(Closed) Who’s the best for bridal make-up? POLL!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Best Bridal Make-up
    MAC : (9 votes)
    25 %
    Sephora : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Another Department Counter (please specify) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Make-up artist at hair salon : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Private make-up artist that only does bridal make-up : (17 votes)
    47 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
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    Helper bee

    I voted for Mac because I like their eye products the best, but I have to agree with what you have heard about Makeup Forever. I have very dry, sensitive skin and find that I can’t use Mac’s face products at all without suffering a major breakout/irritation.

    Makeup Forever’s HD Foundation is incredible, especially for photos. Perhaps go for another trial at MAC as well as Sephora and then see which you like better?

    Post # 6
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    356 posts
    Helper bee

    Maybe you could get a hold of Makeup Forever’s Foundation and apply that yourself and then go to MAC for the rest of the application? I picked up a great Makeup Forever kit at Sephora not too long ago, it had the HD foundation, kabuki brush, primer and Setting Powder for a really good price.

    Here is the link for the kit: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=ZQMWHGVZLLNMSCV0KQRRPIQ?id=P298102&categoryId=B70

    I find it very easy to apply on my own.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve been reading about artists using bareMinerals. That’s what I’m going with!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @MrsElopement:  Don’t. In photos, the sunscreen in Bare Minerals will make you look white and washed out.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d go with someone who normally does bridal makeup, whether that is at a MAC counter, a salon, or someone who comes to you. I woud not do Sephora, because they specialize more in on the spot makeup instruction and trial, but less so formal makeup application for events.

    Post # 11
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    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I posted a thread a few days back on my experiences with professional make-up airbrush, extension lashes and spray tan:

     

    http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/hair-mu-038-tanning-trial-review-for-bees-thinking-of-doing-any-of-these

     

    I will say, I went the MAC route at my local Dillards was not impressed. I love their products, but the mall was busy, the MUA kept getting sidetracked with sales/questions /etc and it was just a lot going on at once. Not something I would want on my wedding day, but that’s just me.

    My MUA owns her own beauty/spa salon, and it was very calm, serene and we were able to really do a lot with colors and ideas without the rush of other people. She used the water based airbrush foundation on my skin and a mineral powder to set it. It lasted ALL day, and well into the night ( it was St Patty’s day so we went out). The eyeshadow she used was a combination of a few different brands, but the primer she used made it last all day/evening as well.

    I did not notice the white mask glow from the mineral powder she used in photos, but I also didn’t use just the bare minerals foundation, so that may be a factor.

    Sorry this is so long! My make up trials have been such a work in progress, I know it can be frustrating! Sorry if you’ve seen this picture already on another thread, but this is me at the end of the night ( I had my makeup done 8+ hours before that, been rained on, in a bar and taken a nap lol)

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    @Mrs.Firefly1:  I’m glad it helped! The brand she used was primarily Jane Iredale, which does have a lot of all natural and mineral products. My skin is uber sensitive, and MAC foundations/cover up tends to break me out. However; their colors for shadows and lipsticks are phenominal. I’d bet if you found a MUA and brought shades you wanted him or her to try, they would be willing to apply your own make up shades in addition to whatever they already work with.

    NOT trying to downsell MAC here lol, I just found that if I was going to spend at least $50 on just the basics, I didn’t want to literally pay for it in breakouts on my honeymoon!

    Last thing and I swear I will leave your thread alone! haha 🙂 But, I asked around some of my friends who used local MUA and that is how I found the lady who is doing mine. I did not want multiple trials, either. A couple of my friends makeup looked great the day of, so the ones who I thought their makeup looked extra special on their wedding day and held up through the reception, I got the info from them for their MUA.

    If you leave it to their websites and yahoo reviews, you wind up with a lot of mixed opinions. Your friends will generally shoot you straight with that kind of stuff.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

    As a MUA there are brands I recommend and MAC is not one of them for foundations.  It’s  meant to be studio makeup–meaning you wear it for like a photo or film shoot and wipe it off.  The formulas break MOST people out, that is very telling.  You’re better off with MUFE or FaceAtelier for foundation, and if you have any concerns about someone not showing or the color choice being off, then trust your gut.  Any stress you have about it today will be multiplied tenfold on your wedding day and you want to be calm and RELAXED and enjoy your day!  Get a professional artist who specializes in bridal and knows what to do to prep for photos and is prepared to handle the high stress of the day with sensitivity and grace.  

    Believe me–I have friends/colleagues who just know they’re not into it and will not touch weddings with a 10 foot pole because they know they can’t handle the pressure!

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