Post # 1
I don’t usually wear foundation, and I need some recommendations on what to buy. I’m looking for something that photographs good and that doesn’t look or feel heavy. Please help…I’m a total rookie when it comes to foundation. Thanks!
Post # 3
My favorite is by Covergirl. It’s called “Clean.” It’s really light and goes on smoothly. As far as application I recommend using a sponge. I don’t know about photographing well. MAC is good too, I just prefer the new “Clean” line.
Post # 4
I use Revlon PhotoFinish on a daily basis. Maybe it is cliche to suggest considering the name, assuming that means it will photograph well!! But I really do like it. They have a large range of shades, it’s not particularly expensive, and I feel like it does a great job covering things up, feels pretty light, and lasts all day no problem.
Post # 5
I’m a fan of clinique. However, I’d say go into your local mall on a couple of occasions and have them apply different types of foundation for you. Wear it for the day and see what you like about each one. That way you can narrow down which foundation you like the best before you buy it.
Post # 6
I was seriously just going to post this exact question. LOL. Right now I am using a Loreal brand one, and it is great for helping keep my skin clear because it is super light. However, it wears off after a while and I am worried that photos taken of me later on in the evening of my wedding won’t be all that great because the makeup will be worn off. I need to find something that isn’t super heavy but that is long lasting. Would love some advice about this too!
Post # 7
I use Makeup Forever HD I love it
Post # 8
I would definately agree to go to a make up counter at the mall and have them show you what works best for photos so you can see it on your skin and how to apply. I do’t wear foundation but I love MAC make up.
Post # 9
@SamanthaSadlier: I don’t have any issue with mine and when I wash my face at night there is still plenty to come off. haha. (I posted above about Covergirl “Clean.”) It also goes on really smoothly and is VERY light. The kind I use specifically has oil control as well.
Post # 10
MAC was originally made for the film industry before they started sellling it to the public. It photographs very well.
I am not sure about other lines, but I do know that you should never use a minerals makeup for photography. It reflects light and will make you look ghostly.
Post # 11
Like @lilmiss26: said anything that reflects light will take colour out of your face so avoid anything with too much shimmer (although this is ok on your eyes providing you are young and don’t have fine lines).
You’ll also want to make sure to control oil/shine because it does the same thing.
So, after applying a consealer/foundation (depending on how much coverage you want/need) use a loose powder. I’ve found Marcell “translucent” photographs well (but I think its Canadian only). The key is to look for a pressed powder that is translucent, but doesn’t have reflective minerals or shimmer.
You’ll want to add a little extra blush than normal (BUT NOT TOO MUCH)…you’ll have to play with what’s right for you. Again, you’ll want to avoid anything with too much shimmer, cream blushes seem to work best.
I’d also recommend going a littler darker than normal on all applications.
Chances are you’ll be photographed most in natural light for outdoor photos so you won’t have to worry as much about applying make up that suits flash.