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#1 nicmicj

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    Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:29 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    I normally do not wear makeup on a regular basis and have to say that I wouldn't know how to apply it to make it look good. The only thing I really buy is lip gloss/lip stick and lip liner. My wedding is not until July so I have to time to prepare and I don't want a plain face. What should I do and where should I start. I know there are Mary Kay consultants out there or I could go to a counter in a department store like MAC but where would be the best place for me to start?

    Need your help!

    #2 JHarwood2Be

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      Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

      I just went to the MAC store at Willowbend. Just call ahead to set up an appointment. She did a great job. She wrote everything down for me and is going to create a face chart so I can take along. Sort of like a paint by numbers! Do you have a friend or family member you can take along with you to watch? And they can apply it for you.
      I will also say, I worked a 12 hour shift after that and when I got home I still had a ton of makeup on
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      #3 nicmicj

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        Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

        Thanks, I will be finding a MAC store to get that done. That helps a lot.

        #4 poohshek

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          Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:45 PM

          I am with you both on makeup. Guess we just have to practice, practice and practice. The hardest part probably is putting the fake eyelashes on.

          #5 FoxyBride

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            Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:06 PM

            If you're going to doing it yourself, here's what I'd recommend. They are all MAC products.

            Try the Studio Fix fluid for foundation. Looking at your pics, you'd probably be about an NC45, maybe NC50. It's very good for oily skin and/or hot weather (which Vegas in July DEFINITELY is). You can finish it with Prep + Prime in natural matte finish. As for the eyes try Stubborn Brown or Cork eyeliner on the top and bottom. Blend a little of the Bamboo eyeshadow on your lid and a little Sable into the crease. Finish your eyes off with the waterproof Prep + Prime mascara (it lengthen and thickens) so you won't have to bother with false lashes. Put a little Flirt blush on and throw a little Boy Bait creamy lip gloss and that's it!

            #6 becks

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            Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

            As an alternative to MAC (because I generally find it feels heavy), I went with Laura Mercier and loved it! Bloomies, Nordstrom and some Macy's carry it. I loved how light it was.

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            #7 Cattie

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              Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

              I just went to Mac on saturday. We told her the wedding was in Bermuda. She used a foundation, did my eyes, lips and a little bronzer. It was perfect. I didn't feel cakey or anything. She used just a foundation Studio Sculpt. It gave me a nice satin finish, she didn't even use a powder, just a little bronzer over it to give me a sunkissed look.

              I had my MOH with me, who is doing my makeup for the wedding, so I didn't get a chart, but they will make one up for you with no problems. Then you can just go home and practice a bit.

              Be prepared to spent a bit of money, but it is so worth it. And honestly, I picked up 2 eye shadows, liner, lip liner, gloss and foundation and it came to $110. Was way cheaper then I've spent at Lancome before.

              #8 FoxyBride

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                Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Cattie
                I just went to Mac on saturday. We told her the wedding was in Bermuda. She used a foundation, did my eyes, lips and a little bronzer. It was perfect. I didn't feel cakey or anything. She used just a foundation Studio Sculpt. It gave me a nice satin finish, she didn't even use a powder, just a little bronzer over it to give me a sunkissed look.

                I had my MOH with me, who is doing my makeup for the wedding, so I didn't get a chart, but they will make one up for you with no problems. Then you can just go home and practice a bit.

                Be prepared to spent a bit of money, but it is so worth it. And honestly, I picked up 2 eye shadows, liner, lip liner, gloss and foundation and it came to $110. Was way cheaper then I've spent at Lancome before.
                I love Studio Sculpt! It is sold out in so many MAC stores from us pros snatching it up. I'd still say Fix is better for hot weather, but Sculpt is a close 2nd.

                #9 lolkitteh

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                  Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

                  Careful with MAC STudio Fix Fluid - try it out with flash photography to see what it looks like.

                  One thing to consider is whether a foundation has sunscreen in it or not. Makeup artists will tend to avoid foundations with sunscreen for events where you will be photoigraphed (such as weddings!) because they tend to contain titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide may give your face a white-ish cast with flash photography. AFAIK, MAC Studio Fix Fluid contains sunscreen (has SPF 15) so you might want to test out how it looks on you in flash photography before you commit to using it your wedding. (BTW, I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid myself and love it, but will not be using it for my wedding)

                  For MAC foundations, the Studio Stick (or the airbrush makeup) is considered the best for flash photography. I don't know about the new Studio Sculpt.

                  Right now I am trying out Makeup Forever (MUFE) HD Foundation and am really liking it. I'm going to get airbrush makeup by a pro for my actual wedding, but will probably use the MUFE foundation for other situations where my pictures are being taken. It's quite long-wearing and natural-looking. If you have a Sephora around you, you could make an appointment with someone there to try it out. I've also used Clinique Superfit, which also photographs well, but IME, doesn't come in as many shades as either MAC or MUFE.

                  I have oily skin, and have found that MAC Studio Fix, MUFE HD, and Clinique all wear well on my skin. Others tend to just slide off my face at the end of the day.

                  #10 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                    Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

                    I agree with most on here. I like MAC. Their make-up loooks best in photos. The make-up can be pricy so go for a trial and try many things before you actually buy.




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