(Closed) Foundation advice wanted ( the makeup kind)

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You don’t want to go too shiny.

 

   I would buy a tinted moisturizer, stila makes a great one- there are a ton of brands at sephora you can try, you also need a good concealer, and then a poweder to set your look and take away the shine.You don’t want that shiny look in your pictures- it sometimes looks greasy.     

 

   I would go into one of the sephora stores and ask a consultant.  They typically know what products are good and bad for your skin type.  

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I am just wearing powder!! I hate the way that stuff feels! Go with what’s comfortable, why wear more than your used to?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Darlin’, I wandered into Sephora one day and was confronted with what has quickly become my absolute favorite makeup product of all time: Bare Minerals. It. Is. AMAZING. It truly does cover like a foundation without the cakey heaviness. If you choose to go this route, start using it as early as possible before the wedding, because it actually improves the look of your skin, since your skin can breathe and isn’t being covered with a chemistry lab. Use a primer underneath – I’m a fan of Smashbox’s Photofinish. As far as keeping the shiny at bay, use blotting papers instead of pouring on more powder.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

i am also a bare minerals convert–it’s amazing! it’s powder, but it covers way better than my old liquid foundation.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I also normally wear powder and I thought I was going to go liquid and deal with the heaviness, but like the ladies above, I went to my Mary Kay lady for advice (and they’ll let you try stuff for free!) and she introduced me to mineral foundation. It’s amazing.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

http://www.theknot.com/keywords/sc_128_526.shtml

That’s a link to The Knot’s wedding day beauty advice page. They have a special section about selecting foundation.

Just make sure the color of your face matches your neck! Some brides have a tendency to over do it or use the wrong shade and you can totally see it in wedding pictures!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I *heart* Bare Minerals, but I heard it doesn’t photograph well.  There is a good Stila wedding makeup how-to online that I saw on here somewhere…it inspired me, but not sure I am willing to drop that much cash on makeup I won’t wear often.  Bobbie Brown makeup counter will do your makeup for free, but the general policy is to spend $40 per visit, which I think is still cheaper, and I hear their waterproof eyeliner is the best for weddings, anyway.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

For big nights out, I usually use Dior foundation , it doesn’t budge and is super lightand doesn’t cake up, and bare minerals as powder. The dior is pricey but the tube lasts FOREVER

I never have to reapply.

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m usually super no frills when it comes to makeup, but I got my makeup done for my e-pics, and was so glad I did (I went to the Laura Mercier counter). Although it seemed like my makeup was ‘heavy,’ the artist insisted that for big days like your wedding, and especially when you’ll be photographed professionally, you’ll want to go heavier on the makeup. I would go with a liquid foundation and powder to set it…have you considered getting it done at a makeup counter? I was really pleased with Laura Mercier, and have heard good things about Bobbi Brown (stay away from Clinique or Estee Lauder!!!)

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

As a preface, I am no pro, but this is what I have learned from personal experience:

If you have fairly clear and even skin, a tinted moisturizer (like the Stila one you can get at Sephora) will look nice, however must be set with powder. Partially because it has sun protection, it is too shiny for photographs on its own. This is what I’m doing for my wedding (I also like their concealer, but if you have pale skin it might be too yellow). You’ll probably want a liquid foundation set with powder if you don’t go the tinted moisturizer route.

As far as Bare Minerals… it looks really nice and clear in person, but I also agree with what cannotwait said about it not photographing well. The powders have too much shimmer and can make you look greasy/shiny.

I agree that going to Sephora and trying out a few products might help you decide, and taking a look through makeupalley’s reviews might help too (makeupalley.com).

Post # 13
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Wannabee

i *never* wear foundation or concealer, and have decent skin, but also wanted a more put together look for our engagement party and the pics.  i went to prescriptives and tried the custom blended liquid foundation, concealer, and powder and loved all of it.  while i would never wear that stuff daily, it did make for nice, glowing pics.  and it wasn’t too heavy and didn’t looked like i had stuff caked on or look shiny.  (i also went to sephora and a bunch of other places, but prescriptives ended up being the best match to my own skin tone and the least fake looking.  it is pricy but totally worth it in my mind since the pics you’ll have forever).  if you do go this route, make sure your makeup person knows how to make the right match and take your best friend with you to confirm.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Bare Minerals photographs horribly….don’t go there. Seriously.

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is great but if you’re oily, its gonna be a mess..

The foundation I’m obsessed with is Giorgio Armani Fluid Silk…it wears beautifully, photographs fantastic, and doesn’t get all messed up when you’re crying…Here’s the clincher-its 55 bucks and you can only get it at Saks or Bloomingdales…HOWEVER here’s how to get around it:

When you go to the makeup counter to try foundation, ask for a sample and tell them you break out easily from most products and need to try it on your own..voila!! free makeup!! Just remember samples need to be used within a week or so (this is bc liquid makeup will separate if its not in the proper container, which sample cups definitely are not).

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I have always been a Clinique girl, but a girlfriend gave me a spa day a few weeks before the wedding and they do Minerology.  Since they custom blend, you can get what you want – and I noticed that some of the questions they asked before they produced your custom blend were:  1) Do you like more of a shiny look, or more of a matte look?  2) Do you need sunscreen in your make-up? 3) Will you be wearing this for an event where there will be photography?

I had them do a custom blend for me, and I really love it.  And it photographs just fine – no shininess at all.  I really, really love their concealer, which is fantastic.  Plus it wears wonderfully – it has been super hot here, and everything else just sweats right off, but the mineral foundation seems to stay looking just fine.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ok girl, looks like you have alot of advice,,,here’s mine,,,I’m a professional makeup artist here in California, and have done MANY brides makeup,,,,if you’re taking pictures,,,which I’m sure you are,,,you need to make sure its a matte makeup! If you’re concerened with coverage, then I would get a liquid foundation, put that on after your sunscreen, get oil-free sunscreen, so you don’t get that shiny look, after your foundation, apply your concealer under your eyes, around your nose and any blemishes or dis-colerations, then finish with powder, a translucent powder is best, I wouldn’t layer a colored powder with foundation unless your color matched while wearing both, otherwise you’ll look like your wearing lots of makeup! Also stay away from shimmery eyeshadow, it doesn’t photograph well. If you want to save money, go to the drugstore, most of these companies make the same makeup sold at department stores for much more. Almay is made by Clinique, Lorel has a great foundation, color match, and cover girl has a great translucent powder compact or loose powder. You can return colors that don’t work for you, Max Factor has great high pigment eyeshadows, stick with neutreals, browns or grays, these look great in pictures! Don’t forget blush and even bronzing powder,,if it feels like your wearing tons,,,don’t worry, it will look sooo natural in the pics, otherwise you’ll just look really pale! Good luck!

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