(Closed) Stressing over DIY Makeup…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

First, use a primer.  Smashbox is really great and some places, like Ulta, sell a trial sized version for about $15.  I’ve also read reviews for Revlon PhotoReady foundation, which is about $12 in the stores.  Most places, even drug stores, will accept returns on cosmetics with receipts if you do not like them.  Try a few before then and you should be fine!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree about using a primer (I use this and I have sensitive skin – I haven’t had any problems). Avoid foundations with sunscreen in them as they tend to add shininess. Also use a fine powder to get rid of shine (I like Make Up Forever).

For eyeshadow try Urban Decays Primer Potion.

These things will cost $20-$30 each BUT they last forever (you only need a little bit of each). Definitely look for sample sizes.

Also you can do returns to Sephora even if you order online if you don’t like the products – so at least you won’t be wasting your money on something you’ll never use.

 

Post # 6
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

And go check out some makeup tips and bridal tips on You Tube.com, that’s what I did!

Post # 7
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got a great set of trial sized items for my wedding make up at sephora.  It was the make up forever line, and I got a small primer, a “hydrating serum” that is great for around eyes or any other dry patches, and an amazing “HD powder” that can go over everything and get rid of any shine.   I got all 3 for $29 and I still use them after the wedding (I’m not a huge make up person, generally speaking, but they are very versatile)  

 

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P258102&categoryId=C19970&shouldPaginate=true

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I second (or third or fourth…lol) the primer recommendation.

If you can’t afford a super high end primer, I’ve heard that the female anti-chafing gels from the drugstore have the same main ingredient (dimethicone, I believe), and they cost around $7 or $8 for a huge tube. Dimethicone is a skin protectant, so I’d suspect it’s okay for sensitive skin unless you are super blemish-prone.

Alternatively, I’ve heard good things about using airbrush make-up without the airbrush tool. Most of them have medium-full coverage, don’t need to be set with powder, and will last through just about anything. Some companies offer reasonably priced trial or intro kits (you can order online) that come with several shades – so you can either mix and match, blend a custom shade, or use different tones for shading and contouring.

Another thing you could try is alternating layers of product. If you first put down a very fine layer of powder and then your liquid foundation, the foundation will have more to “stick” to. Then, if you top that off with another very light-handed powder layer, it sets the layers quite well.

Blotting sheets are pretty inexpensive at the drugstore, as well…could always hide one folded among the stems of your bouquet and blot just before you make your grand entrance (silly one, sorry)!

Post # 10
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree about Urban Decay potion primer for the eyeshadow!  It’s amazing!  I look into going to a makeup counter to learn how to apply makeup so that it will stay.  You might need to invest in some high quality primer to keep your makeup in place.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I definitely agree with using a primer – I used Smashbox and it worked wonderfully.

I have very oily skin, and I used the Loreal version of Bare Minerals and it didn’t rub off, run, or like shiny in pics. Have your Maid/Matron of Honor or someone keep some blotting papers in a purse and have them hand them to you at discreet moments to blot your nose, the sides of your nose, chin and forehead. I only had to do this once. I didn’t use an eyeshadow primer b/c I didn’t wear eyeshadow (I’m seriously inept at applying it) but I used liquid eyeliner and it didn’t fade or rub at all!

Post # 12
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m doing my own make up, using all drugstore brands. I figure most of the pictures are taken early in the day and just about any make up should stay on for a few hours. If it wears off halfway through the reception, i don’t really care that much.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@LilMissSteiggy: Yes! I was married in a theater, which was dark and our wedding was at night! She definitely had to use the flash. I didn’t get shiny in pics. I used to use Bare Minerals but it definitely made me look shiny, so I switched to Loreal. Just keep some blotting sheets (non-powdered ones) in your bra, clutch, or MOH’s clutch and have her and your BM’s watch our for shininess and let you know – seriously, they’re your best bet at taking care of it! 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@LilMissSteiggy: Oh my gosh girl, I totally understand! My wedding had a $5k budget, there was no room for fancy makeup! 🙂 I think having him take test shots is a great idea! Good luck with everything, it’ll be great!! 🙂

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