Post # 1
Im planning on doing my own makeup for my big day. Cant afford the fancy airbrushing and pro makeup. I went to cosmetology school so I know what Im doing anyway. Im looking for suggestions for cheap (ie: covergirl, revlon, avon, etc) makeup that will last all day. anyone know of or used any really long lasting products? Im good on the lipstick and mascara but im looking for the foundation/concealer, eyeshadows that wont crease all up, any other suggestions. Also need a suggestion of a good primer if anyone knows one. Thanks!
Post # 2
The best primer depends on your skin – does it need to hydrate, does it need to mattify?
Also, foundation/concealer are such a personal choice. I love Estee Lauder Double Wear for it’s medium coverage, it’s buildable formula, smooth finish. What do you want from a foundation? Do you need coverage, or just a ‘freshen up’.
I’d recommend speaking to someone on a counter. I’m not sure about the US, but in the UK a lot of makeup counters give a free sample away to allow you try it out on your own.
Post # 3
I had a Cuba wedding, so it was really hot and I was perspiring but my makeup lasted for 12 hours.
I didn’t go nuts buying higher end makeup, I bought a new mascara and a cheapy primer but just used what I had for my everyday makeup. I used Rimmel Fix and Effect Primer, CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Concealer, Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation, Maybelline Volum’ Express Mega Plush Mascara, Rimmel Natural Bronzer, and then various products I already had for eyeshadow, liner, blush, etc.
Post # 4
jss77: I love the NYX photofinish primer and depending on your skin type I really like the infallible concealers and foundation (they tend to be a bit heavier and are good for coverage and I mix it with the Loreal Luminous foundation which is a bit more dewey and prismatic rather than heavy. My skin is really dry so I have to make sure I MOISTURIZE before I apply anything to my face (do not use anything with SPF it looks like an oil slick on camera especially with the store brands!!!) If youre going to contour I like the NYX miracle stick. I also like any kind of matte bronzers to give some color and definition and I like the Revlon cream blush. I then set it all with a NYX matte finishing powder AND then the NYX Matte finishing spray. I apply it all in natural light!
For eyeshadows- the loreal and NYX makeup palettes all are highly pigmented and last a long time. I would get a long wearing base primer to put underneath it to make sure it doesn’t crease.
With the face, application is key! I 100% recommend a beauty blender, a good contour brush, and a concealer brush for even application!
* big one I forgot in my original post- TEST IT ALL OUT in different lighting and cameras with flashes so you can see how it looks on camera!
Post # 5
jss77: i think it is definitely worth it to spend the $30 on an urban decay setting spray. i like the all nighter better than the de-slick, but they both work. also, i recomend a primer. the NYX primer that is fairly new is awesome. its inexpensive too. since i have started using it, people have commented on my flawless my makeup is after wearing it for like 9 hours.
my pick for foundation is: revlon 24 hour color stay for normal/oily skin. it offers great coverage when applied with a beauty blender so you don’t have to goop it on and it definitely lasts… esp when combined with primer and setting spray. it also comes out FLAWLESS in pics. no shine or flashback and i find that it doesn’t oxidize and turn orangey as some foundations can.
also, the oil absorbing sheets are a good purchase. if you need a mid-day touch up, i find that an oil sheet and a little power will make everything look fresh again.
Post # 6
i dont need hydrating/moisturizing. My skin is kinda oily so probably something matte to keep down the shine would be good. Also by my wedding i wont be very tan at all so to not look pastey white i was thinking of going to a tanning bed or spray tan. but does anyone know those lotions that make you tanner? anyone know one thats not going to turn me orange?
Post # 7
I have combination skin and was in a wedding last year during late july in the midwest, so it was humid as crap. Here is what I used – it lasted all day and all night.
- Primer: Elf Mineral Primer (I also use the Boots No. 7 matte base and that works very well for controlling oil in the T Zone)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for oily/combo skin
- Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (I actually prefer the Too Faced Shadow Insurance now)
- Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I have really sensitive eyes and prefer higher end eyeshadows for the better quality and wear time. You could try the Loreal La Palette Nude 1 or 2 though – I’ve heard good things about them
- Eyeline: NYX slim liner in Brown/Black (I cannot wear plain black pencil due to my sensitivity)
- Mascara: Benefit They’re Real. Get the Cover Girl Showstopper, it’s literally the same thing
- Blush: Milani Luminoso
- Lips: L’oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain. I also really like the Cover Girl Outlast 24 hour 2-step lipcolor in Always Rosy, it’s a candidate for my wedding lip color!
- Setting Spray: I really recommend splurging a bit and getting the Urban Decay spray. It’s amazing. I have the de-slick version for oily skin
Do not tan, especially in a tanning bed! Cancer! I haven’t seen a spray tan that isn’t orange yet, I just don’t think they’re where they need to be to look natural.
Post # 8
i’d prefer not to do the tanning bed, maybe a spray or lotion. ive tried tanning beds before and its the same as when im in the sun, i bypass tan and go straight to burnt. i have very light colored skin and always burn like crazy. but at the same time like i said i dont want to be pasty white and match my dress.