(Closed) Bare Essentials Make Up

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 4
153 posts
Blushing bee

I use this makeup daily and, although i never have had professional pics with it on, I think my skin comes out great in photographs.  I say go for it.  or if you are getting engagement photos try it then first.  Good luck!!

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think I have read that the talc problem happens with cheaper brands of mineral makeup (maybe because they mix the minerals with talc). I used Bare Minerals at our e-pics this weekend and the photos turned out just fine.

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I just had my wedding two weeks ago and all my ‘maids and I wore Bare Minerals.  Our skin looked fantastic!  I’m very pale, my sister is tan, and my SIL is half black, and I thought we all photographed equally well.  Good luck! 

Post # 7
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it was Mrs. Kiwi that used Bare Escentuals.  She looked stunning in pictures!!

I use it everyday too.  Keep some blotting papers on hand, for me it seems to get a little shinier at the end of the day than other makeups.  I love the makeup though!

Post # 9
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

glad you feel better 😉

i use it as my everyday makeup and have been very pleased so far. i can definitely see the improvement in my skin tone in regular snapshots but have never been pro photographed with it on.

I’m african american and have had no luck finding any pics of an AA with this makeup on in her wedding day pics….if anyone sees any, please pm me!


I’m still on the fence as to what to do with my own makeup….but for everyday, the stuff is great! you’ll love it!

Post # 10
26 posts

i’ve photographed both with the mineral veil and without, and my suggestion is to not use the mineral veil but to still use the foundation (love that stuff!). 

I accidentally forgot the mineral veil on one of my vacations and only used the foundation, and amazingly, i photographed (from a regular digital camera) pretty well (it looked like I had a natural glow) as compared to the past when i did use the veil and the pictures did look a little "talc-y"… if that is even a word. 🙂

Good luck!  Please share with us how it comes out!

Post # 11
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think it depends on your skin.  Mine is pretty oily and I  found that I didn’t photograph as well, as it got shiny or wore off throughout the day.  I’ve even tried using better oil mattifier primers, etc.   The make-up that was my make-up artist used was mineral based was really impressive. covered all blemishes without looking like cover-up was caked on and didn’t look oily through the whole day or reception.  I’m not sure of the band, but it was through abface.com.

Post # 12
21 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

Only problem I’ve had with Bridesmaid or Best Man is if you start to sweat the make up is going to streak, more then what you see with regular liquid foundation. 


I’m a July Florida bride so while I love Bridesmaid or Best Man for the everyday I think I’m going to have to switch for the wedding day.  

Post # 13
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If it wears well on you, I’m sure it will be fine.  I get oily too fast with mineral makeup (I wear it daily) for such an all-day event, so I’m having my makeup artist use her airbrush foundation that day.  That stuff wears crazily well.

If you’ve done test shots and you like the look, go with it!

Post # 14
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am doing mineral make-up — you just need to put on a finishing powder over it.  If you would like to see pictures, go to http://www.christinaanddaryl.com and click on Photo Albums — those are our engagement photos and I am wearing mineral make-up with a very light non-mineral finishing powder.

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