(Closed) Engagement Photo Makeup… Please Help!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
662 posts
Busy bee

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
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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