbrush won’t settle well.
@MrsElopement: She did use a primer (mac I believe) which I expect helped it get through the first 3-4 hours.
@PinkPinstripes: I did do my normal routine that day…I’m thinking I need to ask her what other product options are available.
Post # 11
Have your artist use an oil controlling primer. I swear by Nurturing Force for my oily clients. You only use a tiny, tiny bit, and it really works for controlling those shiny spots.
Post # 12
@Peoniesplease: I’m kind of a makeup junkie, and I will definitely be carrying pressed powder with me. I use MAC’s “blot control” powder b/c it’s not super heavy and it does exactly what it says – it blots!
Post # 13
Yes, it is perfectly normal to get shiny and to have to touch up during the day (or blot oil). Most makeup artists in my area that I would consider using actually give you oil blot sheets or loose powder (or both) in your day-of touch up kit.