"Bare Minerals" vs. Professional Make-up?
Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:51 AM
Ok, so I got suckered into one of those terrible infomercials and just purchased the "Get Started Kit" from Bare Minerals, in hopes of not having to pay to get professional make-up done at the resort on the day of the wedding. (After all, it's not like I will be able to fly to Jamaica for the weekend to do make-up trials with these people!) I am hoping that this stuff is awesome, and I will have that "fresh faced" look that they claim, but you never know what you're gonna get with these type of things.
My apprehension about getting professional make-up done for the DW is that I am still recovering from the trauma of too many Homecomings/Proms/bridesmaid-at-friends weddings "Gone Terribly Wrong!" Let me just say that I have misplaced my trust in some "professionals" that should not have the power to wield eye shadow and blush brushes or a mascara wand!
Anyone else using "Bare Minerals"/doing their own make-up, or should I give them benefit of the doubt that I will not end up looking like a clown on the biggest photography day of my life?!
And insight would be a gift!
Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:33 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:57 AM
The only thing I would caution you about is that lots of mineral makeup (not sure about Bare Minerals specfically) is that the primary ingredients tend to include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Both are great because they are effective sunscreens, BUT they tend not to look good with flash photography (they will tend to leave a white-ish cast) For this reason, I'd recommend trying it out multiple times and getting your picture taken with it using flash to make sure your face looks normal with it on. If you put a light layer of regular powder over the makeup, it may solve the problem if you notice it.
Also, practice with it, and make sure you do try it out for the whole day to make sure that it will last for you for the entire wedding. With my oily skin, my #1 issue with mineral makeup is longevity. You might also want to try the Bare Escentials primer to make it go on smoother. Some say primers make their makeup last longer, but I personally have not noticed that to be the case. (Have you noticed that my #1 issue with makeup in general is longevity? LOL. Yeah, having oily skin sux.)
Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:29 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:00 AM
Anyway, I have never liked getting my make-up done so I had planned to have the salon do it and if I didn't like what they did I would have taken it off and redid it myself. I ended up liking what they did, but I was VERY specific about what I wanted and what I didn't want.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:31 PM
| Originally Posted by paraisobeachbride2009 |
I used the Bare Escentuals "get started" kit for my wedding day makeup (also did my own makeup that day). I was pretty satisfied with the outcome. I would use it daily but I lost my tan since the wedding and need to start up again as the makeup I bought was much darker than my untanned complexion. Good luck!!
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