Post # 1
What is the perfect foundation for my wedding day? Help!
I use Bare Essentials Mineral Powder Foundation daily and LOVE it, but I agree that it doesn’t photograph well, so I need something different for my big day. I have fairly oily skin. It used to be VERY acne prone, but recently has cleared up, and I have been able to switch to a less intense face wash, just Cetaphil. My makeup issues include shiny skin and eye make-up just melting off in an hour or two. The color of my skin is very fair. Share your secrets with me! My wedding day is only a month away!
Post # 3
i normally wear bareminerals as well. for my wedding, my makeup artist used a mix of shades from the Make Up For Ever collection (don’t remember if it’s mat velvet line or not). Definitely try it beforehand, though, because while my sensitive, acne-prone, only-combination skin was fine with it, my MOH’s face broke out afterwards. You can also try Laura Mercier foundation, which is excellent. Both can be found at sephora.
As for the eye makeup issue, I used urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, but my eye makeup still melted off by the end of the night (however, it did last longer than usual before i started getting raccoon eyes).
Post # 4
i also wear Bridesmaid or Best Man foundation and had the same concerns. after polling others online and off I decided to go straight to my photographer. here’s what he said
<font face=”Arial” size=”2″>It’s not a mundane question and it’s important. The good thing is that you don’t have to worry about any sort of color. This concern would only come into play if I were using film. The great thing about digital is that any corrections (especially color casts) can easily be performed with a few key strokes. Correct exposure, etc will ensure the color is right in the first place. Wear whatever makeup you like; it will look just as it does in person. Taking a photograph will not alter the color in any way, especially since I never take a picture with the flash pointing at someone’s face. I use natural light or bounce flash towards the subject therefore the flash couldn’t alter the color either.</font>
once i read this, i thought i was golden…..until i began to consider the picstures taken by our guests, lol.
i’ve noticed the strange "cast" in only a few of my pictures, so i very well may nto get another foundation. if i do, i’ll probably go with MAC bc their makeup is designed for photography and they have a wide range of foundation shades.
i suggest you speak with your photographer and see what he/she suggests!
hope that helps! 😉
Post # 5
I reccommend Perfekt gel for a foundation paired with philosophy air brushed concealer (it’s not reall air bursh, it’s a pack of three concealers in varous shades.) The concealer lets you mix your own concoction of color to hide areas and the gel is perfect! I finish with Paula Dorf powder that is colorless to set everything and take away shine.
Post # 6
MAC makeup was created for professional makeup artists to use on models during photo shoots. My skin has looked flawless in every shoot I’ve ever done when the makeup artist used MAC products, and that’s even pre-computer magic!
I really don’t think you’re going to get hours-long photo-worthy coverage from anything you’ll buy at the drugstore. Go to the MAC counter (pretend you don’t see the weird makeup they themselves wear) and tell them what you’re looking for and why. They will hook you right up. If you only need it for one day they might even give you a sample instead of having to buy a whole jar. (If this happens, be a dear and buy a lipgloss!)