Post # 1
Ok, so I will be having engagement photos done soon and my ceremony will also be outside. I am looking for a foundation that will have decent coverage and won’t photograph super shiny or anything. Any reccomendations bees? I am willing to spend a little money, most of the ones I have looked at are in the $40-50 range.
Post # 2
What type of skin do you have? (oily, combo, dry, etc.) I have an oily T-zone with normal skin around the perimeter of my face. My top choices are:
– Lancome Tient Idole (more on the medium coverage side with one layer, but stays flawless ALL. DAMN. DAY. You can build for more coverage.)
– Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme (can get a little mask-like when applied with too heavy of a hand, but covers like a mofo. Bake an oily spots on your face – my T-zone breaks up if I don’t)
– Urban Decay All Nighter (this one is new so I have limited experience with it, and it’s not as long lasting as the Lancome or as full coverage as the Becca, but it applies and wears SO comfortably)
ETA: These are all around your price range. The Lancome is more expensive, but totally worth it. I’ve worn the Lancome and Becca for photos and both turned out very well. I don’t see any reason the UD wouldn’t photograph well, but I can’t say from experience.
Post # 3
My skin is pretty average, it can get oily around my nose occasionally but that is about it. I just really want something that is going to go on smooth, I’m convinced that any foundation I’ve ever tried has just made all the baby hairs on my face super pronounced. They are invisible if im not wearing makeup but i’m super aware of it when I have makeup on.
Post # 4
I had the best luck with Make Up For Ever HD foundation. I’d suggest trying it ahead of a photo shoot – have someone take photos of you with and without a flash to see how much coverage you have.
Post # 5
Whatever you buy, make sure it doesn’t have any spf. The spf tends to reflect light, and in photos your face can appear whiter.
Post # 6
Get those baby hairs waxed! Seriously! It’s not as pd as it sounds. I used to have the same issue, not anymore. Makeup will be flawless and you will glow.
Post # 7
Make Up For Ever HD. It’s SPF free so won’t show up blindingly white in photos. It’s what I used for my photos and what my MUA used for my trial (and will use for the wedding).
I was also convinced to buy some sort of matte primer from Make Up For Ever, which the salesgirl swore would make the foundation last longer and look better. Yada yada. Not sure how true that was, but the photos did come out nice.
As for baby hairs, it depends on the length I suppose. The thing is, everyone has hair on their face and waxing everything sounds like an unnecessary burden. Also, a good photographer should be able to take out anything that looks super obvious. That being said, if you’re dealing with more lip/chin hair than you’re comfortable with in everyday life, a wax can be helpful. I’d recommended European Wax Center. They’re pretty painless (far, far better than threading, which I used to do for years).