(Closed) Wearing Foundation/Primer/Concealer for the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is wearing foundation necessary for wedding make-up?
    Yes : (50 votes)
    94 %
    No : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Other Option (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    It will definitely help, but for someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup and who has dry skin, I might suggest bb cream instead. You can basically use it like a lotion and just add more until you get the coverage you want, and then put your powder on top,  It’s incredibly easy to apply and has a more natural look for someone who isn’t really really good at applying foundation

    Post # 5
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s a good idea to wear foundation for your wedding even if you don’t wear it regularly, because you will be photographed a lot, and flash photography can wash you out. Some light foundation (it will probably feel heavy to you no matter what, because you’re not used to it!) can really help you look more natural and less pasty in the photos.

    Post # 6
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    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    BB Cream is like moisturizer, spf and foundation all in one.  I haven’t tried any but they’re the hot thing in cosmetics right now.

    Post # 7
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    It was for me because I have a lot of red spots and blotchiness, and I get flushed in the face very easily. I used Smashbox 16 hour moisturizing foundation for my normal-dry, sensitive skin. That, paired with NARS primer and Tarte setting powder, gave me a perfect finish for the 13 hours I had it on.

    And a close-up photo of my make-up. I give all credit to my MUA because she does such amazing work. First photo= no make-up. Second and third are wedding make-up, with non-pro photo first, pro photo second, just to prove that it was the make-up and not really good retouching. LOL 

     

    Post # 8
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    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @Anise:  yup! it’s actually really awesome for people who don’t like to put on a full face of makeup, even my Fiance uses it when we go out somewhere LOL

     

    @housebee:  Like the PP said, it’s foundation, lotion, sunscreen, etc. all in one and it’s supposed to be good for your skin. You should go try it out at a makeup store, or pick one up at CVS

    Post # 9
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    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m a makeup artist.  I highly recommend using a primer before putting on any foundation for a big day where your makeup can melt off.  Primer creates a barrier between your skin and makeup and therefore makes it last and also fills in lines and imperfections creating a smoother surface.  A makeup artist tip is buying monistat chafing cream.  It sounds gross to put that on your face, but there isn’t any medication in this and it has the same ingredient in it as expensive makeup primers do.. dimethicone.  It’s like 5 bucks too!  Personally I don;t like BB cream, but that’s because my skin is very fair.   Anytime you do photography you will need heavier makeup, but thats not to say that we want you looking like a caked on clown face in real life.  Just remember when you use that powder, to sweep some on your neck and shoulder, if they are exposed, too.  The light from cameras will reflect light off of powdered areas differently than naked skin where light is absorbed. 

    If you don;t have a lot of problem areas on the skin, I would focus more on a skin care routine from now until the wedding.  I worked in the skincare industry for years, and there is no makeup substitute for a great surface to work on.  If you have dry skin, I would regularly exfoliate, use masks, and moisturize so that you have a natural dewey fresh glow for your big day!

    Post # 10
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    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Also if you want to just try things, makeup counters are great for samples.  Try them outside in natural light and wear them for several hours, as body chemistry can change colors when people wear cosmetics.  Also Rite Aid allows you to return cosmetics with the receipt!

    Post # 12
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @housebee:  i like to check makeupalley to see reviews on foundations before buying. some powders and foundations can make people look washed out in photos so make sure it doesn’t have any physical SPF in it (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide). The physical SPF reflect the light, or sun rays instead of absorbing. Chemical SPF absorbs the light so no white cast. Ingredients for chemical are, Octylcrylene, Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Oxybenzone. Those are just a few.

    Post # 13
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Woops! PP beat me to the SPF comment. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @lovekiss:  Wow!  Your makeup turned out great!!  Beautiful!

    And I second the vote for BB cream.  That stuff should be called miracle cream!

    Post # 15
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    @housebee:  and @Christy42213:  Thanks. My MUA was a friggin rockstar!

    Post # 16
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TheFutureMrsNguyen: haha 🙂 I’ve seen some comments on weddingbee by some bees who think it isn’t true about the white cast. I have pics to prove them wrong! I get hella crazy white cast from my BB Cream Skin79. Love it but not for pics.  

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