(Closed) Best foundation for the outdoors and photographing

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Post # 2
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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 # 4
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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cbova :   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
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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cbova :  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
406 posts
Helper bee

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).

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