Post # 1
I had a trial with airbrush foundation, other people liked it but I am not so sure. I can’t tell if it was the airbrush or the final product as a whole. (It looked natural which is what I want, but I look awful in the pictures we took- pale. Also, she chose colors I would never use and failed to ‘fix’ what I feel are my ‘flaws’- even I know a few tricks..shouldn’t she? So she is out, but now what do I do…) So, at last, I found three other MUA who are available that day (June…many are booked already) All three only use mineral makeup. One, in particular, works in television (experience with bright lights) and her pictures are great-not too glowy but beautiful. I realize it’s different for everybody, but has anyone else found a preference for mineral makeup? Does it last? I have combination skin, more oily in June. I’m asking because I can only afford to do so many trials….. Here is proof, ladies, do a trial sooner than later!
Post # 3
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I don’t think mineral makeup is a good idea for weddings because it will have the same pale effect in pictures (the minerals reflect light which will reflect the flash from cameras).
I don’t like mineral makeup honestly. It always seemed to wear faster than other foundations on my oily skin.
Post # 4
If you are going to use mineral makeup, stay away from those that contain Mica. Mica reflects light. So, as long as the minerals they use don’t contain Mica, you won’t have to worry about the light casting a glow off of your face. Also, I would try to stay away from mineral makeup which contains talc, many people are allergic to this ingrediant and it could cause skin irritation. And, with any foundation, I recommend a primer applied beforehand. Many makeup lines make mattifying primers which will help to control your oily areas. I’m in love with Shiseido’s Mattifying Veil (well, I’m in love with Shiseido in general), and Chanel makes a a pretty good oil-control gel called Purete Ideal T-mat Shine Control which also works as a primer. Hope that helps!