Post # 1
heya bees! i’ve been a makeup artist for 8 years. i have a great deal of experience in bridal makeup. since i’m now a bride-to-bee myself i thought i’d offer to answer any questions bees might have about anything makeup related.
Post # 3
What’s a good brand for fake eye lashes?
Post # 4
Also, dark under eye circles. Anything liquidy makes me look older, and powder just falls off. I’m so pale I’m a blue blood if that makes a difference. Horrible term I know, but it really discribes my skin.
Post # 5
Yes, I second undereye concealer….if I don’t use it I have dark circles, if I do use it my skin looks wrinkly and dry, no matter how lightly I apply. I get the same effect whether I use a powder (like bare minerals) or liquid. I’m thinking of trying Benefit Erase Paste, what do you think?
Also, does bare minerals really give the white face flash effect? I’ve been told yes, but I’ve been taking pictures of myself to test and haven’t seen it….yet? How much of a risk am I taking if I use bare minerals or MUFE hd powder? I’m terrified of ruining my pictures, bahaha.
Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 6
What is that stuff that Kim K (and other celebs) put under their eyes to catch makeup and highlight/contour their face?
Post # 7
@cdncinnamongirl: I know this question was for the makeup artist but, I thought I would share what works for me. I use Make Up Forever concealer and I apply it with a concealer brush. Nothing else has worked the way this does.
Post # 8
@BellaDee: I hate heavy make up (It goes into my frown lines) and normally wear bare minerals which I love but I’ve heard it looks odd in photos, is that true? and also it does make me ‘glow’ ie look shiny more than regular make up does.
Do you have any favourite bases? would you apply liquid and then powder. Ive tried this and it looks great from a distance but close up looks awful!
For the other bees – I use touche elat for under eye bags and it works fine, benfits erase paste was WAY too orange. too heavy for me x
Post # 9
@aheavel: Oooh, great. I’ll check it out at Sephora. Thanks!
Post # 10
@rushingangel: I thought the Erase Paste was orange too, but I assumed that was to counteract the blue of the dark circles. Hmm, maybe I should re-think this purchase.
Post # 11
@rushingangel: I use a perfecting primer before I put on foundation/powder….I find using a face lotion befor heavy foundation makes the coverage perfect and even.
I tried using mineral powder but it’s not for me, if you’re looking for great photo makeup I personally don’t think powder is the way to go.
I don’t buy fancy makeup usually, I stick with non-sephora brands (other than my eye shadow, which I will use MAC and Urban Decay)
Try compact powder, I swear by it during the week, I feel like i’m wearing nothing, the coverage with True Match is really good…
I put this on first:
Post # 12
Thank you so much for this. I have a few questions. I am African and I have good skin. Hence, I hardly ever wear make up. However, as a lady in my 30’s, I really should start looking after my skin more and having a night time routine. I usually wash with Aveeno and use a moisturizer and that’s it. I wear sun screen sometimes but I hardly ever ever go out under the sun. I don’t drink, smoke or tan. I’d love to continue having good skin so any step by step help would be appreciated.
Also, I am horrible at putting on make up. I went and bought the Sonia Kashuk brand brushes soemone suggested Only thing is, I don’t know how to use make up that well. What with the foundation brush and powder brush and primer etc. Do you know a set of youtube videos that can help especially for darker skinned ladies? I don’t want to spend too much money experimenting but I could buy some ELF products and then move on to more higher end stuff once my routine is perfected. Thank you so much.
Post # 13
You are so sweet for doing this!!!
Here is a pic of me:
I am having a french themed wedding and wanted to go for the brigette bardot type look.
My hair is going to be curly and pinned backand up, but I wanted a dramatic eye with a pink lip.
Number one: I always struggle with enough blush: I put it on, and it doesnt seem dark enough.
Numer two: I am a crier. Soooo what the heck do iuse for the dramatic eye?
Number three: What is your best recommendation for a stay put powder?
Number four: My frickin brows. Ack. I buy fawn I fill them, how do Iget them to look mega full?
Post # 14
I use the erase paste for undereye circles and it’s not too orange for me. It is a bit heavy IMO but it conceals well.
Post # 15
@mrsjjohnson2b: i’ve always gotten my lashes from sally, i believe the brand is Arden.
@HisLittleRed: i have tried the erase paste from benefit and it’s ok. i am a huge fan of Bobbi Brown’s tinted eye brightener as well as YSL(Yves Saint Laurent) Touche Eclat, this has been a huge seller in the beauty world for close to 10 years i’d say.
they are both lightweight but the brightening formula instantly perks up and (duh)brightens the under eye area.
if you have some major eye issues going on, i’d try Bobbi Brown’s correctors and concealors.
they are made to work together. the corrector evens out discoloration(darkness) and the concealor brightens and conceals.
i’m so fair i only use the corrector as the concealor was too yellow for my skin tone.
with any concealor undereye cream is a MUST. without it concealor just wont look good. it will go on think and go crepe-y and won’t blend at all.
USE YOUR RING FINGER TO APPLY!!!! this finger has the least amoung of strength and eye skin is so sensitive it is damaged easily.
i use a brush to apply concealor on others but my finger on myself because i can get as close to poking myself in the eye as i want, a brush helps get close on others without the poking and blinking. lol.
Post # 16
@cdncinnamongirl: i’ve never experienced that issue with bare minerals, but i only use it on myself and not on my brides. i use airbrush makeup for weddings almost always. also i’m extremely pale anyway so maybe that could be why. maybe girls who are experiencing this are using a shade too light or the camera flash is just too bright and catches the mineral reflection in the flash? again im really not sure.
and again, a good under eye cream is essential for concealor to go on properly. you can get good ones from the drugstore or department store.
if you think you want to try a pricier one, check out sephora or a department store and ask for samples from different brands. sephora is really good about samples. that way you can try them and see what works for you and what doesnt.
a basic hydrating eye cream is best for going under concealor. if you get into the gels and ones that treat different issues and have AHA’s they sometimes cause concealor to “roll” and ball up on top of the skin.
blah i should really teach a class or do tutorials on youtube. lol. i ramble on so much when i get going.
my favorite is(again) bobbi brown hydrating eye cream. i use it morning and night.
night creams are typically heavier and therefore aren’t good for daytime use.