(Closed) "Best of" Revisited

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Love this! I actually took a peak at the old best of list last week before I bought new makeup.


Best Deodorant: secret pH balancing in shower fresh

Best Face Primer: make-up forever 

Best Foundation (is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): make-up forever. I have heard SPF looks white in pictures

Best Bronzer: Hmm not sure. Currently don’t like the mark one I have

Best Blotting Tissues/Powder: boscia

Best waterproof eyeliner: maybelline unstoppable 

Best eyeshadow: urban decay naked and smashbox beauty exposed palette

Best Mascara: Hmm, this is tough – I’m so picky. I’ll be using ardell false lashes with l’oreal voluminous waterproof on my wedding day. I hope this does the trick, I love big lashes!

Best Blush: Currently using Nars orgasm, but I actually prefer rimmel pink rose

Best lipstick/lipgloss: revlon 

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why): Ohh good one. I love viva la juicy and will probably use that. It smells great without being overpowering.

Best Shoe gel inserts/insoles: not sure


Post # 4
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a cosmetics junkie. I live for these posts!!

Best Deodorant: Currently use Dove for sensitive skin, but I don’t totally love it. I have a Tom’s of Maine that is unscented that is so far just okay. It doesn’t control wetness as well but no smell!

Best Face Primer: Hourglass. It’s amazing. For eyes I feel that Too Faced and Urban Decay work equally well.

Best Foundation (is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): SPF can sometimes make your face appear more pale in photos. For every day foundation, I love bb creams (Skin 79 and Missha are my favorites). I also love Make Up For Ever (I use both the High Def foundation as well as the Mat Velvet+, which i feel is longer lasting and gives a more matte finish) and Tarte Amazonian Clay.

Best Bronzer: Bare Escentual Faux Tan. I use a teeny tiny sprinkle and usually mix it w/ an even smaller amount of their Pure Radiance

Best Blotting Tissues/Powder: Clean and Clear

Best waterproof eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7. I use Bourbon for most days, but I have at least 12 other shades. They make amazing purples.

Best eyeshadow: the majority of my shadows are Urban Decay, stila, some MAC, Bare Escentauls, and Lorac.

Best Mascara: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, benefit’s They’re Real, and L’oreal Voluminous 

Best Blush: Tarte

Best lipstick/lipgloss: Urban Decay chubby lip pencils. I do like Lush’s lip stain. I have a ton of Buxom glosses in my purse. Josie Maran’s argan oil lip balm is amazing

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why):  Anything LaVanilla b/c my partner loves how they smell on me, especially Vanilla Passionfruit.

Best Shoe gel inserts/insoles:

Post # 6
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Best Deodorant: No particular preference, I usually use Dove so will probably stick with that!

Best Face Primer: Smashbox

Best Foundation: Giorgio Armani (Designer or Luminous Silk), it photographs beautifully.

Best Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (for scars, pigmentation, pimples etc) and YSL Touche Eclat for undereye shadows 

Best Bronzer: Chanel or Armani

Best Powder: Givenchy (loose) and either Chanel pressed powder or Guerlain’s Les Perles, the pressed version.

Best Highlighter: Guerlain Les Perles, MAC Prep & Prime (the opalescent white pressed powder), and Chanel does a really pale peachy pressed powder that gives a very subtle glow.

Best waterproof eyeliner: I like cake liners for the best colour and intensity, Make Up For Ever or Kryolan. Otherwise, gel liners by MAC or Bobbi Brown

Best eyeshadow: MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Shu Uemura 

Best Mascara: Diorshow or Lancome, although I don’t fuss much over mascaras when I wear false lashies. For the best everyday mascara that defines and separates perfectly, Shu Uemura Basic.

Best Eyebrow Product: Shu Uemura (they do this great taupe-grey that’s so natural)

Best Blush: NARS, MAC, Shu Uemura 

Best lipstick/lipgloss: So many! I like Chanel, MAC, NARS and Bobbi Brown for lipsticks and glosses. Armani have some of the best movie star reds.

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why): Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, because it was the fragrance I was wearing when we first started dating. 

Best Fake Tan: St Tropez, hands down!

Best Nail Enamel: OPI or Chanel

Best Lip Balm: Nuxe (it’s the only matte one I’ve found, great for prepping lips if you don’t want to alter the finish of your lipstick).


Post # 8
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a total cosmetics junkie! This is my heavy day-to-day/night out makeup, as I’ve not done my wedding makeup yet! Also I’m in the UK so may have some different brands.


Best Deodorant: Sure Diamond (the no white marks stuff).

Best Face Primer: I rarely wear it, but I do like my Laura Mercier oil-free.

Best Foundation (is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): I love Urban Decay Naked Skin. I’m desperate to try the MUFE HD but you can’t get it where I live. 

Best Bronzer: I don’t wear any (I’m white as a sheet naturally and don’t tan, so bronzer just looks weird).

Best Blotting Tissues/Powder: Don’t use

Best waterproof eyeliner: Not waterproof, I love Bobbi Brown gel liner. I think the colour I have is Espresso (the dark brown).

Best eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette is amazing.

Best Mascara: Benefit ‘Yes They’re Real’. I love how buildable it is.

Best Blush: Benefit ‘La Bella Bamba’ is just gorgeous!

Best lipstick/lipgloss: I don’t really have one I wear every day, but my favouite shades are either Max Factor Lipfinity tint in 04 for day wear, or Benefit lipstick in Wild Card for a more intense, evening colour.

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why): I rarely wear fragrance. No idea what I’ll do for the wedding.

Best Shoe gel inserts/insoles: Don’t wear them.


Best Eyebrow Kit: Benefit Brow Zings in Light.

ETA: Forgot to add, I’m very pale with pink undertones, naturally golden blonde hair bleached pale baby blonde, and blue eyes. However I’ve found I suit warmer browns and golds (weirdly) which is why I love the Naked eyeshadow pallette. I have the Naked 2 pallette too which is nice, but I don’t use it nearly as much.

Post # 9
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SavBride:  Yes, I prefer the color, but I have it in what’s called The Multiple, so it’s more creamy than the actual blush. Maybe I’d like it more in normal blush form.

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Best Deodorant: I use Dove Rebalance

Best Face Primer: Don’t use–they all have ingredients that break me out

Best Foundation (is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): This is NOT true, and I wear Everday Minerals semi-matte

Best Bronzer: Don’t use

Best Blotting Tissues/Powder: Cheap toilet paper or thin paper napkins!

Best waterproof eyeliner: ELF cream liner

Best eyeshadow: ELF mineral shadows

Best Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof

Best Blush: ELF Studio Pink Passion

Best lipstick/lipgloss: Ehhhh I don’t really wear lip stuff

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why): Coach Poppy…because it smells good?

Best Shoe gel inserts/insoles: Target brand gel insoles

ETA: I’m very fair with pink undertones, auburn hair, blue/green eyes.

Post # 11
3229 posts
Sugar bee

I had a long post but my darn tablet. Anyway, I highly recommend Make up forever’s HD kit. It looks amazing on camera. Also, I’ve switched from Nars Orgasm to Tarte Blissful. The colors are similar but Tarte lasts so much longer and is more pigmented than Nars.

Post # 12
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Best Deodorant: Secret Eucalyptus Blossom

Best Face Primer: N/A

Best Foundation (is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): Nars, very light but does it’s job. 

Best Bronzer: N/A though i will read other answers for ideas 😀 

Best Blotting Tissues/Powder:

Best waterproof eyeliner: Almay, I like how it doesn’t dryallshiny.

Best eyeshadow:Naked by Urban Decay 

Best Mascara: I think it’s called Blinc ? Recently got it but amliking it so far 🙂

Best Blush: Tipsy by Tarte. Has bit ofshimmer and like the coral color on my medium beige skin tone

Best lipstick/lipgloss:I like topping my nude/ pink lipstick (salut by Bite) with my pink lip  gloss by Tarte though i don’t remember nameofshade.

Best Wedding Fragrance (and why): wonder struck by Taylor swift… i don’t like her music but i gota sample ofher perfume and really like it and so does my fi.

Best Shoe gel inserts/insoles:

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/best-of-revisited#ixzz2OchppFrL

Post # 13
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  “(is it true that it must be 0 spf for pics?): This is NOT true”

I’m so glad to read that, I think this is the first time I’ve seen someone say that! Is it your personal experience that it’s not true?

Everyone seems to swear this is true, but all of my foundations have SPF in them and I never get a “white cast” in flash photography. Australia tends to put higher SPF in a lot of foundations. My Revlon Colorstay is SPF 20 whereas I believe the ones you get in the US are SPF 6.

Anyway, I am doing my own makeup on the day and I am probably going to wear foundation with SPF…

Post # 14
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@starsr:  Absolutely. I wear an SPF foundation every day (mineral makeup, as I have super sensitive skin), so I spoke with my photographer about it. She said that she’d never heard that SPF = white cast, and that you should wear the makeup you normally wear so that you’re not uncomfortable in something new. I wore my normal foundation for our engagement photos and they turned out great.

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