(Closed) DIY makeup help!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

futuremrsJR:  I’d say maybe go one shade darker than normal.. My “occasion” foundation seems to photograph quite well – can I ask what foundation you are using? I take it there’s no SPF?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

futuremrsJR:  Ha! That’s my foundation and the one I was going to recommend! Hmm I wonder why it’s making you look washed out.. What are you wearing with it?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

No, you should not use a darker foundation than your skin color! I do makeup for magazine shoots and I’ve worked on a few a list studio films. I hear this ” dark makeup so you’re not washed out” all of the time on the bee and it’s not true. it’s not about darker makeup, it’s about good makeup that uses good lighting to highlight your features and minimize flaws. 

What kind of flash are you testing on? A professional is going to have good lighting. Not a flash like is on our phones. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

A Practical Wedding (website) has a lot of good makeup tutorials, including a review of foundations that do best with flash.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

futuremrsJR:  It’s so good isn’t it?! I only discovered it like 3 months ago and I’m in love! You’re using really similar products to me so I guess it must be your iPhone flash.. FYI I suggested one shade darker because it’s easy to blend and I wear self tan a lot so super easy for me to go a shade darker!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

futuremrsJR:  if you’re wanting to save money a rice powder from drug store works really well. I use Mac studio finish powders, but anything that blots and mattifies will work. Just don’t use something with sunscreen in it. 

Tios are sculpt but blend. Blend everything more than you think you need to. 

Your phone flash washes you out because it’s a cheap flash that is meant to expose, not beautify. A studio will have many lights, they will often be diffused, etc. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

futuremrsJR:  you’re already using the studio finish, I just saw that:-) you’re good! Don’t base your makeup off of your phone flash. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Don’t wear darker foundation. You want it to match your skin colour perfectly. However, feel free to put darker foundation or matte bronzers around the face and lighter colours at the high points. The differences should be subtle though, you’re mimmicking natural shadows and light. I love a good contour but think this current fasion of really carving out cheekbones and temples is awful. So go sparing. Above all, you will need more makeup than you would usually wear. Go a little heavier. Keep practicing. Keep photographing yourself with your makeup on to see what looks best on camera.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

OP…  I hope you read this on time for your shoot.  Do not use HD makeup of any kind for a camera photo shoot.  HD makeup is manufactored for moving pictures/ video/ film….  I did professional photrography for 15+ years for models.  HD makeup will cause a flash back/ hot spots or skin that is too light.

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