(Closed) Wedding Makeup for Uncooperative Skin

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


First- Get an apointment with a dermatologist. It won’t help with the e-pics, but it will help for the wedding. Go to your primary care first if your insurance won’t cover it without a referral, but do it soon- I know at least around here the waiting period is 1-3 months for a derm appointment (of course, we’re rural, so its probably way better elsewhere). I’ve been struggling with this stuff my whole life, on and off, sometimes stuff works for a while- etc. Its worth seeing a professional for, especially if you’re like me and it depresses you/stresses you out.

Okay. Thats my soapbox 🙂 For the immediate, I wouldn’t change anything. It actually sounds like your skin might be sensitive, rather than oily, or a combination of the two. Is it possible for you to not wear makeup at all the week or even a few days before the epics? I know thats hard, especially if your skin is bothering you, but it might help it relax.But I would use what you know works- don’t try to zap it with intense products. Wear your regular makeup, because you know you won’t have a break out half way through the session with your photographer.

I have sensitive, acne prone skin (I always thought it was oily but am learning to be more gentle with it). I’ve found some makeup I really like that you might consider experimenting with after the pics: Laura Mercer tinted moisturizer & Givency Photoperfexion Liquid Foundation. They are both pricy, so maybe try them from Sephora, which has a good return policy. I also like Smashbox primer, and I do use mineral make up (bare minerals) sometimes, but I’m still unsure if it irritates my skin or not (I’ve heard bad things about it + sensitive/acne prone skin).


Sorry that was so long! I hope it helps, i know how frustrating skin issues can be!

Post # 4
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t worry too much about it if you have a good photographer.   A good photographer should be able to fix any issues in photoshop.  I have really bad skin and my mom makes me look like a model after she is done with photoshopping it and I also wear mineral makeup.

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