Make-up help!

posted 4 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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1638 posts
Bumble bee

A BB or CC cream would be perfect if you’re not looking for full coverage.

I love IT Cosmetics CC+ cream.  They don’t have a huge shade range and I can’t really advise on tan skin.  I am smack dab between their fair and light and so I bought them both taking a chance and blend half and half.  It seems like a pain, but it’s worth it because I like the product that much and you need less than a pea-sized amount so I’ve been using those same two going on month 8 now and will probably run out in 3-4 weeks (I wear make-up four days a week, very occasionally five).  You could in theory get full coverage out of it applying it heavier, but I don’t.  It does a good job of evening out tone and imperfections.

Before I switched to IT I used the Clinique CC cream and liked that a lot, too.  If for some reason IT went out of business I would go back to the Clinique one in a heartbeat.

I haven’t personally used it, but I know two people who rave about Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation.  If memory serves me, it’s more of a medium coverage foundation so you likely wouldn’t hide your freckles competely and could always apply with a lighter touch.  I seem to recall their shade range is pretty comprehensive, too. 

Post # 3
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I also use the IT CC cream and they have a few new shades for tan skin tones. You can build the coverage but it’s not heavy and gives good coverage.

Post # 4
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57 posts
Worker bee

Be sure not to purchase anything with SPF – it will create horrible flashback in your photos!

Post # 7
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

As I read your post I definitely thought “A BB cream would be perfect.” Dr. Jart brand has a TON and I’ve loved them all. 

Post # 8
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1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

soon2behb :  be careful with BB or CC creams because they often contain sunscreen which doesn’t react well in pics with flash. I would actually recommend a buildable full coverage foundation (I love Too Faced Born This Way) and applying it with a beauty blender. You’ll be able to get a very nice light  coat that will just even your skin tone witthour covering up your freckles

Post # 9
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368 posts
Helper bee

Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation works great for light to medium coverage without covering freckles entirely! I’ve been using it daily for two years, and my freckles are still visible while the rest of my face has a nice level of even coverage. Love it! Also, they have a great color range, and it’s never broken me out.

Post # 10
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2941 posts
Sugar bee

Dab liquid foundation into your hand and thin generously with moisturizer. The ratio of foundation:moisturizer determines your level of coverage. 

Post # 11
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57 posts
Worker bee

soon2behb :  I think that you’ll be happier with something that’s not super sheer, as it is your wedding day and this is really one occasion where it’s ok to be more heavy-handed (though tasteful).  I really like the NARS Sheer Glow foundation as I’ve found it to have great coverage without being too matte or unnatural looking.  It also helps that they have a good shade selection, as I am whiter than white. 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Since you have skin sensitivities, have you tried mineral makeup? I am still a die hard BareMinerals fan and I love that you can build the coverage or leave it minimal. I am not sure if the natural SPF of mineral makeup has the same issues with professional photography but I have never had any issues with regular cameras. I love that I don’t feel it at all on my face. I have heard great things from my friends about Bravon Beauty as well (he used to work for Bare Escentuals). He is also super responsive on FaceBook if you want to ask him a direct question. 

Post # 14
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307 posts
Helper bee

soon2behb :  you can’t go wrong with it cc cream,  it’s great.   When you go to sephora tell them you want a light weight light to medium coverage foundation.   And mention it’s for your wedding,  and don’t hesitate to tell them all the concerns you mentioned above.   Also you don’t have to buy the foundation,  ask them for a sample of it.   They usually give enough for a few uses and that will be enough to determine if it plays well with your skin type.   They’ll give you more than one sample,  so don’t hesitate to ask for all the ones you’re interested in.   And let us know what you settle on! 

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