(Closed) Any fair skinned brides out there???

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have heard and I’m going to test it out myself that if you go to the MAC counter and buy an item (not sure the amount) they will do your complete makeup and show you how to do it.  I also know that Clinique will do that – I went with my best friend and the boy behind the counter did a step by step and I watched and then I did it come the morning of the wedding.  She used their makeup anyway and needed to get a few things so it was free.  Take your Maid/Matron of Honor or a Bridesmaid or Best Man with you so they can watch and then do a few run throughs before the day of. 

As for the colors – MAC has some really great golds and things for the eyes – had a friend do my makeup once and use MAC and the golds and I’m very fair and pale and it looked good. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I’ve decided that for me (I’m very fair skinned with dark hair) that make-up HAS to be trial and error. 

Some colors in the box look totally different on your skin, so I started buying lots of stuff from E.L.F. – their products are all $1.00 and though I won’t be using their mascara and such, I don’t feel like I’m wasting tons of money if I don’t like the color of a blush or bronzer.

Also, I plan of using a few make-overs at the cosmetic counters as trials – so that I can see what they do with my skin and learn from that.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am so pale, I can’t wear the makeup you find in most stores- the foundations are too dark for me! I have blonde hair and light eyes, so I don’t even look like I have eyebrows OR eye lashes.

I have had really good luck at Sephora, esp. since you can try stuff on, and they carry MAC and Clinique, and all those brands.

My favorite makeup brand is Urban Decay. They have a nice golden color that looks good. Also, NARS Orgasm blush is a light, pink-y blush that looks really good on everyone.

I’m trying to track down the name of the foundation I use, that actually matches my skin tone… I’ll post it if I find it!

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I rarely wear make-up normally, so I was not sure where to start for a wedding day look.  The people at Sephora were super-partient, worked with me on finding the right shades, brands, and "look."  They showed me exactly what they used for the final look and how to apply it.  They’ll sell you as much or as little of the products used as you want. 

 I ended up choosing Make Up For Ever foundation and NARS bronzer.  Both had a great selection of shades.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am a redhead with really light skin, so I can never find matching make-up. I would definitely recommend Sephora, they do such a good job with matching.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m definitely as white as a fish belly. I look extremely washed out in photos, so I’m hoping the person who is doing my makeup can remedy that.

My biggest concern? Sunburn! I’m getting married in the middle of the day at the end of June and (fingers crossed) if it’s sunny, I will be spending plenty of time outside. Even worse? We’re doing pictures in the early evening AFTER being outside all day. I have no idea how I’m going to last outside for 6+ hours without looking REALLY greasy! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

definitely try sephora and MAC stores (sephora does not carry MAC products, unfortunately!)   

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Sephora and Ulta stores because sometimes the right fit whether it be eye shadow or foundation is not from the same brand.  To me, one size doesn’t fit all.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m fair, with freckles…I use the lightest Shisedo tinted moisturizer just to even out the skin tone.  I use a lot of pinks and peachy tones because my skin has them already. 

Bronzers on me look like suntan nylons on my face, so I’m sticking to my pale freckled face.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have had good luck with Nars and Laura Mercier foundations.  They have some good options for fair-skinned gals like us.  I just started using a Smashbox foundation and really like it.

I like Nars blush in Orgasm and Deep Throat.  They look good on all skin shades. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

As a fair skinned bride, I rely on NARS laguna bronzer to not make me look orange (since I am so pale) and the NARS blush in orgasm. It is just sheer enough to make sure you have color, but not too much on fairer skin.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I highly recommend NARS Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush!! I am very fair skinned and I think the bronzer is perfect– not too orangy, but be careful when you apply it not to put too much on– and the blush is really complimentry to a pale skin tone and isn’t overpowering.

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