(Closed) Body Shimmer on Wedding Day?

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not sure I haven’t but i’m gonna go with no. Shimmer doesn’t photograph well. Maybe there is some kind of bronzer you could brush on instead.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Have you ever tried bronzer? They make different shades. I thought the same thing until I went to Sephora, now i’m totally in love with it

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say no to trying anything new on your skin for the wedding day.  You never know how it will look or photograph.  I would just do what you normally do.  That shimmering lotion can also look a little too “sparkly”

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I vote no shimmer lotion. I have some Jergens and it doesn’t apply evenly and it rubs off on everything. Plus, shimmer is not good for photographs.

I’d say instead you should use a lotion with gradual tanning like Jergens Natural Glow for the month leading up to the wedding (to make sure you get the color you want). And use a good body scrub/wash in the shower to exfoliate.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No matter what you decide, make sure to take some trial pictures before your wedding day! You don’t want to find out that something is not going to work when it’s too late. Also, be careful with any gradual tanner. I tried using the Jergens lotion, and it turned my skin orange and blotchy.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

No. you’ll be shiny and weird in photography! And it could flake off onto your dress! i hate when celebs wear it as “highlighter’ b/c it is so obvious and super shiny

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hm Im in the minority – I used it.  People commented on how I was glowing all day and I think it photographed well.  I have a string of photos on here, if you want the link let me know, but truthfully its barely noticeable.  Even in my super close up ones, i just look dewey

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I sued bronzer, shimmer lotion, and a highlighitng powder, plus bare inerals shimmer mineral veil – its not shiny or sparkly at all in my photos

Post # 13
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Busy bee

KellyV- did you use all that stuff on your body and face?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@jacqui – yep, but different products.  Face was my normal lotion with one droplet of BeneFit HighBeam mixed in.  I use Bare Minerals Makeup, so that on top.  On my cheeks only I used a shimmery bronzer, and topped it with the Mineral Veil

Body I mixed that bronzer with my lotion (plain Nivea) and dusted a very faint shimmer over the top.  There are some pics at my thread here

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/some-of-my-pro-pics-photos

Where you can see I DONT look like a disco ball Wink

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

my makeup artist (one of my BMs) is also VERY GOOD with technique.  But the bronzer I used is what I typically use every day, and people always comment about how I look glow-y.  Its some sort of mineral based one I got at this Cosmo Sample grab bag thing, Ill have to look up the brand when I get home

Post # 16
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Worker bee

No.  I am too afraid of looking like a disco ball in photos

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