(Closed) Make up for early wedding help.

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you’d like to have a professional do your make up, there are freelance make up artists and many salons/spas do cosmetic application. Either should be able to work within your schedule. Brides on my local board on the knot had lots of helpful suggestions. My sis found her artist at a bridal show. Or call reputable salons in your area to find out if they do cosmetic application. Perhaps the salon where you are get your hair done offers the service.

Or if you prefer to do your own make up, MAC and Clinique are high quality. Either station at a good department store should be staffed with someone who can show you how to apply their products and even help you create a "look" for your wedding. It can be expensive to set yourself up with a whole new set of make up at once, but you could start with a good foundation and go from there. As a note, I was recommended to not wear mineral make up for my wedding, because it can appear shiny in photos – but I can’t speak to whether or not that’s true.

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hi. Im a freelance makeup artist…and can help answer your questions if you want. I think the idea of buying your foundation in a department store is a good idea–they can match you, you can wear it–and if it doesnt look right in pictures or the natural light, you can return it before the big day. Steer clear of minerals, a really high spf, anything too moisterizing (a slight glow is good) or anything that says luminizing or brightening in the foundation name. Those products are not good for photography–there’s no telling when you’re photographer will use a flash. Also, remember that if it’s glowing on your face, it will be glowing, borderline shiny on film.  I dont want to refer you to another site, but I was a guest blogger at Wedding Chicks, and blogged about makeup product recommendations…you could read that for more info.  There was a post 2 weeks ago on foundation on page 3 now, I think, and tomorrow’s post will be about eyeliners. Here are my recommendations for a bridal look…if you want me to chart you (give you specific recommendations on your coloring), Im happy to…my email is [email protected].

 Foundation Stick-Bobbi Brown, Mac or if you’re really dry, BB Moisture Compact; Vitamin Enriched Face Base from BB or Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer; Sheer Finish Powder–one that’s finely milled, not one packed with color; Make sure you do an undereye concealer and dont forget eye cream.  Laura, Bobbi and MAC all make good ones–I woudnt choose drug store brands with undereye concealer. It could be a cakey mess. Make Up For Ever eye liner or BB Gel Liner, Dior Show Waterproof mascara; Mac shadow base if you do a powder shadow, if not, use a waterproof creme shadow–Mac, Bobbi or Trish McEvoy, BB Bone eye shadow under brow; Nars Orgasm blush is beautiful, so is Benefit Cheek tint, a pinky brown lip, and Rosy or Hot Pink Lip Gloss from Bobbi is a must, must.

Let me know if you want recommendations on drug store brands..some are ok, some you want to stay away from!  Hope that helps you!  –R.





Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: July 2006

I am not a make-up wearer, so was pretty skeptical about wedding day make-up. But I found Bare Essentials (Sephora) to be really great makeup. It really is just like on tv- coverage is good with no trace of cakey-ness. I actually wear it fairly frequently now (after the wedding). 

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