(Closed) Help, magical makeup bees!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@collieblueeyes:  I’m a makeup artist and this is why I always told my clients to rip out pictures for me because one girls idea of wearing makeup on their wedding day can differ from the next!  Since I see your wedding is in July I imagine its going to be hot.  So I’m going to recommend some super easy products. I always start with a clean, moisturized face.

  1.  I would use a primer.  I always recommend not using an actual makeup primer if youre not the type of person thats going to wear it everyday because it can be expensive.  Go to target or a drugstore and buy Monistat chafing gel.  Its like 5 bucks.  It has dimethicone in it which is the main ingredient in a good primer.  Primers, just like painting, create a barrier between the skin and the makeup, so it really helps the makeup stay on and not absorb into the skin, and also fills in any little lines or imperfections that we can all have. 

2.Next use your foundation.  Since you arent used to wearing foundation, I wouldnt rec using a heavy cream based one, just a lighter maybe even sheer one to give you an evened skin tone, and to also absorb camera flash bulbs. 

3.  Set with either a translucent powder if your very pale, or in a shade that matches your natural skin tone.  You can even skip this step and use just a veil powder.  ELF has one that I bought for myself for use on my wedding day.  http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/face/powder/high_definition_powder  As you can see it creates a soft focus look to your skin and blurs imperfections.  

I always rec taking the powder also onto the neck so that camera flash will not make your face look different from your neck as powder absorbs the flash.  Always use the powder with a big ole fluffy brush so its not concentrated into one location.

4.  For the rest of the face I would keep it natural and only enhance what you already have.  Maybe you want to put some brown pencil eyeliner on the top lid only, along with some neutral or warm eyeshadow on the whole lid, and some brown or black mascara, waterproof of course.  A little blush on the apples of the cheeks using your big fluffy brush, and perhaps some bronzer on the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face to create that glow too.

Mostly keep it simple since you dont want to look “made up” on your wedding day if your a natural gal.  Youtube has some great fast and easy tutorials too if you need some help.  Congrats!

Post # 5
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1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@collieblueeyes:  

Too Faced Natural Eye Kit is AMAZING! They come with little cards and detailed instructions and they look really good!

As far as mascara- Clump Crusher is the best right now. It out performs my fancy-pants brands. You can buy it al walmart.

Post # 6
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Would you be interested in getting a MUA to do your make up day of? Or maybe a talented friend? Make up is hard to do for special events even for someone who does it regularly, I can’t imagine doing it from scratch. Good luck either way!

Post # 9
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@collieblueeyes:  To be completely honest, I think the MUFE HD foundation is crap for how much it costs. I was using CoverGirl foundation at the time I tried it, and it looked exactly the same, and there was a $40 difference. I would suggest the Revlon Colorstay or Photofinish foundations, $12. I can show you some before/after photos if you’d like. 

I also use the Real Techniques Total Face Brush which is incredible. It gives such an amazing airbrushed look and it’s under $10. 

Post # 10
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@nl:  This is awesome advice! I would be careful about the ELF HD powder though- if she uses too much, it can show up in flash pictures and give her a ghostly white face! (Been there, done that, not attractive). 

Post # 12
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@collieblueeyes:  I got mine on Amazon, $8! 

Here are the before and afters- the first one is painful, I am not a pretty pretty princess right after a shower/before makeup. 

Would you like a full rundown of how I did my makeup?

Post # 14
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@collieblueeyes:  I really do swear by the Revlon Colorstay in Dry/Normal (they also have one for oily skin)- it’s better than the Lancome, MUFE and Chanel that I tried and is so much more affordable. 

  1. I use a Clean and Clear moisturizer right after I shower because my skin gets pretty dry. 
  2. I then apply ELF’s Mineral Primer (Target, $6) in a very thin layer all over my face and make sure I get it in my eyebrows too. 
  3. I pour a thin line of foundation on the back of my hand, dip my brush in it and lightly buff the foundation into my skin. This foundation DOES dry somewhat quickly, so work fast! 
  4. I then apply eye primer (ELF, $1) to my eyelids. 
  5. I also usually use NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk ($3) on the inner half of my eyelid in order to make the eyeshadow more vibrant.
  6. I then use a flat eyeshadow brush (ELF, $1) to apply a light color (white, cream) to the inner half of my lid. 
  7. Then I take a blending brush (ELF, $1) and apply a darker color to the crease and blend blend blend! 
  8. I apply my gel/cream eyeliner with a thin liner brush.
  9. I apply mascara (I like Maybelline Falsies) 
  10. I fill in my brows with ELF’s Eyebrow Kit in Ash
  11. I apply concealer where I need it (CoverGirl Coverup works really well for me)
  12. I then pat pressed powder lightly on my face to set the foundation and make it more matte (CoverGirl Smoothers). 

Post # 16
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@collieblueeyes:  Thank you! Just practice practice practice- I really like the brush that comes with the Maybelline Gel liner, it make it SO easy. 

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