(Closed) Did anyone not wear foundation?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

There’s plenty of ways of having a lighter alternative. maybe next time mix it in with lotion or primer to thin it out or how about mineral foundation? 

Post # 4
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You are lucky to not have to wear it every day! 🙂 I’m one of those girls that wears concealer, foundation, translucent powder and then all the eye make up 😉 (I have very bad skin from my teen years /acne scars etc) I just cannot let myself leave my apartment unless I’m hiding all of that.

I say, if you can pull it off without all that junk – DO IT. I know I would, if I had the choice 🙂

Post # 5
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@RockStar33:  it sounds like maybe there was too much foundation applied and set with too much powder.  who did your trial and how did they apply your foundation?

the main purposes of foundation is to prepare the face for the makeup application.  it evens out the skin tones and makes a good base for makeup to adhere to.  your makeup will look better, more even and last much longer.

think of your face as a painter’s canvas.  they will always paint the entire canvas white prior to painting their picture.

Post # 6
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I was married once before and I chose not to wear make-up other than mascara (I never wore make-up then so I thought it would be better because then I would look like me). When I saw the pictures I regret not having make-up on because I looked a bit dull in the pictures, would you call that washed out? I’m not sure what it is called, but the key is that I did regret it.

Perhaps if you took pictures of with and without make-up you would get a better idea of what you want to do? (Make sure you use flash for some pictures and do not for others to ensure you get a good idea – and some natural light and some indoor light). This would probably be the best way. Because you will likely not notice how it feels on your skin, you will be preoccupied with all of the other events of the day.

Post # 8
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

It sounds like she just did it wrong. Properly done foundation blends into the rest of your skin and evens out your skintone. It should look natural, cover flaws, and shouldn’t feel weird after a half hour or so. 

Post # 10
8390 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just used a BB cream with some light powder over it. My skin is pretty darn good so I didn’t see the point in caking on a bunch of foundation. I haven’t gotten my pro pics back yet but the non-pro look totally fine IMO.

Post # 11
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just don’t get foundation.  I avoid it like the plague. Espeically because I’m covered in freckles, and i think it’s weird to try and paint them out.  I’ve been told by make up ladies that there’s special foundation for freckles, but i’m pale, so adding any foundation always looks so obvious to me. Plus it just makes me itch. I feel smothered in it.  I understand that it boosts some ladies confidence, but i always notice it on people, i think it draws attention to pimples and stuff and it doesn’t let the pours breath! I just don’t get it!

Post # 12
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I use Makeupforever HD foundation. If you’re one of those girls that don’t need foundation, then just go without it.  You’re lucky enough to have great skin, no need to cover it up.  For me, I need foundation just to look normal.  I wouldn’t wear it either if I didn’t need it.  

Post # 13
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t use foundation because it covers up my freckles.  If I feel the need to even out my skin tone, which is really only for formal stuff, I wear tinted moisturizer.  Did the same for my wedding and was very happy with the outcome.

Post # 14
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I hate the sticky feeling of liquid foundation. Instead I wear a bit of concealer and powder.

Post # 15
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Pictures tend to wash you out, so its good to wear foundation, even a little darker than your skin tone (make sure to blend)  I’m using bare minerals, its a little pricey but I love it.  Its super super light, and makes me look flawless (which I am definitely not).  I’d suggest the matte finish over the original because the original is suppose to be illuminating, which reads as shiny in pictures!  B


Post # 16
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I felt the same way when I got my makeup done. I also NEVER wear foundation. It may have been the way she applied it.. I know I tried applying it myself later on in the week (using my fingers and hands vs a brush) and it looked a lot better. I would also experiment with lighter formulas maybe? or BB cream? I use that when I want to feel fancy and made up (like I said I NEVER wear foundation)

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