(Closed) Make-up question from a Non-make-up person!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hadn’t heard of expiration dates. With Normal use mine can last as long as 6 months (is that what you’re asking, even?). Instead on the liquid foundation, I have found I really like the powder/brush stuff. It’s light and not sticky. Also, I’m not a lipstick fan, either. Maybe you should consider a tinted gloss for you wedding day instead.

Post # 4
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

6 months usually, depending if you opened it for ages. I have to wear foundation even tho I dont like it, at the moment I  cant seem to find the ‘right’ foundation for me, since my brand that usually used discontinued its line and now I am at the testing stage, buying small bottles and trialing it for a week.

There are some tips. You dont need to wear eye shadow, natural look can be achieved by some simple eyeliner, wether a brown eyeliner could suit?

 Instead of wearing lipstick, you could always trial lip gloss or the brand napolean perdis (kinda expensive) if you buy their eye shadow, you can actually use it on your lips and put a gloss over as a sealer and You hardly know its there.

I use a blush in a soft apricot, or peach tone and I bought a small brush from a local department store and use that just because I look like a vampire with my pale skin without it.

And since you live in australia, I think you should try the makeup artists down at the store ‘the body shop’. All the products are really natural, and they are not so over priced and the ladies are soooo willing to work on you with looks and teach you tips!

 So you dont have to get a makeup artist if you dont want to on your big day, they will make you feel alot confident applying it.  When i first started with makeup I went to them, because my mum was pretty much hopeless when it came to that sort of thing.

The lady set me up with a foundation that suited, an eyeshadow pack that went from dark brown to pinks to silver and told me how to apply it. And the best bit, they will do it for FREE or charge you a minimal amount to make an appointment.

Good luck!


Post # 6
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

haha def not all soap! even tho there soap is good. A really really light blush is great. Depends on your skin if you need a bronzer or not. πŸ™‚ Just need to say to the lady, that your new to all of it, and would like the basics and how to apply it. πŸ™‚ she should take it step by step then!

Post # 7
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

On most makeup, there is a little tiny oval (almost looks like a container with an open lid) with a number on it (usually 6, 12, or 24).  It’s usually on the same label as the ingredients. That is how many months the makeup is good for after you’ve opened it πŸ™‚ 

Usually, eye makeup has the shortest expiration period.  Hope this helps!

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