Post # 1
Hey y’all! I was hoping that someone could give me some advice regarding makeup for engagement photos. Our pictures are this coming Monday and I’m not sure what to do. I know that a lot of people get their makeup trial for their e-pics, which would be great, but our wedding will be out of state. Further, I already have to leave work early on Monday to make our shoot, and it would be pretty hard for me to sneak out for a long lunch to get my makeup done. I usually wear bare minerals foundation, but hear that does not photograph well. I have pretty good skin and don’t really have any “problem areas,” so coverage isn’t really a big deal to me. However, I’m pretty pale, so that’s a concern. Our pictures will be at sunset on a farm, so I want to keep it fairly natural. Should I just do my regular makeup as usual, or should I go to sephora this weekend and buy a foundation that photographs better (if so, any recomendations?). Or, should I just deal with the inconvenience and get my makeup done at my lunch hour? In case it’s helpful, above is a pic of me in my “every day” makeup. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
Your every day make up should be just fine, especially if your photographer brings a filter or two.
My advice would be to do your make up as usual but also bring it with you. Let the photographer take a picture or two, look at the picture, and then see if you want to add more. Typically photos wash your colors out so you might want a bit darker on the blush or whatever but your picture above looks pretty so I’d say just do it as usual and add more on location if you need to.
Post # 4
I think your everyday makeup is beautiful! I have never heard that rumor about bare minerals not photographing well… I know a lot of people who wear it and they have always looked beautiful in pictures. If I were you I would just go with your everyday makeup routine because it sounds perfect for the setting you will be in and what you want to look like. 🙂
Post # 5
There’s a term in the photography business called, “Sweet Light” and that ONLY happens at sunset, that particular time of day and the light it throws forgive a multidude of makeup sins, I’ve seen it a thousand times! If you were doing a daylight shoot, or something against the bleak white of winter, you would need a little cosmetic intervention for sure, but I would stick with your regular makeup, your photographer can use a matte filter in the editing process that will remove any excess shine from the Bare Minerals, they’re used to taking pictures of regular people, not models that spend three hours in hair and makeup!
Post # 6
I think your regular make up would be great. If you want you can look on youtube for a video on contouring and highlighting. I did this before my shoot and got some great tips on blush etc. But if you are pale, you’re pale. Oh well. I’m like porceline and my photographer commented on how much she loved my skin! They shoot usually just before dusk because that is the best time of day for lighting.
Post # 7
I love your makeup in that photo! I wore Bridesmaid or Best Man for our e-session, and it looked fine. I grilled our photographer about makeup beforehand, and she said to just wear what you normally wear so that you’re totally comfortable. I did my makeup a bit heavier than normal (I don’t really wear much), but that was it.
Post # 8
These responses are super helpful. Thanks so much!