Post # 1
My makeup artist told me not to wear sunscreen due to flashback in photos. That said, I have very pale skin that burns easily, and our ceremony is outdoors at 3pm followed by photos, also outdoors! I’m thinking I’d rather look pale in photos than suffer with third degree burns on my wedding night, lol. Wondering what other people did? Also wondering if I wear sunscreen on my body as well, will that also cause flashback and just result in an overall paler look in photos? I’d be ok with that haha
Post # 2
I wore a foundation that has sunscreen in it.
Post # 3
I wore foundation and powder with spf 50 in it and sun lotion on the rest of my body.
I don’t think it showed up in photo’s, just make sure everything is blended and it’s not still ‘wet’ by the time you arrive.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
If all else fails, get a cute little parasol/umbrella to keep you in the shade as needed! Bet it would make for super cute pictures too!
Post # 5
Interested to see responses on this… I’m getting married in Jamaica and will DEFINITELY need to be wearing sun screen! It never crossed my mind that this might effect photos.
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
I didn’t, but then I got married in February in the UK, so not much chance of sunburn!
Id probably just wear the sunscreen, it’s safer for your skin. Nothing wrong with looking pale either, I have really pale skin and never tan or fake tan. If you’re happier knowing your skin is protected, go for the screen
Post # 7
Research the ingredients in your sunscreen. I think some sunscreens have a white cast from the zinc oxide in it. Some sunscreens are formulated to minimize that or don’t have zinc oxide. Just be careful if your sunscreen has avobenzone in it. It stains white clothing yellow/orange. I learned the hard way and ruined a new white bathing suit.
I also wanted to add that sunscreen in makeup is not adequate protection. You’d have to cake on a ton of it in order to get the spf level advertised on the bottle, which nobody does.
Post # 8
I didn’t and wouldn’t recommend it if you’re getting photos done. (Especially if that’s what your makeup artist is already recommending!) Also, if you’ve never seen SPF flashback, it won’t make you look pale- it’ll make your entire face look like a ghost. Also, I don’t think body sunscreen reacts exactly the same, so you probably wouldn’t have white flashback evenly across your entire body.
I like PP’s suggestion about using an umbrella for shade when able since you’ll only be outside for a couple of hours.
Pic of flashback for reference-
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains
I deliberately timed our ceremony for 5 pm in August to avoid wearing suncreen. Supposedly it casts a shine or white tint to makeup. I will have a parasol anyway. Since your ceremony time is firm, I suggest having a parasol or having someone follow you around with an umbrella or parasol to protect your skin and avoid the sun to keep you from sweating in your makeup.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME
Try using a chemical sunscreen below your makeup instead of a physical one (with zinc oxide in it). My favorite for beneath makeup is the Biore Aqua Rich Watery Esscence – you can get it on Amazon. I’ve also heard good things about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light sunscreent, you can get that at a local drugstore!
Post # 11
Bare minerals makes a primer with spf 50. Its called prep step. I always wear it under my makeup in the summer its a life saver! I am also very pale but I love makeup and skin care products and I swear by this primer. It evens out skin tone a bit too. On hot summer days where I don’t want to wear too much makeup that I’ll sweat off anyway, I wear only this and it looks good.
Post # 12
I wore my regular moisturizer that has sunscreen in it under my makeup and had no issues with the pictures. The only flashback I had was on a The undereye eyeliner stuff the makeup artist used – it popped out on some of the pictures where flash was used.