(Closed) Spinoff: Makeup savvy bees. Where do I start??

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Personally I love bare minerals.  I hate anything silicone or bb or cc because they feel heavy on my skin.  I have used pores no more primer and it makes my skin look really great and I did not sweat off my makeup on my wedding day.  I was married in June in florida

Post # 34
7365 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Sephora gives Beauty Classes, for free. they are 1.5-2 hour classes that focus on a particular topic, like Lips & check or False Lashes. I recently found out about them and I’ve attended a few. It’s part demo but then they have you replicate the steps. it’s a great way to discover new products and see techniques being applied live.

Post # 35
80 posts
Worker bee

I’m a bridal makeup artist, so this is my specialty ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Bridal makeup is a particularly finnicky thing because it has to last all day, photograph well in all lighting conditions, look great in pictures, and look great in person. 

Here are some basic recommendations: 

1. Skincare
   if your skin hasn’t been properly cleansed, toned, and moisturized, your makeup won’t last like it should. 

2. Foundation
   look for something silicone based (it’s water resistant)
   one of my favorites is the Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation
   you’ll also want to pay attention to the ingredients. Steer clear of titanium dioxide, high levels of SPF, and zinc oxide. They don’t tend to do too well with flash. 
   I also love Make Up For Ever HD!

3. Concealer
   I’m partial to the MAC pro longwear concealers. If you’re willing to splurge a bit, the NARS radiant creamy concealers are fantastic. 

4. Setting Powder
   RCMA no color powder is my absolute favorite. 
   It’s a pro product, but you can still get it without a pro card. It’s CHEAP too. like $10 and will last you years. Make sure to set under the eyes and all over the face. 

5. Setting Spray
   SO IMPORTANT. You’ll probably be crying. At some point you’ll cry. Setting spray keeps your makeup in place. You can even spray this between layers of makeup (spray, foundation, spray, concealer, spray, powder, spray spray spray)
   I love the Urban Decay setting spray, but if you want the same thing for a bit cheaper, Motives carries the same product in different packaging
   use coupon 10offMA for 10% off

If you need further recommendations, shoot me a private message!

Post # 36
80 posts
Worker bee

I know you already bought it, but I would discourage bare minerals! It contains bismouth oxychloride, which is a skin irritant. Not sure why people insist it’s great for sensitive skin. You do run the risk of breaking out by wearing it ๐Ÿ™ Although that can happen with several products! 

Post # 37
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Just in case BareMinerals doesn’t work out…if you go to Sephora, for free they use a skin matching tool to find your perfect shade of foundation. If you use a liquid foundation with a beauty blender, you can make the blender very damp which sheers out the foundation a lot. So it evens out your skin but it is not cakey at all. 

Post # 40
80 posts
Worker bee

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letterstolove:  Yes! Beautyblenders are awesome. BONUS: if you wet it with setting spray instead of water, you’ll get even longer lasting foundation ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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