(Closed) makeup question!!

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Try using foundations without SPF as they don’t photograph well and are known to cause the ghastly white face.

I also like Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, Christian Dior, and Giorgio Armani foundations but I’m not sure about the SPFs. Hope This Helps

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’m doing my own makeup too, I like Smashbox cosmetics.  I’ve done a couple trials on myself and have been pleased with the results many hours later, using Smashbox stuff.

Post # 5
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Newbee

As a photographer, I would suggest that no matter what foundation you go with, talk to your photographer ahead of time about your concerns about the way your skin is going to look.

A good photographer will have a few tricks up their sleeve (lighting and exposure) to help your skin looks its best in all your photos.  They should also be able to take an extra bit of care in the post-production to make your skin look even more glowing and radiant.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I love Bobby Brown. It really complements asian skin tones. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

While I’m not actually asian, I do have asian toned skin, and roseacea to boot. I had almost given up on finding something that wasn’t too pink toned, and would actually stay on, when the lovely lady in sephora recommended Shiseido. It matches my skin exactly (has good yellowy/olive undertones) stays on all day, and covers my redness without being cakey. I highly recommend.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m Asian as well and used to work in cosmetics and so I’ve tried alot of different foundations.  I use Lancome Adaptive as it works well for combination skin and I’ve worn it all day long and it works just fine.  Laura Mercier also has a tinted moisturized that is oil-free that works well.  I hope this helps!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I agree with Teeners.  I don’t wear makeup often so when I do for an event I usually hit the makeup counters.  The best makeover I had was at the Shiseido counter.  It seems to match my skin tone perfectly.  Shiseido is a Japanese company and creates makeup gears towards olive skin tone.  I would go to the counter and let them do a makeover on you and see how it fairs on your skin.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wow, this thread is awesome.  I’m Vietnamese and I never wear "face" makeup… just eyeliner + mascara (so my eyes don’t disappear into the rest of my face)… I gotta check out some of these makeup coutners pronto!  Do you know what Shiseido charges/requires you to purchase for a makeover?

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m Asian and I love Prescriptive’s foundation (Virtual Skin for a light finish, Virtual Matte for a heavier finish). 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

There is a canadian company thats specializes in Asian skin tone.

 

Vasanti

 

Check them out 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

Brianna, I usually buy the foundation which is $36 at the Shiseido counter at Macy’s.  Not sure what the actual min is.  If I remember correctly Sephora makeovers are free.  Ladies, please correct me if I am wrong on this one.  I would call to find out for sure. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Shiseido is the cosmetics line I used to work for at Macy’s in Seattle =)  Makeovers are complimentary, but it is pretty much expected that you purchase at least 2 items but that is not mandatory.  It is one of the oldest, if not the oldest cosmetics company out there.  I think my favorite foundation by them is their Hydro-Liquid.  They have come out with a lot more since I have worked them, that was 3 years ago.

You can also try their other more upscale line of cosmetics Cle de Peau, you’ll find it somewhere like Barney’s or Saks.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Thanks, ladies.  Maybe I’ll get my makeover before our engagement photos are taken 😉

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Koreans love BB cream (Blemish Balm). It’s a light tinted cream and is great on sensitive skin after a peel. It covers well and yet looks natural. Just look for a Korean beauty supply store and ask for it. There are many different brands out there. Just check which one is best for you.

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