Post # 1
I have a feeling that I will be doing my own make-up on my wedding day. I am comfortable with everything except for the foundation. I tend to have oily skin and foundations seems like it has melted off/disappeared by the end of the day. My wedding day is a long one (blame an early Catholic Wedding), so I need a foundation that will last through time and the heat. Does anyone have some GREAT foundation ideas that work for you and are photogentic? Any tips would be great. I have a few months before the wedding to play around with make-ups, but I would love if someone (or a few) could point me in the direction of which brands/types to try!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
My makeup artist used Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover foundation and it was great! It really lasted and I liked it so much that now I use it all the time. Good luck!
Post # 4
Make Up For Ever HD foundation. It comes it a lot of shades, it’s long lasting, has good coverage but looks very natural.
Post # 5
I like the L’Oreal True Match foundation–it’s so easy to get the right shade, and the coverage is pretty good, too.
Post # 6
I did my own makeup too and I used MAC foundation. I went in for a consultation and they matched my skin color perfectly. It was light and lasted through the entire day (except for when the A/C decided not to work and I kept dancing/jumping like a maniac…).
Post # 7
How funny I was going to ask this today!
Post # 8
I have the oily skin problem too. I’ve been using Bare Minerals for a few years now and it works best for me. It lasts all day and feels & looks great on my face.
Post # 9
I did my own makeup too. I used (and still do use) Smashbox Photo Finish primer, then MAC StudioFix (not the liquid though, liquid always slides right off my face). Works like a charm.
Post # 10
I love Makeup Forever HD. I wore it as a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my cousin’s wedding and it lasted 8 hours without touching up. I use Bare Minerals for everyday use, but it definitely doesn’t photograph as well, IMO.
Post # 11
I have heard a lot of people saying Makeup Forever is great. I personally used to be a MAC wearer but I just switched to Bobby Brown. A little bit of powder and a really good primer should help with the stying put. I honestly think you should just dedicate a day or two to foundation shopping as long as your skin isn’t too sensitive. Go and have one put on one half… walk over to the next counter and get the other half done. Then mark which one is better and continue.
Post # 12
@soonerpsych:Love, Love, Love, MAC studiofix! It is amazing….been using it for years
Post # 13
What helps me keep foundation on my face is Make Up Forever’s Mist & Fix. It’s a clear spray that you lightly mist over your face after you are done applying everything. I do two or three pumps with my eyes closed and lips turned in. It isn’t sticky like hairspray. It feels like water when you spray it and after it dries, I can’t tell it’s on. I have the little $8 bottle and it lasts forever.
Post # 14
I highly recommend using a primer prior to applying your foundation and then finishing w/Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder. Ideally try to get foundation from a professional make up artist line. I am not sure what my make up artist used. For everyday, I use Laura Mercier’s mineral powder foundation
Post # 15
OBSESSED with MAC face + body. It feels very watery and thin compared to other foundations, so it isn’t visible on top of your skin. The coverage is great and makes your skin look like it just happens to be perfect. You can buff it on to your skin with a blush brush to get an airbrushed finish. AND it’s waterproof! So you can dance like a maniac all night, no worries.
You can use it on your body too, so it’s perfect to dab a bit on shoulders, collarbone, or anywhere else that hasn’t seen sun for a while, like back of neck or just under chin. It runs $30-something, but is 3x the size of face only foundation. If you’re super oily you can set it with Estee Lauder Double Wear powder foundation just where you need it. It absorbs oil and becomes photo-friendly when used with a powder brush. It’s even a convenient concealer to carry with you because of it’s intense coverage ability if you use a sponge. A cheap eyeshadow applicator works perfect for this.
Post # 17
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Bump! can we add to this?