(Closed) PSA– will there be flash at your wedding? No SPF makeup!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sooo true! Be careful of products containing talc too!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, matte foundation typically has talc in them…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am VERY worried about this. I have heard this too, and my ceremony is outdoors and pics will be outdoors, but the reception is inside. I have extremlely fair skin (natural redhead) and though most people would be fine for the ~1hr I will be outside for ceremony and pictures, that is MORE than enough time for me to get a sunburn.

So still debating on what to do about this, if any one has any ideas I would love to hear them! At this point I am thinking that there will be less indoor pics with flash anyway, so having some pics with the SPF is better than a lobster bride!

I have read some articles that the physical sunblocks like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are what causes the problems with flash because they sit on top of the skin, but chemical sunburns that are absorbed into the skin do not. Can any one else confirm/deny that?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrsSitler: You can probably put a mineralize finishing powder on top of the foundation which should solve the problem of the camera flashing off of the SPF or talc. I use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish to solve this problem…best of both worlds, right?

Are you doing your own makeup?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

WOW, I have never heard of this before… I’m going to check all my makeup because we are definitely having a nighttime wedding and I’m doing my own makeup. Thanks for the heads-up!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

well crap… i will be out in the sun for most of it and burn sooo easily… but i don’t want ruined pictures at dinner afterward. decisions….

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The higher the SPF the more you will have to worry. But like I said, you can put finishers on top of your foundation to “mask” the spf from the flash. I def. recommend that you do a “test photoshoot” at home before the wedding…and that goes for any makeup that you plan to wear (done by you or a pro).

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HueysLuda: I was just going to ask… “is this really true?” could it really be such a problem, but then–duh! yeah, just try it out yourself with a flash camera!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That makes a LOT of sense. I always feel “washed out” in nighttime photos, and my foundation has SPF in it! Doh!

Thanks for sharing!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HueysLuda: Thanks for the tip! And no, I am not doing my own make-up, so hopefully the professional MUA will know what to do. But I am just concerned about them forgoing SPF and underestimating how easily I burn! I will definitely talk to them about it when I do a trial.

I may even have to put sunscreen on my shoulders/ back for day of so I don’t burn during ceremony/pictures, but I don’t care as much if they look white from the flash, more worried about my face!

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrsSitler: You’re welcome. I’m sure your MUA has you covered. She/he can do a primer that has SPF in it too, which can be then covered by a non SPF foundation…there are so many things that can be done to protect you and still show your beauty 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ellabee: I will have to do some digging to see which things I have are chemical vs. physical sunblock. Haven’t bothered to look at labels before this! But I have plenty of time to find one which is good.

Any idea on what the active ingredient is in a chemical sunblock? Or is anything w/o zinc oxide/titanium dioxide/talc okay?

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