(Closed) Good foundation for flash photography?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

urban decay naked -liquid foundation its awesome

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee

Dior Nude. Liquid version. Looooove it. Doesnt have spf but its best for your skin to use a seperate sunscreen anyway.

Post # 5
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Clueless question: how does the spf affect the photos?

I will be doing my own makeup as well and am a complete noob. 

Post # 6
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@prahajess:  SPF can apparently reflect flash and give you a weird ghost face in pictures. 

Post # 7
937 posts
Busy bee

There are two different types of sun protection, physical and chemical. Physicals protect you by deflecting the suns rays and chemicals protect by absorbing it. The most common physical sunscreens are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It tends to leave a bit of a white cast and when used with flash photography the white cast can show up really brightly because its reflecting the light back. 

So when you’re looking at ingredient lists if it says titanium dioxide or zinc oxide don’t use it in a photo shoot!

Also ladies for the love of Chanel use a seperate sunscreen and foundation! The amount of sunscreen that you need to use to be PROPERLY  affective is more than what you cover your face with in foundation.

*i only use Japanese sunscreens because they are waaay better than North American ones. They blend smoother, wear lighter and make absolutely FAB primers.

Post # 8
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@winterweddingrush:  Napoleon Perdis camera finish powder is a very good option too!  Pop it over the top of a liquid foundation.

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Makeup Forever HD is often used for bridal makeup. Also, take a look at graftobian hd- a lot of models use that for photoshoots. Neither of these products have SPF in them, which is what you want for flash photography.


Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsGolden2Bee:  Would you mind sharing the name of the Japanese sunscreen product?  As someone with very light skin I have to be extra careful about sunburns.

Post # 11
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I know you’ve already gotten married, but in case other bee’s are looking!

 I absolutely hands down swear by Graftobian HD foundation! It looks amazing, truly blends into your skin, so it looks like it’s a part of you, and it’s full coverage, no concealor required if your skin has some moderate imperfections! I use it daily and I’ve had no problems as far as break outs, and I use it professionally (makeup artist).
I love the Make Up For Ever HD foundation as well, but I tend to pick up Graftobian a bit more.
It needs to be set with powder, as it doesn’t set on it’s own, and I’d reccomend using a quality setting spray (I use the Skindinavia one).  
Also, the Graftobian HD Primer works miracles! 

Post # 12
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@winterweddingrush:  I was going to recommend the Revlon Colorstay as that’s what I used when I did my own wedding day makeup. After that, I would go with the Urban Decay Naked liquid foudation. It was great and really light feeling. The only reason I didn’t use it was that I’d already bought 4 other Urban Decay products and I was tapped out on the makeup budget. I love their whole line. Go into a Sephora or Ulta and you can try it out to see what matches and if you like it. I loved doing my own makeup and am so glad that I did. 🙂

ETA: Definitely didn’t realize this OP’s date had passed. Whoops! Hope it all went well OP!!


Post # 13
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsGolden2Bee:  Ditto everything you said! Great explanation!


Also, be aware of your setting powders, too! Pleaseee do not use a Silica powder, as it will give  a horrible flash-back whitecast. 🙂

ETA: Yep, I did the same with her date passing already! How did it go for you on the day?? Hopefully others will find the info helpfull as well.

Post # 14
937 posts
Busy bee

@Ohiogal1201:  Sure I use Shiseido Senka Mineral Water UV Gel SPF 50 (it’s also PA+++). It comes in 40ml bottle for $14. 

You can also get it in SPF 27 PA++. Which I think is a 100ml bottle for $14. 

People think I’m crazy because I’m black and use SPF 50 PA+++ but A) I don’t want skin cancer and B) I now probably won’t wrinkle until I’m 60 lol.

I honestly can’t imagine a better sunscreen. It’s liquidy and just gliiiiides on, then POOF, disappears.

Post # 15
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius

Makeup Forever HD definatly! 

Post # 16
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Bump 🙂

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