Post # 1
Hey ladies – I’ve been googling to no avail, so I’m turning to the Hive for a quick answer 🙂
I have a friend doing my makeup for the wedding. She’s gone to beauty school and such, so she knows what she’s doing, and she said she can provide everything except foundation, and recommended I get a tinted lotion of some sort. I figured I would just drop in at MAC and get a make over, buy some foundation/tinted lotion/whatever they recommend, BUT it turns out there’s not one near me. At all. So I tried Sephora, also not one nearby. There’s an Ulta sort of nearby, but I’ve never heard of them besides seeing the store, plus it’s in the opposite direction of the other errands I need to run today.
Are these three places all comparable in price and quality? Will they all do a make over with purchase?
I don’t wear make up normally, so I’m ONLY buying this for the wedding – it’ll probably get tossed afterward, to be honest. Wedding is this weekend, and I leave tomorrow morning (for michigan, where the wedding is) – I COULD wait and go in Michigan, but I was hoping to get this crossed off my list today.
Advice? I’m hoping to leave to run errands in the next 2 hours, so … hopefully someone knowledgable is online this early on a Monday morning! 🙂
Post # 3
I’m doing the same thing with my make up. She told me to go to MAC but after seeing so many reviews on here i decided to get the revlon Photo Ready foundation. I got it at target I got liquid foundation and the transluent powder (so I could wear it after I start tanning too)
I wore it for a few days to see how it worked on my skin. Normally I have oily skin but this stuff worked really well! And the price is good!
Opps to answer your question about where to get make up done- If you have a macys, Kohls pretty much any department store should have a counter to do it at.
Post # 4
I like the idea of buying something like Revlon that I can just get at a normal store, but every time I’ve tried to buy make up in the past, I end up with a totally wrong skin color. It’s either too light or too dark or too pink or SOMETHING – how do you find the right one?
I realize that this makes me sound like I’m 15 years old. I swear, I am a fully functioning adult – I just never got around to spending the time/money/effort to learn to wear makeup like one.
Post # 5
I would check for make up counters in Michigan, I am sure they have a MAC counter there. I love mac products and wear them all the time except the foundation, but if it is only for one day I would go with the revlon like the previous poster said. I have also heard great things about it. You can go online and check at the mac web site for counters in the area you are going.
Post # 6
haha Honestly I just picked one and it worked! I dont EVER wear foundation and I have no idea how I did it. I think rite aids, walgreens (maybe) and a few other places let you return make up if its the wrong color.
They dont have a TON of colors so i feel like its easier to get a color that matches better and if you get a color thats a little off you could just add some lotion to it to thin it out and it will go on without so much color.
Post # 7
thanks TKS 🙂 You’re probably right – I should wait and take care of this in Michigan! I’ll be there 3 days before the wedding rehearsal (after which I’m not expecting to have any free time, haha), and only anticipate having a handful of things to take care of.
I think the stress of leaving in the morning (plus packing for the surprise honeymoon my Fiance has planned – no idea where we’re going! i.e. no idea if I packed the right stuff!) has me feeling like if I don’t get it done NOW, it won’t get done! But really I still have 3 days.
Post # 8
@mishelleez: It looks like they do sell that revlon at Ulta, so I might just swing by there, even though it’s out the way. That way they can (theoretically) help me get the right shade. I bought concealer in July, because I got a giant zit on my forehead 2 days before our engagement shoot, and it was a joke. I did the whole ‘test it on your wrist’ thing that I read in some teenager magazine ten years ago, and thought I got the right color, but it was sooooooo not the same color as my face. Apparently my face is ruddier and more tanned than the inside of my wrist, and choosing a color based on my wrist will leave me with a freaky white/green looking spot on the middle of my forehead. :/
Post # 9
@ddw: Test it along your jawline instead. If you’re not sure if the Ulta you’re going to has mirrors, bring a small one along! And don’t just test it in-store and purchase on the spot; walk out to some place with sunlight to make sure that the colour still works for you under natural lighting, and check it again 10 to 15 minutes later just to make sure it doesn’t oxidise into a different colour on your skin. HTH!