(Closed) Considering Going Naked

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Would you dare have a bare face on your wedding day?
    HECK NO! even if you don't wear usually wear foundation you NEED it for the pictures : (64 votes)
    56 %
    Sure if you are comfortable in your skin just wear that. : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Maybe add just a little something something... like the mineral power you sometimes wear already. : (30 votes)
    26 %
    any "other" idea you may have..... : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It all really depends on your photographer.  I would talk to your photographer and maybe they will take some test shots for you, then you can make an educated decision.  It all comes back to the lighting and skill of the photographer.  My mom has taken pictures of me with an absolutely crappy looking face and she can make me look like a super model in photoshop when she is finished.

    Post # 4
    25 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    No no no! I would never consider not wearing foundation for professional pictures. Photographers have high tech/end lenses that capture DETAILS of everything and bring them into focus for clear, bright pictures. If you have any flaws even at all on your face, they WILL show and you probably wont be pleased with the outcomes of the photo’s. I did something similar to what your considering for a professional portrait session and I instantly regretted it after seeing the final images, the pictures were great but a lot of blemishes, red spots, and uneven areas were really noticable in the pictures.

    Mac makeup is fantastic BUT if you don’t normally wear makeup it can be thick/heavy. I’d suggest going with a lighter foundation thats not so rich like Mac’s. Or even just your normal mineral powder but absolutely not without anything.

    Post # 5
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    but photographers can use photoshop! I didn’t wear any sort of foundation for our e-pics (I don’t even own any), and my skin looks way more perfect in the pix than in real life!

    or else my photographer is just a magician… 😮

    Post # 6
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    You may have flawless skin, but photoshop can only do so much. I’d advise you to at the very least wear a sheer powder foundation. You don’t need to wear pancake makeup, but I feel like you might regret this decision as the day wears on.

    But they’re your pics!

    Post # 7
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree with KatyElle.  There is only so much that Photoshop can do, and so much an photographer can do as well!  Maybe you should try a tinted moisturizer so that you have a little coverage but still see your freckles.

    Post # 8
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Oh, definitely do not go bare. As Katy Elle said, at least do a sheer foundation. That will even things out a bit and it will help control shine too. This is not an occasion to be “natural”. If anything, be more heavy-handed than normal. You will look washed out otherwise.

    I used to work in a cosmetic boutique and we did wedding make-up. We begged this one bride not to go bare but she did it anyway and she looked like total crap in her pics. Big mistake.

    Post # 9
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree with PP.  You wedding day is definitely different from regular occasions and you’re going to want to look good in the photos!  I would atleast wear something all over (eyes, lip, face)  if it’s only minimal amounts.  You will definitely need something mattifying to reduce shine!

    Post # 10
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that you will look beautiful no matter what and it isn’t like the boys wear makeup and they usually end up without screwed up looking skin… so how bad can you look. Don’t cover up your freckles!

    Post # 11
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    While most photog packages include editing, Photoshopping is another beast altogether. There’s a big difference between exposure correction/sharpening and spending hours retouching the brides skin in Every. Single. Shot. Unless it expressly says she will do that in your contract, you should talk to her. She may charge you (a lot) extra. I would go with, at minimum, a sheer foundation and concealer for under your eyes.

    Post # 12
    1850 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think that if you have good skin, then why not? I think that if you are questioning it though…maybe do the light mineral makeup.

    Post # 13
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    What about doing airbrush makeup instead of regular foundation?  I had it done for my wedding, and I looked flawless, but it still looked like me.  And, it was extremely lightweight. 

    Post # 14
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think that if you love how your skin looks in other pictures you see of yourself, it should be fine. If you like it better with mineral foundation, wear that, but get the “matte” kind, since I’ve heard that otherwise it can look shiny in pictures.

    Post # 15
    44 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I say if you’re comfortable with your skin as is, then go for it. Grooms don’t wear foundation and their skin usually looks great in the pro pics I’ve seen.

    Post # 16
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    She was a no-makeup bride.

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