Post # 1
This is more of a rant/ question. I went to Sephora and told the 2 girls helping me that I needed a good make up for an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception and I wanted to look good in photos. Ok, so they tried the Make up forever HD and also Givenchy Photo’Perfexion. They (and my mom) agreed that the Givenchy makeup looked nicer and matched my skin better. I also got an Urban Decay HD finishing powder. Well, I haven’t actually done myself up and taken pictures yet but I realized the Givenchy make up has 20 SPF in it! Well now I’m worried I just bought this make up and won’t be able to use it anyway. Has anyone ever tried this make up before? I mean it has the word photo in the name so I’m hoping it works but I’m confused about the SPF part because of everything I’ve heard!
Post # 3
I’ve heard about the SPF shimmer, but have never encountered it myself. I use a matte powder foundation daily with SPF 12 (day/and/or evening – same foundation) and have never seen it. It may really just depend on the makeup and possibly the level of SPF – I’m speculating it might be an individual thing.
Post # 4
It’s not an individual thing – it’s a film/flash photography thing that the fullframe cameras might pick up (not your point and shoot digital cams) and espcialy the Flash – so if your wedding is outdoors and during the day and your photographer doesn’t need to use flash, then don’t worry about it.
I would advise you to return the foundation and buy the MUFE HD one instead. They should be able to match your skintype/skintone! the shade probably just didn’t match as well as the givenchy~ I hope you are able to return it still!!! or else it would be upsetting! Just remember that the nice ladies at sephora are sales associates and not by definition makeup artists.
Post # 5
@ Skyla, I’ve two decades as a professional photographer (both film and digital–noooo, I don’t do weddings, either) and have never encountered it. I was actually responding to the OP on a personal level (avoids complexity). So that leads me to assume that it could be individual. Equipment and staging, settings, vary as well. Interesting to hear about it though–will definitely keep it in mind if it ever crops up for me 🙂 Thanks!