Key/must have wedding makeup products for good photos

posted 1 year ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

Have a look at lisa eldridge on YouTube.  She is an english makeup artist who does several tutorials with both drugstore and high end products  including bridal looks. Her tips in general are great too

Post # 3
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516 posts
Busy bee

Have extra foundation!! I know some MUA’s will give you a bit for touch ups but mine didn’t unless I bought it and I naively thought I’d be fine. I cried a ton during the ceremony and wish I had some for touch ups. I used my regular foundation which worked fine, but if I could go back I’d buy the extra!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX

a good primer! I love Benefit’s The Pore fessional primer, a setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter. I am obsessed with Makeup Forevers Blurring powder also. Waterproof mascara too! 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I know Makeup Forever’s Blurring Powder contains silica, which causes flashback. Do not use it when you will be photographed.

OP, make sure you research the ingredients in each product so you don’t ruin your photos.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX

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@zl27:  Good point to consider if youre working with a novice photographer or having friends take cell phone pics you could run into that problem. I had a professional photographer so I didnt have to worry about that as we were all about the natural light. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, unless you are a makeup expert I would try to find the budget to hire someone. As the bride (or groom) you’re the two people who are in almost all the photos from the day. As a wedding photographer the two areas I see often fall short are DIY hair/makeup. Not because the average person can’t do nice looking makeup on a day to day basis, but there’s a bit of an art to applying heavier “photo ready” or “on camera” style makeup. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Urban Decay setting spray. Such a light finish, but excellent staying power. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Even excellent professional photographers focused on natural light need to use a flash sometimes. And friends will take cell phone photos. So I highly recommend not using products wirh silica.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’d recommend a face primer (especially if you happen to have oily skin) and a good powder. I like Rimmel’s powder, which is inexpensive. Also, an eyeshadow primer. A good one is Urban Decay’s (the purple tube).

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